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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, is located in the heart of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This nursing school was established in 1903 as the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing. The campus is around three hours away from the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a co-educational four year institute that offers programs leading to associate's, baccalaureate and certificate degrees in healthcare. Some of the academic programs include cardiovascular invasive specialty, respiratory care, nuclear medicine technology, emergency medical technician, diagnostic medical sonography and healthcare administration.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has athletic teams for distance running and soccer. The college is also a member of the Campus Central, an organization involving many students in the county. The Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) is one of the student organizations active on campus.

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Contacting Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
410 North Lime St. Lancaster
Pennsylvania , PA 17602
General Phone: (800) 622-5443
http://www.pacollege.edu/

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine159registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology70cardiovascular tech, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years305
Associate's degree1995

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences had a total enrollment of 680 students (501 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 5%
Women 95%
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 15%
20-21 15%
22-24 17%
25-29 18%
30-34 13%
35-39 7%
40-49 12%
50-64 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Pennsylvania98%
Louisiana1%
Maryland1%

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 83 %

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Lancaster, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total27110438%5856%
Men472247%314%
Women2248237%5567%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal485615
SAT Math508663

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,630
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,630
Books and supplies $ 1,700

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 986300)

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track531

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year5$61,82630$63,801
All faculty totalcalendar year5$61,82631$63,809

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Highlights

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What Sets Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Apart:

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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Female % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 12%Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of students
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Number of students
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences % students 40 years or older
Number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

Notable:
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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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