York Technical College

  • 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 4,529 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Top Rankings

York Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in South Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 404 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
York Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty404 staff142 staff
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Student Body

The student population of York Technical College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The York Technical College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,529 students1,682 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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# Full-Time Students2,277 students739 students
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# Part-Time Students2,252 students943 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
7%
7%
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% Black
23%
25%
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% White
58%
53%
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% Two or more races
8%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
9%
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Diversity Score0.600.64
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College Completion Rate
17%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,900$28,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,577 is less than the state average of $5,692. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,137 is less than the state average of $10,568. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,577$5,692
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,137$10,568
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,890
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Source: 2020 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to York Technical College is Clinton College (3.1 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,692 per year for in-state students and $10,568 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,258 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 76%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is Midlands Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.