Tri-County Technical College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 587, 7900 Hwy. 76
Pendleton, SC 29670-0587
Tel: (864)646-8361
Admissions: (864)646-1500
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 100-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 4,100. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. Students come from 3 states and territories, 7 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 38% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: early admission. Placement: SAT, National League of Nursing Exam required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $2450 full-time, $102 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2736 full-time, $114 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5820 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $96 full-time, $4 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Major annual events: Welcome Back Bash, Annual Talent Show. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Tri-County Technical College Library with 34,513 books, 356 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $380,152. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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