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  • Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master`s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

School Highlights

Young Harris College serves 1,417 students (66% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,417 students
  • Private-state tuition: $30,317
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Young Harris College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Young Harris College
(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 years but < 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
n/a
209 staff
This chart display total faculty of Young Harris College and community college average number of faculty in GA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Young Harris College has grown by 17% over five years.
The Young Harris College diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,417 students
2,400 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
942 students
882 students
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# Part-Time Students
475 students
1,518 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
105 students
245 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
922 students
940 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
20 students
71 students
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GA All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
474 students
1,740 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
1 students
37 students
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GA All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,081 students
654 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
3%
8%
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% Black
8%
31%
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% White
74%
47%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Non Resident races
9%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
7%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score
0.44
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
36%
31%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Young Harris College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of GA by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.79%
3.17%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,300
$29,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $30,317 is more than the state average of $15,183. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$30,317
$15,183
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$27,000
$12,139
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,261
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
65%
79%
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SAT Reading
535
515
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SAT Math
510
485
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SAT Writing
490
470
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ACT Composite
22
19
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ACT English (Year 2021)
19
18
ACT Math (Year 2021)
20
19
ACT Writing
n/a
7

Sports

Total Sports Offered
10 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • History: Founded in 1886 by circuit-riding Methodist minister Artemas Lester
  • Location: Young Harris, Georgia in the North Georgia mountains, approximately two hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Asheville and Greenville
  • Fall 2020 Enrollment: 1,396 traditional and dual-enrollment students, 21 graduate students
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
  • Classes Taught by Full-Time Faculty: 100 percent
  • Typical Class Size: 13
  • Students Receiving Scholarships/Grants: Nearly 100 percent
  • Student Organizations: More than 60
  • Athletics: Men`s baseball, tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross country; Women`s softball, tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross country, volleyball

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Young Harris College cost?

Young Harris College's private state tuition is approximately $30,317.

What is the acceptance rate of Young Harris College?

The acceptance rate of Young Harris College is 65%, which is lower than the state average of 79%.

What sports does Young Harris College offer?

Young Harris College offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.

What is Young Harris College's ranking?

Young Harris College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Georgia for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,417 students
  • Private-state tuition: $30,317
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Verified school update

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