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If you want to know more about York College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is York College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

York College was awarded 20 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

York is ranked #1,366 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

York also holds the #116 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into York?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at York College is a competitive 44%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to York submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 520. Math scores were between 440 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for York College  ( 440 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for York College  ( 440 to 520 )
York received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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York College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At York College, this rate is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at York College is 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  33 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at York College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at York College is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 5% for first-time, full-time students at York, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  5 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at York

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,116 undergraduates at York with 5,113 being full-time and 3,003 being part-time.

York Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for York is 39.25 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  39.25 out of 100
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How Much Does York College Cost?

The overall average net price of York is $4,434. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for York

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,932 $5,079 $9,209 $10,945 $13,890

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of York, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At York, approximately 4% of students took out student loans averaging $4,204 a year. That adds up to $16,816 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at York is 5.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do York Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from York make about $40,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at York College make the most money.

Location of York College

Located in Jamaica, New York, York College is a public institution. The location of York is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for York are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451
Phone: 718-262-2000

York College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 46 majors graduated from York College. Of these students, 1,133 received undergraduate degrees and 81 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 186 $31,900
Business Administration & Management 118 $27,900
Health Sciences & Services 111 NA
Social Work 87 NA
Accounting 74 $32,000
Sociology 58 $32,100
Public Health 54 $30,000
Nursing 40 $81,800
Marketing 39 $25,100
Computer Science 35 $31,100

Learn more about the majors offered at York College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at York

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,915 students took at least one online class at York College. This is an increase from the 971 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,915 49
2016-2017 971 46
2015-2016 662 28
2014-2015 418 17
2013-2014 1,277 278

Learn more about online learning at York College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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