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
YTI Career Institute York PA 2-year private, for-profit 1677
Yorktowne Business Institute York PA 2-year private, for-profit 300
York Hospital York PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
York County School of Technology Practical Nursing York PA Less than 2-year public 53
York College Pennsylvania York PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 5254
Yeshivath Beth Moshe Scranton PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 44
Wyoming Vly Hlth Care Sys - Univ of Scrantn Nur Anth Wilkes Barre PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Wyoming Valley Health Care System - School of Rad Wilkes Barre PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 15
Wyoming Valley Health Care System - Sch of Nucl Med Wilkes Barre PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Wilson College Chambersburg PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 764
Wilma Boyd Career Schools Inc Moon Township PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Wilkes University Wilkes-barre PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 3570
Wilkes - Barre Area Vocational Technical School of Practical Nursing Wilkes Barre PA Less than 2-year public 68
Widener University - Main Campus Chester PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 5192
Widener University - Harrisburg Campus Harrisburg PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 422
Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood PA 2-year public 5272
Westmoreland Academy of Beauty Jeannette PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Westminster Theological Seminary Glenside PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 224
Westminster College New Wilmington PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1659
Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 49
Western Area Career and Technology Center Canonsburg PA Less than 2-year public 28
West Virginia Career Institute Mount Braddock PA 2-year private, for-profit 153
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester PA 4-year public 12272
Welder Training and Testing Institute Allentown PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 22
Welder Training and Certification Inc Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Waynesburg College Waynesburg PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1616
Washington Hospital School of Radiography Washington PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 18
Washington Hospital School of Nursing Washington PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 80
Washington & Jefferson College Washington PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1241
Villanova University Villanova PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 10017
Vet Tech Institute Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 272
Verbeck Motors Training Philipsburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Venus Beauty Academy Sharon Hill PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 79
Venango County Area Vocational Technical School Oil City PA Less than 2-year public 28
Valley Forge Military College Wayne PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 214
Valley Forge Christian College Phoenixville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 618
Ursinus College Collegeville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1271
Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical Sch Perkasie PA 2-year public 106
Upmc Mckeesport School of Nursing Assistants Mckeesport PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Upmc - Shadyside Hospital Dietetic Internship Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 4
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1927
University of Scranton Scranton PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 4615
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Shadyside School of Nursing Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 52
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Health System Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 12
University of Pittsburgh - Titusville Titusville PA 2-year public 509
University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus Pittsburgh PA 4-year public 26329
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown Johnstown PA 4-year public 3031
University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg Greensburg PA 4-year public 1587
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford Bradford PA 4-year public 1204
University of Phoenix - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh PA 4-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Phoenix - Philadelphia Campus Wayne PA 4-year private, for-profit 269
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 21853
Ultrasound Diagnostic School Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 66
Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry Ambridge PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 309
Triangle Techs Business Careers Institute Greensburg PA 2-year private, for-profit 38
Triangle Tech Inc - Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 234
Triangle Tech Inc - Greensburg Greensburg PA 2-year private, for-profit 158
Triangle Tech Inc - Erie Erie PA 2-year private, for-profit 131
Triangle Tech Inc - Dubois Falls Creek PA 2-year private, for-profit 301
Tri - State Business Institute Erie PA 2-year private, for-profit 318
Tri - City Barber School Inc Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Travel and Business Academy Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Transylvania Bible School Freeport PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Thompson Institute Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 411
Thompson Institute Harrisburg PA 2-year private, for-profit 431
Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2256
Thiel College Greenville PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 994
Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church Blue Bell PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades Media PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
The University of the Arts Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 2037
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 504
The Reading Hospital School of Nursing West Reading PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 116
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster PA 2-year public 543
Temple University Philadelphia PA 4-year public 28355
Talmud Yeshiva of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 107
Talent Academy Upper Darby PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Tai Travel Academy Paoli PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1428
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1824
Susquehanna Health System School of Medical Techn Williamsport PA 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Suburban Academy of Law Enforcement Penn Hill PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology Stroudsburg PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 41
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
St Tikhons Orthodox Theological Seminary South Canaan PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 33
St Margaret School of Nursing Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 25
St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing Bethlehem PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 135
St Josephs Medical Center School of Rad Techn Reading PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
St Francis Medical Center School of Nursing Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 25
Spanish American Civic Association Lancaster PA Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
South Philadelphia Beauty Academy Philadelphia PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 56
South Hills School of Business and Technology State College PA 2-year private, for-profit 527
South Hills Beauty Academy Pittsburgh PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit 152
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock PA 4-year public 6952
Skill Builders Eighty Four PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Signature Beauty Academy Red Lion PA Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg PA 4-year public 7011
Sharon Regional Health System School of Nursing Sharon PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 52
Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Nursing Sewickley PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 41
Seton Hill University Greensburg PA 4-year private, not-for-profit 1706

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

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