Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at TCL are predominantly White with a significant Black population. The school has very high racial diversity. 51% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Technical College of the Lowcountry students
Race Percent of Students
White 49%
Black 35%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 110% more female students than male students enrolled at Technical College of the Lowcountry with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, TCL has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Technical College of the Lowcountry students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Technical College of the Lowcountry students
Gender Number of Students
Men 726
Women 1,521

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

TCL serves a very low number of students outside of South Carolina, with 96 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Technical College of the Lowcountry students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 96%
Out of State 4%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$50,496 per year

58% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
2,247
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 44.8%
Part time Undergrads 69.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217712 IPEDS survey data for Technical College of the Lowcountry.