Young Harris College

  • 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 1,218 students (97% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 27:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
  • Young Harris College is the only community colleges within Towns County, GA.
  • The nearest community college to Young Harris College is Truett-McConnell College (23.8 miles away).

Top Placements

Young Harris College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Young Harris College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty94 staff94 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Young Harris College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Young Harris College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,218 students2,588 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:127:1
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# Full-Time Students1,186 students1,115 students
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# Part-Time Students32 students1,473 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,067461
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% Asian
-
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
6%
33%
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% White
84%
48%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Non Resident races
6%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
9%
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Diversity Score0.290.65
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College Completion Rate
36%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,300$29,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $26,386 is more than the state average of $14,834. The private state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$26,386$14,834
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$26,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$11,000$5,500
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Acceptance Rate50%77%
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SAT Total Avg.1,4601,390
SAT Reading495470
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SAT Math485455
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SAT Writing480465
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Source: 2016 (or 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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