Accredited Online Colleges Based in Pennsylvania

School Accepts Transfer Credits Freshman Acceptance Rate Financial Aid Rate Graduation Rate

925 Oak Street
Scranton, PA 18515
(570) 343-9635

No N/A N/A 45%

6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108
(800) 762-0097

No N/A 99% 59%

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 951-2700

No N/A 99% 58%

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-2000

No N/A 99% 65%

1400 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(877) 872-8869

No N/A 98% 21%

117 Evergreen Dr
Loretto, PA 15940
(814) 472-3000

No N/A 96% 64%

Academy Street
Mansfield, PA 16933
(570) 662-4000

No N/A 95% 48%

3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 861-5300

No N/A 87% 20%

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall
Indiana, PA 15705
(724) 357-2100

No N/A 89% 52%

300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
(814) 362-7500

No N/A 99% 47%

1111 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071
(412) 809-5100

No N/A 98% 54%

One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440
(570) 945-8000

No N/A 88% 41%

5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(610) 660-1000

No N/A 97% 79%

1 Seton Hill Dr
Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 838-4281

No N/A 100% 45%

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-7447

No N/A 84% 60%

9000 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 367-9300

No N/A 73% 53%

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
(610) 519-4500

No N/A 68% 88%

One University Place
Chester, PA 19013
(610) 499-4000

No N/A 99% 54%

401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 484-2011

No N/A 90% 46%

1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
(570) 740-0200

No N/A 73% 22%

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Pennsylvania Schools vs US State Average

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

    • 62% 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

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Pennsylvania Institutions

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The state is home to 50 companies in the Fortune 500, including U.S. Steel, PPG Industries, and H.J. Heinz. Erie is home to GE Transportation Systems, the nation's largest producer of train locomotive

Once known for its steel and coal industries, medical and health service industries are now two of the fastest-growing industries in Pennsylvania. The state is home to 50 companies in the Fortune 500, including U.S. Steel, PPG Industries, and H.J. Heinz. Erie is home to GE Transportation Systems, the nation's largest producer of train locomotives. Pennsylvania is recognized as a leader in the financial and insurance industries, as well as agricultural production which includes mushrooms, apples, Christmas trees, and layer chickens. Much of the state is rural, which has impacted its economy and politics. For both its rural and urban populace, a diverse selection of certificate and degree programs related to these industries is available at online colleges throughout the state.

Among Pennsylvania's public schools, the University of Pittsburgh's College of General Studies offers online courses, as does Cheyney University. West Chester University offers online certificates and courses as well as an online master in business administration and in special education. Several community colleges offer hybrid and fully online courses and degree programs, including the Community College of Philadelphia.

Many private not-for-profit and for-profit universities throughout Pennsylvania offer a variety of online degree programs. Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative makes courses and materials available free and online to the public. CMU also offers professional training and degrees through hybrid and online distance learning programs. The University of Pennsylvania offers free online, non-credit courses, as well as for-credit, tuition paid courses. Well known for-profit online schools, including Strayer University, Everest Institute, and the University of Phoenix, have locations throughout the state.