York College (Nebraska)

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York College (Nebraska)
York College (Nebraska) official logo.png
Established 1890
Type Private
Affiliation Churches of Christ
President Steve Eckman
Undergraduates 459
Location York, Nebraska, U.S.
Campus Urban, 50 acres (20 ha)
Nickname Panthers
Website www.york.edu

York College is a private four-year college affiliated with the Churches of Christ located in York, Nebraska, United States (50 miles west of Lincoln). The college was founded in 1890.


York College was founded in 1890 by the United Brethren Church. In 1946 the merger of the United Brethren Church and the Evangelical Church (see Evangelical Association) transferred control of the school to the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1956 the church transferred control to members of the Churches of Christ. The college has more than 7,500 alumni.[1] In the fall semester of 2013, the college had an enrollment of 459 undergraduates.[2]


The college's campus is situated on fifty acres of land and includes seventeen buildings.[3]


York is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college completed its most recent 10-year review and reaffirmation visit on February 17–19, 2014.


The college provides both residential, traditional undergraduate education and online, non-traditional programs. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Education.

Undergraduate fields of study offered at York College are:

  • Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice, Psychology
  • Bible: Biblical Studies
  • Biology
  • Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Sports Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication: Business Communication, Speech Emphasis, Theatre Emphasis
  • Education: Art, Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary, Special Education, Physical, Vocal Music (NCATE accredited)
  • English
  • General Studies
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music: Vocal Performance

York College offers one graduate level field of study:

  • Education: Curriculum and Instruction. This program is offered exclusively online.[4]

Students and faculty[edit]

York's student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. Student enrollment is typically around 450 in the fall semester with a typical class size of 22. The student population consists of students from 30 states and 15 countries.[5]


Extracurricular organizations include 14 athletic teams, Christian outreach and service groups, performance ensembles, social clubs, literary publications, honor societies and a wide range of intramural sports.


The York College Panthers compete at the varsity level as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II. Starting in July 2015, the college began a transition to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).[6] During the 2015–16 season, the college is competing as an NAIA Independent. Following a one-year transition, the Panthers will become a full participant in the KCAC for the 2016–17 sports season. Women's varsity sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track & field and volleyball. Men's varsity sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track & field and wrestling. York College also competes as a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

Fine Arts, Literary and Communication[edit]

ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), Celebration Singers, Children’s Theatre, Concert Choir, Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre), MENC (Music Educators National Conference), Unvarnished Words (Creative writing), Forensics


Campus Ministries, Let’s Start Talking (missions)


Alpha Chi (Academic), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)

Social clubs[edit]

Beta Beta Sigma, Kyodai, Delta Chi Alpha, Kingsmen (Kappa Gamma Sigma), Koinonia, Omega Phi, Sigma Tau, Theta Psi

Special interest[edit]

Intramural Sports, Phi Beta Lambda (Business), SEAN (Education), SIFE (Business), Student Association, Cheer and Pom Squad


  1. ^ "History of York College". York.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Opening Days of the 124th Year". York.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  3. ^ "York College at a Glance". York.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  4. ^ "Master of Education in Curriculum Instruction". York.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  5. ^ "Opening Days of the 124th Year". York.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  6. ^ "KCAC Announces the Addition of York College". kcacsports.com. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 

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Coordinates: 40°52′11″N 97°34′48″W / 40.86972°N 97.58000°W / 40.86972; -97.58000