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 Technical College of the Lowcountry

Technical College of the Lowcountry - Beaufort, SC

921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina 29901-1288

General information:(800)768-8252
Website:
Type:2-Year,Public
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:No
Student population:2,633( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Medium
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $3,382 $3,506 $3,604 -3%
Out-of-state $7,436 $7,710 $7,852 -2%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ 0%
Other $ $ $ 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 0%
Other $1,300 $1,600 $1,600 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,300 $1,600 $1,600 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $4,582 $4,706 $4,804 0%
Off Campus $9,382 $9,806 $9,904 0%
Off Campus with Family $5,882 $6,306 $6,404 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $8,636 $8,910 $9,052 -11%
Off Campus $13,436 $14,010 $14,152 0%
Off Campus with Family $9,936 $10,510 $10,652 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,384
In-state fees $220
Out-of-state tuition $7,632
Out-of-state fees $220
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 223 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 221 94% $903,281 $4,087
Federal grants 181 77% $770,201 $4,255
Pell grants 167 71% $682,665 $4,088
Other federal grants 30 13% $87,536 $2,918
State/local government grant or scholarships 89 38% $131,592 $1,479
Institutional grants or scholarships 2 1% $1,488 $744
Student loan aid 33 14% $138,073 $4,184
Federal student loans 33 14% $136,405 $4,133
Other student loans 1 0% $1,668 $1,668
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,504 90% $14,515,945 $5,797
Pell grants 1,869 67% $9,694,938 $5,187
Federal student loans 422 15% $2,413,293 $5,719

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $3,781 $3,665 $4,195
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,687 $3,977 $2,983
$30,001 - $48,000 $4,265 $4,846 $3,501
$48,001 - $75,000 $5,739 $5,864 $3,791
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $5,911 $5,928
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable $6,176

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,633
Undergraduate enrollment 2,633
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 231
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 23 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences01/01/1999 - 12/31/2008Accredited
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1978 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation

Massage - Accreditation of programs in the United States that award postsecondary certificates, postsecondary diplomas, and academic Associate degrees, in the practice of massage therapy and bodywork.

04/08/2011 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

04/29/2009 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

04/25/2007 - 04/29/2009Pre-Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

04/22/2005 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

06/01/1987 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

03/20/1998 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations00 1
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting5--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-10-
Business Administration and Management, General6--
Business/Commerce, General421-
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--1
Category total15311
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician2--
Category total2--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician28-
Category total28-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician23-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician31--
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other30--
Engineering Technology, General2--
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD29--
Surveying Technology/Surveying5--
Category total993-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant7-6
Child Care and Support Services Management-6-
Category total766
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General14--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--8
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary13--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-10-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant97-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-41-
Surgical Technology/Technologist--12
Category total365820
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies114-
Category total114-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal56-
Category total56-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-29-
Category total129-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/30--
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician299-
Category total599-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-9-
Category total-9-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General--16
Culinary Arts/Chef Training5--
Category total5-16
Grand total23217343