Technical College of the Lowcountry

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,136
7% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,257
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.92%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,196
20.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
14.4%
26 Graduates

About

Technical College of the Lowcountry is a higher education institution located in Beaufort County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Technical College of the Lowcountry were Liberal Arts & Sciences (62 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (42 degrees), and Physical Therapy Technician (22 degrees).

In 2022, 314 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Technical College of the Lowcountry. 73.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (150 degrees), 1.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Technical College of the Lowcountry is $5,136, which is $−2,976 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Technical College of the Lowcountry is $5,136, which is $−2,976 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,257.

In 2022, 79% of undergraduate students attending Technical College of the Lowcountry received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 5% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,136
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Technical College of the Lowcountry was $5,136. The cost of tuition at Technical College of the Lowcountry is $−2,976 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,257
2022 Value
9.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Technical College of the Lowcountry had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,257. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Technical College of the Lowcountry grew by 9.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,600
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Technical College of the Lowcountry was of $6,600 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 $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
5%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Technical College of the Lowcountry received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.95% with respect to 2021, when 76% 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.
1.92%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Technical College of the Lowcountry was 1.92%, which represents 5 out of the 260 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

Technical College of the Lowcountry had a total enrollment of 2,196 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Technical College of the Lowcountry is 458 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,738. This means that 20.9% of students enrolled at Technical College of the Lowcountry are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Technical College of the Lowcountry, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.7% White, 27.4% Black or African American, 17.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.28% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.137% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Technical College of the Lowcountry in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Black or African American Female (17.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Technical College of the Lowcountry in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,196 students. The full-time enrollment at Technical College of the Lowcountry is 458 and the part-time enrollment is 1,738. This means that 20.9% of students enrolled at Technical College of the Lowcountry are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%
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 Technical College of the Lowcountry was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Technical College of the Lowcountry had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,026 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    602 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    386 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Technical College of the Lowcountry is 46.7% White, 27.4% Black or African American, 17.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.28% Two or More Races, 1.28% Asian, 0.41% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.137% 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, 148 more women than men received degrees from Technical College of the Lowcountry. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Technical College of the Lowcountry is white (150 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Technical College of the Lowcountry is Liberal Arts & Sciences (62 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (42 degrees) and Physical Therapy Technician (22 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Technical College of the Lowcountry, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees), and Construction (5 degrees).

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 Technical College of the Lowcountry are Registered nurses (1,402,299 people), Medical & health services managers (155,288 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,340 people), Pharmacists (134,988 people), and Physicians (112,977 people).

The most specialized majors at Technical College of the Lowcountry in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees), Construction (5 degrees), Health (112 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (13 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 Technical College of the Lowcountry are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Technical College of the Lowcountry are Mechanical Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees), Construction (5 degrees), Health (112 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Technical College of the Lowcountry are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,507,085 people), Elementary & secondary schools (323,541 people), Outpatient care centers (246,662 people), Offices of physicians (208,368 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (162,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Technical College of the Lowcountry are Mechanical Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (81 degrees), Construction (5 degrees), Health (112 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (13 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 Technical College of the Lowcountry.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 62 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Technical College of the Lowcountry was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 62 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

83
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
231
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 83 degrees were awarded to men at Technical College of the Lowcountry, which is 0.359 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (231).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Technical College of the Lowcountry in HVAC Maintenance. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Technical College of the Lowcountry in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.18 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%
100% Completion Time
12%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 4% of students graduating from Technical College of the Lowcountry completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 12% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 19% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Technical College of the Lowcountry is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% 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
    150 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    90 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    54 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Technical College of the Lowcountry is white (150 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (90 degrees).

1.27% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    111 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    75 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Technical College of the Lowcountry is white female (111 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (75 degrees).

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Operations

Technical College of the Lowcountry has an endowment valued at nearly $2.12M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 26.8k (1.26%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Technical College of the Lowcountry had a total salary expenditure of 26.1M. Technical College of the Lowcountry employs 51 No academic ranks. Most academics at Technical College of the Lowcountry are Female No academic rank (32), and Male No academic rank (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Technical College of the Lowcountry are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 35 employees, Management, with 25 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 employees.

Endowment

$2.12M
2022 Endowment
8.3%
growth from 2021

Technical College of the Lowcountry has an endowment valued at about $2.12M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Technical College of the Lowcountry grew 8.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.09M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$9.59M
2022 Salaries
9.12%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Technical College of the Lowcountry paid a median of $9.59M in salaries, which represents 36.8% of their overall expenditure ($26.1M) and a 9.12% 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

$2.64M
Instructional Salaries
51
Number of Employees

In 2022, Technical College of the Lowcountry paid a total of $2.64M to 51 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% 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
51 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
35 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Technical College of the Lowcountry was No academic rank with 51 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Technical College of the Lowcountry were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees, Management with 25 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 15 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 Technical College of the Lowcountry was Female No academic rank with 32 employees, and Male No academic rank with 19 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Technical College of the Lowcountry.

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