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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

    Community College of Allegheny County

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,332
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    31,029
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Community College of Beaver County

    Monaca, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,320
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    4,232
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Community College of Philadelphia

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,120
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    29,095
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Delaware County Community College

    Media, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,870
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    19,414
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Delaware Valley College

    Doylestown, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,746
    Years Accredited
    52 (1962)
    Student Population
    2,634
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    DeSales University

    Center Valley, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $30,150
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    4,100
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Pennsylvania

    Fort Washington, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    885
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    DeVry University-Pennsylvania

    Fort Washington, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,915
    Years Accredited
    12 (2002)
    Student Population
    2,826
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Drexel University

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $36,090
    Years Accredited
    87 (1927)
    Student Population
    29,768
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Duquesne University

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $30,034
    Years Accredited
    79 (1935)
    Student Population
    11,368
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

    East Stroudsburg, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,758
    Years Accredited
    64 (1950)
    Student Population
    8,447
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Eastern University

    Saint Davids, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,174
    Years Accredited
    60 (1954)
    Student Population
    5,151
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    Edinboro, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,578
    Years Accredited
    65 (1949)
    Student Population
    9,417
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Elizabethtown College

    Elizabethtown, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $36,550
    Years Accredited
    66 (1948)
    Student Population
    1,928
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies

    Elizabethtown, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    710
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Evangelical Theological Seminary

    Myerstown, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    30 (1984)
    Student Population
    144
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Gannon University

    Erie, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $26,526
    Years Accredited
    63 (1951)
    Student Population
    4,635
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Geneva College

    Beaver Falls, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $24,480
    Years Accredited
    92 (1922)
    Student Population
    2,412
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Gratz College

    Melrose Park, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    47 (1967)
    Student Population
    3,641
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Grove City College

    Grove City, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,212
    Years Accredited
    92 (1922)
    Student Population
    2,487
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    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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