Florence-Darlington Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,440
2022 Average Net Price
$2,334
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.62%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,940
37.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
19%
93 Graduates

About

Florence-Darlington Technical College is a higher education institution located in Florence County, SC. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Florence-Darlington Technical College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (70 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (40 degrees), and HVAC Maintenance (19 degrees).

In 2022, 651 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florence-Darlington Technical College. 46.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (297 degrees), 1.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (182 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College is $4,440, which is $−3,672 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College is $4,440, which is $−3,672 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $2,334.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Florence-Darlington Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,440
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College was $4,440. The cost of tuition at Florence-Darlington Technical College is $−3,672 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$2,334
2022 Value
56.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Florence-Darlington Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $2,334. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Florence-Darlington Technical College grew by 56.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,138
Room and Board
$1,248
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florence-Darlington Technical College was of $6,138 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,248. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Florence-Darlington Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 23.5% with respect to 2021, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.62%
2019 Default Rate
41
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Florence-Darlington Technical College was 4.62%, which represents 41 out of the 887 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Florence-Darlington Technical College had a total enrollment of 2,940 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 1,112 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,828. This means that 37.8% of students enrolled at Florence-Darlington Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florence-Darlington Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.1% White, 37.9% Black or African American, 2.55% Two or More Races, 1.22% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.16% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.05% Asian.

Students enrolled at Florence-Darlington Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.3%), followed by White Female (23.7%) and Black or African American Female (19.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florence-Darlington Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,940 students. The full-time enrollment at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 1,112 and the part-time enrollment is 1,828. This means that 37.8% of students enrolled at Florence-Darlington Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Florence-Darlington Technical College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Florence-Darlington Technical College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,268 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,115 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    75 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Florence-Darlington Technical College is 43.1% White, 37.9% Black or African American, 2.55% Two or More Races, 1.22% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.16% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.05% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 379 students (12.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 47 fewer women than men received degrees from Florence-Darlington Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florence-Darlington Technical College is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (182 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Florence-Darlington Technical College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (70 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (40 degrees) and HVAC Maintenance (19 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Florence-Darlington Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (113 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (124 degrees), and Human Sciences (25 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Registered nurses (1,413,051 people), Social workers, all other (184,854 people), Medical & health services managers (169,795 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (142,531 people), and Pharmacists (135,608 people).

The most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College in 2022 are Precision Production (113 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (124 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), Engineering Technologies (20 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Precision Production (113 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (124 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), Engineering Technologies (20 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,559,095 people), Elementary & secondary schools (372,711 people), Outpatient care centers (297,299 people), Offices of physicians (213,842 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (185,243 people).

The most specialized majors at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Precision Production (113 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (124 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), Engineering Technologies (20 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (15 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Florence-Darlington Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 70 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Florence-Darlington Technical College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 70 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

349
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
302
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 349 degrees were awarded to men at Florence-Darlington Technical College, which is 1.16 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (302).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 56 degrees were awarded to men at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Welding Technology, which is 8 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.18 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
16%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% of students graduating from Florence-Darlington Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 16% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 18% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Florence-Darlington Technical College is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    297 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    182 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florence-Darlington Technical College is white (297 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (182 degrees).

19.2% of degree recipients (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    173 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    124 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Florence-Darlington Technical College is white male (173 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (124 degrees).

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Operations

Florence-Darlington Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 93.4k (4.68%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Florence-Darlington Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 47.7M. Florence-Darlington Technical College employs 73 No academic ranks. Most academics at Florence-Darlington Technical College are Female No academic rank (43), and Male No academic rank (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College are: Management, with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 17 employees.

Endowment

$2M
2022 Endowment
3.68%
growth from 2021

Florence-Darlington Technical College has an endowment valued at about $2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Florence-Darlington Technical College grew 3.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.22M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$15.4M
2022 Salaries
1.96%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Florence-Darlington Technical College paid a median of $15.4M in salaries, which represents 32.3% of their overall expenditure ($47.7M) and a 1.96% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.97M
Instructional Salaries
73
Number of Employees

In 2022, Florence-Darlington Technical College paid a total of $3.97M to 73 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
73 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College was No academic rank with 73 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College were Management with 28 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florence-Darlington Technical College was Female No academic rank with 43 employees, and Male No academic rank with 30 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Florence-Darlington Technical College.

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