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York at a Glance

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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.

York College By the numbers

15:1
Student to faculty ratio
60+
Undergraduate majors
19
Average class size
91%
Faculty holding highest degree possible
91%
recent graduates are employed and/or in graduate school

Fast Facts A 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
    • 1 hour drive from Baltimore; two-and ½-hour drive from Philadelphia; two-hour drive from D.C.; four-hour drive from New York City, Richmond or Pittsburgh
  • Financial Information
    • 2018-19 costs: Tuition and fees (annual) – $20,100 room and board (typical) – $11,200. That's about $13,000 less for tuition 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.
    • More than 90% of incoming freshmen receive financial aid or scholarships.
    • The average resident freshmen financial aid award is $19,214. 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 in the top tier of 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 Veterans, Engineering programs, and a Best Value School. 
    • Best Value ranked York, Pennsylvania as having one of the “most charming college town main streets” in the country.
    • Named a 2019-20 College of Distinction for Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing and for all of Pennsylvania.
    • Ranked among the top 50 Hospitality and Tourism and Public Relations by Study.com.
    • Nursing Schools Almanac lists York College in the top 15 in mid-Atlantic for its nursing program.
    • One of the 50 Best Value Colleges for a Nursing Degree by College Factual.
    • Best Bachelor's In Sports Administration Degree Programs for 2019 by Value Colleges.
    • Recognized as one of the best RN programs in Pennsylvania by RegisteredNursing.org. 
    • Central Penn Business Journal lists York College's MBA program as one of the best. 
    • Zippia named York College's a top 10 college for design and visual communication majors in Pennsylvania.
    • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recognizes York College on the 2019 Transfer Honor Roll. 
    • RN Careers lists York College as a Best RN Program in Pennsylvania.
  • 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.
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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
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