York College was founded in 1890 by the United Brethren Church. In 1954, the Church decided to end its support of York College which resulted in the college being shut down until 1956 when York College was reopened as a senior college. By 1970, York College became the first junior college in Nebraska to receive accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1994, York College gained accreditation as a senior college. Today, York College is a private, four year, senior liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of Christ. York College works toward the mission of transforming the lives of its students through Christ-centered education as well as creating a path of lifelong service to God, family and society. The York College campus is set on 50 acres of land and designed to create an intimate and safe setting for students. The campus houses 16 major facilities.
When applying to York College, potential students are required to pay a $20 application fee as well as submit their GPA, school rank, official transcript and SAT or ACT scores. York College has an acceptance rate of 56%. Students who are granted acceptance ultimately decide to attend York College at a rate of about 30%. Students who decided to attend York College come back for a following year of classes at a rate of 70%. Students at York College graduate within the four years it is expected to earn a bachelor’s degree at a rate of 10% and graduate within six years at a rate of 31%.
There are 472 students currently enrolled at York College, of these students, 33 are adult learners over the age of 25. Students at York College are mostly full time enrollments, with only 6% of students taking classes on a part time schedule. The gender ratio is fairly even with 45% female students and 55% male students. Around 71% of students are White and African American, Asian, American Indian and Hispanic students represent 8%, 2%, 1% and 8% respectively. Out of state and international students make up 57% of the student body and represent over 30 different states 17 foreign countries.
Students have a variety of options academically at York College. There are a number of programs students can take that will lead to a Bachelor’s degree, these programs include:
• Art education
• Biblical Studies
• Business (Administration, Communication or Management)
• Communication (Speech Emphasis or Theatre Emphasis)
• Criminal justice
• Elementary Education
• General Studies
• Middle Grades Education
• Physical Education
• Secondary Education
• Sports Management
• Vocal Music Education
In addition to programs leading directly to a Bachelor’s degree, York College also offers pre-professional programs. The pre-professional programs available are:
• Pre-Medical Technology
• Pre-Physician Assistant
There is a total of 41 faculty members, all part of the instructional faculty. These faculty members typically hold their highest degree in their specific field and place a heavy importance on the students. Faculty is able to provide specialized attention to students and interact in small class sizes due to a 17:1 student to faculty ratio.
For students wanting to complete a degree, but who have a hectic schedule, York College offers programs that can be completed entirely online. The online degrees that can be completed are: the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction and Bachelor of Business Administration.
Students can find many ways to stay busy outside of class. One of the most popular ways for a student to spend free time is through participating in extracurricular activities. The types of extracurricular activities that are officially recognized by York College include: Social clubs, varsity athletic teams, performing arts, literary organizations, intramural sports, Christian outreach, honorary societies, and Special interest clubs. Students at York College tend to be involved in events and organizations around campus with more than 20% of students actively engaging in mission outreach, church internships, or other Christian service each summer.
In addition to clubs, community service and student organizations, students can opt to participate in the athletic organizations offered at York College. Athletic organizations are offered at the club and varsity level. Students who are involved in varsity athletics at York College compete in division II of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and are affiliated with the National Christian College Athletic Association. Varsity sports teams include:
• Men and women’s basketball
• Men and women’s cross country
• Men and women’s track and field
The yearly tuition and fees for enrollment at York College is $15,600 for both in and out of state students. York College offers a tuition payment plan and the assistance and guidance of its financial aid office to help students with the cost of higher education. The financial aid office can help students find and apply for grants, scholarships and loans. Currently, 98% of the student population accepts some form of grant or scholarship aid. The average grant or scholarship package is $8,995 per student per year. Students can also take on loans for extra assistance, 89% of students have student loans and the average loan amount is $7,478.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Churches of Christ
Highest Level Of Offering:Bachelor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:33
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