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Lancaster Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Lancaster Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

There are at least 10 colleges in Lancaster, listed and described below. These schools represent 10,658 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 8,006 full-time students, and a reported 2,480 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Harrisburg Area Community College-Lancaster and Franklin and Marshall College.

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 Lancaster.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Lancaster.

Featured Colleges in the Lancaster 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

WyoTech


Blairsville, PA

Gear up for a better future at WyoTech.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

YTI Career Institute


Lancaster, PA; 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: 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
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Lancaster Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Consolidated School of Business Lancaster
2124 Ambassador Cir
Lancaster, PA 17603

  • Programs: business management, medical secretary, computer and media applications, accounting, legal assistant, medical office assistant, administrative assistant, legal secretary
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 179 students, 237 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Harrisburg Area Community College-Lancaster
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602

  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 6,333 students, 3,755 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 Lancaster with Selective Admissions

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

Franklin and Marshall College
College Ave
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, political science, psychology, neuroscience, interdisciplinary studies, history, English, economics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 2,104 students, 2,246 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,957 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 600-690. Math: 630-700.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Lancaster School of Cosmetology
50 Ranck Ave
Lancaster, PA 17602

  • Programs: make-up artist, cosmetology, massage therapy, technical teaching, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 187 students, 169 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Lancaster Theological Seminary
555 W James St
Lancaster, PA 17603-2897

  • Programs: theological and ministerial studies, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 150 students, 125 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 83 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
204 N Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17608-0059

  • Programs: commercial art, photography, fine arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 256 students, 230 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
410 North Lime St. Lancaster
Pennsylvania, PA 17602

  • Programs: registered nursing, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech, surgical tech, cardiovascular tech, medical lab tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 680 students, 501 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 485-615. Math: 508-663.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
750 E King St
Lancaster, PA 17602-3198

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: carpentry, autobody repair, architectural tech, cabinetmaking, electrician, automotive tech, graphic communications courses, plumbing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 769 students, 743 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 440 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.
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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.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Columbia Colleges 1 10,311 25  
Elizabethtown Colleges 1 11,887 2,360 1,540
Lebanon Colleges 3 24,461 1,175  
Millersville Colleges 1 7,774 8,306 2,284
Myerstown Colleges 1 3,171 168  
York Colleges 8 40,862 7,744 2,014

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