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.

We also provide an extensive list of Pennsylvania Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Harrisburg.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Harrisburg.

Featured Colleges in the Harrisburg Area (QuickSchools™)

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Baltimore School of Massage - York Campus

York, PA

Baltimore School of Massage York Campus is a member of the Steiner Education Group, which is a subsidiary of Steiner Leisure Limited, a global provider of spa services. Steiner Leisure Limited operates more than 175 spas and salons on cruise ships and at resorts worldwide. Steiner spas recruit from the Baltimore School of Massage York Campus.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

YTI Career Institute

York, PA; Lancaster, 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: Engineering and Architecture, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma

Villanova University College of Professional Studies

Villanova, PA

The College of Professional Studies (CPS) is where adults can find their home at Villanova University.

  • Program Categories: Business, Computers and Technology, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety
  • Degrees: Certificate, Bachelor

Universal Technical Institute

Exton, PA

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won’t just train for a career. 

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Brightwood Career Institute

Harrisburg, PA

At Brightwood Career Institute, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma
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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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