Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort

Beaufort, SC

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)

Technical College of the Lowcountry offers 117-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. 31.6% are women, and 68.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Technical College of the Lowcountry is 3906$, that is at the level of national average. 10% of full-time Technical College of the Lowcountry students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $25,300, 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 Technical College of the Lowcountry 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, Technical College of the Lowcountry students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$3,888
$30,001 - $48,000$4,203
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2272 of Technical College of the Lowcountry undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Technical College of the Lowcountry number 37 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Technical College of the Lowcountry awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


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Employment services for students

Living & meal

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

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Technical College of the Lowcountry graduation rate is below the national average.

10% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Technical College of the Lowcountry 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 take into consideration 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 perception. 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Technical College of the Lowcountry is 15:1, that means that for every 15 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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Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Technical College of the Lowcountry 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 Technical College of the Lowcountry and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 921 Ribaut Road address in Beaufort, South Carolina.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Technical College of the Lowcountry with 0.04% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Technical College of the Lowcountry offers 117 programs in total: 63 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 39 - for Associate's degree, and 15 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. Technical College of the Lowcountry is one of the few institutions in South Carolina that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance education programs that are provided in the Technical College of the Lowcountry: 12 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 9 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into 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.


Technical College of the Lowcountry provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1682 students with 50472 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Technical College of the Lowcountry

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Nice student lounge

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I haven't even started and it has been a nightmare . Extremely unprofessional and no one seems to know what they're doing . Different answers everywhere you turn . Even basic things like student email set up . Self service. Transcript requests, my advisor Jamella Taylor says I have a "tone" with her ? That would be called frustration, I'm just really disappointed in this school.

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I can not speak on the school it self. But the Financial aid department is the worst literally. I called 20 times and someone kept hanging up on me. Then I called back and I’m being sent to voicemail at 10 am in the morning. Then I use the call back feature just for someone to hang up on me again. Finally speak to someone about the documents I sent in over a week ago for her to tell me “I’m going to forward them now so they can start processing” so they sat there for a week with no movement. I think I will look into other schools at this point.

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BEWARE! BEWARE! BEWARE!!!! DON'T!!! GO HERE!!! THIS SCHOOL IS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!!! 0 stars! TCL has the "WORST" NURSING PROGRAM POSSIBLE!!! TCL DOES NOT START ISSUING YOU YOUR FINANCIAL AID MONEY FOR AT LEAST 6 WEEKS AFTER THE START OF THE SEMESTER. Don't waste your time or money or future with TCL!!! The financial aid office absolutely sucks too!!! Fernando, the financial aid advisor in charge, refused to respond back to at least a 100 phone calls, voicemails and emails they ignore you and give you the runaround Fernando also lost important paperwork. Mrs.Headden, the teacher in charge of the nursing 155 class ABSOLUTELY sucks!!! She's a new teacher and "knows nothing" about teaching, nor can she pronounce words that a nurse with a master's degree should know!!! She has also been known to brag to her associates at BEAUFORT MEMORIAL about how hard she is on her students. Several students have met with staff in regards to this teacher and nothing has been done they blame the students and take your money and KICK YOU OUT OF THE PROGRAM. At least 6 of 16 students either failed or were withdrawn from her class in 1 semester. THE STAFF ARE WELL AWARE OF THE FAILING NURSING PROBLEM at this school and are using current students as guinea pigs while the program gets AS THEY SAY "REVAMPED".Good luck trying to speak with any of the Dean's or higher ups!!! TO RESOLVE AN ISSUE ALL YOU WILL GET IS THE RUN AROUND More poor reviews to come from other past students who have SPENT VALUABLE TIME AND MONEY ON THIS SCHOOLS FAILING NURSING PROGRAM and been kicked out of the program due to poor teaching staff. P.S... WHEN THEY KICK YOU OUT OF THE PROGRAM YOU HAVE TO WAIT " 3 " YEARS TO REAPPLY. I REPEAT DON'T GO TO THIS SCHOOL.

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So good edukashun. I getted my degree five time. Now- GO SEA WORL.

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Location & Website

Address: 921 Ribaut Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8007688252

Institution is active in current year: 1

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