Students looking for colleges in Pennsylvania will be pleased to find more than 200 schools to consider. Forty-two public and nearly 100 private universities in Pennsylvania award bachelor's degrees.
The largest public institution is the Pennsylvania State University system, with 14 college campuses, four branch campuses, and two multi-university centers. This system includes Cheyney University, the nation's first Historically Black College and University.
Rounding out Pennsylvania's list of higher education opportunities are 14 community colleges, more than 50 specialized associate degree-granting institutions and more than 100 private trade and technical schools. The Pennsylvania College of Technology awards certificates, associate and bachelor's degrees in more than 100 majors.
The commonwealth's official transfer and articulation system supports students who wish to transfer between public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. For example, those who have earned an associate degree at one of the state's community colleges can transfer their credits to a bachelor's degree program at a participating university. Learn more by visiting PAcollegetransfer.com.
Penn State World Campus, the online campus of Penn State, offers more than 150 online degree and certificate programs developed and taught by Penn State faculty. Edinboro University's online graduate programs in education and nursing are ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Pennsylvania participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, which makes it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in other states.
For more information about the Pennsylvania Department of Education, see: http://www.education.pa.gov
|School||City||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg. In-State Tuition & Fees||Number of Programs Offered|
|Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus||University Park||46,810||Four or more years||$18,454||414|
|Temple University||Philadelphia||39,740||Four or more years||$16,970||483|
|University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus||Pittsburgh||28,673||Four or more years||$19,080||419|
|University of Pennsylvania||Philadelphia||25,860||Four or more years||$55,584||348|
|Drexel University||Philadelphia||24,634||Four or more years||$53,244||325|
|Harrisburg Area Community College||Harrisburg||18,081||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$7,935||148|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania||West Chester||17,527||Four or more years||$10,412||132|
|Community College of Philadelphia||Philadelphia||16,672||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$10,284||109|
|Community College of Allegheny County||Pittsburgh||16,086||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$7,861||174|
|Pennsylvania State University-World Campus||University Park||14,458||Four or more years||$13,988||153|
|Carnegie Mellon University||Pittsburgh||14,029||Four or more years||$55,465||319|
|Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus||Indiana||11,483||Four or more years||$12,979||141|
|Delaware County Community College||Media||11,314||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$9,390||99|
|Villanova University||Villanova||11,030||Four or more years||$53,308||155|
|Montgomery County Community College||Blue Bell||10,451||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$10,350||84|
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/