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About YHC

Founded more than 127 years ago and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College has been transformed into a progressive model of liberal arts education featuring innovative academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities and competitive NCAA Division II athletics-which means more learning opportunities, better teaching, a smarter curriculum, greener living, a stronger community and happier students. Nestled in the southern Appalachian mountains of northeastern Georgia, with more than 1,200 students on its campus, Young Harris College provides an intimate setting that allows students and faculty to work closely, forging nurturing relationships and strong bonds that endure well past graduation.

History at YHC   Meet the President

Former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox has served as the 21st president of Young Harris College since 2007.

Meet the President

More about history

From its beginning in a storefront in January of 1886, Young Harris College has always respected its heritage as it grows and changes to meet the needs of modern times.