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

Directory of Pennsylvania Colleges & Universities

Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from Pennsylvania

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  • Ranked among the 2015 top 40 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specific programmatic accreditation.
  • 14 campuses across Florida, with online options as well as off-site campuses in Shanghai, China and San Marcos, Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1977, with a current student population of approximately 13,000.
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  • Ranked among the 2015 top 40 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with specific programmatic accreditation.
  • 14 campuses across Florida, with online options as well as off-site campuses in Shanghai, China and San Marcos, Nicaragua.
  • Founded in 1977, with a current student population of approximately 13,000.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Many AHI programs can be completed in 10 months or less.
  • Students take one class at a time, and can access their courses online 24/7.
  • Approved for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program.
  • Has a Clinical Placement department that works to place students in clinical sites throughout the country.
  • Institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education Florida Department of Education: License #3255.
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  • Many AHI programs can be completed in 10 months or less.
  • Students take one class at a time, and can access their courses online 24/7.
  • Approved for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program.
  • Has a Clinical Placement department that works to place students in clinical sites throughout the country.
  • Institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education Florida Department of Education: License #3255.
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  • Online Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Part of the Lincoln Group of Schools.
  • Lincoln Group of Schools made over $12 million available through scholarships to qualified students in 2014.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media.
  • First campus was opened in 1946, now with 22 campuses across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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  • Part of the Lincoln Group of Schools.
  • Lincoln Group of Schools made over $12 million available through scholarships to qualified students in 2014.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media.
  • First campus was opened in 1946, now with 22 campuses across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Programs are 11-stage courses that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • Is part of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any course offered by Animal Behavior College.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Online Programs
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Within 6 months of graduation, over 90% of new graduates land jobs in their fields of study.
  • Offers an $18k College Completer Scholarship for transferring students who meet requirements.
  • All professors hold advanced degrees, many with MBAs and PhDs.
  • Classes start every 8 weeks, and curriculum is updated regularly with input from industry leaders.
  • More than 85% of students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants.
  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA).
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  • Within 6 months of graduation, over 90% of new graduates land jobs in their fields of study.
  • Offers an $18k College Completer Scholarship for transferring students who meet requirements.
  • All professors hold advanced degrees, many with MBAs and PhDs.
  • Classes start every 8 weeks, and curriculum is updated regularly with input from industry leaders.
  • More than 85% of students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants.
  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA).
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  • Online Programs
  • Financial Aid
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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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  • An independent educational services company that enables colleges and universities to reach students around the world via distance-based education solutions.
  • Offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificates
  • Comprehensive Learning Module™ program helps students earn college credit by passing equivalency exams.
  • Partner schools include ndiana State University, Lake Superior State University, Purdue University, Regis University, and SUNY Empire State College.
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Other Colleges & Universities in Pennsylvania

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Albright College
Reading, Pennsylvania www.albright.edu
Allegany College of Maryland
Cumberland, MD; also Somerset, Everett PA (formerly known as Allegany Community College) www.allegany.edu
Allegheny College
Meadville, Pennsylvania www.allegheny.edu
Arcadia University
Glenside, Pennsylvania www.arcadia.edu
Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania www.bbc.edu
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania www.brynathyn.edu
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania www.brynmawr.edu
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania www.bucknell.edu
Butler County Community College
Butler, Pennsylvania www.bc3.edu
Cabrini College
Radnor, Pennsylvania www.cabrini.edu
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania www.carlow.edu
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania www.cmu.edu
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania www.chc.edu
Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania www.ccac.edu
Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, Chippewa, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania www.ccbc.edu
Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania www.curtis.edu
DeSales University
Center Valley, Pennsylvania www.desales.edu
Dickinson College
Carlisle, Pennsylvania www.dickinson.edu
Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania www.drexel.edu
Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania www.etown.edu
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, Pennnsylvania www.fandm.edu
Gannon University
Erie, Pennsylvania www.gannon.edu
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania www.gettysburg.edu
Harcum College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania www.harcum.edu
Haverford College
Haverford, Pennsylvania www.haverford.edu
Juniata College
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania www.juniata.edu
Keystone College
LaPlume, Pennsylvania www.keystone.edu
Lackawanna College
Scranton, Hazelton, Honesdale, Towanda, Pennsylvania www.lackawanna.edu
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, Pennsylvania www.lvc.edu
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, several satellite campuses, Pennsylvania www.lccc.edu
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania www.lehigh.edu
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania www.luzerne.edu
Lycoming College
Williamsport, Pennsylvania www.lycoming.edu
Mercer County Career Center
Mercer, Pennsylvania www.mccc.tec.pa.us
Mercyhurst College
Erie, Pennsylvania www.mercyhurst.edu
Montgomery County Community College
Blue Bell, Pottstown, Pennsylvania www.mc3.edu
Northampton Community College
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania www.northampton.edu
PASSHE - Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA www.clarion.edu
PASSHE - East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, PA www.esu.edu
PASSHE - Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Lock Haven, PA www.lhup.edu
Peirce College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania www.peirce.edu
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Media, Pennsylvania www.pit.edu
Philadelphia Biblical University
Langhorne, Pennsylvania www.pbu.edu
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania www.pointpark.edu
PSU - Penn State Altoona
Altoona, Pennsylvania www.aa.psu.edu
PSU - Penn State New Kensington
New Kensington, Pennsylvania www.nk.psu.edu
Robert Morris University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania www.rmu.edu
Saint Francis University
Loretto, Pennsylvania www.francis.edu
Saint Vincent College
Latrobe, Pennsylvania www.stvincent.edu
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, Pennsylvania www.setonhill.edu
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania www.swarthmore.edu
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Multiple campuses in PA, also London, Rome, Japan www.temple.edu