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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,691 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
40.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
198 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Trident Technical College is $4,461, which is $1,239 more than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $7,691, which is 172% of the cost for in-state students, and is $755 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

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.

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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, 0.52% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.33% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Trident Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (13.5%), followed by White Male (10.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 639 more women than men graduated from Trident Technical College. The majority of students graduating from Trident Technical College are White. These 1,976 graduates mean that there were 2.62 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 755 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Trident Technical College is Liberal Arts & Sciences with 498 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 223 graduates and Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 129 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Trident Technical College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Communication Technologies, with 34 graduates, followed by Mechanical Technologies with 222 graduates and Personal & Culinary Services with 221 graduates.


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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 $2,066 (0.04%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Trident Technical College had a total expenditure of $136M. Of that $136M, they spent $53.7M on salaries and $17M on benefits.

Trident Technical College employs 334 No academic ranks, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Trident Technical College are Female No academic ranks (189), Male No academic ranks (145), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trident Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 106 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 73 employees, and Management with 70 employees.



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