Spring on the York College campus

About Us

York College is the ideal location from which to launch your best possible future - starting from day one.

Size matters. Year after year, our students confirm that York College is ideally-sized: large enough to provide you the same opportunities as a major university and small enough to maintain our strong student focus. Classes are small. Experience-based learning is emphasized. Faculty are enthusiastic subject matter experts, dedicated to both teaching and mentoring. Choose from more than 50 bachelor’s degree programs, or let us help you identify your passion and create a plan.

YCP students get the best of both worlds - exceptional academic programs and an out-of-the classroom experience that creates memories for a lifetime.

The Right Fit From Day One

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York at a Glance
What makes York College special? We think it's a unique blend of faculty who know you by name, classes that challenge you, and an abundance of career opportunities at your fingertips.
Generation Next curriculum logo at York College
Generation Next
A liberal arts education is based on making you a well-rounded person, right? We take that a step further with Gen Next. It's general education that adds layers of disciplines as you dive into your major and see how it all connects.
York College Waldner Performing Arts Center in the fall
Our Beautiful Campus
York College has that classic college look you'll fall in love with. Beautiful autumn foliage and springtime blooms. Modern and traditional buildings across an intimate campus. Come see for yourself.

What Makes York Different?

89%
faculty hold the highest degree in their field
50+
undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs
16:1
student to faculty ratio
91%
recent graduates are employed and/or in graduate school
4000
full-time undergraduate students
Engineering students get to build their own race car at York College
"At York College, you’ll find an exceptional community of learners and doers who have enriching experiences both in and out of the classroom."
Dr. Gunter Smith
President, York College of Pennsylvania
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Where is York College?

York College is located in York, PA, in the heart of the jobs-rich mid-Atlantic. York is in the midst of an exciting revitalization with small businesses and entrepreneurial creatives leading the way.
  • 45 minutes from Harrisburg and Lancaster
  • One hour from Baltimore
  • Two hours from D.C.
  • Two and a half hours from Philadelphia
  • Four hours from NYC, Pittsburgh and Richmond