Accreditation and Membership

York College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits schools and colleges in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, DC, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Accreditation by one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators. Information about the ongoing Middle States process is also available.

If any student or prospective student wishes to file a complaint with York College’s regional accreditor, the Middle States Commission website provides details on how to do so. Please go to their website at and follow the link under "File Complaint (regarding accredited or candidate MSCHE institution)."

Program Accreditations and Licensure

Licensure pass rates for the last three years are as follows:

Respiratory Therapy 
(TMC High Cut Score)


In addition, YCP offers a program in Nuclear Medicine, for which graduates are certified by exam, which in turn makes them eligible to be licensed; and a program in Radiography, for which graduates become registered. Certification and registration pass rates for these programs are as follows.

Nuclear Medicine 

Two tests are available to students in the Nuclear Medicine program, the NMTCB and ARRT. 





York College is also accredited by:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • The Recreation Leadership program at York College of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Accrediting Council of Business Schools and Programs
  • The Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,
  • Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation

The College is an institutional member of these organizations:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American College Public Relations Association
  • American Health Care Association
  • Association of American Colleges
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
  • College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Field Institute for Technology in Nursing Education
  • Middle Atlantic Association of Schools of Business
  • Marine Science Consortium
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • National Commission on Accrediting, Inc.
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors
  • Pennsylvania Association of Administration of Justice Education
  • Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools
  • Pennsylvania Health Care Association
  • Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • Potomac Chesapeake Association of College Admissions Counselors

The College is also approved by:

  • The Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
  • Department of Education for Training Veterans
  • Pennsylvania Board of Licensure for Nursing Home Administrators (NHA)