York College Pennsylvania

York College Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania is a private college located in York, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1787 and was originally known as the York County Academy. The college enrolls more than 5,000 students every year. York College has more than 50 undergraduate majors in over 8 academic departments. The campus is home to WVYC, an FCC licensed college radio station, as well as more than 80 other student clubs and organizations.

York College has an active Greek life, in which 15% of students participate. The college's athletic department fields a wide variety of men's and women's sports teams. Its official mascot is the Spartan.

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York College Pennsylvania
Country Club Rd
York , PA 17403-3651
General Phone: (717) 846-7788

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York College Pennsylvania Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management239business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, knowledge management, management information systems, marketing, retail ...
Education and Teaching141education, educational administration, elementary/middle school admin, special education, elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, reading teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine136registered nursing, nursing administration, licensed practical nurse
Media106communication studies, mass communication, public relations, recording arts tech
Liberal Arts100Spanish language, English, technical and business writing, general studies, international relations, political science, sociology, urban studies, history ...
Security and Law Enforcement78criminal justice and administration, forensic science
Therapy and Counseling70behavioral sciences, psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy63parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management
Science50biology, chemistry, physics
Medical Support and Technology19nuclear medical tech, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Photography and Commercial Art18commercial art
Engineering16electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses
Fine Arts14fine arts
Medical Administration11health unit coordinator
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Family and Social Work8adult development and aging, public administration
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts4drama

Number of programs and degrees for York College Pennsylvania in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree98354
Associate's degree3812
Master's degree7812

York College Pennsylvania Student Body

In 2007-2008, York College Pennsylvania had a total enrollment of 5,720 students (5,195 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 35%
20-21 31%
22-24 13%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey18%
New York11%

York College Pennsylvania Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 52 %

York College Pennsylvania Room and Board (2007)

York College Pennsylvania offers campus housing for 2,014 of its 5,195 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of York, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

York College Pennsylvania Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490570
SAT Math500590
SAT Writing480570
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math2125
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT12%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

York College Pennsylvania Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 13,680
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,680
Room and board $ 7,800
Room charge $ 4,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,400
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
York College Pennsylvania participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 339900)

York College Pennsylvania Faculty

York College Pennsylvania has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$94,0845$89,666
Associate professoracademic year34$75,22924$73,307
Assistant professoracademic year40$72,35636$62,053
All faculty totalacademic year90$77,30465$68,332

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

York College Pennsylvania Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Capital Athletic Conference
Baseball Capital Athletic Conference
Track Capital Athletic Conference

York College Pennsylvania Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Knowledge Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Psychology, General

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Top 15%York College Pennsylvania Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 20%York College Pennsylvania % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy

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