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 Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence-Darlington Technical College - Florence, SC

2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501

General information:(843)661-8324
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:6,011( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:27 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
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 $3,302 $3,422 $3,526 -3%
Out-of-state $5,398 $5,518 $5,622 -2%
Books and supplies $1,056 $1,056 $1,230 -14%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $4,950 $5,040 $6,012 -19%
Other $3,288 $3,288 $4,584 -39%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,288 $3,288 $4,584 -28%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,358 $4,478 $4,756 0%
Off Campus $12,596 $12,806 $15,352 -20%
Off Campus with Family $7,646 $7,766 $9,340 -22%
On Campus $6,454 $6,574 $6,852 0%
Off Campus $14,692 $14,902 $17,448 -18%
Off Campus with Family $9,742 $9,862 $11,436 -18%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,618
In-state fees $170
Out-of-state tuition $5,452
Out-of-state fees $170
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan X
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 847 93% --
Grant or scholarship aid 847 93% $4,456,498 $5,262
Federal grants 679 74% $3,349,272 $4,933
Pell grants 679 74% $3,264,355 $4,808
Other federal grants 189 21% $84,917 $449
State/local government grant or scholarships 382 42% $1,106,826 $2,897
Institutional grants or scholarships 1 0% $400 $400
Student loan aid 242 26% $1,127,983 $4,661
Federal student loans 242 26% $1,127,983 $4,661
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
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 4,614 79% $30,895,240 $6,696
Pell grants 3,795 65% $17,142,646 $4,517
Federal student loans 1,782 30% $10,059,918 $5,645


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.
Average net price $5,133 $4,724 $4,406
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 $4,716 $3,853 $3,909
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,562 $5,279 $4,581
$48,001 - $75,000 $5,960 $6,490 $5,634
$75,001 - $110,000 $7,211 $7,598 $6,900
$110,001 and more $6,915 $7,585 $7,239

• 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.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,011
Undergraduate enrollment 6,011
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 518
Graduate enrollment 0

•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, 46 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NJCAA Division IMenWomen
Baseball 57-
Softball -22


National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences01/01/2005 Accredited
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1970 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

12/08/1967 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/11/1973 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

05/14/1983 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1975 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
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 010
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


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

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

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General88-
Business Administration and Management, General32--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies0--
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--1
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General2415-
Category total96231
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other10--
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician0--
Category total10--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician20--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician264-
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology5--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-0-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD0--
Category total514-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant-1014
Category total-1014
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician10--
Dental Assisting/Assistant--11
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist15--
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician08-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-24-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--24
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist15--
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist-0-
Medical/Clinical Assistant-11-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse93--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist11--
Surgical Technology/Technologist--21
Category total1444356
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies26--
Category total26--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal33--
Category total33--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies68--
Category total68--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician-7-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician1310-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician14--
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/125-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology-0-
Category total3922-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other5--
Category total50-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General-26-
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist-13-
Category total-39-
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist8129
Welding Technology/Welder-4613
Category total85822
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work45--
Category total45--
Social Sciences Colleges
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-0-
Category total-0-
Grand total52519993