York Technical College

Tel: (803)327-8000
5,030 students
Public institution
York Technical College, a member of the South Carolina Technical and Comprehensive Education System, is a public, two-year, associate degree-granting institution. York Technical College seeks to contribute to the economic growth and development of York, Lancaster, and Chester counties and of the State. Through excellence in teaching and partnerships, the College responds to the technical and public service needs of the community. The College has an open admissions policy for qualified students and annually enrolls 5,500 to 6,000 credit students. York Technical College provides opportunities for individuals with diverse backgrounds and ability levels to acquire or upgrade the knowledge and skills necessary in engineering technology, industrial technology, information technology, business, health, or public service employment or for transfer to senior colleges and universities. In addition to teaching technical skills, the College seeks to provide graduates competency in written and oral communication, computer skills, mathematics, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
School Highlights:
York Technical College serves 5,030 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
York Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within York County, SC.
The nearest community college is Clinton College (3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 191 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
York Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 191 staff
59 staff
York Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 5,030 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,030 students
1,282 students
York Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1
22:1
York Technical College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,478 students
810 students
York Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,552 students
1,017 students
York Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
York Technical College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
York Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
York Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
4%
7%
York Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
24%
12%
York Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
58%
57%
York Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
11%
2%
York Technical College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
York Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
York Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.49 0.53
York Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,493 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,921 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,493 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,921 $10,294
York Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
89%
York Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

York Technical College opened in 1964 as a Technical Education Center and began with 60 students enrolled in seven programs all housed in one building. The College has grown in the past four decades from the initial enrollment to over 4,000 credit students in more than 70 credit programs. The College campus has also grown from one building to 14. In 1974, York County Technical Education Center became York Technical College. In addition to offering academic programs, the College provides continuing education for approximately 7,000 area residents and more than 250 businesses. This translates to about 325,000 contact hours of continuing education. The College offers Associate degrees in university transfer, technical, occupational and vocational. Diplomas and certificates in vocational, technical and occupational field. The college also offers Developmental and remedial education and Custom-designed continuing education for business and industry. The college offers programs in Business, Computer, Arts and Sciences, Health and Human Services and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. York Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates.

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,589 per year for in-state students and $8,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.