Clinton College (South Carolina)

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Clinton College
Former names
Clinton Normal and Industrial Institute, Clinton Junior College
Established1894 (1894)
PresidentLester A. McCorn
Location, ,
United States

34°54′49″N 81°02′37″W / 34.91361°N 81.04361°W / 34.91361; -81.04361Coordinates: 34°54′49″N 81°02′37″W / 34.91361°N 81.04361°W / 34.91361; -81.04361[1]
ColorsBlack and Gold and Burgundy
SportsBasketball (M/W)
MascotGolden Bears

Clinton College is a historically black, Christian college in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.


It was founded as the Clinton Institute in 1894 and named after Bishop Caleb Isom Clinton of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church's Palmetto Conference.

On June 22, 1909, it was incorporated as Clinton Normal and Industrial Institute. In 2013, the school received accreditation to become a four-year institution, changing the name from Clinton Junior College to Clinton College.

Clinton College celebrated 125 years of higher education in 2019.


The Clinton College men's basketball team won the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference (EMAC) championship on February 23, 2019. They defeated Johnson & Wales University 77-75.


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