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Trident Technical College Overview

Located in Charleston, South Carolina, Trident Technical College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Trident Technical College Known For?

2,073 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Trident Technical College is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 47% of the faculty were full-time.

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Trident Technical College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Trident Technical College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#126 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#199 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Trident Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Other Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Data Processing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#183 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Trident Technical College?

Location of Trident Technical College

Contact details for Trident Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29423-8067
Phone: 843-574-6111
Website: https://www.tridenttech.edu

How Do I Get Into Trident Technical College?

You can apply to Trident Technical College online at: https://www.applyweb.com/trident/index.ftl

Trident Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Trident Technical College?

34% Take Out Loans
14.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Trident Technical College, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $3,628 a year. That adds up to $14,512 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Trident Technical College is 14.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Trident Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,617 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,351 undergraduate students at Trident Technical College, with 4,617 being full-time and 7,734 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Trident Technical College

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,617 full-time undergraduates at Trident Technical College, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Trident Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Trident Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Trident Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 86
Black or African American 1,125
Hispanic or Latino 368
White 2,710
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 328

Over 11 countries are represented at Trident Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Philippines, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Trident Technical College

2,140 Took All Classes Online
5,566 Took At Least One Class Online
3.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,566 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Trident Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in South Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Trident Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Trident Technical College was 3.0%. This is the #1,817 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Trident Technical College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Trident Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 22%
Computer Programming 33%
Entrepreneurial Studies 33%
General Business/Commerce 24%
Homeland Security 22%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Trident Technical College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Trident Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Computer & Information Sciences #11
Data Processing #18
Computer Programming #55
Homeland Security #57
General Business/Commerce #148
Accounting #232
Computer & Information Sciences #331
Criminal Justice & Corrections #341
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #387
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #439
Liberal Arts General Studies #439

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Trident Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 45 415 0 460
Nursing 0 215 0 215
Culinary Arts 64 45 0 109
Other Computer & Information Sciences 54 42 0 96
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 82 0 82
Health/Medical Prep Programs 75 0 0 75
Data Processing 19 54 0 73
Business Support & Assistant Services 46 23 0 69
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 46 13 59
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 59 0 0 59
Accounting 38 19 0 57
Business Administration & Management 0 55 0 55
General Business/Commerce 4 47 0 51
Hospitality Management 25 20 0 45
Cosmetology 42 0 0 42
Design & Applied Arts 9 32 0 41
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 40 0 0 40
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 34 0 36
Allied Health Professions 4 30 0 34
Dental Support Services 0 20 12 32
Human Development & Family Studies 4 22 2 28
Legal Support Services 3 25 0 28
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 24 0 0 24
General Engineering 24 0 0 24
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 23 0 0 23
Human Services 0 23 0 23
Precision Metal Working 20 0 0 20
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 19 0 0 19
Industrial Production Technology 19 0 0 19
Audiovisual Communications 2 16 0 18
Horticulture 6 10 0 16
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 15 15
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 13 0 13
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 10 0 11
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 10 0 10
Electronics Engineering Technology 2 7 0 9
Homeland Security 0 9 0 9
General English Literature 7 0 0 7
Air Transportation 7 0 0 7
Building Management & Inspection 5 0 0 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 3 0 0 3
Computer Programming 3 0 0 3
Information Technology 3 0 0 3
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 3 0 3
Agricultural Economics & Business 1 0 0 1
Engineering-Related Technologies 1 0 0 1
Health & Physical Education 1 0 0 1
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Civil Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Social Work 0 0 0 0
Other Transportation & Materials Moving 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 704 1,327 42 2,073

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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