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 Medical Technology Prog Abington PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
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
Altoona Hospital School of Medical Technology Altoona PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
American Beauty Academy Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
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
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
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
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
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
Bill Allens Pocono Institute of Taxidermy White Haven PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Bradford Regional Medical Ctr - Sch of Radiography Bradford PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
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
Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary Lansdale PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Career Preparatory Institute Pittston PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pa Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Chambersburg Hospital Medical Laboratory Tech Sch Chambersburg PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Christ the Saviour Seminary Johnstown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Venango Campus Oil City PA 4-year public No Data
Clarissa School of Fashion Design Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Community Medical Center School of Radiography Scranton PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Cortiva Institute - Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy Oaks PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Du Bois Business College Oil City PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Du Bois Business College Huntingdon PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
East - West School of Massage Therapy Wyomissing 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
Empire Beauty School - Monroeville (Greater Pittsburgh) Monroeville PA No Data
Empire Beauty School - Moosic (Wilkes - Barre, Scranton) Moosic (wilkes-barre, Scranton) PA No Data
Empire Beauty School - Philadelphia (Center City) Philadelphia PA No Data
Empire Beauty School - Philadelphia (Northseast) Philadelphia PA No Data
Faith Theological Seminary Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Family Institute of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Garfield Business Institute New Brighton PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Gordon Phillips School - Corporate Office Upper Darby PA Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Graphic Arts Education Center Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Greater Philadelphia Realty Board Real Estate Sch Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Harrisburg Jet Center New Cumberland PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Haski Aviation Inc New Castle PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Home Management Empl Skills and Entrepreneur Inst Cheyney PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Armstrong Kittanning PA Less than 2-year public No Data
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Punxsutawney Punxsutawney PA Less than 2-year public No Data
International Academy of Advanced Reflexology Bethlehem PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
International Bartending Institute of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Jan Nagy Modeling Finishing School Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Jeff Zell Consultants Inc Coraopolis PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center Langhorne PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
John Robert Powers Modeling Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Kane Finishing and Modeling School Butler PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lee Hospital School of Xray Technology Johnstown PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Lifetime Career Schools Archbald PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lion Investigation Academy Freemansburg PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania - Clearfield Clearfield PA 4-year public No Data
Main Line Center for Bartending Inc Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Manna Bible Institute Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Martin School of Business Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Meridian Shiatsu Institute and Treatment Center Wayne PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Monroe Career & Technical Institute Bartonsville PA Less than 2-year public No Data
Montgomery Hospital School of Nursing Anesthesia Norristown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Mta Schools Elizabethtown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
National Career School Uniontown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Northwest Institute of Research Erie PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Northwest Medical Center Rad Tech Prog - Franklin Franklin PA 2-year public No Data
Northwood School of Taxidermy Inc Stoystown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Oil Burner Technician School Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Pampered Pet School of Pet Grooming Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Parkway West Area Vocational Technical School Oakdale PA Less than 2-year public No Data
Pauls Run Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Penn View Bible Institute Penns Creek PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Pennsylvania Broadcast Institute Reading PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pennsylvania Hospital School of Medical Technology Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Pennsylvania Institute of Professional Bookkeepers Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pennsylvania School of Dog Grooming Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Ed - Central Off Harrisburg PA Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Philadelphia Elwyn Institute Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Philadelphia School of Bartending Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Philadelphia Wireless Technical Institute Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Phlebotomy Training Center Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pittsburgh Floral Academy Jackson Center PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute Inc Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pocono Real Estate Academy East Stroudsburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Polley Associates Newtown Square PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Professional Bartending Institute Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Professional Drivers Academy Milton PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Professional Nurses Service Training Center Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Regional Career and Technical Center Erie PA Less than 2-year public No Data

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

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