Young Harris College

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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 1,396 students
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Young Harris College(GA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences FocusAssociates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty- staff209 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Young Harris College has grown by 14% over five years.
The Young Harris College diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,396 students2,470 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio0:115:1
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# Full-Time Students-929 students
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# Part-Time Students-1,541 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-506
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% Asian
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3%
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% Hispanic
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8%
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% Black
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33%
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% White
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44%
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% Non Resident races
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2%
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Diversity Score1.000.68
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College Completion Rate
36%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,300$29,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $30,317 is more than the state average of $15,445. The private state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$30,317$15,445
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$27,000$13,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Young Harris College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in GA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,575$5,500
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Acceptance Rate53%70%
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SAT Reading545520
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SAT Math529495
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SAT Writing490470
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ACT Composite2320
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Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cheering, Cross Country,
Golf, Lacrosse,
Soccer, Softball,
Tennis, Volleyball,
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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

Profile last updated: 08/20/2021

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Young Harris College is Tri-County Community College (12.0 miles away).
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For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,028 per year for in-state students and $7,597 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,445 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett Technical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.