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159 Schools in Pennsylvania Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Alvernia University

    Reading, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,950
    Years Accredited
    47 (1967)
    Student Population
    4,152
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    American College

    Bryn Mawr, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    919
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Arcadia University

    Glenside, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $35,620
    Years Accredited
    68 (1946)
    Student Population
    4,642
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Baptist Bible College & Seminary of Pennsylvania

    Clarks Summit, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $19,030
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    1,142
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Berks Technical Institute

    Wyomissing, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,120
    Years Accredited
    30 (1984)
    Student Population
    1,755
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Biblical Theological Seminary

    Hatfield, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    24 (1990)
    Student Population
    393
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

    Bloomsburg, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,344
    Years Accredited
    64 (1950)
    Student Population
    11,522
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Bucks County Community College

    Newtown, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,770
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    16,500
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Butler County Community College

    Butler, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,030
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    5,780
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Cabrini College

    Radnor, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $29,000
    Years Accredited
    49 (1965)
    Student Population
    4,225
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Cairn University

    Langhorne, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,705
    Years Accredited
    64 (1950)
    Student Population
    1,386
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    California University of Pennsylvania

    California, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,379
    Years Accredited
    63 (1951)
    Student Population
    11,572
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary

    Lansdale, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    5 (2009)
    Student Population
    95
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Carlow University

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $24,438
    Years Accredited
    79 (1935)
    Student Population
    3,453
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $45,760
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    12,287
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Cedar Crest College

    Allentown, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,596
    Years Accredited
    70 (1944)
    Student Population
    2,043
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Central Penn College

    Summerdale, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,705
    Years Accredited
    37 (1977)
    Student Population
    2,158
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Chatham University

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,532
    Years Accredited
    90 (1924)
    Student Population
    2,676
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

    Cheyney, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,602
    Years Accredited
    63 (1951)
    Student Population
    1,433
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Clarion University of Pennsylvania

    Clarion, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,090
    Years Accredited
    66 (1948)
    Student Population
    8,151
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

Tuition costs in Pennsylvania rose 33.5% between 2006 and 2012. The one year increase for 2011 to 2012 was 6.6%. State aid to Pennsylvania colleges was down 15.2% over the period 2006 to 2012. This is a recurring pattern, as most states have had significant increases in tuition over the last 6 or 8 years, with financial support for colleges and universities down over the same period. Such a dip is largely due to the budget deficits state's are facing nationwide. This leaves schools in the position of having to raise tuition costs to cover their finances.

College Enrollment

Enrollment at Pennsylvania colleges over the ten year period 2000 to 2009 rose by 17.4%. In 2010, enrollment was barely up, by a slim 1.3%. As a trend, this is consistent with national figures. While enrollment has remained positive, it is barely so. With financial aid requirements tightened, tuition up, and concerns about student loan debt levels, it is not surprising that rates of enrollment have slowed.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • PA529 GSP: A 529 plan that ‘guarantees’ contribution earnings based on tuition increases, rather than market changes. The intent is that the amount accumulated in the account is sufficient to pay for tuition at the state school chosen by the student. The current maximum contribution is $452,210 per student.
    • PA529: A standard 529 plan, investments can be made in any of 13 plans managed by the Vanguard Group. Contributions may be deducted from income on PA state tax returns, up to $14,000 per student per year ($28,000 for married filing joint returns.) Funds may be used to pay for college anywhere in the country, and the program offers discounts to more than 300 colleges nationwide.
  3. Education Nonprofits

  4. Higher Education News

Higher Education in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 67% Pennsylvania
      Graduation Rate
    • 1473 SAT Pennsylvania
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Pennsylvania

  • PA US
    Public 2-Year
  • PA US
    Public 4-Year
  • PA US
    Private 4-year

Pennsylvania Institutions

  • PA US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • PA US
    Public
    Institutions
  • PA US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • PA US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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