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
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
Academy of Medical Arts and Business Harrisburg PA 2-year private, for-profit 213
Altoona School of Commerce Altoona PA 2-year private, for-profit 57
Antonelli Institute Erdenheim PA 2-year private, for-profit 160
Automotive Training Center Exton PA 2-year private, for-profit 198
Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Philadelphia Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 160
Berks Technical Institute Wyomissing PA 2-year private, for-profit 693
Bradford School Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 479
Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts York PA 2-year private, for-profit 465
Bucks County School of Beauty Culture Inc Feasterville PA 2-year private, for-profit 68
Business Institute of Pennsylvania Sharon PA 2-year private, for-profit 141
Business Institute of Pennsylvania - New Castle Pulaski PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Business Institute of Pennsylvania - Titusville Meadville PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cambria Rowe Business College Indiana PA 2-year private, for-profit 115
Cambria Rowe Business College Johnstown PA 2-year private, for-profit 192
Career Training Academy Monroeville PA 2-year private, for-profit 117
Center for Innovative Training and Education Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 216
Chi Institute Southampton PA 2-year private, for-profit 594
Chi Institute - Broomall Broomall PA 2-year private, for-profit 548
Churchman Business School Easton PA 2-year private, for-profit 150
Clarissa School of Fashion Design Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Consolidated School of Business Lancaster PA 2-year private, for-profit 166
Consolidated School of Business York PA 2-year private, for-profit 102
Dean Institute of Technology Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 151
Dpt Business School Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 1126
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
Education America - Vale Technical Institute Blairsville PA 2-year private, for-profit 231
Elkins Park Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 20
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
Fayette Institute of Commerce and Technology Inc Uniontown PA 2-year private, for-profit 16
Fortis Institute - Forty Fort Forty Fort PA 2-year private, for-profit 99
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
International Academy of Design and Technology Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 1296
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 124
Lansdale School of Business North Wales PA 2-year private, for-profit 449
Laurel Business Institute Uniontown PA 2-year private, for-profit 249
Lehigh Valley College Center Valley PA 2-year private, for-profit 1561
Lincoln Technical Institute Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 283
Lincoln Technical Institute Allentown PA 2-year private, for-profit 631
Lion Investigation Academy Freemansburg PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
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
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
Oakbridge Academy of Arts Lower Burrell PA 2-year private, for-profit 99
Pace Institute Reading PA 2-year private, for-profit 210
Pennco Tech Bristol PA 2-year private, for-profit 394
Pennsylvania Gunsmith School Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 24
Pennsylvania School of Business Allentown PA 2-year private, for-profit 117
Pittsburgh Beauty Academy Charleroi PA 2-year private, for-profit 53
Pittsburgh Beauty Academy Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 67
Pittsburgh Technical Institute Oakdale PA 2-year private, for-profit 1861
Pja School Upper Darby PA 2-year private, for-profit 278
Sanford - Brown Institute - Trevose Trevose PA 2-year private, for-profit 244
Schuylkill Institute of Business Technology Pottsville PA 2-year private, for-profit 189
South Hills School of Business and Technology State College PA 2-year private, for-profit 527
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College Philadelphia PA 2-year private, for-profit 504
Thompson Institute Harrisburg PA 2-year private, for-profit 431
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
Ultrasound Diagnostic School Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 66
Vet Tech Institute Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, for-profit 272
West Virginia Career Institute Mount Braddock PA 2-year private, for-profit 153
Wilma Boyd Career Schools Inc Moon Township PA 2-year private, for-profit No Data
YTI Career Institute York PA 2-year private, for-profit 1677
Yorktowne Business Institute York PA 2-year private, for-profit 300
Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Willow Grove PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 52
Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Armstrong County Memorial Hosp Sch of Rad Techn Kittanning PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Berean Institute Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Bidwell Training Center Inc Pittsburgh PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 119
Bradford Regional Medical Ctr - Sch of Radiography Bradford PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Brandywine School of Nursing Coatesville PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 91
Citizens School of Nursing New Kensington PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 45
Clearfield Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Clearfield PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 7
Community Medical Center School of Radiography Scranton PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital Johnstown PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 68
Crozer - Chester Medical Center - Allied Health Prog Upland PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 9
Electronic Institute - Middletown Middletown PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 82
Episcopal School of Nursing Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 85
Frankford Hospital School of Nursing Philadelphia PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 40
Free Gospel Bible Institute Export PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 80
Harcum College Bryn Mawr PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 545
Heritage Valley Health System Sewickley Valley Hospital School of Radiog... Sewickley PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 4
Home Management Empl Skills and Entrepreneur Inst Cheyney PA 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Jameson Health System New Castle PA 2-year private, not-for-profit 65

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

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