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Brookings Report Includes Greenville Tech among the Best Colleges for Alumni Economic Outcomes

May 1, 2015

A recent report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings demonstrates that Greenville Technical College ranks as one of the national leaders in value at two-year educational institutions. The report, “Beyond College Rankings: A Value-Added Approach to Assessing Two- and Four-Year Institutions” offers insight into the quality of colleges by measuring the institutions contributions towards future economic success by using a blend of government and private data sources, including LinkedIn and PayScale.

The report took into consideration a number of metrics to determine quality, including curriculum value, percent graduating in STEM-related fields, retention rates, instructional staff and financial aid.

Greenville Tech scored among the nation’s best two-year colleges in terms of value with respect to mid-career earnings and occupational earning power of graduates.


Greenville Technical College is one of the largest public two-year colleges in South Carolina. The college offers technical courses, certificates, diplomas and associate degrees in business, computer technology, health sciences, engineering technologies, industrial technologies, and public service. Greenville Tech also provides an extensive offering of continuing education courses for occupational advancement and personal interest, as well as economic development services that encourage business and industrial growth in a diverse economic community.

To read the full Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program report on college rankings, visit http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports2/2015/04/29-beyond-college-rankings-rothwell-kulkarni.

For more information on educational resources in Upstate South Carolina, visit https://www.upstatescalliance.com/about-upstate/information-downloads#workforce-education

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities, Rankings & Recognitions