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About Trident Technical College

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2 Years

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Trident Technical College (TTC) is a public institution and is one of the largest institutions. It is a community college that was established in the year 1964 and is located in the Charleston Area, North Charleston, South Carolina.

Other than the main campus other campuses are located throughout Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester.  

After the merger of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Technical Education Center and Palmer College, Trident Technical College was formed.

The college provides education for both traditional and non-traditional students. The college is committed to educating an individual, accelerate the economy, and inspires the future. The college is accessible and responsive to community needs.

TTC has a total student population of the college is 12,148, including both full-time and part-time students.

The college is committed to providing exceptional education to students.

The college offers more than 150 programs of study, including transfer programs. And, with a student-faculty ratio of 20:1, the college focuses on providing cutting-edge technology and updated pedagogy with the help of highly qualified academic faculty. 

Some of the notable alumni of Trident Technical College are Richard Bryant an American actor, Garrett Chisolm an American football player, and Margaret Bailey a Politician.

TTC Accreditation

Trident Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer various degrees and programs at bachelors, masters, and doctoral level. 

There is a public university in Charleston, SC called Trident Technical College. Taking into account all the courses offered at Trident Technical College, the total enrolment stands at 12,351. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 617 faculty. Around 65% of the students are 24 and under at Trident Technical College. Shedding some light on gender distribution at TTC, around 61% of the students are females and 39% are males. The average earnings of its graduates is $30,600 with 86% being the employment rate six years after graduation. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. At TTC, 156 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABA (American Bar Association), ADA (American Dental Association), AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association), and APTA (American Physical Therapy Association).

Location & Contact


7000 Rivers Avenue


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Phone: 8435746111
Fax: 8435746661
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Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

20th Aug

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Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. Securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, Trident Technical College doesn’t focus much on standardised tests. Interestingly, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067, or call (843) 574-6111.

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Before applying to TTC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $18,703. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.


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Associate degree

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Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

588 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

200 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

170 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

160 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences a...

129 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

128 Graduates

Business Operations Support and Ass...

122 Graduates

Data Processing

100 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

95 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

90 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

85 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

75 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

74 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

70 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

67 Graduates

Cosmetology and Related Personal Gr...

61 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

50 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

48 Graduates

Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

47 Graduates

Precision Metal Working

41 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

38 Graduates

Human Services, General

37 Graduates

Legal Support Services

35 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

34 Graduates

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

33 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

30 Graduates

Electrical and Power Transmission I...

28 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

26 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

26 Graduates

Ventilation and Refrigeration Maint...

25 Graduates

Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Te...

21 Graduates

Engineering, General

20 Graduates

Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintena...

19 Graduates

Homeland Security

18 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

17 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

13 Graduates

Air Transportation

10 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

9 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

8 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

8 Graduates

Computer Programming

7 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

7 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

6 Graduates

Social Work

4 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

3 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

3 Graduates

Engineering-Related Technologies

2 Graduates

Building/Construction Finishing, Ma...

1 Graduates

Civil Engineering Technologies/Tech...

1 Graduates

Electrical/Electronics Maintenance...

1 Graduates

Electromechanical Instrumentation a...

1 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

1 Graduates


Student Body

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Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




59% White

2% Unknown

27% Black

6% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$55,538 per year

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The college believes in offering quality training to all the students and doesn't appreciate instructive disparities. Students originating from various ethnic foundations like Latin, Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and a lot more are invited to the school. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At TTC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 39% male and 61% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

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$154 - 223

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

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The financial aid department of Trident Technical College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $7,189, whereas the financial aid is $1,076. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $4,492 as well as institutional aid worth $1,076.

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