York College of Pennsylvania is a private, coeducational, 4-year college located in south central Pennsylvania that offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences, and humanities to its 4,600 full-time undergraduate students. York also offers master's programs in business, education, and nursing, along with a doctoral program in nursing practice.
York College of Pennsylvania traces its institutional lineage to the York County Academy, a school opened in the 1770s in downtown York, Pennsylvania that was connected to St. John's Episcopal Church, which was led by Rev. John Andrews, D.D. In 1787, the school received its charter from the General Assembly of Pennsylvania and was incorporated as the York County Academy. The Academy held a close connection with St. John's Church in York from that time until 1799. Thaddeus Stevens taught at the academy in 1815-1816, prior to establishing his law practice and serving as a U.S. congressman.
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