York College at a Glance

York College at a Glance

  • York College is one of 23 units in the City University of New York (CUNY) and one of its 12 senior colleges.
  • Dr. Marcia V. Keizs is the president of York College, appointed in February 2005.
  • York College was founded in 1966 and opened its doors in 1967 in leased spaces on the campus of Queensborough Community College. Today the college is housed on its own 50-acre campus in Jamaica, Queens
  • Total enrollment to date is 8,305 students and over 23,000 alumni.
  • York prides itself on its diversity with a current population of students from 125 different countries speaking at least 84 different native languages.
  • York confers B.A., B.S. degrees in over 43 majors and a BS/MS in Occupational Therapy.
  • Students can enroll in one of York's three schools:
    • The School of Arts and Sciences
    • The School of Health Sciences and Professional Programs
    • The School of Business and Information Systems
  • Specialty majors include: Occupational Therapy (BS/MS), Physician Assistant, Aviation Management and a B.S. in Generic Nursing.
  • 87% of York College students are New York City residents.
  • York College is home to the CUNY Aviation Institute, established in 2003 with a grant from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to prepare students for careers in the aviation industry.
  • York partnered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to house the agency's Northeast Regional Laboratory on its campus. It resulted in the college offering a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • York College offers a vast range of resources including a Women's Center, a Men's Center, about 40 Student Clubs, an Office of Veteran Affairs, a Scholarship Office, and Career Services.

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