Greenville Technical College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Research the degree programs offered at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC. Learn about its academics, and get admission and financial aid info to decide if this is the right school for you.

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About Greenville Technical College

Founded in 1962, Greenville Technical College, also known as Greenville Tech, is a public, 2-year college. The college's main campus - Barton Campus - is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Satellite campuses are located in Brashier, Greer and Northwest, and special centers that cater to admissions and registration, automotive training, aircraft maintenance and truck driver training, and corporate and career development are found throughout Greenville County.

Greenville Tech is the only school in South Carolina that offers geomatics technology and fire service training programs. More students have graduated from Greenville Tech's physical therapist assistant program than any other physical therapist assistant program in the United States.


Greenville Tech offers more than 160 associate's degree and certificate programs. In 2010-2011, the most popular certificate and degree programs were health professions programs. Greenville Tech's STAT (Simulation Technologies and Training) Center allows students to gain experience in the nursing and health fields through the use of simulators.

Greenville Tech's library system contains more than 58,000 print books and 62,000 electronic books. The school offers internships, online learning and co-op programs. Greenville Tech is the only 2-year college in the state that offers an honors program.


To apply to Greenville Tech, prospective students must complete an online or paper application, pay an application fee and submit a form declaring their legal status in the United States. Official transcripts and test scores should also be submitted.

Students are required to undergo placement testing if they do not have qualifying ACT, SAT, AP or IB (International Baccalaureate) scores. Greenville Tech has an open admissions policy, but some programs have additional requirements. Greenville Tech accepts AP and dual credits.

In 2011, 57% of Greenville Tech students attended the college part-time. A little more than half of students were 24 years of age or younger.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition at Greenville Tech is based on credit hours and varies depending on residency. In 2012, in-county students taking 12 credits paid $1,933, while out-of-county students paid $2,095, and out-of-state students paid $3,955. These prices included tuition and some fees. Application fees and other fees were not included, and some programs had additional costs. In-state students may be eligible for lottery funds to offset tuition.

Apartment-style student housing is available on the Barton Campus. There's no meal plan available since students have access to kitchens in their apartments. For the Spring 2013 semester, fees for student housing ranged from $2,700-$3,350. Students living on campus have to make an initial payment of $500 even if they participate in the Financial Aid Deferral Program. VA and military benefits may be used to cover housing costs.

School Type Public, 2-year**
Degrees Offered Associate's and certificate programs**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Small city**
Student Body In 2011: 14,453 (all undergraduate)**
Student Housing Three apartment-style floor plans available on Barton Campus*
Schools and Programs Four campuses, four centers and more than 160 programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 18 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Certificate program (less than one year): Registered nursing (180)
Certificate program (more than one year): Licensed practical/vocational nurse training (163)
Associate's: Registered nursing (245)**
Graduation Rates 8% graduated within 150% of the normal time for their program
26% transferred out within 150% of the normal time **
Admission Rate Open admissions policy**
Entering Class Size 3,384 in for Fall 2011 (estimated)**
First-Year Retention Rates 55% for full-time students
43% for part-time students**
Application Due Date August 1*
Tuition (2012) $1,933 for in-county, $2,095 for out-of-county and $3,955 for out-of-state students taking 12 credit hours (includes tuition and some fees)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011, for full-time beginning undergraduates: Grants or scholarships (94%), Pell grants (62%), federal student loans (43%), state/local government grants or scholarships (61%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 95% of all full-time, beginning, undergraduate students in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Greenville Technical College, **National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Admissions and Registration Center, McAlister Square, 225 South Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607
  • Phone: (864) 250-8111
  • Website:

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