Wilkes Barre Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Wilkes-Barre Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

There are at least 2 colleges in Wilkes Barre, listed and described below. These schools represent 5,273 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 4,768 full-time students, and a reported 973 dorm rooms.

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  • Housing and buildings in Wilkes Barre tend to be older than other areas.

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Fortis Institute

Kingston, PA

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

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

McCann School of Business & Technology

Wilkes Barre, PA

Whether preparing to enter the professional world or expanding your skills, education should be available wherever, whenever. With McCann you can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and a friendly educational environment.

If quality is what you want then McCann is where you want to be.

  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Engineering and Architecture
  • Degrees: Associate

Smith & Solomon Training Solutions

Pittston, PA

Get your career on track with training from Smith & Solomon.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

Empire Beauty Schools

Moosic, PA

Dreaming of a future in Cosmetology?

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  • Degrees: Diploma

Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy

Wilkes Barre, PA

Prepare for a rewarding cosmetology career at Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy.

  • Program Categories: Cosmetology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Colleges in Wilkes Barre with Selective Admissions

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

Wilkes University
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: teacher education and development, education courses, business management, elementary/middle school admin, pharmacy, liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,114 students, 4,495 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 973 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-560. Math: 470-600. Writing: 440-560.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. 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.

Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing
350 Jumper Rd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18705-0699

  • Programs: various nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 159 students, 273 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • 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
Clarks Summit Colleges 1 5,126 1,016 650
Dallas Colleges 1 2,557 2,355 850
Hazleton Colleges 4 23,329 1,269 456
Nanticoke Colleges 1 10,955 6,323  
Scranton Colleges 6 76,415 10,901 3,762

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