York College (Nebraska)

York College
Type Private
Established 1890
Affiliation Churches of Christ
President Steve Eckman
Undergraduates 450
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] Average fall semester enrollment is around 450 undergraduates.[2]


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

Facilities include the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center (built in 2015) that serves as home for the music and theater departments; the Campbell Activity Center (built in 2012) which provides a home for chapel, intramurals and other student events; the Holthus Field House (built in 2003), a 35,000 square-foot indoor athletics practice facility; and the Kiplinger Apartments and Gibbs Hall (both built in 2006), apartment-style residence halls for upper classmen. The Mackey Center (built in 1998) has a readily identifiable clock tower and includes the admissions office, cafeteria and the Clayton Museum of Ancient History featuring the Stanback Collection. Along with newer facilities, the campus also includes several classic college structures built in the early 20th century. Though not originally part of campus, the Prayer Chapel (built in 1901) was moved from its original site in 1999, restored and is now a focal point for the college and the York community. A well-developed park-like setting unifies the campus, providing a great atmosphere for campus activities and learning. [4]


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:

York College offers two graduate level fields of study:

Students and faculty

York's student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 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.[7]


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).[8] During the 2015–16 season, the college competed as an NAIA Independent. Following a one-year transition, the Panthers became a full participant in the KCAC for the 2016–17 sports season. Formerly, York College was a member of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC). 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

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

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

Special interest

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. "York College 2015-2016 Academic Catalog, pp.17-18" (PDF). York.edu. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  5. "Master of Education in Curriculum Instruction". York.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-25.
  6. Jackson, Alyssa. "Teachers get a lesson in technology from York College". York Dispatch. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  7. "Opening Days of the 124th Year". York.edu. Retrieved 2013-09-25.
  8. "KCAC Announces the Addition of York College". kcacsports.com. Retrieved 2015-06-26.

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

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