Accredited Online Colleges Based in Pennsylvania

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

3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 578-6000

No N/A 100% 51%

270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 526-1000

No N/A N/A N/A

538 Venard Rd
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
(570) 586-2400

No N/A 98% 56%

100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 606-4666

No N/A 100% 50%

600 Valley Road
P.O. Box-309

Summerdale, PA 17093
(800) 759-2727

No N/A 100% 52%

275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 968-8000

No N/A 51% 11%

Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 365-1100

No N/A 100% 59%

901 S Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063
(610) 359-5000

No N/A 60% 14%

700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 489-2211

No N/A 98% 55%

600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
(412) 396-6000

No N/A 100% 77%

219 Meadville Street
Edinboro, PA 16444
(814) 732-2000

No N/A 89% 51%

100 Forbes Ave- Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-4546

No N/A 99% 50%

109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541
(814) 871-7000

No N/A 99% 66%

1300 Eagle Road
Saint Davids, PA 19087
(610) 341-5800

No N/A 100% 66%

901 Eden Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 569-7071

No N/A 99% 58%

27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-3000

No N/A 69% 87%

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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

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

Pennsylvania Institutions

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    Degree-Granting Institutions
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    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
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    Private For-Profit 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.