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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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: Diploma, Certificate

Fortis Institute

Kingston, 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: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Empire Beauty Schools

Moosic, PA

Dreaming of a future in Cosmetology?

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  • Degrees: Diploma

McCann School of Business & Technology

Wilkes Barre, PA

Start your future now!

  • Program Categories: Business, Engineering and Architecture, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate
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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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