Trident Technical College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,009

2.87% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$7,616

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.54%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

13,561

40.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

10.5%

198 Graduates

About

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

In 2016, 3,053 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Trident Technical College. 60.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,976 degrees), 2.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (755 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Trident Technical College is $4,009, which is $-3,311 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Trident Technical College is $4,009, which is $-3,311 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,616.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,009

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Trident Technical College was $4,009. The cost of tuition at Trident Technical College is $-3,311 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,320).

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Average Net Price

$7,616

2016 Value

0.639%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Trident Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,616. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Trident Technical College grew by 0.639%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,635

Room and Board

$2,046

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Trident Technical College was of $8,635 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,046. 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

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Trident Technical College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 3.66% with respect to 2015, when 82% 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.

3.54%

2015 Default Rate

161

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Trident Technical College was 3.54%, which represents 161 out of the 4550 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Trident 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 13,561 students enrolled at Trident Technical College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Trident 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 Trident 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 Trident Technical College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Trident Technical College has a total enrollment of 13,561 students. The full-time enrollment at Trident Technical College is 5,479 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,082. This means that 40.4% of students enrolled at Trident Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Trident Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.4% White, 27.3% Black or African American, 5.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 1.95% Asian, 0.524% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.332% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Trident Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.3%), followed by White Male (27.1%) and Black or African American Female (16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Trident Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,561 students. The full-time enrollment at Trident Technical College is 5,479 and the part-time enrollment is 8,082. This means that 40.4% of students enrolled at Trident Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%

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 Trident Technical College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Trident 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

    8,053

  2. Black or African American

    3,708

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    788

The enrolled student population at Trident Technical College is 59.4% White, 27.3% Black or African American, 5.81% Hispanic or Latino, 2.99% Two or More Races, 1.95% Asian, 0.524% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.332% 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, 226 students (1.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 639 more women than men received degrees from Trident Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Trident Technical College are white (1,976 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (755 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Trident Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (34 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (222 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (221 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 Trident Technical College are Software developers, applications & systems software (416,898 people), Miscellaneous managers (146,081 people), Computer programmers (121,635 people), Other Computer Occupations (116,631 people), and Computer & information systems managers (104,199 people).

The most specialized majors at Trident Technical College are Communication Technologies (34 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (222 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (221 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (252 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (129 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 Trident Technical College are Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, General & operations managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists

The most specialized majors at Trident Technical College are Communication Technologies (34 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (222 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (221 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (252 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (129 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 Trident Technical College are Computer Systems Design (497,815 people), Hospitals (139,034 people), Elementary & secondary schools (120,262 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (109,667 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (93,757 people).

The most specialized majors at Trident Technical College are Communication Technologies (34 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (222 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (221 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (252 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (129 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 Trident 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 Trident Technical College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,207

  2. 1,846

In 2016, 1,207 degrees were awarded to men at Trident Technical College, which is 0.654 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,846).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 166 degrees were awarded to men at Trident Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.5 times less than the 332 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 332 degrees were awarded to women at Trident Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2 times more than the 166 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

11%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 5% of students graduating from Trident Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 11% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 15% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (20%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Trident Technical College is Female and Asian (20% 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, 0.505% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,976 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    755 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Trident Technical College is white (1,976 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (755 degrees).

3.6% of degree recipients (110 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,147 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    829 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    517 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Trident Technical College is white female (1,147 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (829 degrees).

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Operations

Trident Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $5.08M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.07k (0.0407%), compared to the 1.4% average return ($43.5k on $3.12M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2015, Trident Technical College had a total expenditure of $137M. Of that $137M, they spent $53.7M on salaries and $137M on benefits.

Trident Technical College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Trident 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 Trident Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 100 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 68 employees, and Management with 64 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$5.08M

2015 Endowment

10.9%

growth from 2014

Trident Technical College has an endowment valued at about $5.08M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Trident Technical College grew 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.96M 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: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $639k - Federal

  2. $13.6M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Trident Technical College received $639k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.6M 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.

$53.7M

Salary Expenditure

$137M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Trident Technical College had a total expenditure of $137M. Of that $137M, they spent $53.7M on salaries and $137M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Trident Technical College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$53.7M

2015 Salaries

2.63%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Trident Technical College paid a median of $53.7M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($137M) and a 2.63% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.482% growth from 2013 and a 2.7% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 17.1M (52.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.3M

Instructional Salaries

334

Number of Employees

In 2015, Trident Technical College paid a total of $16.3M to 334 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% 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

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

100 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Trident 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 Trident Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 68 employees; and Management with 64 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 Trident 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 Trident Technical College.

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