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Want the scoop on York College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors York offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is York College Ranked?

2022 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 764 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is clinical/medical laboratory science.

Overall Quality

York landed the #1,372 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

York also holds the #119 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for York College.

Is It Hard to Get Into York?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to York College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 53%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 96% 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 430 and 530.

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

SAT Math Scores for York College  ( 430 to 530 )
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 19 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 31%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  31 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 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 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 6% for first-time, full-time students at York, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  6 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at York College.

York College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,529 undergraduates at York with 4,927 being full-time and 2,602 being part-time.

How Much Does York College Cost?

The overall average net price of York is $3,433. 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 +
$1,826 $3,967 $8,209 $10,458 $13,171

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 5% of students took out student loans averaging $4,161 a year. That adds up to $16,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at York is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out 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, 1,164 received undergraduate degrees and 72 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 169 $32,391
Health Sciences & Services 163 $24,035
Business Administration & Management 114 $38,018
Social Work 79 $37,883
Accounting 66 $42,961
Sociology 58 $36,131
Computer Science 51 NA
Nursing 50 $97,071
Public Health 45 $36,521
Computer Information Systems 32 $40,574

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 2019-2020, 7,782 students took at least one online class at York College. This is an increase from the 2,857 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 7,782 7,122
2018-2019 2,857 77
2017-2018 1,915 49
2016-2017 971 46
2015-2016 662 28

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.


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