Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence, SC 29501
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Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) is located in Florence, South Carolina and is a part of the South Carolina Technical College System. This two-year community college was established in 1963 and it currently serves more than 5600 students. Students will be able to pursue various associate’s degrees and diplomas at this college. There are also many technical and vocational certificate opportunities to consider. Students will be able to enjoy many programs that will lead to potentially lucrative careers. FDTC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

FDTC has both a practical nursing program and an associate’s degree in nursing program. Nursing students who graduate from this program go on to find jobs in the field of nursing very quickly. Students are prepared to pass the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN licensure exam by receiving a very complete education. Prospective nurses will be ready to provide the best possible care to all patients in a variety of different medical settings. The practical nursing program is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Nursing. The associate’s degree in nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Number of Students5,439
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 11 92
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 16
Certificate 0 2
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 92.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 76.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences
01/01/2005 - Current
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1970 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1975 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$171/credit
In State Students$182/credit
Out of State Students$260/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,695 $8,190 $11,700
ADN 70 $11,970 $12,740 $18,200
BSN 125 $21,375 $22,750 $32,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 93% of Florence-Darlington Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 65% $5,231
Other Federal Grant 12% $500
State Grant & Scholarships 60% $4,158
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 4% $1,068
Federal Student Loans 24% $4,407
Private Loans -- $7,867


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,992
$30,001 to $48,000$2,753
$48,001 to $75,000$4,217
$75,001 to $110,000$5,852
Over $110,000$6,053

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Carolina state board of nursing.
Florence-Darlington Technical College
2715 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC 29501

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