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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

    Lehigh Carbon Community College

    Schnecksville, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,540
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    11,058
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Lehigh University

    Bethlehem, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $42,220
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    7,489
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Lock Haven University

    Lock Haven, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,564
    Years Accredited
    65 (1949)
    Student Population
    6,062
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

    Gettysburg, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    76 (1938)
    Student Population
    157
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    76 (1938)
    Student Population
    283
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Luzerne County Community College

    Nanticoke, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,810
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    9,673
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Manor College

    Jenkintown, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,620
    Years Accredited
    47 (1967)
    Student Population
    1,163
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

    Mansfield, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,926
    Years Accredited
    72 (1942)
    Student Population
    3,730
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Marywood University

    Scranton, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $29,380
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    3,858
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    McCann School of Business and Technology

    Pottsville, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,820
    Years Accredited
    57 (1957)
    Student Population
    5,443
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Mercyhurst University

    Erie, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $29,037
    Years Accredited
    83 (1931)
    Student Population
    3,458
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Messiah College

    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $29,460
    Years Accredited
    51 (1963)
    Student Population
    3,135
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Millersville University of Pennsylvania

    Millersville, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,600
    Years Accredited
    64 (1950)
    Student Population
    10,434
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Misericordia University

    Dallas, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,230
    Years Accredited
    79 (1935)
    Student Population
    3,523
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Montgomery County Community College

    Blue Bell, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,710
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    21,419
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

    Bethlehem, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $34,484
    Years Accredited
    92 (1922)
    Student Population
    2,277
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Mount Aloysius College

    Cresson, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $19,520
    Years Accredited
    71 (1943)
    Student Population
    2,666
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    National Massage Therapy Institute

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    3 (2011)
    Student Population
    1,242
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Neumann University

    Aston, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $24,232
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    3,528
    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
  21. School Name

    Newport Business Institute-Lower Burrell

    Lower Burrell, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,515
    Years Accredited
    49 (1965)
    Student Population
    123
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    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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