There are three colleges located within Rock Hill, SC. The most prominent institution of higher learning in Rock Hill is Winthrop University, founded in 1886 as a women’s college. Today Winthrop it is a thriving, public, co-ed four-year liberal arts college with an annual enrollment of over 7,000 students.
York Technical College opened in Rock Hill in 1964. This two-year community college offers associate degrees and provides continuing education for approximately 9,000 area residents annually and is growing each year.
Clinton Junior College is a historically black, two-year institution founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1894. It is now a community college for the city of Rock Hill and York County, SC.