Harrisburg Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Harrisburg Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

There are at least 7 colleges in Harrisburg, listed and described below. These schools represent 10,457 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 7,162 full-time students.

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Harrisburg Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2999

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business management, general studies, business, licensed practical nurse, social services, elementary school teaching, criminal justice and administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 9,774 students, 6,459 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Colleges in Harrisburg with Selective Admissions

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

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
304 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2208

  • Programs: natural sciences, computer and info science, biotechnology, information technology, electronic commerce, computer security, geological and earth sciences, forensic science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 162 students, 137 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Widener University-Harrisburg Campus
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9450

  • Programs: law, nurse practitioner
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 521 students, 566 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.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
Students Dorms
Carlisle Colleges 3 17,970 2,845 1,999
Elizabethtown Colleges 1 11,887 2,360 1,540
Hershey Colleges 1 12,771 815  
Middletown Colleges 1 9,242 3,907 328
York Colleges 8 40,862 7,744 2,014

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