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About Trident Technical College

Trident Technical College is a public, state school in an urban setting in Charleston, South Carolina. Trident Technical College was founded in 1964 and now enrolls around 11,650 students a year, including 11,650 undergrads.

As of 2021, the total market value of Trident Technical College's endowment was $4,455,942 For each full-time student, Trident Technical College spends about $5,511. There are 20 undergraduate students for every full-time Trident Technical College professor.

2021 Trident Technical College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Average GPA 3.5
In-State Tuition $209
Out-of-State $357

Trident Technical College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Trident Technical College Early Admission

Trident Technical College does not offer early decision or early action.

Trident Technical College Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into Trident Technical College. In 2021, Trident Technical College accepted 99% of applicants. Out of 3,675 applications received in 2021, 3,623 students were offered admission . ### Trident Technical College Waitlist 2021

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

How Do I Get Into Trident Technical College?

Trident Technical College 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 Trident Technical College, applicants must submit the following items.

Trident Technical College Application Requirements

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Trident Technical College Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Trident Technical College.

Trident Technical College Waitlist 2021

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

Does Trident Technical College Require the ACT or SAT?

Trident Technical College has a test optional admissions policy. 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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Does Trident Technical College Offer Student Housing?Trident Technical College 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 Trident Technical College.

Financial Aid at Trident Technical College

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

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Trident Technical College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Trident Technical College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Trident Technical College, around 53% return for their sophomore 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 Student Debt

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 Trident Technical College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Trident Technical College a good school for you?

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Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

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Where is Trident Technical College?

Trident Technical College is located in the urban setting of Charleston, South Carolina.

If you want to see Trident Technical College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 26 to Charleston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charleston International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Trident Technical College and Charleston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 118067 Charleston, SC 29423-8067

Campus Setting: Urban

Trident Technical College Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Trident Technical College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Trident Technical College is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Trident Technical College is like? There are approximately 11,650 students enrolled at Trident Technical College. 36% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from SC and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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