Clinton College

Tel: (803)327-7402
  • Clinton Junior College is a historically black, private two year institution with a strong Liberal Arts tradition. The College was founded in 1894 by The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church to meet the needs of descendents of slaves who did not have access to higher education. Today, the doors of the institution are open to all, those who have achieved academically and to those who have yet to reach their full potential. In keeping with its rich tradition, the College continues to provide a learning milieu for students to promote academic achievement and positive moral and spiritual development. This environment fosters leadership qualities and encourages students to be good citizens who can contribute to a global society.
School Highlights
  • Clinton College serves 194 students (96% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • Clinton College is one of 2 community colleges within York County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to Clinton College is York Technical College (3.0 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Clinton College(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty18 staff55 staff
Clinton College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Clinton College has grown by 31% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Clinton College diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment194 students1,260 students
Clinton College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio11:128:1
Clinton College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students186 students726 students
Clinton College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8 students534 students
Clinton College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Clinton College Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Clinton College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Black
Clinton College Black (2007-2016)
% Non Resident races
Clinton College Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.060.54
Clinton College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Clinton College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2013)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$17,700$28,900
Clinton College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2012-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $5,320 is less than the state average of $12,551. The private state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$5,320$12,551
Clinton College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
Clinton College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,000$14,979
Clinton College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,782$5,500
Clinton College Median debt for students who have not completed (2009-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,284 per year for in-state students and $10,399 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,551 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 62%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.54, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.