Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to some of America's most significant historical spots: the signing of the Declaration of Independence, for example, and Gettysburg, the Civil War battleground that is now a national park. It's fitting that a state with so much to learn about also has plenty of opportunities for education. The University of Pennsylvania has more than a dozen campus locations throughout the state, while Penn State also offers numerous campus sites including the well-known State College, home to the Nittany Lions. Other postsecondary public school institutions exist, particularly in Pittsburgh, the second-largest city in the state (following Philadelphia), and in Harrisburg, the state's capital. In their off-time, students should find plenty to do in Pennsylvania: They can explore any of the 100-plus state parks, catch a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game, create their own "Rocky" moment by running up the stairs to the Philadelphia Museum of Art or head over to Punxsutawney come Groundhog Day to see whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow.

Establishing your career with a Pennsylvania college degree

Computer fields are expected to be some of the most promising in terms of occupational growth in the state. Opportunities for network systems and data communications specialists are predicted to grow by more than 27 percent--growth considered faster than average by the Bureau of Labor Statistics--during the 2008 to 2018 decade. Occupations for computer software engineers are also expected to see considerable growth from 18 to 26 percent. Other fields that require a bachelor's degree that are predicted to see high growth in upcoming years include those for computer systems analysts as well as postsecondary teachers. The state is also home to 23 Fortune 500 companies including Comcast, Erie Insurance Group and Rite Aid.

Mean annual wages for workers in some of these fields were, according to 2010 BLS data:

  1. Computer systems analysts: $79,780
  2. General and operations managers: $106,180
  3. Insurance agents: $73,840
  4. Network and computer systems administrators: $74,720
  5. Postsecondary teachers: $74,500
  6. Systems software developers: $94,800

You'll find a number of colleges and careers that you can explore in Pennsylvania. More than $30 billion in Recovery Act funds are headed into Pennsylvania with $5.9 billion of that going toward the workforce and $3 billion going toward education, according to the state website page. With that being said, an education could be your 'key' to finding a growing career in Pennsylvania.

See also: Pennsylvania Vocational Schools and Career Training

Other Colleges & Universities in Pennsylvania

Albright College
Reading, Pennsylvania
Allegany College of Maryland
Cumberland, MD; also Somerset, Everett PA (formerly known as Allegany Community College)
Allegheny College
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Arcadia University
Glenside, Pennsylvania
Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Butler County Community College
Butler, Pennsylvania
Cabrini College
Radnor, Pennsylvania
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, Chippewa, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DeSales University
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Dickinson College
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, Pennnsylvania
Gannon University
Erie, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Harcum College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Haverford College
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Juniata College
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Keystone College
LaPlume, Pennsylvania
Lackawanna College
Scranton, Hazelton, Honesdale, Towanda, Pennsylvania
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, Pennsylvania
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, several satellite campuses, Pennsylvania
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Lycoming College
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Mercer County Career Center
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Mercyhurst College
Erie, Pennsylvania
Montgomery County Community College
Blue Bell, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Northampton Community College
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
PASSHE - Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA
PASSHE - East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, PA
PASSHE - Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Lock Haven, PA
Peirce College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Media, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Biblical University
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PSU - Penn State Altoona
Altoona, Pennsylvania
PSU - Penn State New Kensington
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Robert Morris University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Saint Francis University
Loretto, Pennsylvania
Saint Vincent College
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Multiple campuses in PA, also London, Rome, Japan