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Clinton College is a Historically Black College or University, attracting Black students to enroll in its associate and bachelor’s degree programs. If you visit to have a look around what might become your new home for the next two or four years, you’ll see just how small the campus really is. It’s made up of just three buildings, total.

Overview of Clinton College

Despite this, Clinton College does offer campus housing to its students. Given the small campus size, when you find out that the student population is all of 190 students, you may be surprised and a little relieved. At least you know that you won’t disappear in a large number of students. The small student body also allows the school to maintain a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1, which is quite good. The entire student body is made up of undergraduate students; this includes those taking their associate-level degree programs and those taking their bachelor’s degree programs.

CC is a private, not-for-profit college set in a small city. Rock Hill, South Carolina is small enough that you’ll easily be able to familiarize yourself with stores, restaurants, and places you can just get away and relax. Clinton College is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, where you may decide to attend services.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting City: Small
Campus Housing Yes
Student Faculty Ratio 11:1
Graduation Rate 76%
Year Founded 1894

Student Enrollment

Total Students190


Undergraduate Student

Male 99
Female 91

Graduate Student

Male 0
Female 0

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Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

The sticker price is the total price of your attendance at Clinton College. It includes tuition, room and board, books, supplies, and other expenses. Overall, the price of going to college here is nearly $22,000.

However, you and your parents may not need to pay this whole amount. After financial aid is applied, the students are responsible for the net price, or whatever is left over. As of a recent academic year, the average net price for all students was $15,617. Still, what your family is responsible for will depend on their annual income, which decides how much financial aid you can receive.

  • Families earning up to $30,000 paid around $15,259
  • Families earning between $75,001 and $110,000 paid around $16,054

As a freshman student, you will be encouraged to apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is how you find out how much financial assistance you qualify for. In a recent year, the entire freshman class qualified for financial aid. This was 131 students and about 130 received an average of $5,783 in grants or scholarships. And 20 students received an average of $6,858 in institutional grants and scholarships.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $15,617
Average Total Aid $5,783
Students Receiving Financial Aid 100%
Room & Board $9,551

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $10,020
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $10,020
  • Books and Supplies - $1,200
  • Room & Board - $9,551
  • Other - $1,000


Two degree programs at CC are the most popular across the campus: Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; and Philosophy and Religious Studies. Due to the size of the student population, not very many degree programs are offered.

If for some reason, you find that one of your semester’s classes is in direct conflict with your off-campus job or another responsibility, you may be able to shift it. If you ask your advisor about the issue, you’ll find that CC does offer evening classes and you may be able to use these for flexibility if they are offering another section in the evening. However, online (distance) learning isn’t offered, so every student must attend classes on-campus.

The retention rate, which is the percentage of first-year students who return to the campus for their second year as students is 60% at CC. The 4-year graduation rate is low at 13%, but the 6-year graduation rate nearly doubles to 24%. However, those students who do not graduate here usually transfer to another school instead. The overall graduation and transfer out rate is 76%, so you can expect to gain a foundation that will allow you to attend and graduate from another school of your choosing.

Student Population Total

Student Population 190

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : No

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Business Majors 7 Total Graduates / 87.5%
Business Administration and Management, General 7 Graduates
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1 Total Graduates / 12.5%
Religion/Religious Studies 1 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 0%

Outcome & Salary

Your early-career salary may be a pleasant surprise once you graduate and begin working. Graduates of Clinton College have average early-career salaries of $64,900 and their mid-career salaries are $119,700. Considering that the average overall salary of college graduates across the country is $74,952.

After 10 years of working, a graduate’s salary earnings potential adds up to $749,520 and their 20-year salary earnings potential is $1,946,520. Now, if you subtract your 4-year cost of education ($62,468) from these numbers, this leaves you with a 10-year projected return on investment (ROI) of $687,052 and a 20-year ROI of $1,884,052.

High school graduates who choose not to go to college earn a national average salary of $38,792. That makes their 10-year projected income $387,920 and their 20-year projection is $775,840.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $64,900
College Grads Average Salary $74,952
College Grads Mid Career Salary $119,700
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $749,520
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,946,520
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $62,468
10 Year Projected ROI $687,052
20 Year Projected ROI $1,884,052
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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