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 520 Post-Secondary Schools In Pennsylvania


Title City State Type Enrollment
Neumann College Aston PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1804
New Castle School of Beauty Culture New Castle PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 15
New Castle School of Trades Pulaski PA 2-year private, for-profit 443
Newport Business Institute Lower Burrell PA 2-year private, for-profit 136
Newport Business Institute Williamsport PA 2-year private, for-profit 111
Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem PA 2-year public 4797
Northampton County Area Community College - Monroe Tannersville PA 2-year public 799
Northeastern Hospital School of Nursing Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 47
Northern Tier Career Center Towanda PA Less than 2-year public 25
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
Northwest Pennsylvania Technical Institute Erie PA 2-year public 9840
Northwood School of Taxidermy Inc Stoystown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Oakbridge Academy of Arts Lower Burrell PA 2-year private, for-profit 99
Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing Mckees Rocks PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 17
Oil Burner Technician School Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Orleans Technical Institute Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 201
Orleans Technical Institute - Center City Campus Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 184
Pace Institute Reading PA 2-year private, for-profit 210
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
Peirce College Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2236
Penn Council for Relationships Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 238
Penn View Bible Institute Penns Creek PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Pennco Tech Bristol PA 2-year private, for-profit 394
Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology Du Bois PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 39
Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology and Sciences Johnstown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 44
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 256
Pennsylvania Broadcast Institute Reading PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Lancaster PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 191
Pennsylvania College of Optometry Elkins Park PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 706
Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport PA 4-year public 5320
Pennsylvania Gunsmith School Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 24
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Johnstown PA 2-year public 1050
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 Institute of Taxidermy Inc Ebensburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 29
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Media PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 369
Pennsylvania School of Business Allentown PA 2-year private, for-profit 117
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
Pennsylvania State University - College of Medicine Hershey PA 4-year public 644
Pennsylvania State University - Delaware County Media PA 4-year public 1679
Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus University Park PA 4-year public 40571
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Abington Abington PA 4-year public 3049
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Altoona Altoona PA 4-year public 3765
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Beaver Monaca PA 4-year public 776
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Berks Reading PA 4-year public 2197
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Dubois Dubois PA 4-year public 1012
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Erie - Behrend College Erie PA 4-year public 3791
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Fayette - Eberly Campus Uniontown PA 4-year public 1127
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Great Valley Malvern PA 4-year public 1613
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Harrisburg Middletown PA 4-year public 3258
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Hazleton Hazleton PA 4-year public 1377
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Mckeesport Mckeesport PA 4-year public 901
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Mont Alto Mont Alto PA 4-year public 1307
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State New Kensington Upper Burrell PA 4-year public 888
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Schuylkil Schuylkill Haven PA 4-year public 1124
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Shenango Sharon PA 4-year public 1032
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Wilkes - Ba Lehman PA 4-year public 877
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Worthington Scranton Dunmore PA 4-year public 1716
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State York York PA 4-year public 2006
Philadelphia Biblical University - Langhorne Langhorne PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1306
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1386
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 University Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 3316
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 Beauty Academy Charleroi PA 2-year private, for-profit 53
Pittsburgh Beauty Academy New Kensington PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 66
Pittsburgh Beauty Academy Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 67
Pittsburgh Beauty Academy Greensburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 77
Pittsburgh Floral Academy Jackson Center PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics West Mifflin PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 441
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 119
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
Pittsburgh Technical Institute Oakdale PA 2-year private, for-profit 1861
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 333
Pja School Upper Darby PA 2-year private, for-profit 278
Pocono Real Estate Academy East Stroudsburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Point Park University Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2816
Polley Associates Newtown Square PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing Pottsville PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 67
Practical Nursing Program Erie PA Less than 2-year public 21
Presbyterian Med Ctr Univ of Pa Hth Sys Sch of Pr Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 42
Prism Career Institute Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 77
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
Pruontos Hair Design Institute Inc Altoona PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 36
Psc Academy Inc Hermitage PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 31
Punxy Beauty School Punxsutawney PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 16
Randy Rick Beauty Academy Reading PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 48
Reading Area Community College Reading PA 2-year public 2885
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Wyncote PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 77
Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 58

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

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