College Profile

Technical College of the Lowcountry

Beaufort, SC
  • Public
    2 year
  • 2,434
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:16
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 11%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $9,152
    Avg. Financial Aid
One of sixteen colleges comprising the South Carolina Technical College System, the Technical College of the Lowcountry traces its origin to the Mather School founded in 1868. TCL is a comprehensive, public, two-year college dedicated to serving the diverse educational needs of Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties. The College annually serves approximately 8,500 credit and continuing education students, a mix of traditional, non-traditional, full-time and part-time. TCL provides quality, affordable academic and technical programs leading to associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. For more information, visit or call 843.525.8211.
Over 60,000 courses transfer into Technical College of the Lowcountry
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Full-Time Undergraduate 709
Part-Time Undergraduate 1,725
Transfer Students 270
Programs 86 Programs
Courses 845 Courses
Transfer Agreements 11 outgoing Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 60,424 incoming Equivalencies
11,683 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $3,772
Out-of-State Tuition $8,212
Books and Supplies $1,200
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 20%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $3,841
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 92%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $5,311

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    TCL accepts transfers; however, math and science courses are not eligible for some programs if they are older than five years at the time the transcript was received.

Transfer Application Requirements

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    Grades of "C" or higher are accepted when transferring courses.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    Students seeking an associate degree, diploma, or certificate from TCL must earn, through instruction at TCL, at least 25% of the semester credit hours required in the specific curriculum in which they are graduating.

Information for Transfer Out Students

  • Transfer Agreements:
    All of the courses required to complete the two year AA/AS programs may be transferred to any four-year public university or college in South Carolina as well as selected out-of-state universities.

Technical College of the Lowcountry

921 Ribaut Road PO Box 1288
Beaufort, SC 29901-1288
United States
Main Phone:
(800) 768-8252
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Transfer Services Contact:
Danielle Considder
Hub Director, Student Records
International Admissions Contact:
Mark Myers
Admissions Counselor, Admissions
Veterans Services Contact:
Jamella Taylor
Student Services Program Coordinator, Military Affairs

Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

TCL New River Campus
100 Community College Dr
Bluffton, SC 29909
Beaufort/Jasper County
TCL Hampton Campus - H. Mungin Center
54 Tech Circle
Varnville, SC 29944
Hampton County
Last updated on 5/23/2022 by AcademyOne.