Trident Technical College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,248

5.96% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$5,437

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

14.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

13,271

41.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

15.7%

239 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 2017, 2,892 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Trident Technical College. 59.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,807 degrees), 2.62 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (690 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Trident Technical College is $4,248, which is $-3,166 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Trident Technical College is $4,248, which is $-3,166 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,437.

In 2017, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,248

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Trident Technical College was $4,248. The cost of tuition at Trident Technical College is $-3,166 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,437

2017 Value

28.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Trident Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,437. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Trident Technical College grew by 28.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,793

Room and Board

$2,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Trident Technical College was of $8,793 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of room and board increased by 1.83% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 2.25% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

27%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Trident Technical College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.27% with respect to 2016, when 79% 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.

14.1%

2016 Default Rate

559

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Trident Technical College was 14.1%, which represents 559 out of the 3964 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

Trident Technical College has a total enrollment of 13,271 students. The full-time enrollment at Trident Technical College is 5,517 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,754. This means that 41.6% of students enrolled at Trident Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Trident Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.4% White, 27.9% Black or African American, 5.86% Hispanic or Latino, 3.34% Two or More Races, 1.97% Asian, 0.437% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.347% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Trident Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (33.6%), followed by White Male (26.4%) and Black or African American Female (16.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

41.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Trident Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,271 students. The full-time enrollment at Trident Technical College is 5,517 and the part-time enrollment is 7,754. This means that 41.6% of students enrolled at Trident Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%

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 Trident Technical College was 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Trident Technical College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,752

  2. Black or African American

    3,705

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    778

The enrolled student population at Trident Technical College is 58.4% White, 27.9% Black or African American, 5.86% Hispanic or Latino, 3.34% Two or More Races, 1.97% Asian, 0.437% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.347% 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.

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Graduates

In 2017, 550 more women than men received degrees from Trident Technical College. The majority of degree recipients at Trident Technical College are white (1,807 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (690 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 (47 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (221 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (161 degrees).

Workforce

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 Trident Technical College are Software developers (423,511 people), Computer occupations, all other (127,353 people), Other managers (119,983 people), Computer programmers (112,204 people), and Computer & information systems managers (103,247 people).

The most specialized majors at Trident Technical College are Communication Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (221 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (161 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (128 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (242 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 Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at Trident Technical College are Communication Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (221 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (161 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (128 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (242 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 (485,040 people), Elementary & secondary schools (138,589 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (129,162 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (113,566 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (84,628 people).

The most specialized majors at Trident Technical College are Communication Technologies (47 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (221 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (161 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (128 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (242 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 false, 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. 1,171

  2. 1,721

In 2017, 1,171 degrees were awarded to men at Trident Technical College, which is 0.68 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,721).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 210 degrees were awarded to men at Trident Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.556 times less than the 378 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 378 degrees were awarded to women at Trident Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.8 times more than the 210 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

10%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 10% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (37.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Trident Technical College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (37.5% 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, 0.418% 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

    1,807 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    690 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    135 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Trident Technical College is white (1,807 degrees awarded). There were 2.62 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (690 degrees).

4.67% of degree recipients (135 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,042 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    765 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    452 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Trident Technical College is white female (1,042 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (765 degrees).

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Operations

Trident Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $3.87M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.7k (0.458%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Trident Technical College had a total salary expenditure of $115M. Trident Technical College employs 286 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Trident Technical College are Female No academic ranks (158), Male No academic ranks(128), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trident Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 69 employees, and Management with 68 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.87M

2017 Endowment

15.9%

growth from 2016

Trident Technical College has an endowment valued at about $3.87M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Trident Technical College grew 15.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $210k 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. $537k - Federal

  2. $13.3M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Trident Technical College received $537k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $13.3M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$45.1M

2017 Salaries

5.72%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Trident Technical College paid a median of $45.1M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($115M) and a 5.72% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.9% decline from 2015 and a 2.63% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$14.2M

Instructional Salaries

286

Number of Employees

In 2017, Trident Technical College paid a total of $14.2M to 286 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% 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

286 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

94 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Trident Technical College were No academic rank with 286 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trident Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees; and Management with 68 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 Trident Technical College was Female No academic rank with 158 employees, Male No academic rank with 128 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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