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We last covered the mighty Hornets of Alabama State which received an average score of 7.8.

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Denmark Technical College is one of two HBCUs in Denmark, SC. We previously covered the other, Voorhees College. Started during segregation in 1947 by the state as a vocational school for Blacks, Denmark has retained this identity and has stayed a trade school. It offers two year associates or field specific degrees in everything from practical nursing to CNC machining, to electric lineworker training, to CDLs for truck drivers. It also has a healthy sized sports program with men's and women's basketball and soccer.

Unfortunately like many HBCUs it had a financial brush with death around 2018. Only the efforts of the new president, Dr. Willie Todd, as well as protesting students and alumni helped reverse a recommendation from the state education board to close the school. Denmark's attendance has been rising since the pandemic but its enrollment of about 600 is still far off of its peak of nearly 2,300 students in 2008.

See more here: How Denmark Technical College Came Back from the Edge



Founded: 1947

City, State: Denmark, SC

Type: 2-year, Public

Nickname: Panthers

Enrollment and percent Black enrollment: 612 (all undergraduate), 77% Black

Part-time student percentage: 42%

First Generation Student Percentage: 48%

Percentage of students from households under $30k/over $100k: 80% / N/A

Out of State Percentage: 10%

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Admissions Acceptance Rate: Open enrollment

2-yr graduation rates: 24%

Transfer out rate: 9%

Male/Female percentages (Female:Male Ratio): 35% male/ 65% female (1.9:1)

Tuition: In-state: $6k, Out-of-state: $12k

Median Federal Debt After Graduation: $9k

Median Parent PLUS Loans After Graduation: N/A

Median Earning 10-Years after 10 years from freshman year: $22k

Median Earnings for specific majors after 3 years after graduation:
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Top Majors by Degrees:
Associate Degrees, Practical Nursing, Machinist training

Endowment: N/A

Alumni Engagement: N/A

Athletic Conference: National Junior College Athletic Association (Div I)

Mascot: Panthers

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Notable Alumni:
J. Anthony Brown - comedian (studied to be a tailor/fashion designed)
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Drink Smalls - blues musician (studied barbering)
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Main Campus
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CNC Machining
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Gymnasium
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Cheerleaders
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Miss Denmark Technical College
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I used to clap the cheeks of a chick there when I was at SC State, that being said, these are really good pics of the campus. I’ve been there and it’s like a small community college. Its in the middle of nowhere, there is another small hbcu damn near across the street called Vorhees
 

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The promo video is well done, touches on all of the selling points. Even the best feature, a dual enrollment pipeline from area high schools. Fact that the school survived after having been in danger of closing, shows that state leaders recognize the importance to the economy. An accredited public Community College with degree/certificate/license options.
A safe alternative to the for-profit schools that have (rightly) been under fire the past few years. Those are mostly scam schools.

I hope the school turns the corner and have addressed their management issues.
 
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