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

June 24, 2011

York Technical College Announces Tuition Increase

ROCK HILLAt its meeting on June 14, York Technical College's governing board voted to increase tuition effective fall semester 2011. The change of $5.50 per credit hour represents an additional 3.93 percent investment for students.

When the new academic year begins in August, in-county tuition will increase from $140 to $145.50 per credit hour.

College officials cited a number of reasons for the change, including a new formula for determining state funding for technical colleges, which resulted in a cut of approximately $235,000 for the College, and the ongoing impact of funding reductions—more than 38 percent over the past three years.

York Technical College provides its students with valuable hands-on training for real-world jobs and transfer to four-year universities. One clear demonstration of York Tech’s success in preparing students is the performance of its graduates on national certification exams. Just recently, 100 percent of the College’s dental hygiene graduates passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam on their first attempt. The same was true for the College’s radiologic technology graduates, who sat for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam and scored in the 92nd percentile of all programs nationally—including four-year programs—with a mean score average of 91.2, the program's highest in at least a decade, possibly ever.

"The College has done a remarkable job of containing expenses despite the rising cost of utilities, supplies and equipment, as well as costs associated with attracting and retaining a quality faculty and staff," said York Tech President Dr. Greg Rutherford. "This modest tuition increase will allow us to provide our students with a high level of service and to maintain our focus on student success."

The board also approved the removal of the tuition cap, which limited students' tuition to the cost of 12 credit hours per semester. Students will now pay a per-credit-hour charge for all hours taken. There will be no increase in fees for the upcoming academic year.

“York Technical College continues to be a great value,” said Rutherford. “Anyone weighing their college options will be hard-pressed to find another institution that can match York Tech’s combination of quality and affordability.”

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