Florence-Darlington Technical College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,008

2.45% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$3,401

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.76%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

6,003

39.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

12.1%

100 Graduates

About

Florence-Darlington Technical College is a higher education institution located in Florence County, SC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florence-Darlington Technical College were .

In 2016, 959 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florence-Darlington Technical College. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (460 degrees), 1.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (395 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College is $4,008, which is $-3,312 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College is $4,008, which is $-3,312 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,401.

In 2016, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,008

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College was $4,008. The cost of tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College is $-3,312 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$3,401

2016 Value

29.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Florence-Darlington Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,401. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Florence-Darlington Technical College grew by 29.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,138

Room and Board

$1,248

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florence-Darlington Technical College was of $6,138 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,248. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

32%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Florence-Darlington Technical College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.88% with respect to 2015, when 85% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.76%

2015 Default Rate

113

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Florence-Darlington Technical College was 5.76%, which represents 113 out of the 1962 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Florence-Darlington Technical College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 6,003 students enrolled at Florence-Darlington Technical College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florence-Darlington Technical College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florence-Darlington Technical College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Florence-Darlington Technical College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florence-Darlington Technical College has a total enrollment of 6,003 students. The full-time enrollment at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 2,374 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,629. This means that 39.5% of students enrolled at Florence-Darlington Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florence-Darlington Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.9% White, 42.9% Black or African American, 2.17% Hispanic or Latino, 1.08% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.933% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0333% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florence-Darlington Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (25.6%), followed by White Female (25.1%) and White Male (21.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florence-Darlington Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,003 students. The full-time enrollment at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 2,374 and the part-time enrollment is 3,629. This means that 39.5% of students enrolled at Florence-Darlington Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Florence-Darlington Technical College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Florence-Darlington Technical College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,635

  2. Black or African American

    2,575

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    130

The enrolled student population at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 43.9% White, 42.9% Black or African American, 2.17% Hispanic or Latino, 1.08% Two or More Races, 1.02% Asian, 0.933% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0333% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 46.8% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 476 students (7.93%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 123 more women than men received degrees from Florence-Darlington Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Florence-Darlington Technical College are white (460 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (395 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florence-Darlington Technical College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florence-Darlington Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (120 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (48 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Registered nurses (1,249,768 people), Social workers (226,648 people), Medical & health services managers (150,070 people), Miscellaneous managers (139,745 people), and Pharmacists (118,180 people).

The most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Precision Production (120 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees), Engineering Technologies (48 degrees), Human Sciences (28 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Financial analysts, Physicians & surgeons, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Precision Production (120 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees), Engineering Technologies (48 degrees), Human Sciences (28 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Hospitals (1,466,009 people), Elementary & secondary schools (328,912 people), Outpatient care centers (233,509 people), Offices of physicians (170,443 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (158,424 people).

The most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Precision Production (120 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees), Engineering Technologies (48 degrees), Human Sciences (28 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (46 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florence-Darlington Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 418

  2. 541

In 2016, 418 degrees were awarded to men at Florence-Darlington Technical College, which is 0.773 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (541).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 50 degrees were awarded to men at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Welding Technology, which is 12.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 92 degrees were awarded to women at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Registered Nursing, which is 13.1 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%

100% Completion Time

8%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 4% of students graduating from Florence-Darlington Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 8% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 12% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florence-Darlington Technical College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (40% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    460 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    395 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florence-Darlington Technical College is white (460 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (395 degrees).

5.63% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    263 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    241 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    219 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florence-Darlington Technical College is black or african american female (263 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (241 degrees).

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Operations

Florence-Darlington Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $617k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $103k (16.6%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Florence-Darlington Technical College had a total expenditure of $56.7M. Of that $56.7M, they spent $21.4M on salaries and $56.7M on benefits.

Florence-Darlington Technical College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Florence-Darlington Technical College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College are: Management, with 44 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$617k

2015 Endowment

5.6%

decline from 2014

Florence-Darlington Technical College has an endowment valued at about $617k, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Florence-Darlington Technical College declined 5.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.5M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.98M - Federal

  2. $4.49M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Florence-Darlington Technical College received $3.98M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.49M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$21.4M

Salary Expenditure

$56.7M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Florence-Darlington Technical College had a total expenditure of $56.7M. Of that $56.7M, they spent $21.4M on salaries and $56.7M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$21.4M

2015 Salaries

9.89%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Florence-Darlington Technical College paid a median of $21.4M in salaries, which represents 37.8% of their overall expenditure ($56.7M) and a 9.89% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.18% growth from 2013 and a 3.1% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.3M (44.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.05M

Instructional Salaries

97

Number of Employees

In 2015, Florence-Darlington Technical College paid a total of $5.05M to 97 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.44M (31%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

44 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College were Management with 44 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Florence-Darlington Technical College.

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