What would you say if I told you that I could predict the future? Our recent economic impact study allows me to do just that. My prediction? The Lowcountry, bolstered by TCL students and alumni, will thrive for years to come.
Technical College of the Lowcountry strives to elevate each student and every community we serve by providing a real-world college education at a real savings. You see this vision come to life through our success stories, but it is also evident through TCL’s total annual economic impact of $129.3 million.
While TCL creates impact through its operations, construction and student spending, the greatest impact stems from the added human capital found in TCL alumni.
Equipped with knowledge, creativity, imagination, and high-tech skills, TCL’s talented alumni are ready to work, which leads to higher productivity and profits for employers. TCL alumni also command about $8,500 more each year with an associate degree compared to those with a high school diploma in South Carolina. As these alumni earn more, communities and citizens throughout the Lowcountry and South Carolina also benefit from an enlarged economy and a reduced demand for social services.
No matter what the future holds, one thing is clear: TCL is creating a strong Lowcountry economy that will last for generations to come.
Richard Gough, Ed.D.