News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael McAllister
(803) 327-8032

May 9, 2012

York Technical College Announces Tuition Increase for Fall

ROCK HILLAt its April 2012 meeting, York Technical College's governing board approved a 2.4 percent tuition increase effective this fall. When the new academic year begins in August, in-county tuition for York County residents will increase from $145.50 to $149.00 per credit hour.

York Tech’s tuition continues to be the lowest in the region by far, and the college is widely recognized as one of the best values in higher education.

While the college remains committed to maintaining and strengthening its standard of excellence, the increase was necessitated by a number of factors, including several unfunded mandates by the State as well as the ongoing impact of reductions in State funding, nearly a 40 percent decrease over the past five years.

“We currently have the lowest revenue among the state's 16 technical colleges,” said York Technical College President Dr. Greg Rutherford, “and our expenses are second lowest. York Tech has done a remarkable job of containing costs, and that is one reason we continue to be a great value for our students.”

The college will also introduce course fees, ranging from $12 to $16 per credit hour, for its instructional credit courses.

“York Technical College provides its students with cutting-edge training in preparation for real-world jobs and transfer to four-year colleges and universities—at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives,” said Rutherford. “The small tuition increase for fall will allow us to maintain a high level of service and our focus on student success in the classroom and beyond.”

For more information, contact Michael McAllister at (803) 327-8032 or

York Technical College / 452 South Anderson Road / Rock Hill, SC 29730