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York College
York College (Nebraska) official logo.png
Type Private
Affiliation Churches of Christ
PresidentSteve Eckman
Location, ,
Campus Urban, 50 acres (20 ha)
Website www.york.edu

York College is a private four-year college affiliated with the Churches of Christ located in York, Nebraska, United States (50 miles west of Lincoln). The college was founded in 1890.


York College was founded in 1890 by the United Brethren Church. In 1946 the merger of the United Brethren Church and the Evangelical Church (see Evangelical Association) transferred control of the school to the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1956 the church transferred control to members of the Churches of Christ. The college has more than 7,500 alumni. Average fall semester enrollment is around 425 undergraduates. [1]


The college's campus is situated on fifty acres of land and includes seventeen major buildings.

Facilities include the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center (built in 2015) that serves as home for the music and theater departments; the Campbell Activity Center (built in 2012) which provides a home for chapel, intramurals and other student events; the Holthus Field House (built in 2003), a 35,000 square-foot indoor athletics practice facility; and the Kiplinger Apartments and Gibbs Hall (both built in 2006), apartment-style residence halls for upper classmen. The Mackey Center (built in 1998) has a readily identifiable clock tower and includes the admissions office, cafeteria and the Clayton Museum of Ancient History featuring the Stanback Collection. Along with newer facilities, the campus also includes several classic college structures built in the early 20th century. Though not originally part of campus, the Prayer Chapel (built in 1901) was moved from its original site in 1999, restored, and is now a focal point for the college and the York community. A well-developed park-like setting unifies the campus, providing a great atmosphere for campus activities and learning. [2] [3]


York is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college completed its most recent 10-year review and reaffirmation visit on February 17–19, 2014. [4]


The college provides both residential, traditional undergraduate education and online, non-traditional programs. Baccalaureate degrees offered and fields of study include: [5]

  • Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, Agriculture Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Sports Management
  • Bachelor of Arts: Biblical Studies, Biology, Communication (Business, Theatre, Speech), Education, English, General Studies, History, Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Natural Sciences (Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Music: Vocal Music Performance

York College offers two graduate level fields of study through York College Online: [6]

  • Master of Arts: Education (Curriculum and Instruction), Organizational and Global Leadership

Students and faculty

York's student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. Student enrollment is typically around 450 in the fall semester with a typical class size of 22. The student population consists of students from 30 states and 10 countries.


Extracurricular organizations include 14 athletic teams, Christian outreach and service groups, performance ensembles, social clubs, literary publications, honor societies and a wide range of intramural sports.


The York College Panthers compete at the varsity level as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II. The college is a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC). [7] Women's varsity sports include basketball, cheer & dance, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball and wrestling. Men's varsity sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track & field and wrestling. [8] York College was formerly a member of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Performing Arts

ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), Celebration Singers, Children’s Theatre, Concert Choir, Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre), MENC (Music Educators National Conference) [9]


Campus Ministries, Let’s Start Talking (missions)


Alpha Chi (Academic), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)

Social clubs

Beta Beta Sigma, Kyodai, Delta Chi Alpha, Kingsmen (Kappa Gamma Sigma), Koinonia, Omega Phi, Sigma Tau, Theta Psi

Special interest

Intramural Sports, Phi Beta Lambda (Business), SEAN (Education) [10] , Student Association


  1. ^ "History of York College". York.edu. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  2. ^ York College 2017-2018 Academic Catalog, pp.19-21, York College, February 8, 2018
  3. ^ "York College Campus". York.edu. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Accreditation". York.edu. February 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "On Campus Degrees". York.edu. February 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "York College Online". York.edu. February 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "KCAC Announces the Addition of York College". kcacsports.com. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Panther Athletics". York.edu. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "Performing Arts at York College". York.edu. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Student Education Association of Nebraska". nsea.org. Retrieved February 8, 2018.

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YORK COLLEGE (NEBRASKA) Latitude and Longitude:

40°52′11″N 97°34′48″W / 40.86972°N 97.58000°W / 40.86972; -97.58000