Colleges in Pennsylvania

Public universities and colleges in Pennsylvania are a part of one of three governing entities: the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education(PASSHE), Pennsylvania State University and Pennsylvania's Commonwealth System of higher education. PASSHE is the tenth largest United States university system. It is made up of 14 state-owned Pennsylvania schools. It is the only system that totally owns and governs Pennsylvania schools of higher education. The other two systems do receive public funding.

The 14 schools in Pennsylvania for higher learning in PASSHE are scattered across the state. The System includes three learning centers: Dixon University Center, Philadelphia Multi-University Center and McKeever Environmental Learning Center.

Pennsylvania State University has several locations across the state. It is a research university that was founded in 1855. The University Park campus in the Borough of State College and College Township is the flagship campus. The Dickinson School of Law is in both Carlisle and State College. The College of Medicine is in Hershey. The Penn State System has 19 additional commonwealth campuses and five special-mission campuses at various locations across the state.

The Commonwealth System of Higher Education places state-related status on four Pennsylvania schools and universities. Each of these schools in Pennsylvania receives funding in exchange for tuition discounts. These universities are legally private Pennsylvania schools. They are governed by their own board of trustees. However, they are often referred to as public by the Carnegie Foundation since they do offer the people of the Commonwealth a higher education at a reduced tuition. They generally have higher tuitions and fees than schools in the other systems.

In addition to the colleges and universities in these three systems, there are ten private two-year colleges and technical schools, six private religious-affiliated colleges and a large number of private undergraduate, graduate and doctoral institutions in the state.

Economy

In 2010, the gross state product(GSP)for Pennsylvania was $570 billion ranking it high, at 6th in the nation. The per capita GSP was $39,830, ranking 29th highest of all 50 states. There are several urban manufacturing centers in the state. They are located in the cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie and in the areas of Scranton-Wilkes-Barre and Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton. Much of the state is rural which has an effect on both politics and the economy. The state has six Fortune 500 companies located in Philadelphia and the suburbs. These include U.S.Steel, H.J. Heinz and PPG Industries. GE Transportation Systems, the nation's largest producer of train locomotives is located in Erie. Wal-mart is the largest private employer and University of Pennsylvania is the second. The notable Crayola crayon company is in Easton.

The Bank of North America was founded in Pennsylvania in 1781. It was the nation's first nationally charted bank. After several mergers, it became a part of Wells Fargo. The state also has the first nationally chartered bank that came under the 1863 national Banking Act. At that time, the Pittsburgh Savings & Trust Company took the name of the First National Bank of Pittsburgh after receiving a national charter. It remains in existence today as PNC Financial Services and is still based in Pittsburgh. It is the 16th largest bank in the United States.

Agriculture is a significant sector in the state. It ranks 19th in the national for agricultural outputs. Important products include mushrooms, Christmas trees, apples, layer chickens, nursery and sod, corn for silage, milk, grapes and grape juice. Pennsylvania has the nation's 8th largest number of wineries.

Casino gambling in Pennsylvania became legal in 2004 with horse racing and is an contributes to the state's overall economy.

Pennsylvania's excellent and large number of colleges and universities provides the state with a workforce that drives one of the nation's most economically successful states.

