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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

    Saint Joseph's University

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $37,830
    Years Accredited
    92 (1922)
    Student Population
    10,775
    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
  3. School Name

    Saint Vincent College

    Latrobe, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $29,846
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    2,066
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Salus University

    Elkins Park, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    60 (1954)
    Student Population
    1,169
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Sanford-Brown Institute-Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,774
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    1,399
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Sanford-Brown Institute-Trevose

    Trevose, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,887
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    1,601
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,653
    Years Accredited
    3 (2011)
    Student Population
    755
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Seton Hill University

    Greensburg, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $29,050
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    3,102
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

    Shippensburg, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,154
    Years Accredited
    75 (1939)
    Student Population
    9,157
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    Slippery Rock, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,748
    Years Accredited
    71 (1943)
    Student Population
    10,130
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Strayer University-Pennsylvania

    Trevose, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,985
    Years Accredited
    4 (2010)
    Student Population
    4,773
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Susquehanna University

    Selinsgrove, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $37,280
    Years Accredited
    84 (1930)
    Student Population
    2,418
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Temple University

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,596
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    41,230
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $18,120
    Years Accredited
    2 (2012)
    Student Population
    4,325
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  15. School Name

    The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $17,832
    Years Accredited
    6 (2008)
    Student Population
    2,930
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $18,764
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    24,550
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  17. School Name

    The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University

    Carlisle, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    269
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  18. School Name

    The University of the Arts

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $34,840
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    2,405
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Thomas Jefferson University

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    38 (1976)
    Student Population
    4,239
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry

    Ambridge, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    29 (1985)
    Student Population
    201
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    University of Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $43,738
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    27,998
    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
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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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