Tri-County Technical College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,256
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,603
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.12%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,582
55.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
32.1%
584 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 2020, 2,211 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tri-County Technical College. 46.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,773 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (151 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Technical College is $4,256, which is $−3,724 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Technical College is $4,256, which is $−3,724 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,603.

In 2020, 84% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,256
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Tri-County Technical College was $4,256. The cost of tuition at Tri-County Technical College is $−3,724 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,603
2020 Value
4.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Tri-County Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,603. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Tri-County Technical College grew by 4.36%.

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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 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Tri-County Technical College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 5% with respect to 2019, when 80% 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.
9.12%
2018 Default Rate
74
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Tri-County Technical College was 9.12%, which represents 74 out of the 811 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 5,582 students. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Technical College is 3,120 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,462. This means that 55.9% 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 79% White, 8.96% Black or African American, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Two or More Races, 1.25% Asian, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0358% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tri-County Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (41.1%), followed by White Female (39.6%) and Black or African American Female (3.97%). 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

55.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tri-County Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,582 students. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Technical College is 3,120 and the part-time enrollment is 2,462. This means that 55.9% of students enrolled at Tri-County Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

30%
2020 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 30%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
    4,408
  2. Black or African American
    500
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    295

The enrolled student population at Tri-County Technical College is 79% White, 8.96% Black or African American, 5.28% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Two or More Races, 1.25% Asian, 0.215% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0358% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 161 fewer 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 (1,773 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (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 (224 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (216 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College are Elementary & middle school teachers (84,321 people), Other managers (60,617 people), Software developers (37,976 people), Preschool & kindergarten teachers (29,137 people), and Education administrators (26,349 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College are Precision Production (224 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (216 degrees), Engineering Technologies (176 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,095 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, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College are Precision Production (224 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (216 degrees), Engineering Technologies (176 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,095 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 (188,367 people), Computer Systems Design (55,433 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (51,957 people), Construction (41,078 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (39,597 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College are Precision Production (224 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (33 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (216 degrees), Engineering Technologies (176 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,095 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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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,186
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,025
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,186 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Technical College, which is 1.16 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,025).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 477 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.772 times less than the 618 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 618 degrees were awarded to women at Tri-County Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.3 times more than the 477 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 18% 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, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Tri-County Technical College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.856% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,773 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    151 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    150 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tri-County Technical College is white (1,773 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (151 degrees).

1.27% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    976 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    797 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    97 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tri-County Technical College is white male (976 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (797 degrees).

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Operations

Tri-County Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $28M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $733k (2.62%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Tri-County Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $69.4M. Tri-County Technical College employs 143 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Tri-County Technical College are Female No academic ranks (87), Male No academic ranks(56), 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 53 employees, Management, with 35 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28M
2020 Endowment
10.5%
growth from 2019

Tri-County Technical College has an endowment valued at about $28M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Tri-County Technical College grew 10.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.6M 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. $1.01M - Federal
  2. $15.2M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Tri-County Technical College received $1.01M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $15.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24M
2020 Salaries
6.51%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Tri-County Technical College paid a median of $24M in salaries, which represents 34.6% of their overall expenditure ($69.4M) and a 6.51% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.04% growth from 2018 and a 0.495% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.88M
Instructional Salaries
143
Number of Employees

In 2020, Tri-County Technical College paid a total of $6.88M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tri-County Technical College were No academic rank with 143 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, 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 53 employees; Management with 35 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tri-County Technical College was Female No academic rank with 87 employees, and Male No academic rank with 56 employees.

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