Found 521 Post-Secondary Schools In Pennsylvania


Title City State Type Enrollment
5 Star Travel Careers White Oak PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Aaa Travel Institute Harrisburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Willow Grove PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 52
Abington Memorial Hospital Medical Technology Prog Abington PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Academy of Creative Hair Design Kingston PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 6
Academy of Hair Design Hazelton PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 47
Academy of Medical Arts and Business Harrisburg PA 2-year private, for-profit 213
Academy of Vocal Arts Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 29
Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School Ebensburg PA Less than 2-year public No Data
Airways Inc Lititz PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Albert Einstein Medical Center - Dept of Dental Med Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 7
Albright College Reading PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1728
All - State Career School Lester PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 137
All State Career School North Versailles PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 137
Allegheny College Meadville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1904
Allentown School of Cosmetology Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 61
Alternative Conjunction Clinic & Sch of Mass Ther Lemoyne PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 56
Altoona Area Vocational Technical School Altoona PA Less than 2-year public 154
Altoona Beauty School Inc Altoona PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 48
Altoona Hospital School of Medical Technology Altoona PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Altoona School of Commerce Altoona PA 2-year private, for-profit 57
Alvernia College Reading PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1574
Alvernia School of Practical Nursing Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 13
American Beauty Academy Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
American Center for Technical Arts and Sciences Malvern PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 50
American Center for Technical Arts and Sciences Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 217
American Center Technical Arts Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 123
American Real Estate Academy Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
American Trade and Business School Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Anthem Institute - Springfield Springfield PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 761
Antonelli Institute Erdenheim PA 2-year private, for-profit 160
Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute Pottstown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 110
Arcadia University Glenside PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2736
Armstrong County Memorial Hosp Sch of Rad Techn Kittanning PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Arner Flying Service Lehighton PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Art Institute of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 4-year private, for-profit 2516
Art Institute Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, for-profit 2497
Automotive Training Center Exton PA 2-year private, for-profit 198
Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 160
Baptist Bible College and Seminary Clarks Summit PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 920
Barber Styling Institute Camp Hill PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Barbizon School of Modeling - Wilkes - Barre Hanover Township PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Beaver Aviation Beaver Falls PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Beaver Falls Beauty Academy Beaver Falls PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 31
Berean Institute Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Berkeley Education and Training Center Bala Cynwyd PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Berks Technical Institute Wyomissing PA 2-year private, for-profit 693
Berlitz Language Centers Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Berlitz Language Centers Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Berlitz Language Centers Wayne PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Bethel Seminary of the East Dresher PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Biblical Theological Seminary Hatfield PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 278
Bidwell Training Center Inc Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 119
Bill Allens Pocono Institute of Taxidermy White Haven PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg PA 4-year public 7548
Bradford Regional Medical Ctr - Sch of Radiography Bradford PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Bradford School Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 479
Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts York PA 2-year private, for-profit 465
Brandywine School of Nursing Coatesville PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 91
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church Bryn Athyn PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 161
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1784
Bucknell University Lewisburg PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 3592
Bucks County Community College Perkasie PA 2-year public 212
Bucks County Community College Newtown PA 2-year public 8469
Bucks County School of Beauty Culture Inc Feasterville PA 2-year private, for-profit 68
Bucks County Technical School Practical Nurs Prog Fairless Hills PA Less than 2-year public 36
Business Institute of Pennsylvania Sharon PA 2-year private, for-profit 141
Business Institute of Pennsylvania - New Castle Pulaski PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Business Institute of Pennsylvania - Titusville Meadville PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Butler Beauty School Butler PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 28
Butler County Community College Butler PA 2-year public 2913
Cabrini College Radnor PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2039
California University of Pennsylvania California PA 4-year public 5899
Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary Lansdale PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Cambria Rowe Business College Indiana PA 2-year private, for-profit 115
Cambria Rowe Business College Johnstown PA 2-year private, for-profit 192
Career Preparatory Institute Pittston PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Scranton PA Less than 2-year public 56
Career Training Academy Monroeville PA 2-year private, for-profit 98
Carlow University Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1925
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 8514
Cedar Crest College Allentown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1519
Center for Arts and Technology - Brandywine Campus Coatesville PA Less than 2-year public 67
Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pa Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Center for Innovative Training and Education Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 216
Central Penn College Summerdale PA 4-year, Private for-profit 1330
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Pleasant Gap PA Less than 2-year public 14
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit Lpn Career Sunbury PA Less than 2-year public 40
Chambersburg Hospital Medical Laboratory Tech Sch Chambersburg PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Chatham College Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1002
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1561
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Cheyney PA 4-year public 1496
Chi Institute Southampton PA 2-year private, for-profit 594
Chi Institute - Broomall Broomall PA 2-year private, for-profit 548
Christ the Saviour Seminary Johnstown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Churchman Business School Easton PA 2-year private, for-profit 150
Citizens School of Nursing New Kensington PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 45
Clarion County Career Center Practical Nursing Program Shippenville PA Less than 2-year public 26
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion PA 4-year public 6192

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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