Tri-County Technical College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,256
2.95% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,995
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,181
56.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
22.8%
420 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 2,252 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tri-County Technical College. 50.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,875 degrees), 12.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (151 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Technical College is $4,256, which is $−3,568 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Technical College is $4,256, which is $−3,568 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,995.

In 2019, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 15% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,256
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Tri-County Technical College was $4,256. The cost of tuition at Tri-County Technical College is $−3,568 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$8,995
2019 Value
3.27%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Tri-County Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,995. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Tri-County Technical College grew by 3.27%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,000
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tri-County Technical College was of $9,000 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board decreased by 13% between 2018 and 2019. 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
15%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Tri-County Technical College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.56% with respect to 2018, when 78% 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.
10.8%
2017 Default Rate
87
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Tri-County Technical College was 10.8%, which represents 87 out of the 803 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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Enrollment

Tri-County Technical College has a total enrollment of 6,181 students. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Technical College is 3,467 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,714. This means that 56.1% of students enrolled at Tri-County Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Tri-County Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.5% White, 9.5% Black or African American, 6.07% Hispanic or Latino, 4.04% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.291% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0162% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tri-County Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.7%), followed by White Female (37.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tri-County Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,181 students. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Technical College is 3,467 and the part-time enrollment is 2,714. This means that 56.1% of students enrolled at Tri-County Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

53%
2019 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 Tri-County Technical College was 53%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Tri-County 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
    4,791
  2. Black or African American
    587
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    375

The enrolled student population at Tri-County Technical College is 77.5% White, 9.5% Black or African American, 6.07% Hispanic or Latino, 4.04% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.291% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0162% 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 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 10 more women than men received degrees from Tri-County Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Tri-County Technical College is white (1,875 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (151 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Tri-County Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (196 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (43 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,211 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 Tri-County Technical College are Other managers (91,403 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (90,091 people), Software developers (50,915 people), Registered nurses (35,793 people), and Physicians (35,612 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College are Precision Production (196 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (43 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,211 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (146 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (107 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College are Dentists, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College are Precision Production (196 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (43 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,211 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (146 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (107 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 Tri-County Technical College are Elementary & secondary schools (196,971 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (101,105 people), Computer Systems Design (79,527 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (74,785 people), and Construction (50,934 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College are Precision Production (196 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (43 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,211 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (146 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (107 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 Tri-County Technical College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

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

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,121
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,131
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,121 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Technical College, which is 0.991 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,131).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 521 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.755 times less than the 690 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 690 degrees were awarded to women at Tri-County Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.32 times more than the 521 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% of students graduating from Tri-County Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (26.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tri-County Technical College is Male and White (26.2% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.476% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,875 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    151 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    106 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tri-County Technical College is white (1,875 degrees awarded). There were 12.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (151 degrees).

0.488% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    968 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    907 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Tri-County Technical College is white male (968 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (907 degrees).

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Operations

Tri-County Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $25.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $506k (2%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Tri-County Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $63.1M. Tri-County Technical College employs 145 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Tri-County Technical College are Female No academic ranks (85), Male No academic ranks(60), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tri-County Technical College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 51 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 38 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.3M
2019 Endowment
3.66%
growth from 2018

Tri-County Technical College has an endowment valued at about $25.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Tri-County Technical College grew 3.66% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $21M higher 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: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $684k - Federal
  2. $12.9M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Tri-County Technical College received $684k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.9M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$22.5M
2019 Salaries
2.04%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Tri-County Technical College paid a median of $22.5M in salaries, which represents 35.7% of their overall expenditure ($63.1M) and a 2.04% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.495% growth from 2017 and a 7.5% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.02M
Instructional Salaries
145
Number of Employees

In 2019, Tri-County Technical College paid a total of $7.02M to 145 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
145 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
51 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tri-County Technical College were No academic rank with 145 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tri-County Technical College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 51 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 38 employees; and Management with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tri-County Technical College was Female No academic rank with 85 employees, Male No academic rank with 60 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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