York Technical College

Tel: (803)327-8000
  • 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 5,061 students (49% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
  • York Technical College is one of 2 community colleges within York County, SC.
  • The nearest community college to York Technical College is Clinton College (3.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 190 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
York Technical College(SC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty190 staff55 staff
York Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of York Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The York Technical College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,061 students1,260 students
York Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:128:1
York Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,482 students726 students
York Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,579 students534 students
York Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
York Technical College Enrollment Breakdown SC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
York Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2013-2016)
% Asian
York Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
York Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
York Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
York Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
York Technical College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
York Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown SC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.520.54
York Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
York Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,900$28,900
York Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,577 is less than the state average of $6,284. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,137 is less than the state average of $10,399. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,577$6,284
York Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,137$10,399
York Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%93%
York Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,750$14,979
York Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,000$5,500
York Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2009-2015)
Source: 2016 (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 (3.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Clinton College
    Private, non-profit
    194 students | 3.00 Mi1029 Crawford Rd
    Rock Hill SC  29730
  • 1,129 students | 17.50 MiThree Lakepointe Plaze, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway
    Charlotte NC  28217
  • 1,738 students | 18.10 Mi476 Hubbard Drive
    Lancaster SC  29720
  • 486 students | 20.40 Mi1200 Blythe Blvd
    Charlotte NC  28203
  • King's College
    Private, for profit
    395 students | 21.60 Mi322 Lamar Avenue
    Charlotte NC  28204
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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.