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 Trident Technical College

Trident Technical College - Charleston, SC

7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067

General information:(843)574-6111
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:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:16,781( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 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
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
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 $3,450 $3,530 $3,600 -2%
Out-of-state $6,532 $6,682 $6,814 -2%
Books and supplies $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,479 $7,479 $7,479 0%
Other $2,990 $2,990 $2,990 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,990 $2,990 $2,990 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,850 $4,930 $5,000 -20%
Off Campus $15,319 $15,399 $15,469 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,840 $7,920 $7,990 0%
On Campus $7,932 $8,082 $8,214 0%
Off Campus $18,401 $18,551 $18,683 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,922 $11,072 $11,204 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,894
In-state fees $100
Out-of-state tuition $6,714
Out-of-state fees $100
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
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 1,891 94% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,890 94% $9,404,048 $4,976
Federal grants 1,258 63% $6,345,606 $5,044
Pell grants 1,258 63% $6,240,284 $4,960
Other federal grants 156 8% $105,322 $675
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,152 57% $3,050,089 $2,648
Institutional grants or scholarships 16 1% $8,353 $522
Student loan aid 940 47% $4,923,912 $5,238
Federal student loans 939 47% $4,918,912 $5,238
Other student loans 1 0% $5,000 $5,000
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 13,242 84% $55,075,010 $4,159
Pell grants 8,074 51% $34,815,579 $4,312
Federal student loans 7,765 49% $52,244,708 $6,728


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 $7,113 $7,435 $5,247
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 $5,528 $6,668 $4,414
$30,001 - $48,000 $6,170 $7,300 $4,660
$48,001 - $75,000 $7,205 $8,857 $6,410
$75,001 - $110,000 $7,536 $9,754 $7,530
$110,001 and more $7,990 $9,669 $7,246

• 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 16,781
Undergraduate enrollment 16,781
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,482
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

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

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences01/01/2001 Accredited
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1974 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

12/11/1970 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/03/1990 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

04/01/1989 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

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

04/06/1989 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

09/01/1980 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1990 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

02/01/1999 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 310
Burglary 300
Motor vehicle theft 121
Arson 001
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.

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


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
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General34-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping1--
Category total44-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General78-
Business Administration and Management, General-27-
Business/Commerce, General1131-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry73--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies1--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management2327-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General2--
Category total158124-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician129-
Category total129-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General1--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other2424-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician3027-
Category total5551-
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total16--
Education Colleges
Technical Teacher Education-0-
Category total-0-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician36-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician5--
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other31--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician52-
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other2--
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD41--
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-3-
Surveying Technology/Surveying3--
Category total9011-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant26-12
Child Care and Support Services Management119-
Category total271912
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician-13-
Dental Assisting/Assistant--17
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-20-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-13-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician11--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--67
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-25-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist1--
Medical/Clinical Assistant--24
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide1--
Occupational Therapist Assistant-25-
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist--3
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant--13
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant1817-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse57184-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist818-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant-18-
Category total96333124
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies4346-
Category total4346-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2423-
Category total2423-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-368-
Category total-368-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician24--
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician81--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician1--
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/20--
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology5--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other-5-
Category total1315-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-69-
Category total-69-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General69-3
Culinary Arts/Chef Training2363-
Institutional Food Workers7--
Category total99633
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant7--
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-0-
Welding Technology/Welder14--
Category total210-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work10743-
Category total10743-
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other2--
Category total2--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art2335-
Category total2435-
Grand total9091203139