Florence-Darlington Technical College

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School Overview

Florence-Darlington Technical college in Florence, South Carolina, is a two year community college that is a members of the South Carolina Technical College System. The college was founded in 1963 and today serves the counties of Florence, Marion and Darlington, South Carolina. During its initial years enrollment at Florence-Darlington never exceeded 250, however, today Florence-Darlington Technical College enrolls over 6,000 students annually and sits on a campus that is nearly 240 acres (a far cry from the 10 acres it was established on). The college campus has eight large buildings that total nearly 350,000 square feet and it is in the process of adding an additional 325,000 square feet of instruction space for its professors and students. Florence-Darlington also operates satellite campuses in Lake City, Hartsville, and Mullins, South Carolina as well as a major health sciences complex located in downtown Florence.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 100548

Florence, SC 29501-0548

(843) 661-8324

(800) 228-5745

Fax: (843) 661-8041

Contact: Elaine Hodges

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 100548

Florence, SC 29501-0548

(843) 661-8324

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,505


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Computerized Placement Test administered as alternative to SAT or ACT for placement for most programs. RSAT, NLN, HOAE or HOBET required for some allied health programs.

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management C
Entrepreneurial Studies A
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Office Clerical Services C
Sales and Distribution A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Data Processing Technology A

Engineering Technologies
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Physical Therapy Assistance A,C
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General A

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Florence-Darlington Technical College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (843) 661-8324
Website: https://WWW.FDTC.EDU
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://www.fdtc.edu/admissions/
Address: 2715 W. Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501-0548
Setting: Suburb: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,558
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,800 (51% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,036
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,908
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,508

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Florence-Darlington Technical College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 84
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 35
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 86
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 44
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Precision Production 51
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Grand total 3527

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Florence-Darlington Technical College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,036
Out-of-state $6,908
Books and supplies $1,248

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 524 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 524 92% $7,508
Student loan aid 95 17% $4,013

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,304 79% $4,495
Federal student loans 625 15% $7,461

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Florence-Darlington Technical College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Florence-Darlington Technical College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Florence-Darlington Technical College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,558
Undergraduate enrollment 3,558
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Florence-Darlington Technical College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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