Aiken Technical College in Graniteville

Graniteville, SC

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Aiken Technical College offers 174-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 35.8% are women, and 64.2% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Aiken Technical College is 4842$, that is at the level of national average. 10% of full-time Aiken Technical College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $24,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Aiken Technical College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Aiken Technical College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,661
$30,001 - $48,000$5,273
$48,001 - $75,000$5,642
$75,001 - $110,000$3,978



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1894 of Aiken Technical College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 80 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Aiken Technical College number 42 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Aiken Technical College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

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Veteran Services Available

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Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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Graduation Rate


Aiken Technical College graduation rate is below the national average.

10% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Aiken Technical College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Aiken Technical College is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Students enrollment in distance education


In Aiken Technical College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Aiken Technical College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Carolina.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Aiken Technical College offers 174 programs in total: 102 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 60 - for Associate's degree, and 12 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 110 universities in South Carolina state. Aiken Technical College is one of the few institutions in South Carolina that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance education programs that are provided in the Aiken Technical College: 6 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Aiken Technical College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1693 students with 50798 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Aiken Technical College

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There are mixed opinions on this college depending on whom you listen too. Some opinions are not very complimentary, while there others that speak very highly of the institution. Then again, there are many that speak glowingly of the college and what it has to offer. In this regard, it is better to judge based on your own experience. Its physical infrastructure is quite spread out as it is situated on 104 acres. After more than four decades in existence it is now a multi-service, two-year comprehensive college offering varying educational opportunities in college transfer credit and noncredit programs that include health, public service, business, industrial engineering and computer technology programs. It offers a state-of-the-art Testing Center, and well-equipped Academic Success Center. It is one of the 16 colleges in the South Carolina Technical College System and has been for more than 40 years. It has an annual student roll of approximately 3,400 students in credit courses.

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Friendly staff for most part. They are way more approachable than Midlands Tech, and are eager to answer questions and actually seem to be there to earn their pay. Unlike the EEO forced hires at MTC. Veteran section and support is small and kind of crappy. Online courses for generally ed subjects are set up nicely and usually only require one visit to campus for final exams.However I must complain that the Information Technology/Computer Science part of the college is not large enough and offers almost no online curriculum. They don't offer 100% online Netacad Cisco driven courses, only offering hybrid courses that require once a week visits to their "labs" that are a "check in the box" joke and a waste if gas/time for folks living in outlying areas.This campus is great for transfer/bridge program students. Not good for vocational/tech seeking students who have a day job or travel for work. This place seems to rely mainly on jobless' young folks and FAFSA dollars to keep it afloat. I want to contnue school here, but may need to go back to dreaded midlands tech to have better flex in scheduling and more online technical selections.If I must be forced to attend day courses and lectures, i may as well use veteran benefits at a real school like USC Aiken and get credits that actually count for something no matter where I go, and doesn't require a stupid COMPASS placement test just to take some technical courses.After spending two years here, the only classes that will transfer to a university are Sociology 101, Ethics, and whatever stupid Humanity i have to take like Music 105 or Philosophy. The English160 is good for no credit anywhere else. MAT102, waste of time and money because degree plan doesn't push our progran in to real college algebra or calculus. Instead they have networkers forced through c++ and visual basic. Hello program fluff.

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Absolutely nothing but a hassle staff is no good they won't help you they make you do things that don't make any sense and all around an aweful school it doesn't even deserve a single star if your thinking of enrolling at this school don't do it

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Great school I just wish they would get people that genuinely want to help you succeed. My enrollment counselor set me up for failure 2 times in a row, however Ms. Kim Holdren is absolutely amazing!

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Great school, good teachers. pretty nice campus, not necessarily all the amenities, but you get what you pay fro. Easy financial aid to access.

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Location & Website

Address: 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8035087263

Institution is active in current year: 1

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