Technical College of the Lowcountry: Review & Facts

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Technical College of the Lowcountry is a small two-year, public school with 2,435 students enrolled. This college was established in 1868 and is the only school located in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
33
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, and associate's degree are offered at Technical College of the Lowcountry.

TCL implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 33 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering, and Work and Family Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
48%
Technical College of the Lowcountry student retention rate is very low at 48% (way below South Carolina average). Considering this statistic, apparently students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Technical College of the Lowcountry is very low - 17%. About 41% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Technical College of the Lowcountry is decent - 16:1. Read more details about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$8,300
Average tuition prices are relatevely low, around $8,000 a year. The additional fees at TCL not covered by tuition are nearly $300, which makes it a total of $8,300 per academic year.

Read the details about Technical College of the Lowcountry additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The college might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Technical College of the Lowcountry is $25.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Technical College of the Lowcountry and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (800) 768-8252 or check Technical College of the Lowcountry Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Technical College of the Lowcountry offers a distance learning option and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at TCL, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At the present moment, there is no on-campus housing at Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Based on the college crime data, Technical College of the Lowcountry appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Technical College of the Lowcountry Location and Maps



Post Address: Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina 29901-1288, USA
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