Rankings And Awards


​Best Value: #6 in Nebraska

In this ranking from Best Value Colleges and Universities, York University is noted as being an "affordable college in Nebraska that puts students first."

The review goes on to say, "A 12:1 student to faculty ratio makes meaningful relationships with faculty members inevitable, and academic success all but guaranteed. Plus, York makes their already competitive tuition even more accessible with a wide range of academic, need-based, and performance scholarships that range from the $1,500 Blue and White Award for above-average students to a substantial “Sibling Scholarship” for families with a legacy of commitment to their alma mater." See the full ranking


Best Value School for Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice: #4 for Value

​According to a recent ranking from Best Value Schools, York University is ranked #4 in the nation for its affordability and quality among small colleges for its criminal justice degree.  Learn more about our highly ranked criminal justice degree and the alumni who are putting the degree to work. 


Best Colleges for Veterans

Best Colleges for Veterans (Midwest)

York University is committed to serving brave men and women who have served our country. From navigating benefits to finding a path forward through the sometimes confusing world of higher education, our Veteran's Liaison, is here to help vets find college success.

​Meet Dr. Case and learn more about services for Veterans at York University.


Top 10 Online Schools in Nebraska

Top 10 Best Schools
Online Schools in Nebraska

York University Online is a great choice for non-traditional students, working adults, degree-finishers, and those looking to get ahead. With flexible formats and new courses starting every eight weeks, see if York University Online might work for you!


Top 50 Most Beautiful Christian College Campuses

Top 50 Most Beautiful University Campuses

From historic buildings to brick lined streets and plenty of greenspace, the York University campus is a lovely location to further your education. Whether it's a class in newly restored Hulitt Hall (one of the original buildings, dating back to 1903) or devotionals in the beautifully restored 1901 Prayer Chapel.


Top 50 Best Value for Online Masters

Top 50 Best Value
Online Master's in Organizational Leadership

York University was ranked #28 in the nation for the value of our newest online degree, the Master's of Organizational Leadership.  


Most Financially Stable College Award

Most Financially Stable

​Consulting firm Bain & Company has conducted a study of financial sustainability in colleges and universities. The study corrects for size of institution to determine comparative financial strength. York University appears in the study listed among the most financially sustainable colleges and universities in Nebraska. In the nation, York University lands in the top 13 percent of tuition-dependent private colleges and universities for financial stability.

Financial stability is determined in this study by comparing year over year increase in expense versus increase in revenue as well as growth in assets. It also takes into consideration the size of endowment relative to number of full time students. In the reporting period, York University demonstrated a -34 percent expense ratio and 15 percent growth in asset ratio, with an endowment of $21,102 per full time student.


Champions of Character

Champions of Character

Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by having minimal to no ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.

Five-Star Institution 2015-2016 


Champions of Character

Top 25 Affordable Online Master's
Curriculum & Instruction

York University was ranked #14 in the nation for the value of our online Master's  in Curriculum & Instruction degree.+


Champions of Character

30 Best Online Bachelor’s
Psychology Programs at Private Universites 2018

York University was ranked #6 in the nation among private colleges for our online Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.


top 10

Top 10 Colleges & Universities
to Attend in Nebraska

York University was ranked #7 by WalletHub in their 2018 list of Top 10 Colleges and Universities to attend in Nebraska.