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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

    University of Phoenix-Harrisburg Campus

    Harrisburg, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    8 (2006)
    Student Population
    192
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Philadelphia Campus

    Wayne, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    14 (2000)
    Student Population
    1,163
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Pittsburgh Campus

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    12 (2002)
    Student Population
    209
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

    Bradford, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,890
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    1,881
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  6. School Name

    University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,590
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    32,764
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    University of Pittsburgh-Titusville

    Titusville, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,324
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    495
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    University of Scranton

    Scranton, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $37,456
    Years Accredited
    87 (1927)
    Student Population
    7,511
    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
  9. School Name

    University of the Sciences

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $33,406
    Years Accredited
    52 (1962)
    Student Population
    2,955
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Valley Forge Christian College

    Phoenixville, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $18,367
    Years Accredited
    12 (2002)
    Student Population
    1,342
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Valley Forge Military College

    Wayne, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $25,360
    Years Accredited
    60 (1954)
    Student Population
    311
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Villanova University

    Villanova, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $42,740
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    12,092
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  13. School Name

    Waynesburg University

    Waynesburg, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $19,810
    Years Accredited
    64 (1950)
    Student Population
    2,836
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    West Chester, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,620
    Years Accredited
    68 (1946)
    Student Population
    17,910
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Westminster College

    New Wilmington, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $31,510
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    1,720
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Westminster Theological Seminary

    Glenside, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    60 (1954)
    Student Population
    659
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Westmoreland County Community College

    Youngwood, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,210
    Years Accredited
    36 (1978)
    Student Population
    10,880
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Widener University-Main Campus

    Chester, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $36,382
    Years Accredited
    60 (1954)
    Student Population
    5,402
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Wilkes University

    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $29,326
    Years Accredited
    77 (1937)
    Student Population
    8,187
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Wilson College

    Chambersburg, PA
    Tuition & Fees
    $29,360
    Years Accredited
    92 (1922)
    Student Population
    913
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    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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