Young Harris College Named One of America's Most Affordable Small Colleges


Young Harris College was recently named to the 2015 list of “100 Most Affordable Small Colleges in America” by Best Value Schools.   
“Young Harris College represents an attractively affordable choice for diligent students,” said Iris Stone, author of the rankings list. “The low overall net price is due to YHC’s selection of both need-based and merit-based financial aid packages, which help more than 90 percent of admitted students afford the cost of education.”
The national rankings list calculates the net price of attendance including tuition minus federal and state aid, scholarships, and institutional grants to determine the average out-of-pocket costs students and their families pay for college.
Innovative academic offerings, small class sizes and values for the educational investment were also determining factors.
Using sources such as College Board and the National Center for Education Statistics, Best Value Schools defines a “small college” as a traditional, four-year institution with 4,000 or fewer students. There are approximately 700 schools of this size in the United States.
Best Value Schools helps high school students find colleges and universities that can provide the best overall value for the educational dollar, the most available financial aid and assistance, the greatest support and service for the student, and the highest return on investment. 

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,200 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. In 2014, the College was granted active membership in NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2014-2015 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit