Trident Technical College in Charleston

Charleston, SC

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Trident Technical College offers 294-degree programs and 54 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. 3 high safety сampuses. 38.9% are women, and 61.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Trident Technical College is 8477$, that is at the level of national average. 10% of full-time Trident 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 $29,400, 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 Trident 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, Trident Technical College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,146
$30,001 - $48,000$8,127
$48,001 - $75,000$9,436
$75,001 - $110,000$10,968



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


13307 of Trident Technical College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 82 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Trident Technical College number 4 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Trident 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 Trident Technical College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

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

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

Graduation Rate


Trident Technical College graduation rate is below the national average.

10% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Trident 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 index 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Trident Technical College is 21:1, that means that for every 21 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 Trident 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 Trident 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 7000 Rivers Avenue address in North Charleston, 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 the middle size campus of Trident Technical College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are motor vehicle theft, robbery, and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on Berkeley Campus

The campus located by 1001 South Live Oak Drive address in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.


Berkeley 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 the middle size campus of Trident Technical College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Berkeley Campus are robbery and burglary.

The percentage of crimes on Palmer Campus

The campus located by 66 Columbus Street address in Charleston, South Carolina.


Palmer 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 the middle size campus of Trident Technical College with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Palmer Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Trident Technical College offers 294 programs in total: 171 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 105 - for Associate's degree, and 18 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 110 universities in South Carolina state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and less than 1-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 54 distance learning programs that are offered in the Trident Technical College: 30 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 24 are Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. 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.


Trident Technical College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 11877 students with 356312 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Trident Technical College

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Overall Rating:

I can really say much positive about this collegeLet's start with the fact, they scam you in programs that are set up for faliure.They place you in the program and then they give you a schedule with 5 or 6 classes per semester without warning you are stocked A schedule was requested prior to start up but was never giving and mistakenly I sign up, and like probably most of us just try to committing and failure was imminent since I worked and attend school like probably the average students.I instantly requested to have another option since I new This was not going to work, just to many classes for me.... and of course it was denied and pretty much was told to me that it was the requirement of schedule and that there was nothing I could do!!! ( rudely) Thru all this I believed that I had nothing to lose and continued for about 6 weeks, what a waist of my time. Classes are a joke no teaching at all, I would get the teacher to show up and put us to read, no interaction engagement neather guidance it was like if I was online reading alone, and when I had questions all they did was brush me off till the end of class and there it was... several other students in the same situation!!! Confused ( this is not teaching, I can read books alone)End up making the best decision to cancel the course since nothing changed during the attended weeks.Formal complaint was made and It felt like " cry me a river "Now I am stucked with a bill which is another dilemma I am not in school and no degree so I settle for the next job available which does not provide a comfort income and they are sending me to collections because they want the money in full, with no arrangement for paymemts at allI WILL NOT RECOMMEND THIS TRIDENT FRAUD AND FAILURE INSTITUTIONIF THIS PLACE DID NOT HAD BOEING AS A TRAINNING FACILITY IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CLOSED LONG TIME A GODo not waist your time and money

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Overall Rating:

I’d avoid going to this school if you can. The administration is very sloppy and if you take any online classes you’ll be learning how to navigate multiple third party sites. I spend the majority of my time doing busy work and not studying. The teacher are nice and usually helpful.

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They are a trainwreck. Half of the emails and phone numbers on their websites won't respond to you or have broken directories. The few people that you manage to get a hold of are so lacking in basic knowledge about financial aid, GI Bill coverage, and proram start dates that you will be transferred to another department (who just won't respond at all) instead of getting any questions answered. Its disappointing because this is one of the few schools in the area that offers technical training. EDIT: You won't have a better experience as a student either. Their bizarre program for accepting transfer credits means there's a very good chance that you'll lose a large portion of what you've earned.

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Your experience depends on your drive in order to graduate or transfer. The price is something to truly take advantage of, get the classes done and out the way. It has saved me and my family a lot of money. I finished my requirements in 1.5 years and I have transferred to Coastal Carolina University for the fall of 2016. You have to put your put in the door here, TTC is your opportunity to make a change for yourself. If you truly want it bad, you will learn to appreciate every experience (good & bad) from this institution.

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Overall Rating:

STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL!!! Do not by any means try to apply because you will be screwed in every way when it comes to support. Calling about the simplest things will require you to be transferred to every f***king department in the school, only to find that the one person who can give you an answer won't be in for another week or won't answer your voicemail until, apparently, he or she feels like it. This wouldn't be such an issue if it only happened once or twice, but you will experience this just about every time you call, and believe me you will have to call and ask about many things. Their portal and website isn't much help when your looking for the most BASIC information. Don't give them your money!!! Not to mention the textbooks are ridiculously expensive, and their bookstore staff often won't give two sh**s about what you came to do. By the way I am an almost straight A student with a strong work ethic. Just a low tolerance for BS.

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Location & Website

Address: 7000 Rivers Avenue


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8435746111

Institution is active in current year: 1

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