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York at a Glance

Your choice of college has enormous impact on your future – and your present.
It’s a decision best made with both your head and your heart.

York College. Where talents and passions are identified and nurtured. Where real-world experience, close connections and personal growth are emphasized. Where students are challenged to become the best versions of themselves. Where the value of a good education is proven, every day. From day one.

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Fast FactsA look around York College

  • Academics
    • Master’s degrees in accounting, business administration, education, integrated marketing communication, leadership, music industry studies, nursing and public policy and administration;
    • Doctoral degree in nursing practice
    • Offers seminars, workshops, and academic experiences that prepare you for professional success.
    • All qualified students are guaranteed experience-based learning opportunities.
    • Most popular majors: nursingbiologyeducationbusinesspsychologysport managementcriminal justice, and engineering
  • Campus
    • 190-acre suburban campus
    • Adjacent to York, population 45,000
    • Conveniently close to several large metropolitan areas: 
      - 1 hour from Baltimore
      - 2 hours from Washington, D.C.
      - 2 hours from Philadelphia
      - 3.5 hours from Richmond, NYC, and Pittsburgh
  • Financial Information
    • View this year's tuition and fees. York College is priced far lower than the average private school in Pennsylvania! And yet York College still can provide nationally-acclaimed academic programs, class sizes and access to faculty that public universities can't touch, and the kind of career preparation coupled with a well-rounded academic program that puts you in the best possible position for success. That's real value. That's what York College of Pennsylvania is in a class of its own.
    • Full-tuition scholarships are offered through the Presidential Research Fellowship and York College Community Opportunity Scholarship Program. Specific scholarship opportunities are available for transfers and for international students as well.
    • 99% of students receive financial aid or scholarships.
    • The average incoming first-year resident financial aid award is $19,034. We value students who put in the work in high school needed to be successful. We value students who want to be around others who push them to be their best. And our scholarships and grants back that up.
  • What Others Say
    • Ranked among the Best Regional Universities in the North [U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges]. U.S. News also ranked York College as one of the Best Regional Universities in the North for Nursing and Engineering programs.
    • Princeton Review ranked York College as one of 2023-24's Best Mid-Atlantic Colleges. 
    • lists York College as one of the Best Pennsylvania Online RN to BSN Programs
    • York College has been recognized on the Military Friendly® Schools list.
    • College Factual lists York College as a Best Nursing School in the United States and one of 2023's Best Hospitality Management Schools in Pennsylvania.
    • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recognizes York College on the 2023 Transfer Honor Roll. 
    • York College has been recognized as a 2023-2024 College of Distinction.
    • University HQ ranked York College among the Best Affordable Forensic Science Degrees.
    • York College is ranked as one of the Best Colleges for Sport Management and Criminal Justice [Niche]. Niche also ranked York College as one of the Best Value Colleges in America and a Best Greek Life College.
    • Ranked among the top 3 Best RN to BSN Programs in Pennsylvania for 2024 by All Nurses.
    • One of the Most Affordable Master's in Educational Leadership in the Mid-Atlantic Region by  
    • The Broadcast Education Association has recognized York College as a 2023 Top Winning Audio Program.
    • named the City of York as one of the 30 Most Charming Small-Town Downtowns in America
  • Classic College Feel
  • History
    • York Academy received its charter from the General Assembly of Pennsylvania in 1787
    • The City of York was the first capital of the United States, birthplace of the Articles of Confederation, and where the words “The United States of America” were first spoken.

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.
  • 1 hour from Baltimore
  • 2 hours from Washington, D.C.
  • 2 hours from Philadelphia
  • 3.5 hours from Richmond, NYC & Pittsburgh