Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton

Pendleton, SC

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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 providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering 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 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 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 education programs that are provided 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 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.


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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I went there for 3 years and did nothing but wast my time it is the worst college on the face of the planet they only care about money I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy

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I have never had an issue with Tri-County. I've been here for a 2 years and will graduate soon. Staff are always so welcoming and friendly. If you have a problem, TC Central is quick to help and point you in the right direction. I had a family emergency last year and the college was quick to work with me. My teachers were there for me as well. The instructors don't treat you like some kid; they treat you like an adult and they don't act superior. I love this college and I would stay much longer if they had Bachelor's programs available.

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Just based on the enrollment process, the services offered are horrible. The school is the most unwelcoming I've talked to. The staff is condescending in how they talk to and treat you. My success coach/advisor I've never met and her voicemail practically says she doesn't want to be bothered. Calling for help and information is the most frustrating. Nobody can answer or help. This place seriously needs to have an employee meeting on how to talk to, treat, value and encourage new customers/students. This situation really makes you consider that long drive to Greenville for another school option. I'm almost disappointed this is the "homeschool" choice! Please try harder tri County Tech! I will be updating review based on future attendance. If I can figure out this enrollment process on my own!?! Maybe the school should hire an enrollment team, people who just help students through this process. I kind of thought that's what the success coach was for but nope.

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Everytime we had an issue, it got corrected. As a visitor, I got a parking ticket, made a call, got it fixed. As a student, my daughter had favor with all her teachers and some had to be brutally honest with her, but to her benefit. When she had to made corrects to her bill due they helped quickly and rectified the changes made. Highly recommend for transfer students.

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Tri-County technical college is by far the absolute worst school I have ever attended. As the faculty and staff do not show that you are valued, you really feel under appreciated as soon as you step on the campus. I attended here in hopes to earn an associates degree in business administration which is on track to be completed in 2 years. This will be my 3rd year and they just keep tacking on classes that they say I "need" in order to graduate. It is very clear that they only want you there to get your money. I know that similar scenarios has happened to a few of the people who were either in my classes or my friends, so I know that I am NOT the only one with this issue with Tri-County. Someone needs to fix this school and its policies and they definitely need to hire new staff that will actually value the people who pay their paycheck.

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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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