Student Right to Know Graduation, Retention and Job Placement

MTC Graduation Rate: 11%

The Midlands Technical College graduation rate for first-time freshmen who entered the college in a full-time, degree-seeking status in Fall 2015 and graduated within 150 percent of program time was 11 percent. Graduation data rate by gender and race/ethnicity is provided below:


Male 10%
Female 12%


American Indian or Alaska Native  13%;  
Asian  6%;  
Black or African American  8%;  
Hispanic/Latina  17%;  
White  13%;  
Two or More Races  5%;  
Race/Ethnicity Unknown  8%

Transfer-Out Rate: 35%

Thirty-five percent of students who entered MTC in Fall 2015 transferred out to another college within 150 percent of normal time to complete their program of study.

Persistence/Success Rate: 46%

Of the entering cohort of first-time freshmen students in Fall 2015, 11 percent graduated, 35 percent transferred-out to another institution, and 11 percent were continuing their education at MTC when rates were calculated at 150 percent of the time for normal program completion. Therefore, the overall persistence/success rate of the entering 2015 cohort of students who graduated, transferred or continued their enrollment within 150 percent of their program time is 46 percent. Students who stopped their enrollment to obtain employment or who persisted beyond 150 percent of the normal time to complete their degree/diploma/certificate are not included in this 46 percent.

Student Retention Rate: 48%  Full-time Students and 35% Part-time Students

The Midlands Technical College annual student retention rate is calculated based on the percentage of the first-time freshman who entered the college in Fall 2017 and were still enrolled in Fall 2018. Data is presented for both full-time and part-time entering cohorts.

Job Placement Rate of Graduates: 90%

The Midlands Technical College Job Placement Rate is calculated based on 2,108 graduates in 2017-18, with 1,426 reported working on a job in their field and 444 continuing their education. Students who could not be contacted or who were documented as employed outside of their field of study at MTC do not count positively in the Job Placement Rate of Graduates.

Student Graduation and Retention data is taken from college IPEDS data and state reports. Job Placement Data is reported from the college’s Annual Program Evaluation Report of the SC Technical College System.

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