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Young Harris College is a 2022-2023 College of Distinction and a 2022-2023 Georgia College of Distinction, recognized for success in career development and education.


Founded by Methodist minister Artemas Lester


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College amenities

  • State-of-the-art LEED gold-certified Rollins Campus Center with a 40,000 square foot library, modern dining hall with indoor and outdoor seating, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, success and tutoring center, student organization loft, study spaces, common spaces, large and small banquet rooms
  • Recreation & Fitness Center with indoor track, climbing wall, exercise and weight facilities, yoga/dance studio, and 1,100-seat arena for NCAA Division II athletics events
  • Rollins Planetarium featuring the world’s first GOTO Chronos projector and a Sky-Skan
  • 12 tennis courts, 18-hole disc golf course and recreational hiking trails
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Students at YHC

  • SAT: Mid-50th percentile: 575, critical reading; 545, math
  • ACT composite score: 21
  • High school grade point average: 25th percentile: 3.15; 50th percentile: 3.52; 75th percentile: 3.79
  • Fall 2022 freshman class: 253
  • Total fall 2022 enrollment: 1,511 traditional, dual-enrollment and graduate students from 24 states and 33 countries


Young Harris College is endorsed by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church as an affiliated United Methodist institution.

Young Harris College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Young Harris College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Young Harris College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Young Harris College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia 20190; (703) 437-0700.

The Teacher Preparation Program at Young Harris College is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2 Peachtree Street, Suite 6000, Atlanta, Georgia 30303; (404) 232-2500.

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Student outcomes

We evaluate student achievement consistent with our mission to educate students in the liberal arts and professional programs. See the latest numbers.

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Mission and goals

The College adheres to the Wesleyan tradition that seeks to develop both a trained mind and a warm heart.

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Our history

Young Harris College has a vibrant backstory that spans nearly 140 years.