Young Harris College

Tel: (706)379-3111
1,121 students
Private not-for-profit
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 1,121 students (97% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), 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 86 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Young Harris College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 86 staff
59 staff
Young Harris College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,121 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 290% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,121 students
1,282 students
Young Harris College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
Young Harris College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,092 students
810 students
Young Harris College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 29 students
1,017 students
Young Harris College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Young Harris College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Young Harris College Asian (2009-2013)
% Hispanic
Young Harris College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Young Harris College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Young Harris College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races"
1% 2%
% Unknown races
Young Harris College Unknown (2010-2013)
Young Harris College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
Young Harris College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $25,105 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $25,105 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $25,105 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $25,105 $10,294
Young Harris College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 889 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Young Harris College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 54%
Young Harris College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,460
Young Harris College sat total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 495
Young Harris College sat reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 485
Young Harris College sat math (2006-2013)
SAT Writing 480
Young Harris College sat writing (2010-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,667 per year for in-state students and $6,081 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,393 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 67%. 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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett College-Lilburn. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.