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Higher education leads to future success.

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is an excellent choice for higher education in the Lowcountry. We believe in elevating all students to their highest level; that technology is a worthy and exciting career pursuit,  and that exceptional teaching transforms lives forever.   We promise you the best education at the best price to ensure your student has a great future.

Here are few reasons why TCL is the smart choice:

  • Easy on the wallet. TCL is the perfect place to pursue college at a fraction of the cost. With S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance, full‐time tuition is around $1,200 a semester. In addition, many students qualify for other financial aid and scholarship assistance. In fact, many attend TCL for free.
  • Easy to transfer. TCL’s two‐year Associate of Arts and Science degrees are transferable in full to many four‐year institutions in and out of the state – including Clemson, University of South Carolina and South Carolina State University. TCL also offers more than 80 individual courses that will transfer.
  • Career confidence. Our 80+ accredited programs of study provide hands‐on education for high‐skilled, in‐demand jobs of today and tomorrow. In fact, 93 percent of our graduates go on to work in their field of study or continue their education.
  • Students matter here. Students are more than just another number at TCL: their success is why we do what we do. Small classes and dedicated faculty ensure all students get the attention they deserve.

Please visit one of our campuses or contact our admissions team at or 843.525.8207 for more information.



Richard J. Gough, Ed.D., President



It's all about learning. At the heart of it, TCL is all about education, i.e., Academics.  Here on the "credit" side,

University Transfer & Articulation Info

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Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate

Dual Enrollment

Qualified high school students in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties may receive college credit for high school classes through participation

Paying for TCL

TCL offers higher education at a low price. Financial aid and scholarship packages make it more affordable (or even free). Financial

Degrees That Pay

From pursuing healthcare to honing a specific trade,  TCL has the programs of study that can take you from graduation day

About TCL

It's all in the name. Technical: Career-oriented education for today’s high-skill jobs. College: 80+ accredited academic programs and transfer degree options. Lowcountry: Community-directed and