South Carolina

Secondary CTE Enrollment

Public High Schools
228
Public High School Enrollment
215,692
High School CTE Concentrators
28,884
Total Secondary CTE Enrollment
187,774
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Postsecondary CTE Enrollment

Public Community Colleges
20
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full & part-time)
118,283
Postsecondary CTE Concentrators
28,070
Total Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
36,414
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Technical Centers

Area Technical Centers
43

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Fast Facts

CTE Secondary Concentrators
  • Graduation Rate
  • Go on to Postsecondary Education
CTE Postsecondary Concentrators
  • Earn a Postsecondary Credential, Certificate, or Diploma
  • Placed in Employment, Military Service or Apprenticeships Within Six Months
Associates Degrees & Certificates
20,534
Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded
36.3%
of All Degrees and Certificates Awarded Statewide

State CTE Director

Angel Malone
State Director
South Carolina Department of Education Office of Career and Technology Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Resources

Perkins Data

Perkins Eligible Agency
South Carolina Department of Education Office of Career and Technology Education
Funding for FY20
FY20
$21,780,147
Percentage of Funding Directed to:
Secondary
Postsecondary
Combined State Plan with Perkins and WIOA
No
Ways the Secondary CTE, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Systems Collaborate
  • Through statewide advisory committees/boards
  • Developing joint programs of study
  • Aligning programs of study with career pathways
  • Shared definitions of “high skill, high-wage, in-demand”
  • Offering joint professional development
Is the State Using the Reserve Fund?
Yes
Percent of Funds Being Reserved in Total
9.0%
Percent of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside for State Correctional Institution
0.7%
Amount of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside to Prepare Students for Non-Traditional Careers
$60,000
Middle Grades That are Eligible for Perkins V Funding
6-8
Secondary Program Quality Indicator(s)
Postsecondary-Recognized Credentials

Postsecondary Goals

Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Goal
60% Attainment by 2025
Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Progress
46.8%

ESSA Metrics

ESSA School Quality and Student Success Indicators

South Carolina has identified nine criteria for its college- and career-ready Indicator (one of two SQSS metrics at the high school level). A student only has to meet one from either the college ready or career ready list to be deemed “prepared for success.” In total, the indicator is worth 25 out of 100 points.

College Ready:

  • A composite score of 20 or higher on the ACT test;
  • A composite score of 1020 or higher on the SAT test;
  • A 3 or higher on an AP exam;
  • A 4 or higher on an IB assessment; or
  • At least six credit hours in dual credit/enrollment in 2-year/4-year college transfer courses in an English, math or STEM course with a grade of C or higher.


Career Ready:

  • Completion of a CATE program with nationally-recognized industry credential;
  • A silver, gold or platinum National Career Readiness Certificate on the WorkKeys exam;
  • A scale score of 31 or higher on the ASVAB; or
  • Completion of a registered youth apprenticeship through Apprenticeship South Carolina.