York: Results Matter


Student-to-faculty ratio


employment rate for recent graduates

“I think York College helps you find yourself, because it provides you the academic background to be successful at whatever career choice you make, and it provides the professional development needed to be successful in that career.”

Seth Grove

Political Science
Pennsylvania State Representative
Seth GrovePolitical Science
Pennsylvania State Representative

Results Matter

Get an education that gets results.

At York College of Pennsylvania, we think the world has enough over-educated baristas. So we don’t settle for just educating our students, we prepare them to thrive in the real world … giving them the skills, the hands-on experience, and the confidence necessary to succeed on whatever path they choose. Because it isn’t enough to have a degree: What you need, what you expect to get for your significant investment in education, is a real edge. A distinct advantage. That’s what York College provides.

“I was heads above others with similar undergraduate degrees. The knowledge I gained at York made me feel more confident in all of my classes.”
– Amanda Bertram ’06

Amanda successfully earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology after graduating from York. She is now a senior research program coordinator in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

16:1 student to faculty ratio 85% career placement rate 20 student average class size


guarantees real-world education experiences for qualified students


YCP alumni say graduates are professionally prepared

“Faculty at York really gear you into becoming a professional. For instance, in Music Law you dig into contracts, into clauses, and one of the things that I do on a daily basis is go through contracts. It’s one of the major classes that prepared me for my job now.”

Anne Sturm

Strand Capitol Performing Arts Ctr., York, PA
Anne SturmMusic
Strand Capitol Performing Arts Ctr., York, PA

Professional Preparation

Rigorous Academics, Real-World Experience and a Higher Level of Personal Development.

The best education is one that prepares you for anything – a career, grad school, starting your own business, discovering what you want to do next. That’s a York College education. From internships, mock interviews and even business etiquette, to scholarly research, campus events with corporate leaders, and professional connections through faculty, we show you how to become “a complete professional,” someone who is prepared academically, experientially, and personally for professional success.

“York College prepared me for a position in the sports industry more than I knew at the time of graduation. The curriculum was unbelievable and covered just about every aspect of the industry. Some areas I didn’t notice right away, but I am definitely seeing it all now as the assistant general manager of the stadium.”
– Lisa Fegley ’06

Lisa Fegley, the assistant general manager at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL, was honored as 2011’s Florida State League Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year.

Real world education guaranteed 7/10 Alumni say they were professionally Prepared


athletic teams, clubs and organizations on campus


of full-time professors hold the highest possible degree in their field

“I live seven miles away, but why go home when there's so much to do here?”

Asra Khan

Pre-med, majoring in Biology
York New Salem, PA
Asra KhanBiology
York New Salem, PA

Why YCP?

York College: Excellence, Affordability and a More Relevant Education.

York College is an intelligent career – and life – choice on so many levels. The College is well-respected for its singular blend of excellence and affordability. Plus, with more than 50 majors, top-notch professors who know your name, and outstanding facilities, York provides big school perks and small school advantages. Socially, the York College campus hums with activity, thanks to over 100 clubs, countless activities, quality sports teams, and a lively community of new friends and classmates. And unlike many schools, York focuses on professional preparation, so you will graduate with the skills, confidence and hands-on experience necessary to succeed in whatever endeavor you choose to pursue.

“York provides an intimate campus atmosphere where you get the opportunity to interact with professors, allowing the opportunity to elevate your education to the next level.”
– Matt Clark ’11

Matt, a sports management major (with a PR minor), is now group sales account executive with the Cleveland Indians. It’s his most recent stop on a career path that included three seasons in Scranton-Wilkes Barre, working with the New York Yankees’ AAA affiliate, and another internship with the Longhorn Foundation at the University of Texas at Austin.

81% of faculty hold the highest degree in their field 90 athletic teams


York's tuition is significantly lower than the average tuition of other private colleges


of new, full-time York College students receive financial aid

“Through the College, I've made contacts in institutions that could possibly be my future employers. This certainly gives me a head start in getting a job after graduation.”

Misty Parshall

Secondary Education-Mathematics
Dover, PA
Misty ParshallSecondary Education-Mathematics
Dover, PA

Return on Investment

More than a Degree: A Competitive Advantage.

Education dollars are too precious to waste, which is why more and more students are applying to York College. Not only is York College’s tuition significantly lower than the average tuition of other private colleges, but 86 percent of our recent graduates have found employment. More students are recognizing our superior commitment to each student: the academic support provided by our Center for Teaching and Learning, the extraordinary individual guidance provided by York’s Academic Services team; and the get-a-leg-up foundation provided by our Career Development Center and J. D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship.

“Students who go through the YCP education process are not only ready and qualified to step into the business world, but they succeed when they arrive there.”
– Ben Edwards ’11

As a student at York College, Ben was an NCAA All-American in track and field. He was equally outstanding during his co-op at Graham Packaging Company, which led to a full-time position as a project engineer.

York's Tuition is 50% less compared to the average 99% of new full-time students receive financial aid


Included in The Princeton Review's "Best in the Northeast"


“100 Colleges Worth Considering” –The Washington Post

“Through involvement with committees, organizations, and especially clubs, I have made close friends, professional friends, and developed relationships with professors and administrators.”

Keith Wiley

International Relations
Red Lion, PA
Keith WileyInternational Relations
Red Lion, PA


York College is Nationally Recognized for Superior Value.

It’s always nice to be recognized for the work you do, but what makes us especially proud is the breadth and depth of the recognition we’ve received. Not only have we been recognized by the likes of The Washington Post and Princeton Review for overall excellence, but we’ve also been cited for providing superior value in higher education by Barron’s Best Buys.

“York College is continually considered one of the top colleges and universities for its success in providing a great education at a great value.”
– Kara Snyder ’13

Kara is an associate product specialist at First Quality in King of Prussia, PA. As a student, she served for two years as president of Enactus York, taught Zumba on campus, and was an intern for Voith Hydro, The Glatfelter Agency, and the York Revolution.

Top 1/3 of 100 colleges worth considering YCP best buy in higher education