South Carolina Technical School

A degree from a technical school can help prepare students for a career in accounting, technical electronics and computer technology industries, new media technologies, and maintenance technologies. Technical school graduates can find work as engineering technicians, paramedics, pharmacy technicians, science technicians, sound engineering technicians, veterinary medical technicians, and many other positions.

Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a suitable program will be easy. The most challenging part will be to find an accredited technical school with a high placement rate. Fortunately, several South Carolina technical schools fit the bill.

South Carolina technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. South Carolina’s best technical schools include Trident Technical College (est. 1973), Greenville Technical College (est. 1960s), Central Carolina Technical College (est. 1962), and Northeastern Technical College (est. 1967). Nearly 194,000 undergraduates attend South Carolina’s 33 public and 33 private institutions, with more than 30,931 students enrolled in South Carolina ’s best technical schools alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, undergraduate technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

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Facts and Figures for South Carolina Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees at a public South Carolina technical school is $8,389 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at private South Carolina technical schools is $18,289 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online South Carolina technical schools start at around $200 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $300 per credit hour. Online technical students will pay the same tuition and fees as on-campus programs. However, students will save a significant amount of money by eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs. The average room and board costs for public South Carolina colleges is $6,701 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus South Carolina Technical Schools and Enrollment

Central Carolina Technical College, (avg. enrollment, 2,931 students)
Greenville Technical College, (avg. enrollment, 14,000 students)
Trident Technical College, (avg. enrollment, 12,000 students)
Northeastern Technical College, (avg. enrollment, 2,000 students)

Noted Online Technical Schools Available in South Carolina  

Central Carolina Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Remington College-Columbia, SC
IIT Technical Institute

Accredited South Carolina Technical Schools

Central Carolina Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Trident Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry

Sources
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education