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The York University Online Summer B 2024 session begins on 6/24/24! Apply here by 6/19/24.


Founded in 1890, York University is located in the heart of York, Nebraska, a city in the southeastern part of the state and about 50 miles west of the capital Lincoln. York University Online launched in 2010 to expand the reach of the school, concentrating initially on undergraduate programming. In 2012 the college was commissioned to provide online graduate-level studies. The school has served students, both traditional and online, from across the United States and several countries. York College transitioned to York University in the summer of 2022.

From the founding and continuing today, the focus of transforming lives through Christ-centered education has remained our top priority. We are an intentionally small college, with an average of 450 students on our residential campus and about 200 degree-seeking online students. We aim to inspire students to grow intellectually as well as spiritually through a caring and Christ-loving community of supportive peers, passionate educators, and engaged alumni. With a Christian foundation, God-honoring vision, Midwestern values and connection to the community, we endeavor to provide a grounding for students as they grow in mind, body, and spirit.



York University exists to support God’s transformational work in the lives of people. Curricular and co-curricular programs and experiences intend to lead the entire community to a positive expression of spiritual values.


Academic discovery is a God-honoring endeavor characterized by the pursuit of truth and inquiry within the context of intellectual disciplines. The responsible handling of academic freedom provides Christian scholars opportunities to explore both a diverse world and their faith.


A rapidly changing professional, social, and technological environment dictates that each student is encouraged to apply critical thinking and knowledge integration skills, and to evaluate changing circumstances in the context of faith.


Service is the means by which people of God live out their faith. Christ calls us to lives of service expressed by faith, both locally and globally, as we respond to opportunities and to the needs of others.

Christ-Centered Education

Christ-Centered Education

Students learn from outstanding faculty that are led by faith.



Full-time & part-time options to fit any schedule.



100% online with no required class or log-in times.



Each year we award financial aid to more than 90% of first time students.

York University is a not-for-profit institution.

Alumni Achievements

“I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and simple the online classes were to follow and how flexible my professors were.”
Jane Nincehelser

“As Mrs. Nebraska 2021, I knew I wanted to continue my education right here in Nebraska! The online classes were a great fit for me with my busy appearance schedule during this busy year! I would recommend York University online programs for those who have busy schedules and want flexibility to still enjoy life! The classes are affordable, doable, and help you grow!”

—Jane Nincehelser

Mrs. Nebraska and Master's in Education Graduate 2021

“The most impressive part of the master’s program was the availability of the professors and the quick responses.”
Dewayne Barker

“The York Master’s Program has helped me in both my professional and personal life. I am able to take the leadership skills that I’ve learned in the master’s program and utilize them as a supervisor at my job as well as at home, church and throughout the community in which I live. The York University Master’s Program was great, life-changing and I greatly appreciate the experience.”

—Dewayne Barker

Masters of Arts in Organizational & Global Leadership

“I had an amazing experience studying at York University.”
Yong Guang Teh

“The Masters in Organizational Leadership better prepared me in my roles as a clinician as well as a healthcare administrator. I value the lessons and thought-provoking discussions on wide-ranging topics that include personal self-care, evidence based evaluation practices, coping with change and many others. The modules are deeply rooted in real-world application of organizational concepts- this makes the lessons very relevant as well as engaging. Also, the program has been thoughtfully put together in a way that encouraged me to explore critical theoretical concepts on my own. I highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of contemporary organizational and leadership practices.”

—Yong Guang Teh

Masters of Arts in Organizational & Global Leadership

“Earning my masters degree has also provided financial blessings for my family.”
Greg Smith

“The advancement on the salary schedule due to having an advanced degree has provided extra income that allows my wife to stay home and raise our son during his formative early childhood years. I am grateful for my time in the York University Online program and highly recommend it to those who are looking to continue their advanced education in a quality, Christ-centered environment.”

—Greg Smith

Masters in Education: Curriculum & Instruction


Students will:

Intentionally be brought face to face with Jesus and his teachings, thereby encouraging a transformation into his likeness. (Transform) Attain an institutional standard for written and oral communication that supports success in a variety of settings. (Educate) Be introduced to the integration of knowledge through the traditions consistent with a liberal arts education. (Educate) Be equipped to become life-long learners. (Equip) Experience ongoing engagement in service opportunities (campus-based, local, regional, and global) and regular participation in organizations and activities that directly relate to their chosen academic discipline and career goals. (Serve)

Top Tier Faculty

Dr. Brad Lawson

Dr. Brad Lawson

EdD Educational Leadership

Valdosta State University


Dr. Warren Baldwin

Dr. Warren Baldwin


Abilene Christian University


Dr. Jennifer L Hurd

Dr. Jennifer L Hurd

EdD Curriculum and Instruction/Reading

The University of Memphis


Dr. Mark Phillips

Dr. Mark Phillips

DMin Emphasis Counseling

Amridge University


Dr. Mark S Benton

Dr. Mark S Benton

EdD Educational Leadership

Oral Roberts University




Higher Learning Commission

York University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604 800.621.7440



York University’s Undergraduate Education Department is accredited nationally by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. For more information about this organization, please visit the CAEP website ( The Master of Arts program is not currently accredited through CAEP.

90% of Students

Receive Financial Aid

Serving Students

Since 1890

100% Online Classes

No Required Log-In Times



Low 14:1 Ratio

Student to Faculty


1125 E 8th St

York, NE 68467

1 (402) 363-5696


York University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. 1-800-621-7440.

Our Mission
The mission of York University is to transform lives through Christ-centered education and to equip students for lifelong service to God, family and society.
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