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York Technical College was established as the York County Technical Education Center in 1964. A decade down the line, the institute was christened York Technical College. York Technical College-Rock Hill, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, offers associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates, as well as continuing education and distance learning programs. Students can choose from a wide range of subjects in areas of vocational, technical and occupational education. York Technical College-Rock Hill has seven off-campus sites that provide opportunities for education. Chester Center and Kershaw-Heath Springs are among the off-campus centers of the college.

There are three major academic divisions in York Technical College-Rock Hill:

  • Business, Computer, Arts and Sciences Division
  • Health and Human Services Division
  • Industrial and Engineering Technologies Division

York Technical College-Rock Hill works with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and enables transfer of course credits to other public senior colleges and state universities.

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York Technical College-Rock Hill follows a no-discrimination and open admissions policy. Specific programs may require students to be in possession of a high school diploma or a GED certificate. Students can either apply for admission online or drop off their application in person at the admissions office. A placement test is usually required; however, those who have taken SAT or ACT should contact the admissions office to check whether they need to undergo the placement test or not. Once the results of the test are reviewed, students can register their official admission in the college.

Financial Aid

York Technical College-Rock Hill assists students in securing financial aid, providing adequate resource information, counseling services, and all other necessary assistance. Students can apply for different types of grants, loans, scholarships, part-time employment, and tuition assistance programs.

York Technical College-Rock Hill students are eligible for federal and state financial aid, as determined by filling out the FAFSA. Aid is most often given in the form of Federal Pell Grants, Federal Academic Competitiveness Granst, South Carolina Need-Based Grants, Federal Work-Study programs, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants.

Additionally, the Legislative Incentive for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarship Program assists meritorious students by bearing the entire costs of their tuition fees and books. There are several other institutional scholarships as well, and eligible students can apply for them.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4295th for the average student loan amount.
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York Technical College-Rock Hill is a part of a suburban setting and has a commuter campus in South Carolina. The college is an equal opportunity institute and provides learning opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds. It serves a community of about 9,000 residents. Developmental and remedial education is provided to students at York Technical College-York Hill.

The Students Activities Office of the college looks after all social, cultural and other non-academic activities of the students. The college has a Student Government Association (SGA) as well, and this organization is representative of the entire student body of the college. In fact, the on-campus student clubs and organizations are all sponsored by the SGA. There are more than 20 such associations including the Jacobin Society (Political Science Club), Student Paralegal Association, Phi Theta Kappa (National Honor Society), Alpha Beta Gamma (Radiologic Technology Association), Surgical Technology Association (Scrub Club), and Christian Fellowship.

Counseling services are available for students throughout their enrolment process. Academic counseling and personal counseling is also made available to students in order to help them achieve their educational goals and maintain a positive outlook. New students are provided with a general orientation into college life at York Technical College-Rock Hill. The START Center gives students advice regarding departmental orientation, college resources, registration, and other necessary information.

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Ranks 52nd in South Carolina and 3069th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.02
Arrest 1 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 289 0.43
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.01
Forcible Rape 46 0.07
Robbery 71 0.11
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 537 0.80
Larceny 2,298 3.43
Vehicle theft 161 0.24

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Rock Hill, SC 29730
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population45,913 (34,439 urban / 11,474 rural)
Households16,752 (2.60 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,423
Families11,761 (3.06 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4505

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3695th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,648 $3,996 $8,424
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $497 $497 $497
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $152 $167 $351
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,745 $6,093 $10,521
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,120 $19,468 $23,896
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,020 $11,368 $15,796

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,628 $4,048 $3,976 $4,396 $8,176 $8,728
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,450
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,200(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,750(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,750(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3628th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $48,410 ($47,621 male / $48,444 female)
Number of FT Faculty 117 (59 male / 58 female)
Number of PT Faculty 340
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $3,001,028

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