Trident Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,529
2022 Average Net Price
$2,135
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.97%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
11,789
33.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
23.8%
288 Graduates

About

Trident Technical College is a higher education institution located in Charleston County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Trident Technical College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (468 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (165 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (76 degrees).

In 2022, 2,581 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Trident Technical College. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,565 degrees), 2.54 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (617 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Trident Technical College is $4,529, which is $−3,583 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Trident Technical College is $4,529, which is $−3,583 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,135.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending Trident Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,529
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Trident Technical College was $4,529. The cost of tuition at Trident Technical College is $−3,583 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$2,135
2022 Value
15.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Trident Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,135. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Trident Technical College grew by 15.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,160
Room and Board
$1,460
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Trident Technical College was of $8,160 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 5.05% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,460. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Trident Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 9.52% with respect to 2021, when 84% 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.
4.97%
2019 Default Rate
127
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Trident Technical College was 4.97%, which represents 127 out of the 2554 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 had a total enrollment of 11,789 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Trident Technical College is 3,969 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,820. This means that 33.7% of students enrolled at Trident Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Trident Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.8% White, 26.6% Black or African American, 8.83% Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% Two or More Races, 1.91% Asian, 0.356% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.195% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Trident Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.8%), followed by White Male (24.6%) and Black or African American Female (16.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Trident Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,789 students. The full-time enrollment at Trident Technical College is 3,969 and the part-time enrollment is 7,820. This means that 33.7% of students enrolled at Trident Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
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 Trident Technical College was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Trident 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
    6,339 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    3,141 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,041 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Trident Technical College is 53.8% White, 26.6% Black or African American, 8.83% Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% Two or More Races, 1.91% Asian, 0.356% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.195% 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, 661 more women than men received degrees from Trident Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Trident Technical College is white (1,565 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (617 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Trident Technical College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (468 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (165 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (76 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (30 degrees awarded), Transportation (44 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (326 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 Trident Technical College are Software developers (537,386 people), Other managers (131,835 people), Computer occupations, all other (117,440 people), Computer & information systems managers (108,459 people), and Computer programmers (92,139 people).

The most specialized majors at Trident Technical College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Transportation (44 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (326 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (152 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (517 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 Trident Technical College are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Trident Technical College are Communication Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Transportation (44 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (326 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (152 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (517 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 Trident Technical College are Computer Systems Design (566,821 people), Elementary & secondary schools (170,775 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (114,800 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (81,206 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (81,175 people).

The most specialized majors at Trident Technical College are Communication Technologies (30 degrees awarded), Transportation (44 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (326 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (152 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (517 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 Trident Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 468 degrees awarded
  2. 165 degrees awarded
  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Trident Technical College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 468 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

960
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,621
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 960 degrees were awarded to men at Trident Technical College, which is 0.592 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,621).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 156 degrees were awarded to men at Trident Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.432 times less than the 361 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 361 degrees were awarded to men at Trident Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.31 times more than the 156 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
21%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from Trident Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 21% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 25% 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 (40%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Trident Technical College is Female and Asian (40% 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
    1,565 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    617 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Trident Technical College is white (1,565 degrees awarded). There were 2.54 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (617 degrees).

5.27% of degree recipients (136 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    947 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    618 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    420 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Trident Technical College is white female (947 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (618 degrees).

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Operations

Trident Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.99M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 69.3k (1.39%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Trident Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 123M. Trident Technical College employs 241 No academic ranks. Most academics at Trident Technical College are Female No academic rank (139), and Male No academic rank (102).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trident Technical College are: Management, with 81 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 64 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 employees.

Endowment

$4.99M
2022 Endowment
10.2%
decline from 2021

Trident Technical College has an endowment valued at about $4.99M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Trident Technical College declined 10.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $220k lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$40.4M
2022 Salaries
0.0456%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Trident Technical College paid a median of $40.4M in salaries, which represents 32.9% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 0.0456% 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

$13.7M
Instructional Salaries
241
Number of Employees

In 2022, Trident Technical College paid a total of $13.7M to 241 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.9% 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
241 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Trident Technical College was No academic rank with 241 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Trident Technical College were Management with 81 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 64 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 61 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 Trident Technical College was Female No academic rank with 139 employees, and Male No academic rank with 102 employees.

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