To build upon a tradition of affordable academic excellence and strengthen our promise of professional preparation for our students, York College created the Center for Professional Excellence (CPE), which conducts a national poll that defines the characteristics of professionalism and assists in developing professional development programs for students.
The results of the annual poll guide future seminar topics, guaranteeing that our students are ahead of the curve when it comes to making themselves marketable as graduates. Through its poll on professionalism, we ensure our students know exactly what human resource and business executives are looking for in today’s professional. Learn more about the CPE.
York College is a community of learners and learning, whose members share the common bond of active participation in academic and campus life. At York, we believe the collegiate experience at its best is a comprehensive process of holistic personal development, which prepares graduates for productive roles in society, while facilitating their growth as individuals and life-long learners.
Following commencement, the graduating class gathers to write their names and messages in white on a large rock painted Spartan green known as the "The Rock" and "Old Spart." The students' signatures remain on the rock until the next commencement when it receives a fresh coat of green paint. Learn about York College's rich history and some of our other popular traditions on campus.
190-acre suburban campus in historic York County with convenient interstate access.