Young Harris College

1 College Street
Young Harris, GA 30582
Tel: (706)379-3111
1,034 students
Private not-for-profit

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The purpose of Young Harris College is to provide the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts for students who value and are attracted to an institution with high academic standards and superior teaching. The college offers an environment in a beautiful mountain setting conducive to the development of the Christian faith and character, opportunities for personal and intellectual growth, and responsible citizenship. The institution also provides, for both its students and the general public, programs, services, and facilities that accommodate diverse educational, recreational, and cultural interests.
School Highlights:
Young Harris College serves 1,034 students (97% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Young Harris College is the only community colleges within Towns County, GA.
The nearest community college is Truett-McConnell College (23.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Young Harris College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,034 teachers has grown by 61% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 290% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,034 students
1,303 students
Young Harris College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
999 students
835 students
Young Harris College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 35 students
1,046 students
Young Harris College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Young Harris College sch enrollment Young Harris College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Young Harris College Asian (2010-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
17%
7%
Young Harris College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
6%
11%
Young Harris College Black (2006-2012)
% White
76%
66%
Young Harris College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Young Harris College sch ethnicity Young Harris College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.39 0.44
Young Harris College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $23,559 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $23,559 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $23,559 $5,890
Young Harris College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $23,559 $10,047
Young Harris College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 50%
78%
Young Harris College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 1,460
1,385
Young Harris College sat total (2006-2012)
SAT Reading 495
465
Young Harris College sat reading (2006-2012)
SAT Math 485
475
Young Harris College sat math (2006-2012)
SAT Writing 480
445
Young Harris College sat writing (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Young Harris College is a private, church-related college that specializes in the liberal arts core. Our concentration on the first two years of a baccalaureate degree is designed to educate the whole person – intellectually, socially, culturally and spiritually. Our 600 students participate in a full array of activities that prepare them superbly for further study. In fact, more than ninety-three percent of our graduates transfer to senior colleges and universities. High academic achievement is a hallmark of YHC alumni. Founded in 1886, Young Harris College is a private, United Methodist-affiliated residential two-year liberal arts college located in the Appalachian mountains of northern Georgia. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio and an average enrollment of 600 students, YHC combines a rigorous academic program with a nurturing atmosphere. The campus offers a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, six tennis courts, large athletic fields, the third-largest planetarium in the state, and the comforts of an up-to-date technologically advanced campus set amidst the beautiful north Georgia mountains. YHC's degree programs provide a strong general education for transfer to senior colleges and universities. The Associate of Arts Degree is offered with a concentration in liberal arts or religious studies; the Associate of Fine Arts Degree is offered with a concentration in art, music, or theatre. The Associate of Science Degree is offered with concentration in business, education, recreation, or science. Young Harris College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

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For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,366 per year for in-state students and $6,625 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,906 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 69%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett College-Lilburn. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.