Trident Technical College

Charleston, SC 29423
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Trident Technical College (TTC) is located in Charleston, South Carolina and is part of the South Carolina Technical College System. It was formed back in 1973 when the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Technical Education Center merged with Palmer College. The school enrolls around 12,000 students each semester. TTC offers various associate’s degree programs, certificates, and diplomas that will help students to chase their career-based dreams.

The TTC nursing program allows students to earn practical nursing diplomas or associate’s degrees in nursing. This is a sequential program that allows nursing students to prepare themselves for progressive roles of nursing practice. Students will learn to perform as LPNs first and then as RNs if they continue in the program. There is also a transition program that allows current LPNs to pursue becoming RNs. There are going to be classroom experiences, simulation labs, and clinical experience that take place at local hospitals. This nursing program has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students13,271
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate61%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 0 0
Associate's degree 18 152
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 30
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 98.4%
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.3%

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Institutional Accreditations
National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences
01/01/2001 - Current
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1990 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
02/01/1999 - 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).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

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$177/credit
In State Students$196/credit
Out of State Students$335/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 $7,965 $8,820 $15,075
ADN 70 $12,390 $13,720 $23,450
BSN 125 $22,125 $24,500 $41,875
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, 91% of Trident 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 50% $4,623
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,202
State Grant & Scholarships 85% $3,185
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 3% $1,885
Federal Student Loans 17% $5,048
Private Loans 1% $5,157


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$4,364
$30,001 to $48,000$4,568
$48,001 to $75,000$5,759
$75,001 to $110,000$7,624
Over $110,000$8,191

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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Carolina state board of nursing.
Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Avenue
Charleston, SC 29423

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