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
Abington Memorial Hospital Medical Technology Prog Abington PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Abington Abington PA 4-year public 3049
Allentown School of Cosmetology Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 61
Cedar Crest College Allentown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1519
Harrison Career Institute - Allentown Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 184
Jan Nagy Modeling Finishing School Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lincoln Technical Institute Allentown PA 2-year private, for-profit 631
Muhlenberg College Allentown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2543
Oil Burner Technician School Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Pennsylvania School of Business Allentown PA 2-year private, for-profit 117
Welder Training and Testing Institute Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 22
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
Computer Learning Network Altoona PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 150
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona Altoona PA 4-year public 3765
Pruontos Hair Design Institute Inc Altoona PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 36
Magnolia School Ambler PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 94
Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry Ambridge PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 309
Lebanon Valley College Annville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2099
Lifetime Career Schools Archbald PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Neumann College Aston PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1804
Berkeley Education and Training Center Bala Cynwyd PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Monroe Career & Technical Institute Bartonsville PA Less than 2-year public 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
Geneva College Beaver Falls PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2297
International Academy of Advanced Reflexology Bethlehem PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Bethlehem PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1912
Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem PA 2-year public 4797
St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing Bethlehem PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 135
Education America - Vale Technical Institute Blairsville PA 2-year private, for-profit 231
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg PA 4-year public 7548
Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell PA 2-year public 8922
Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church Blue Bell PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Bradford Regional Medical Ctr - Sch of Radiography Bradford PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford Bradford PA 4-year public 1204
Pennco Tech Bristol PA 2-year private, for-profit 394
Chi Institute - Broomall Broomall PA 2-year private, for-profit 548
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
Harcum College Bryn Mawr PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 545
Butler Beauty School Butler PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 28
Butler County Community College Butler PA 2-year public 2913
Kane Finishing and Modeling School Butler PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
California University of Pennsylvania California PA 4-year public 5899
Barber Styling Institute Camp Hill PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Western Area Career and Technology Center Canonsburg PA Less than 2-year public 28
Dickinson College Carlisle PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2115
Dickinson School of Law Carlisle PA 4-year public 544
Desales University Center Valley PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2549
Lehigh Valley College Center Valley PA 2-year private, for-profit 1561
Chambersburg Hospital Medical Laboratory Tech Sch Chambersburg PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Franklin County Career and Technology Center Chambersburg PA Less than 2-year public 60
Wilson College Chambersburg PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 764
Pittsburgh Beauty Academy Charleroi PA 2-year private, for-profit 53
Widener University - Main Campus Chester PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 5192
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Cheyney PA 4-year public 1496
Home Management Empl Skills and Entrepreneur Inst Cheyney PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion PA 4-year public 6192
Baptist Bible College and Seminary Clarks Summit PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 920
Clearfield Beauty Academy Clearfield PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 19
Clearfield County Career and Technology Center Clearfield PA Less than 2-year public 14
Clearfield Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Clearfield PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 7
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania - Clearfield Clearfield PA 4-year public No Data
Brandywine School of Nursing Coatesville PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 91
Center for Arts and Technology - Brandywine Campus Coatesville PA Less than 2-year public 67
Ursinus College Collegeville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1271
Jeff Zell Consultants Inc Coraopolis PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Mount Aloysius College Cresson PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1297
College Misericordia Dallas PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2271
Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Delaware Valley College Doylestown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1833
Bethel Seminary of the East Dresher PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Du Bois Business College Du Bois PA 2-year private, for-profit 445
Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology Du Bois PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 39
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Dubois Dubois PA 4-year public 1012
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Worthington Scranton Dunmore PA 4-year public 1716
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg PA 4-year public 5811
Pocono Real Estate Academy East Stroudsburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Churchman Business School Easton PA 2-year private, for-profit 150
Lafayette College Easton PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2279
Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School Ebensburg PA Less than 2-year public No Data
Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy Inc Ebensburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 29
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro PA 4-year public 7278
Skill Builders Eighty Four PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1825
Mta Schools Elizabethtown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Elkins Park Hospital Cls Program Elkins Park PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Pennsylvania College of Optometry Elkins Park PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 706
Antonelli Institute Erdenheim PA 2-year private, for-profit 160
Erie Business Center Erie PA 2-year private, for-profit 459
Erie Institute of Technology Inc Erie PA 2-year private, for-profit 50
Gannon University Erie PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 3377
Gecac Training Institute Erie PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 47
Great Lakes Institute of Technology Erie PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 277
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 620
Mercyhurst College Erie PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 3186
Northwest Institute of Research Erie PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data

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

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