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
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
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
College Misericordia Dallas PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2271
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 2-year public 15556
Community College of Beaver County Monaca PA 2-year public 2188
Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 2-year public 15953
Community Medical Center School of Radiography Scranton PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Computer Learning Network Altoona PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 150
Computer Learning Network - Resident School Mechanicsburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 249
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital Johnstown PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 68
Connelley Technical Institute and Adult Educ Ctr Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year public 191
Consolidated School of Business Lancaster PA 2-year private, for-profit 166
Consolidated School of Business York PA 2-year private, for-profit 102
Cortiva Institute - Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy Oaks PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Crawford County Area Vocational Technical School Practical Nursing Program Meadville PA Less than 2-year public 23
Crozer - Chester Medical Center - Allied Health Prog Upland PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 9
Csc Institute Southhampton PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 620
Curtis Institute of Music Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 167
Dci Career Institute Monaca PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 95
Dean Institute of Technology Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 151
Delaware County Community College Media PA 2-year public 8943
Delaware County Technical School Folcroft PA Less than 2-year public 87
Delaware Valley Academy of Medical and Dental Assistants Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 208
Delaware Valley College Doylestown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1833
Desales University Center Valley PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2549
Dickinson College Carlisle PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2115
Dickinson School of Law Carlisle PA 4-year public 544
Douglas Education Center Monessen PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 100
Dpt Business School Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 1126
Drexel University Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 13128
Du Bois Business College Du Bois PA 2-year private, for-profit 445
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
Duquesne University Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 9667
East - West School of Massage Therapy Wyomissing PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg PA 4-year public 5811
Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wynnewood PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 464
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology Willow Grove PA Less than 2-year public 51
Eastern University Saint Davids PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2939
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro PA 4-year public 7278
Education America - Vale Technical Institute Blairsville PA 2-year private, for-profit 231
Electronic Institute - Middletown Middletown PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 82
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1825
Elkins Park Hospital Cls Program Elkins Park PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Elkins Park Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 20
Empire Beauty School - Exton Exton PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 70
Empire Beauty School - Hanover Hanover PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 48
Empire Beauty School - Harrisburg Harrisburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 75
Empire Beauty School - Lancaster Lancaster PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 72
Empire Beauty School - Lebanon Lebanon PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 52
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
Empire Beauty School - Pottsville Pottsville PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 60
Empire Beauty School - Reading Reading PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 55
Empire Beauty School - Shamokin Dam Shamokin Dam PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 53
Empire Beauty School - State College State College PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 54
Empire Beauty School - Warminster Warminster PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 100
Empire Beauty School - Williamsport Williamsport PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 106
Empire Beauty School - York York PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 99
Episcopal School of Nursing Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 85
Erie Business Center Erie PA 2-year private, for-profit 459
Erie Business Center - South New Castle PA 2-year private, for-profit 76
Erie Institute of Technology Inc Erie PA 2-year private, for-profit 50
Evangelical School of Theology Myerstown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 148
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
Fayette County Area Vocational Technical School of Practical Nursing Uniontown PA Less than 2-year public 92
Fayette Institute of Commerce and Technology Inc Uniontown PA 2-year private, for-profit 16
Forbes Road Career and Technology Center Monroeville PA Less than 2-year public 42
Fortis Institute - Forty Fort Forty Fort PA 2-year private, for-profit 99
Fortis Institute - Scranton Scranton PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 198
Frankford Hospital School of Nursing Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 40
Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1892
Franklin County Career and Technology Center Chambersburg PA Less than 2-year public 60
Free Gospel Bible Institute Export PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 80
Gannon University Erie PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 3377
Garfield Business Institute New Brighton PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Gecac Training Institute Erie PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 47
Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Geneva College Beaver Falls PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2297
Gettysburg College Gettysburg PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2234
Gordon Phillips School - Corporate Office Upper Darby PA Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Gordon Phillips School of Beauty Culture Norristown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 36
Gordon Phillips School of Beauty Culture Upper Darby PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 78
Gordon Phillips School of Beauty Culture Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 42
Graphic Arts Education Center Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Gratz College Melrose Park PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 561
Great Lakes Institute of Technology Erie PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 277
Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center Johnstown PA Less than 2-year public 237
Greater Philadelphia Realty Board Real Estate Sch Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Greene County Career and Technology Center Waynesburg PA Less than 2-year public 19
Grove City College Grove City PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2329
Gwynedd Mercy College Gwynedd Valley PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1913
Hanover Public School District Practical Nursing Program Hanover PA Less than 2-year public 38
Harcum College Bryn Mawr PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 545

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

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