York College

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Degrees Offered at York College

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York College offers online and on-campus degree programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Seven Bachelor of Arts programs are available in fields such as communication, education, English, math, history, and general studies. The college’s biblical studies major asks that students work for the York College Campus Ministries to gain preaching and counseling experience. Five Bachelor of Science programs are available with majors in chemistry, psychology, biology, natural science, and criminal justice. Students can also earn a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Performance. Some of these majors are also available for online students.

Through York College Online, students can enroll in the college’s graduate programs in education and organizational and global leadership. Students who choose the Master of Arts in Education program must also pick a concentration in educational leadership, school counseling or curriculum and instruction. The curriculum and instruction program prepares students for finding solutions to some of the challenges that teachers face and how to teach students. In the educational leadership program, students learn how to build and manage teams to meet the needs of a school. Though the school counseling program does not help students get their licenses, it can prepare them for working in private and Christian schools. Education majors take courses that include:

  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Navigating in a Diverse Society
  • The School as an Organization
  • Current Issues in Education and Instruction
  • Assessment of Learning

Also available is a Master of Arts in Organizational and Global Leadership. This program includes 36 credits and concentrations in three areas of leadership: cybersecurity, healthcare and data systems. Introduction to Baseline Business Information Systems Management and Big Data Management are two of the classes in the data systems concentration. The healthcare concentration includes Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations and Government Programs and Insurance Issues. In the cybersecurity concentration, students take Risk Management, Forensic Analysis, and Cyber Policy and Law. All graduate students in this program will take six required courses, including Leadership Development and Coaching, Crisis Communication and Leadership, Personal Leadership Development and Building and Managing Teams.

About York College

York College is a private university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Established in 1890, the college had a long connection to the United Brethren Church. When that Church merged with the Evangelical Church, the new Evangelical United Brethren Church took control of the college. The Churches of Christ took over the college’s operations in 1956 and created an affiliation that still exists today.

Named after the town of York, Nebraska, the college has a small campus that is a short drive from Lincoln. Nearly 20 buildings are on the campus, including the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center and the Holthus Field House. Multiple residence halls are also available with on-site dining halls for on-campus residents. The Prayer Chapel is also a popular spot for students and faculty members to worship. York offers bachelor’s degree programs that include some online options and two graduate degree programs that are only available online. It has a total enrollment of 500 students, with more than 400 taking undergraduate classes. Most of the courses at York College consist of just 22 students.

York College Accreditation Details

The education programs offered by York College have accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). It also holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC accreditation gives students the ability to transfer credits from other schools to the college and to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

York College Application Requirements

It takes only six steps for undergrads to apply to York College and register for classes. Each student must apply via the online application or through the paper application, which they will need to submit before the next semester. York does not charge an application fee. Students will then submit official copies of their standardized test scores and transcripts and complete the FAFSA. Once accepted, the college asks for an enrollment deposit and a separate housing deposit for those who want to live on-campus. The college also requires that students sign their financial aid award letters before they register for classes.

Students can only enroll in a York College graduate program if they have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum grade point average of 2.5. The college will accept students from other countries if their schools have the equivalent of the regional accreditation used in the United States. Military students can apply, even if they earned degrees overseas too. Students who have a lower GPA will need to write an essay when they apply. The essay should explain the goals the applicant has while in the program and the reasons that he or she has a lower GPA. York also requires students to submit its graduate school application.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students in an online York College program pay $350 per credit hour as an undergrad and $425 per credit hour as a graduate student. On-campus students will pay $19,310 each semester and can take up to 19 credits of classes. They also pay a minimum of $7,950 each year for room and board. This basic package provides them with a shared dorm room and 15 meals each week. Part-time students pay $660 per credit hour.

The college requires that students pay their balances by the first day of the semester or make payment arrangements. Those who have a balance risk the college dropping them from their classes. To get financial aid, students must do several things, including:

  • File their taxes for the previous year
  • Create a FAFSA account and fill out the online form
  • Look over the report generated and make any changes needed
  • Sign and return the financial aid award letter mailed by the college

While payment plans are available for York students, the college can also award financial aid that includes work-study, loans, grants and scholarships. Academic scholarships go to students who finished in the top spots in their high school classes and those who show high scores on the ACT/SAT and have a high GPA. Scholarships are also available for the children of the Church of Christ employees and those who work for the Church as well as those who demonstrate need on the FAFSA. York College grants financial aid to students in its online and on-campus degree programs.

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