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
Harrisburg Area Community College - Gettysburg Gettysburg PA 2-year public 614
Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Harrisburg PA 2-year public 7572
Harrisburg Area Community College - Lancaster Lancaster PA 2-year public 1603
Harrisburg Area Community College - Lebanon Lebanon PA 2-year public 785
Harrisburg Jet Center New Cumberland PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Harrison Career Institute - Allentown Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 184
Harrison Career Institute - Philadelphia Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 424
Harrison Career Institute - Reading Reading PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 203
Haski Aviation Inc New Castle PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Haverford College Haverford PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1135
Hazleton Area Career Center Hazleton PA Less than 2-year public 26
Heritage Valley Health System Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Radiog... Sewickley PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 4
Holy Family University Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2530
Home Management Empl Skills and Entrepreneur Inst Cheyney PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Hussian School of Art Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 117
Icm School of Business and Medical Careers Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 675
Ict School of Welding Selinsgrove PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 23
Immaculata University Immaculata PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2922
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Armstrong Kittanning PA Less than 2-year public No Data
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Indiana PA 4-year public 13410
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Punxsutawney Punxsutawney PA Less than 2-year public No Data
Institute of Midwifery Women and Health Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 27
International Academy of Advanced Reflexology Bethlehem PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
International Academy of Design and Technology Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 1296
International Bartending Institute of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Jameson Health System New Castle PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 65
Jan Nagy Modeling Finishing School Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Jean Madeline Aveda Institute Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 169
Jeff Zell Consultants Inc Coraopolis PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Jefferson County Dubois Area Vocational Technical Practical Nursing Program Reynoldsville PA Less than 2-year public 19
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 124
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
Johnson College Scranton PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 166
Juniata College Huntingdon PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1291
Kane Finishing and Modeling School Butler PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Keystone College La Plume PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1220
Kings College Wilkes Barre PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2233
Kittanning Beauty School Kittanning PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 24
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown PA 4-year public 8033
L T International Beauty School Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 29
La Roche College Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1875
La Salle University Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 5567
Lackawanna College Scranton PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 877
Lafayette College Easton PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2279
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Erie PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 620
Lancaster Bible College Lancaster PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 749
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Willow Street PA Less than 2-year public 147
Lancaster General Hospital - Lancaster Institute for Health Education Lancaster PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 197
Lancaster School of Cosmetology Lancaster PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 72
Lancaster Theological Seminary Lancaster PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 137
Lansdale School of Business North Wales PA 2-year private, for-profit 449
Lansdale School of Cosmetology Inc Lansdale PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 54
Laurel Business Institute Uniontown PA 2-year private, for-profit 249
Lawrence County Vocational Technical School Practical Nursing Program New Castle PA Less than 2-year public 33
Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School Lebanon PA Less than 2-year public 92
Lebanon Valley College Annville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2099
Lee Hospital School of Xray Technology Johnstown PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Lehigh Valley College Center Valley PA 2-year private, for-profit 1561
Lenape Area Vocational Technical School Practical Nursing Program Kittanning PA Less than 2-year public 84
Levittown Beauty Academy Levittown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 110
Lifetime Career Schools Archbald PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lincoln Technical Institute Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 283
Lincoln Technical Institute Allentown PA 2-year private, for-profit 631
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Lincoln University PA 4-year public 1842
Lion Investigation Academy Freemansburg PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Lock Haven PA 4-year public 3948
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania - Clearfield Clearfield PA 4-year public No Data
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Gettysburg PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 188
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 258
Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke PA 2-year public 5920
Lycoming College Williamsport PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1396
Magnolia School Ambler PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 94
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
Manor College Jenkintown PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 684
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield PA 4-year public 3113
Martin School of Business Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Marywood University Scranton PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2859
Mccann School of Business Sunbury PA 2-year private, for-profit 243
Mccann School of Business Mahanoy City PA 2-year private, for-profit 206
Mccann School of Business and Technology Pottsville PA 2-year private, for-profit 274
Mcp Hahnemann University Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2500
Mercer County Career Center Mercer PA Less than 2-year public 30
Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 41
Mercyhurst College Erie PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 3186
Meridian Shiatsu Institute and Treatment Center Wayne PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Messiah College Grantham PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2797
Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 68
Metropolitan Career Center Computer Technology Institute Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 255
Mifflin - Juniata Career and Technology Center Lewistown PA Less than 2-year public 26
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville PA 4-year public 7378
Monroe Career & Technical Institute Bartonsville PA Less than 2-year public No Data
Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell PA 2-year public 8922
Montgomery Hospital School of Nursing Anesthesia Norristown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Moore College of Art and Design Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 573
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Bethlehem PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1912
Mount Aloysius College Cresson PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1297
Mta Schools Elizabethtown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Muhlenberg College Allentown PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2543

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

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