about york college

york college, a senior college of the city university of new york (cuny) in jamaica, queens, was founded in 1966 under the temporary name, alpha college. york spent 20 nomadic years throughout queens until pressure from students, faculty, staff and the external community of political, religious and generally engaged citizens, materialized in the magnificent 50-acre campus york now calls home.

in fall 2009, york reorganized its academic units into three distinct schools: business and information systems; health sciences and professional programs; and arts and sciences. new programs have been added in aviation management, journalism and pharmaceutical sciences, and a four-year nursing program was implemented in 2011, which includes a high tech state-of-the-art simulation laboratory. york currently offers a bs in gerontology and a bs/ms in occupational therapy, the only ones of their kind within cuny. in 2014, the school of health and behavioral sciences was re-organized and renamed the school of health sciences and professional programs.

york college is registered by the new york state education department (office of higher education and the professions, cultural education center, room 5b28, albany, ny 12230; 518-474-5851). it is accredited by the middle states commission on higher education, 3624 market street, philadelphia, pa 19104-2680; 267-284-5000.

  • accreditation review commission on education for the physician assistant, inc.
  • the american occupational therapy association, inc.
  • accreditation commission for education in nursing
  • council on social work education
  • council for the accreditation of educator preparation
  • the national accrediting agency for clinical laboratory sciences
  • commission on accreditation of allied health education programs

since its first commencement exercises in 1971, york has graduated more 30,000 students and counts among its proud graduates, hundreds of physicians, research scientists, educators, attorneys and business executives in media, finance, technology and leaders in the united states military.

the college's physical environment is constantly evolving to meet the changing requirements of students, faculty, programs and staff. interior and exterior spaces are being upgraded and modernized to enhance learning, teaching and co-curricular experiences.

in july 2020, dr. berenecea johnson eanes was appointed the seventh president of york college and has set out a promising agenda based on the one york strategic plan.

it will build on york's rich history with twenty-first century demands and realities.

bulletin is accurate as of october 21, 2020. updates can be found on the york college website.