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
Regional Career and Technical Center Erie PA Less than 2-year public No Data
Robert Morris University Moon Township PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 4620
Rosedale Technical Institute Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 92
Rosemont College Rosemont PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1179
Roslyn Professional Bartenders Roslyn PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 74
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary - Overbrook Wynnewood PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 482
Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing New Castle PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 38
Saint Francis University Loretto PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2129
Saint Joseph Medical Center - Hazelton Hazleton PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Saint Josephs University Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 6961
Saint Vincent College Latrobe PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1206
Saint Vincent Seminary Latrobe PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 98
Sales Development Institute Upper Darby PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Sanford - Brown Institute - Trevose Trevose PA 2-year private, for-profit 244
Savonarola Theo Sem of the Polish Natl Catholic Ch Scranton PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Schlicher - Kratz Institute North Wales PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Schuylkill Institute of Business Technology Pottsville PA 2-year private, for-profit 189
Schuylkill Technology Centers Frackville PA Less than 2-year public 123
Scranton Medical Technology Consortium Scranton PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Seton Hill University Greensburg PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1706
Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing Sewickley PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 41
Sharon Regional Health System School of Nursing Sharon PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 52
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg PA 4-year public 7011
Signature Beauty Academy Red Lion PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Skill Builders Eighty Four PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock PA 4-year public 6952
South Hills Beauty Academy Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 152
South Hills School of Business and Technology State College PA 2-year private, for-profit 527
South Philadelphia Beauty Academy Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 56
Spanish American Civic Association Lancaster PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
St Francis Medical Center School of Nursing Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 25
St Josephs Medical Center School of Rad Techn Reading PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing Bethlehem PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 135
St Margaret School of Nursing Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 25
St Tikhons Orthodox Theological Seminary South Canaan PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 33
Star Technical Institute Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 251
Star Technical Institute Upper Darby PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 152
Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology Stroudsburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 41
Suburban Academy of Law Enforcement Penn Hill PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Susquehanna Health System School of Medical Techn Williamsport PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1824
Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1428
Tai Travel Academy Paoli PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Talent Academy Upper Darby PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Talmud Yeshiva of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 107
Temple University Philadelphia PA 4-year public 28355
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster PA 2-year public 543
The Reading Hospital School of Nursing West Reading PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 116
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 504
The University of the Arts Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2037
The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades Media PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church Blue Bell PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Thiel College Greenville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 994
Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2256
Thompson Institute Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 411
Thompson Institute Harrisburg PA 2-year private, for-profit 431
Transylvania Bible School Freeport PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Travel and Business Academy Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Tri - City Barber School Inc Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Tri - State Business Institute Erie PA 2-year private, for-profit 318
Triangle Tech Inc - Dubois Falls Creek PA 2-year private, for-profit 301
Triangle Tech Inc - Erie Erie PA 2-year private, for-profit 131
Triangle Tech Inc - Greensburg Greensburg PA 2-year private, for-profit 158
Triangle Tech Inc - Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 234
Triangle Techs Business Careers Institute Greensburg PA 2-year private, for-profit 38
Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry Ambridge PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 309
Ultrasound Diagnostic School Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 66
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 21853
University of Phoenix - Philadelphia Campus Wayne PA 4-year private, for-profit 269
University of Phoenix - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford Bradford PA 4-year public 1204
University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg Greensburg PA 4-year public 1587
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown Johnstown PA 4-year public 3031
University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus Pittsburgh PA 4-year public 26329
University of Pittsburgh - Titusville Titusville PA 2-year public 509
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Health System Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 12
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Shadyside School of Nursing Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 52
University of Scranton Scranton PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 4615
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1927
Upmc - Shadyside Hospital Dietetic Internship Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 4
Upmc Mckeesport School of Nursing Assistants Mckeesport PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical Sch Perkasie PA 2-year public 106
Ursinus College Collegeville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1271
Valley Forge Christian College Phoenixville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 618
Valley Forge Military College Wayne PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 214
Venango County Area Vocational Technical School Oil City PA Less than 2-year public 28
Venus Beauty Academy Sharon Hill PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 79
Verbeck Motors Training Philipsburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Vet Tech Institute Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 272
Villanova University Villanova PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 10017
Washington & Jefferson College Washington PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1241
Washington Hospital School of Nursing Washington PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 80
Washington Hospital School of Radiography Washington PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 18
Waynesburg College Waynesburg PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1616
Welder Training and Certification Inc Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Welder Training and Testing Institute Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 22
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester PA 4-year public 12272
West Virginia Career Institute Mount Braddock PA 2-year private, for-profit 153
Western Area Career and Technology Center Canonsburg PA Less than 2-year public 28

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

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