Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton

Pendleton, SC

(Rating 2.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Tri-County Technical College offers 147-degree programs and 18 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. 47.6% are women, and 52.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Tri-County Technical College is 9356$, that is at the level of national average. 16% of full-time Tri-County 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 $27,200, 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 Tri-County 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, Tri-County Technical College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,636
$30,001 - $48,000$8,614
$48,001 - $75,000$10,114
$75,001 - $110,000$11,508



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


5166 of Tri-County Technical College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 81 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Tri-County Technical College number 19 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

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

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


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

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

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

Credit for military training

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

Recognized student veteran organization

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

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

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 Tri-County Technical College.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Graduation Rate


Tri-County Technical College graduation rate is below the national average.

16% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Tri-County 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 a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account 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 Tri-County Technical College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 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.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Tri-County 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 Tri-County Technical College 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 7900 U.s. Hwy 76 address in Pendleton, 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 Tri-County Technical College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Tri-County Technical College offers 147 programs in total: 75 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 57 - 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. Tri-County 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 18 distance learning programs that are offered in the Tri-County Technical College: 12 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 6 are 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 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.


Tri-County Technical College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5040 students with 151204 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Tri-County Technical College

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Overall Rating:

This school is a joke. The people in financial aid are no help, as well as the general employees. They can spend millions on an unneeded building, but can't create more parking lots. Half the teachers here suck and should not have been hired at all. Good luck graduating from here, as they try and make you take summer classes and pay out of pocket. Staff is rude and they try to play the victim when there is a disagreement. Save your money. Don't go here, go to Greenville or literally anywhere else. Not worth the money and time. Also, they treat bridge students better than normal students, it's complete discrimination.

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Overall Rating:

If you're a dual enrollment student, great place to be. The huge problem I have with this college is that they take attendance. Because of an unexpected hospitalization, I was forced to withdraw from ALL classes. Luckily in my case, it was only one class, but assuming I was actually attending the college, I would struggle greatly to graduate.

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Overall Rating:

This is for most of the advisors, in other offices phone calls never were returned, teachers don’t teach, some teachers hardly grade, other teachers grade too many fussy things like your name being in the correct spot of the page or whether you can correctly spell their name or whether you came in class on time rather than 2 seconds late so we’re just learning how to deal with the boss of your worst nightmares not actual content I guess, bad attitudes, too worried about electronics rather than letting you figure out how you best learn, too concerned about the length of your shorts in the blazing hot summer when you have to HIKE to class, I’ve heard they want to address the TEACHER parking but NOT THE OVERALL parking, given zeros for work missed while in hospital/doctor notes, library hours are kind of wack, food is overpriced, air conditioning doesn’t cut on until you get there first thing in the morning so it’s usually incredibly hot and stuffy inside for at least an hour, most teachers are cocky (they think they’re the best), lots of staff strive to make you miserable not successful / to prove you wrong so they can always be right (which isn’t human, like we all make mistakes), the website is AWFUL for so many reasons, attendance is too strict based on the way they take attendance, paperwork at the school didn’t look necessary or make any sense sometimes (office stuff), “available” classes were not always shown thru tctc class scheduler like they’re supposed to, advisor often had incorrect classes in mind for what I need to take because I’m a transfer student so I know this by asking the school I wanted a degree from exactly what credits it required, etc etc etc. the worst part is my advisor harassed, insulted, and humiliated me about the sexual way she believes my appearance to be, she mocked it even though as the BBW she is you would think she understands the struggle to cover up or keep everything together at all times (especially after running around the incredibly exhausting campus)

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Everyone seems nice enough here, but the paperwork required for this place is...extreme. I've attended two other colleges before, and I have NEVER had to submit this much paperwork for anything I've ever done. I honestly thought it was just a crazy admissions process, but it just keeps going.Prime example (after admission): The residency paperwork. I can understand needing several of the things they ask for, but not ALL of them. (So many trees have probably died due to all the paper involved.) I'm hoping it's a SC state law thing, but if it is, we really need to address this with government officials.You have to submit copies of: *Completed residency application, with a notarized affidavit for your domicile. (I can't find anything online about them having a Notary, so I guess I'll have to call them or track one down locally.)*Based on the residency application, it looks like if your spouse/guardian provides more than half of your support in the 12 months prior to your application, they require their signature be notarized as well.***The best part about the whole "needing your spouse/guardian" info on everything, is that your residency is then based on THEIR residency (or at least that's what it looks like). Better hope they're an organized person, because you're going to need a copy of EVERYTHING about them. Just keep reading.***Note: If you just said "Well I'm financially independent, I don't need all that extra paperwork", you would be wrong. Even if you ARE financially independent, you'll still need a guardian or spouse's tax return anyway. Hopefully that will be the only thing you have to get from them. Still sucks for people with estranged family though.*Copy of lease, rental agreement, or closing documents *Federal and state income tax returns (for self AND spouse or guardian) *All your documentation for any income. So, W2 forms, 1099 forms, most recent pay stub showing year to date income, for either yourself and/or your spouse/guardian *Vehicle registrations for any cars you and your spouse/guardian own *Copies of your license, as well as your spouse/guardianIn the event your application is rejected, you'll need to reprint all of that documentation to resubmit it. I know they don't want to be responsible for documents, but with this much stuff, I feel like they should at least let you off the hook for some of it.Keep in mind that my experience so far with the people has been great! I'm sure when I call to ask about this litany of requirements, they will be very nice and helpful. Maybe the classes will be wonderful too once I finally get to that point.I guess my best tip to offer people is to start gathering all this paperwork when you apply. It might save you some time later. Also...maybe invest in a scanner/printer. You'll need it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

It depends completely on your teacher if you're passing the class or not. Some teachers are there to help you with every and anything then some make absolutely no sense when it some to their subject and teachings, the school is great but the teachers are 50/50

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 7900 U.S. Hwy 76


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8646461500

Institution is active in current year: 1

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