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Erie Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Erie Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Erie, Pennsylvania

There are at least 9 colleges in Erie, listed and described below. These schools represent 15,490 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 12,801 full-time students, and a reported 4,726 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Mercyhurst College, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College, Gannon University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

We also provide an extensive list of Pennsylvania Colleges.

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Featured Colleges in the Erie Area (QuickSchools™)

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YTI Career Institute


York, PA

Your Journey Begins Here . At YTI Career Institute, we are your beacon-brightening your future outlook and lighting your path to a rewarding career.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Fortis Institute


Erie, PA

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

  • Program Categories: Business, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma
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Colleges in Erie with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Erie Business Center
246 W Ninth St
Erie, PA 16501

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: nursing assistant, marketing, accounting, medical assistant, information science, physical therapist assistant, legal assistant, medical records tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 287 students, 311 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Gannon University
109 W Sixth St
Erie, PA 16541-0001

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: curriculum and instruction, electrical engineering, registered nursing, health professions, biology, business management, physician assistant, criminal justice and safety
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 4,134 students, 3,649 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,231 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-560. Math: 450-580. Writing: 440-550.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Great Lakes Institute of Technology
5100 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509-2482

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: cosmetology, veterinary assistant, medical assistant, massage therapy, surgical tech, pharmacy tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, dental assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 291 students, 433 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
1858 W Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16509-1025

  • Programs: osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, biological and biomedical sciences, education courses
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 2,135 students, 88 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Mercyhurst College
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: international studies, business management, criminal justice and safety, registered nursing, elementary school teaching, special ed, licensed practical nurse, liberal arts and sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 4,253 students, 3,807 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,141 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-570. Math: 460-580. Writing: 450-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
5091 Station Rd
Erie, PA 16563-0002

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, electronic commerce, mechanical engineering tech, mechanical engineering, psychology, MIS, marketing, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 4,171 students, 4,193 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,354 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-560. Math: 480-590.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Erie Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Northwest Regional Technology Institute
3104 State St
Erie, PA 16508-2820

  • Programs: accounting and computer science, data entry, business support services, administrative assistant, medical office assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 43 students, 67 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Triangle Tech-Erie
2000 Liberty St
Erie, PA 16502-2594

  • Programs: electrician, carpentry, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 176 students, 253 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

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(2000)
Students Dorms
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