Clinton College Slashes Tuition by 50 Percent With the Goal to Boost Enrollments

Historically Black Clinton College in Rock Hill, South Carolina,  will be cutting tuition by 50 percent this fall semester to ease the financial strain on families negatively impacted by the pandemic. Additionally, the college will also be giving all students a brand new tablet computer.

Jocelyn Biggs, associate vice president of student enrollment for Clinton College, said that the initiative is designed to help students continue their education. ”This is our way of saying you can still go to college at a reduced tuition amount and we’re here to help,” Biggs said.

The college has roots dating back to 1894, when it was founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Incorporated as Clinton Normal and Industrial Institute on June 22, 1909, the school was authorized to grant state teacher certificates. The institution became Clinton Junior College. In 2013, the college was authorized to grant its first bachelor’s degrees and its name was changed to Clinton College.

In the fall of 2019, Clinton College enrolled 190 students. African Americans were 96 percent of the student body.

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  1. Can somebody please explain what is Clinton College know for academically speaking? How many students from their biology program went on medical school after completing their degree? In my view, whoever is in charge of marketing and recruiting for Clinton College should be immediately relieved of their duties for malfeasance. Instead of boasting about “slashing your tuition by 50 percent” Pres. McCorn, and the VP for Enrollment Services should be emphasizing the intellectual contribution by its faculty and students. Thereby, Black high school students in the Rock Hill, SC area and within the state of SC, NC, and GA may consider in attending. Finally, the entire website for Clinton College needs to be immediately revamped because it’s borderline skeletal with sparse information. Pres. McCorn, you have a lot of work ahead of you along with raising your standards across the board. Respectfully.

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