Young Harris College
Young Harris, GA 30582


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,200
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Students with disability 9%
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,077 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Young Harris College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,333 applications and 1,284 students were granted admission. Young Harris College is at the #53 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 52% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 70% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT880 to 1120
ACT18 to 25

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Young Harris College's tuition was $28,012 for all students regardless of residency (4.6% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Young Harris College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 36% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,366 (which is 0.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Young Harris College in 2016-2017, was 226, which is 65% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,569 (which is 5.5% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Young Harris College has enrolled a total of 1,200 students (1,109 students full-time and 91 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,200 students, 61 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 56 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 75%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Black/African American: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Hispanic: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Young Harris College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 20% 106
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 12% 62
Visual And Performing Arts 10% 54
Education 8% 42
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 5% 24
Psychology 4% 22
History 4% 20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 16
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 8
Physical Sciences 2% 8

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Young Harris College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Young Harris College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,400. Last year, out of the total 301 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 277 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 308 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 268 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,400 $37,100
Employment Rate 92% 87%
Total Graduates 301 308

Campus Location

Similar Colleges

Flagler College-St Augustine
Saint Augustine, FL
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
LaGrange College
Lagrange, GA
Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA
Reinhardt University
Waleska, GA
Berea College
Berea, KY
Centre College
Danville, KY
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Elon University
Elon, NC
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
Furman University
Greenville, SC
Wofford College
Spartanburg, SC
Maryville College
Maryville, TN
Rhodes College
Memphis, TN

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Young Harris College.

Piedmont College
30.6 mile away
Toccoa Falls College
36.4 mile away
Brenau University
43.5 mile away
Hiwassee College
52 mile away
Maryville College
56.9 mile away
Reinhardt University
58.4 mile away
Lee University
60 mile away