Technical College Of The Lowcountry

Technical College Of The Lowcountry

The Technical College of the Lowcountry was originally established as the Mather School in 1868. In 1970, the school was renamed the Beaufort Regional Training Center, which became the Beaufort Technical College 9 years later. It received its current name in 1988. The main campus of TCL is located in Beaufort, South Carolina. The college also operates the Hampton Campus and the New River Campus.

The Technical College of the Lowcountry offers a large number of associate's degrees in arts, science, technology and nursing. Students can choose from courses in the fields of arts, humanities, social science, civil engineering technology, science, cosmetology, education and health sciences, among others.

A wide variety of clubs and organizations are sponsored by TCL. Students are involved in associations like the TCL Future Entrepreneurship Club, the Great Radiological Technicians in the South (G.R.I.T.S), the Student Nurses Association, the TCL Future Entrepreneurship Club and the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society-Alpha Lambda Beta Chapter.

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Technical College of the Lowcountry
921 Ribaut Road
Beaufort , SC 29901-1288
General Phone: (800) 768-8252

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Technical College of the Lowcountry Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine72EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Mechanics and Repair51industrial electronics tech, HVAC
Engineering Technician35civil engineering tech, electrical/electronic tech, construction engineering tech, mechanical drafting
Liberal Arts30liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Medical Support and Technology24pharmacy tech, radiation therapist, surgical tech
Business and Management23business, business management, accounting
Family and Social Work12child care management, child care provider
Beauty and Cosmetology12cosmetology
Therapy and Counseling11physical therapist assistant
Law8legal secretary, legal assistant
Security and Law Enforcement7criminal justice and safety
Office and Administration5administrative assistant, general office occupations
Computer Science and Engineering2data processing tech
Medical Administration2medical secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Technical College of the Lowcountry in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree14815
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years395
Award of less than 1 academic year10715

Technical College of the Lowcountry Student Body

In 2007-2008, Technical College of the Lowcountry had a total enrollment of 1,893 students (1,348 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 43%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 18%
20-21 13%
22-24 15%
25-29 17%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina100%

Technical College of the Lowcountry Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 40 %

Technical College of the Lowcountry Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Beaufort, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Technical College of the Lowcountry Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,270
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,182
Books and supplies $ 1,150

Financial Aid:
Technical College of the Lowcountry participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 991000)

Technical College of the Lowcountry Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1929

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year19$50,35629$49,449
All faculty totalacademic year19$50,35629$49,449

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Technical College of the Lowcountry Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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