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York College of Pennsylvania Data & Information Overview

253 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
78% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is York College of Pennsylvania Ranked?

#909 Best Colleges in Nation
#51 Best Colleges in PA
Business Administration & Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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York College of Pennsylvania was awarded 253 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration & management.

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Overall Quality

YCP is ranked #909 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 109 colleges in Pennsylvania, YCP is ranked at #51.

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Is It Hard to Get Into YCP?

78% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
46% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, York College of Pennsylvania is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 78%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to YCP submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 518 and 610. Math scores were between 510 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for York College of Pennsylvania  ( 518 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for York College of Pennsylvania  ( 510 to 610 )
YCP received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for York College of Pennsylvania  ( 22 to 27 )

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York College of Pennsylvania Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
43% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at York College of Pennsylvania is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at York College of Pennsylvania is 43%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  43 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at York College of Pennsylvania

74% Freshmen Retention
45% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like York College of Pennsylvania enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at YCP for first-time, full-time students is 45%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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

York College of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,438 Full-Time Undergraduates
19.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,748 undergraduates at YCP with 3,438 being full-time and 310 being part-time.

How Much Does York College of Pennsylvania Cost?

$22,233 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
$38,440 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of YCP is $22,233. 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 YCP

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,617 $18,893 $20,717 $23,508 $24,898

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 YCP, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At YCP, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $9,610 a year. That adds up to $38,440 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at YCP is 3.4%. 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 YCP Graduates Make?

$54,892 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from YCP make about $54,892 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future YCP graduates since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of York College of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State
3,438 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
York College of Pennsylvania is a private not-for-profit institution situated in York, Pennsylvania. YCP is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for YCP are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 441 Country Club Rd, York, PA 17403-3651
Phone: 717-846-7788

York College of Pennsylvania Majors

55 Majors With Completions
762 Undergraduate Degrees
119 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 55 majors graduated from York College of Pennsylvania. Of these students, 762 received undergraduate degrees and 119 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
Nursing 98 $67,210
Business Administration & Management 54 $46,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 49 $36,439
General Biology 38 $33,386
Marketing 36 $40,217
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 30 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 30 $35,539
Human Development & Family Studies 26 NA
Computer Science 24 $59,394
General Psychology 23 $28,769

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

Online Learning at YCP

13% Take At Least One Class Online
6% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 516 students took at least one online class at York College of Pennsylvania. This is an increase from the 97 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 516 226
2019-2020 97 67
2018-2019 338 9
2017-2018 149 0
2016-2017 0 0

Learn more about online learning at York College of Pennsylvania.

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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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