Technical College of the Lowcountry

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,224

3.53% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,246

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

2,314

28.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

12.7%

24 Graduates

About

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

In 2017, 465 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Technical College of the Lowcountry. 72% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (261 degrees), 1.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (145 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Technical College of the Lowcountry is $4,224, which is $-3,190 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Technical College of the Lowcountry is $4,224, which is $-3,190 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,246.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 18% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,224

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Technical College of the Lowcountry was $4,224. The cost of tuition at Technical College of the Lowcountry is $-3,190 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,246

2017 Value

79.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Technical College of the Lowcountry had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,246. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Technical College of the Lowcountry grew by 79.8%.

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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 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of room and board decreased by 11.1% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

18%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Technical College of the Lowcountry received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.81% with respect to 2016, when 86% 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.

10.5%

2016 Default Rate

31

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Technical College of the Lowcountry was 10.5%, which represents 31 out of the 294 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 has a total enrollment of 2,314 students. The full-time enrollment at Technical College of the Lowcountry is 651 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,663. This means that 28.1% 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 47% White, 34.2% Black or African American, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.19% Two or More Races, 1.04% Asian, 0.389% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.173% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Technical College of the Lowcountry in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.5%), followed by Black or African American Female (21.2%) and White Male (19.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

28.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Technical College of the Lowcountry, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,314 students. The full-time enrollment at Technical College of the Lowcountry is 651 and the part-time enrollment is 1,663. This means that 28.1% of students enrolled at Technical College of the Lowcountry are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%

2017 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 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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

  1. White

    1,087

  2. Black or African American

    792

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    287

The enrolled student population at Technical College of the Lowcountry is 47% White, 34.2% Black or African American, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 4.19% Two or More Races, 1.04% Asian, 0.389% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.173% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 13 students (0.562%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 205 more women than men received degrees from Technical College of the Lowcountry. The majority of degree recipients at Technical College of the Lowcountry are white (261 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (145 degrees).

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

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 Human Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (27 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 Technical College of the Lowcountry are Elementary & middle school teachers (117,300 people), Other managers (61,093 people), Education administrators (26,047 people), Software developers (25,580 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (24,602 people).

The most specialized majors at Technical College of the Lowcountry are Human Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (113 degrees), and Legal (10 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 Technical College of the Lowcountry are Physicians, Surgeons, Marketing managers, Information security analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Technical College of the Lowcountry are Human Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (113 degrees), and Legal (10 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 Technical College of the Lowcountry are Elementary & secondary schools (190,359 people), Computer Systems Design (60,722 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (53,381 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (47,966 people), and Construction (42,173 people).

The most specialized majors at Technical College of the Lowcountry are Human Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (38 degrees), Engineering Technologies (27 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (113 degrees), and Legal (10 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 Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Technical College of the Lowcountry was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 130

  2. 335

In 2017, 130 degrees were awarded to men at Technical College of the Lowcountry, which is 0.388 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (335).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Technical College of the Lowcountry in HVAC Maintenance, which is N/A times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 64 degrees were awarded to women at Technical College of the Lowcountry in Registered Nursing, which is 16 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

2%

100% Completion Time

12%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 2% 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 18% 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.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (20.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Technical College of the Lowcountry is Male and White (20.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    261 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    145 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Technical College of the Lowcountry is white (261 degrees awarded). There were 1.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (145 degrees).

1.51% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    184 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    109 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    77 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Technical College of the Lowcountry is white female (184 degrees awarded). There were 1.69 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (109 degrees).

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Operations

Technical College of the Lowcountry has an endowment valued at nearly $523k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-16.8k (-3.2%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Technical College of the Lowcountry had a total salary expenditure of $22.4M. Technical College of the Lowcountry employs 49 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Technical College of the Lowcountry are Female No academic ranks (30), Male No academic ranks(19), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Technical College of the Lowcountry are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 21 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$523k

2017 Endowment

1.95%

growth from 2016

Technical College of the Lowcountry has an endowment valued at about $523k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Technical College of the Lowcountry grew 1.95% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.14M lower 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. $1.5M - Federal

  2. $1.67M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Technical College of the Lowcountry received $1.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.67M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.66M

2017 Salaries

2.88%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Technical College of the Lowcountry paid a median of $9.66M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($22.4M) and a 2.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.47% decline from 2015 and a 4.26% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.46M

Instructional Salaries

49

Number of Employees

In 2017, Technical College of the Lowcountry paid a total of $2.46M to 49 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

49 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

21 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Technical College of the Lowcountry were No academic rank with 49 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Technical College of the Lowcountry were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees; Management with 20 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Technical College of the Lowcountry was Female No academic rank with 30 employees, Male No academic rank with 19 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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