Tri-County Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,256
5.97% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,521
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.88%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,629
56% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.5%
679 Graduates

About

Tri-County Technical College is a higher education institution located in Anderson County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Tri-County Technical College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (290 degrees awarded), Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology (112 degrees), and Registered Nursing (101 degrees).

In 2022, 2,449 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Tri-County Technical College. 51% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,959 degrees), 8.95 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (219 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Technical College is $4,256, which is $−3,856 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Tri-County Technical College is $4,256, which is $−3,856 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,521.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending Tri-County Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,256
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Tri-County Technical College was $4,256. The cost of tuition at Tri-County Technical College is $−3,856 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,521
2022 Value
19.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Tri-County Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,521. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Tri-County Technical College grew by 19.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,000
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Tri-County Technical College was of $9,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Tri-County Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.14% with respect to 2021, when 88% 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.
1.88%
2019 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Tri-County Technical College was 1.88%, which represents 15 out of the 799 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Tri-County Technical College had a total enrollment of 5,629 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Technical College is 3,154 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,475. This means that 56% 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 75.8% White, 9.82% Black or African American, 7.16% Hispanic or Latino, 4.01% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0178% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Tri-County Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (41.2%), followed by White Female (35.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Tri-County Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,629 students. The full-time enrollment at Tri-County Technical College is 3,154 and the part-time enrollment is 2,475. This means that 56% of students enrolled at Tri-County Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2022 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 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), 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 (2022)
  1. White
    4,266 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    553 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    403 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Tri-County Technical College is 75.8% White, 9.82% Black or African American, 7.16% Hispanic or Latino, 4.01% Two or More Races, 1.4% Asian, 0.195% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0178% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 47 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 (1,959 degrees awarded). There were 8.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (219 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Tri-County Technical College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (290 degrees awarded), followed by Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology (112 degrees) and Registered Nursing (101 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (210 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (279 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,227 degrees).

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 (94,163 people), Other managers (64,251 people), Software developers (38,823 people), Education administrators (27,330 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (26,184 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College in 2022 are Precision Production (210 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (279 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,227 degrees), Engineering Technologies (182 degrees), and Communication Technologies (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College are Precision Production (210 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (279 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,227 degrees), Engineering Technologies (182 degrees), and Communication Technologies (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (191,167 people), Computer Systems Design (67,005 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (58,051 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (50,494 people), and Construction (45,168 people).

The most specialized majors at Tri-County Technical College are Precision Production (210 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (279 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,227 degrees), Engineering Technologies (182 degrees), and Communication Technologies (31 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 290 degrees awarded
  2. 112 degrees awarded
  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Tri-County Technical College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 290 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,201
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,248
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,201 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Technical College, which is 0.962 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,248).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 465 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.61 times less than the 762 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 762 degrees were awarded to men at Tri-County Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.64 times more than the 465 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% 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, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (44.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Tri-County Technical College is Female and Asian (44.4% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,959 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    219 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    137 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Tri-County Technical College is white (1,959 degrees awarded). There were 8.95 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (219 degrees).

0.735% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    1,017 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    942 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    150 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Tri-County Technical College is white male (1,017 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (942 degrees).

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Operations

Tri-County Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $30.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 81.5k (0.264%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Tri-County Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 72.4M. Tri-County Technical College employs 139 No academic ranks. Most academics at Tri-County Technical College are Female No academic rank (79), and Male No academic rank (60).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tri-County Technical College are: Management, with 50 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 42 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 33 employees.

Endowment

$30.9M
2022 Endowment
14.1%
decline from 2021

Tri-County Technical College has an endowment valued at about $30.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Tri-County Technical College declined 14.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.6M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$24.3M
2022 Salaries
2.21%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Tri-County Technical College paid a median of $24.3M in salaries, which represents 33.5% of their overall expenditure ($72.4M) and a 2.21% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.2M
Instructional Salaries
139
Number of Employees

In 2022, Tri-County Technical College paid a total of $7.2M to 139 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
139 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Tri-County Technical College was No academic rank with 139 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Tri-County Technical College were Management with 50 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 42 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Tri-County Technical College was Female No academic rank with 79 employees, and Male No academic rank with 60 employees.

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