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Grow, Innovate, and Succeed in Dillon South Carolina

Dillon County, SC is the place for your business no matter your industry. The county is currently home
to a vast array of companies from a variety of industries.

There are several outstanding 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities within a short drive of Dillon County.

Northeastern Technical College

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Dillon County residents and existing business and industry receive workforce training and 2-year and vocational educational resources through Northeastern Technical College. Northeast Tech serves a three-county region that includes Dillon, Chesterfield, and Marlboro counties.

Most of Dillon County’s business and industry utilize the workforce training programs offered by Dillon County and its sister program – readySC which provides customized workforce training programs for new and existing industry. Northeast Tech’s main campus is in Cheraw, SC but the school operates a satellite campus in Dillon.

Northeastern Technical College’s Dillon Campus doubled in size in 2010 with the completion of the 200 building. This new wing houses two classrooms, a large computer lab, and a state-of-the-art biology lab. Students interested in pursuing programs, such as nursing, which require biology labs, can now take these classes at the Dillon campus. The Dillon campus offers both distant learning and traditional classes and can be utilized by local business and industry for workforce training.

Northeastern Technical College is a post-secondary institution which is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Northeastern Technical College is one of the 16 technical colleges that make up the SC Technical College System, an organization that contributes billions annually to South Carolina’s economy

Northeastern Technical College, a member of the South Carolina Technical and Comprehensive Education System, is an accredited post-secondary institution which grants associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates and is supported by county, state, federal, and student revenues. NETC enrolls approximately 2,700 – 2,800 college credit students and 3,700 – 5,500 continuing education students annually.


Coker College

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Coker College is located in Hartsville, a 1996 All-America City. It is a private, four-year, coeducational, comprehensive liberal arts college founded in 1908. Enrollment for Coker College is approximately 600 students.

The Coker Cobras compete in NCAA Division II sports. The sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, and golf for men; basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball for women. Along with the athletic teams for men and women, there are over 30 different clubs and organizations from social to academic to community service. Students are encouraged to get involved and with all that’s available, there is no excuse not to. Coker is committed to fostering great leaders and helping its students give back to the community.

More than $4.0 million is awarded annually in scholarships and grants, in addition to federal and state grants. Academic, athletic, talent, and need-based scholarships are available for all students.

Coker College provides courses for students to earn a Bachelor degree in 30 different majors.  Course work also includes 9 areas of teacher certification and 22 minors. Coker College offers courses for day students as well as adults trying to earn their degree at night.

The Center for International and Experimental Education helps students to find internships and suitable locations for study abroad. For more information, please feel free to visit Coker College.

There are several other major colleges and universities in South Carolina where residents of Dillon County receive in-state tuition. These schools include:


Area Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities within a 2-hour drive of Dillon County include:

Francis Marion University

  • Florence, SC

University of South Carolina

  • Columbia, SC

Coastal Carolina University

  • Conway, SC

The Citadel

  • Charleston, SC

College of Charleston

  • Charleston, SC

Florence Darlington Technical College

  • Florence, SC

News / Press

Dillon County leads Pee Dee in GDP growth

DILLON, S.C. – Dillon County is the only county within the six-county Pee Dee region to exceed the level of GDP growth statewide.  According to a report issued by the Bureau of Economic Analysis that calculates GDP by county across the United States, Dillon’s GDP rose by 10.33% from 2015-2018. In 2015,

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Inland Port bringing growth to Pee Dee

DILLON, S.C. – Inland Port Dillon is already paying off for the Pee Dee region. S.C. Sen. Kent Williams, whose district includes the inland port, said Friday afternoon that already two industrial businesses have moved to Marion County because of its proximity to the inland port near Dillon. “We’re very

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