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Colleges / Tri-County Technical College

About TCTC

Tri-County Technical College is a public, state school in an rural setting in Pendleton, South Carolina. TCTC was founded in 1962 and enrolls 6,128 undergrads and no graduate students.

TCTC's endowment was valued at $21.764 million in 2021. For each full-time student, TCTC spends about $5,033. TCTC employs one full-time professor for every 21 undergrads enrolled.

2021 TCTC Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $5,671
Out-of-State $9,751

TCTC Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at TCTC

Tri-County Technical College does not offer early decision or early action.

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2016 Acceptance Rate for Tri-County Technical College

It is not competitive to get into TCTC. Around 0% of applicants get into TCTC each year.

TCTC Waitlist

TCTC reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Tri-County Technical College?

TCTC is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to TCTC, applicants must submit the following items.

TCTC Application Requirements

TCTC Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to TCTC.

Is TCTC Test Optional?

TCTC is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at TCTCTCTC does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at TCTC.

Financial Aid at TCTC

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is TCTC a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at TCTC

About 36% of students who start at TCTC come back the next year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for TCTC Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does TCTC sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is TCTC a good school for you?

Interested in Applying to Tri-County Technical College?**

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Where is Tri-County Technical College Located?

TCTC is located in the rural setting of Pendleton, South Carolina.

If you want to see TCTC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Pendleton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what TCTC and Pendleton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 587, 7900 Highway 76 Pendleton, SC 29670-0587

Campus Setting: Rural

TCTC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to TCTC is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to TCTC is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Wondering what life at TCTC is like? There are approximately 6,128 students enrolled at TCTC. 56% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from SC and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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