List of colleges and universities in Pennsylvania

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The following is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

Private, for-profit institutions[edit]

Main Article: List of for-profit colleges and universities in Pennsylvania

Private, not-for-profit institutions[edit]

Private two-year colleges and technical schools[edit]

NameLocationSchool TypeEnrollment
Harcum CollegeLower Merion Township (Montgomery County)Comprehensive Associate’s College1,425
Hussian School of ArtPhiladelphiaAssociate’s Art & Design School150
Johnson CollegeScranton (Lackawanna County)Industrial-Oriented Technical School472
Lackawanna CollegeScranton (Lackawanna County)Comprehensive Associate’s College1,561
Manor CollegeAbington Township (Montgomery County)Comprehensive Associate’s College affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church901
Mercyhurst North EastNorth East Township (Erie County)Comprehensive Associate’s College affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church1,076
Pennsylvania Institute of TechnologyUpper Providence Township (Delaware County)Engineering and Health Services Technical School915
Pittsburgh Institute of AeronauticsWest Mifflin (Allegheny County)Aeronautics Technical School285
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary SciencePittsburgh (Allegheny County)Mortuary Technical School209
Valley Forge Military Academy and CollegeRadnor Township (Delaware County)Military Junior College304

Private Bible colleges and religious-oriented institutions[edit]

NameLocationReligious AffiliationEnrollment
Baptist Bible College & SeminarySouth Abington Township (Lackawanna County)Independent Baptist400
Gratz CollegeCheltenham Township (Montgomery County)Nondenominational Judaism1,002
Lancaster Bible CollegeManheim Township (Lancaster County)Nondenominational Christianity1,112
Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University)Langhorne Manor (Bucks County)Nondenominational Christianity1,127
Talmudical Yeshiva of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaHaredi Judaism110
Valley Forge Christian CollegeSchuylkill Township (Chester County)Assemblies of God USA1,146

Private Baccalaureate and Master's institutions[edit]

NameLocationReligious AffiliationEnrollment
Albright CollegeReading (Berks County)United Methodist Church2,401
Allegheny CollegeMeadville (Crawford County)United Methodist Church2,153
The American CollegeHaverford Township (Delaware County)Secular533
Bryn Athyn CollegeBryn Athyn (Montgomery County)The New Church223
Bucknell UniversityEast Buffalo Township (Union County)Secular
Cabrini CollegeRadnor Township (Delaware County)Roman Catholic Church3,457
Cairn UniversityLanghorne Manor (Bucks County)Nondenominational Christian1,127
Carlow UniversityPittsburgh (Allegheny)Catholic2,294
Cedar Crest CollegeAllentown (Lehigh County)Secular1,885
Central Penn CollegeSummerdale, Pennsylvania (Cumberland County)Secular1462
Chatham UniversityPittsburgh (Allegheny County)Secular2,266
Delaware Valley CollegeDoylestown Township (Bucks County)Secular2,241
DeSales UniversityUpper Saucon Township (Lehigh County)Roman Catholic Church3,199
Dickinson CollegeCarlisle (Cumberland County)Secular2,414
Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtown (Lancaster County)Church of the Brethren2,417
Franklin & Marshall CollegeLancaster (Lancaster County)Secular2,335
Geneva CollegeBeaver Falls (Beaver County)Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America2,071
Gettysburg CollegeGettysburg (Adams County)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America2,485
Grove City CollegeGrove City (Mercer County)Presbyterian Church of the USA2,499
Gwynedd-Mercy CollegeLower Gwynedd Township (Montgomery County)Roman Catholic Church2,619
Harrisburg University of Science and TechnologyDauphin CountySecular348
Haverford CollegeHaverford Township (Delaware County)Secular1,177
Juniata CollegeHuntingdon (Huntingdon County)Church of the Brethren1,593
Keystone CollegeLa Plume Township (Lackawanna County)Secular1,759
King’s CollegeWilkes-Barre (Luzerne County)Roman Catholic Church2,725
La Roche CollegeMcCandless Township (Allegheny County)Roman Catholic Church1,416
Lafayette CollegeEaston (Northampton County)Presbyterian Church of the USA2,414
Lebanon Valley CollegeAnnville (Lebanon County)United Methodist Church2,065
Lycoming CollegeWilliamsport (Lycoming County)United Methodist Church1,485
Mercyhurst UniversityErie (Erie County)Roman Catholic Church4,388
Messiah CollegeUpper Allen Township (Cumberland County)Nondenominational Christian2,932
Moravian CollegeBethlehem (Northampton County)Moravian Church in America2,032
Mount Aloysius CollegeCresson Township (Cambria County)Roman Catholic Church1,611
Muhlenberg CollegeAllentown (Lehigh County)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America2,515
Peirce CollegePhiladelphiaSecular1,892
Point Park UniversityPittsburgh (Allegheny County)Secular4,061
Rosemont CollegeLower Merion Township (Montgomery County)Roman Catholic Church863
Saint Vincent CollegeUnity Township (Westmoreand County)Roman Catholic Church1,937
Seton Hill UniversityGreensburg (Westmoreland County)Roman Catholic Church2,258
Susquehanna UniversitySelinsgrove (Snyder County)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America2,305
Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore (Delaware County)Secular1,524
Thiel CollegeGreenville (Mercer County)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America1,096
Ursinus CollegeCollegeville (Montgomery County)Secular1,802
Washington & Jefferson CollegeWashington (Washington County)Secular1,460
Westminster CollegeNew Wilmington (Lawrence County)Presbyterian Church of the USA1,582
Wilson CollegeChambersburg (Franklin County)Presbyterian Church of the USA807
York College of PennsylvaniaSpring Garden (York County)Secular5,506

Private specialty four-year institutions[edit]

University of the ArtsPhiladelphia2,355
Curtis Institute of MusicPhiladelphia167
Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health SciencesLancaster (Lancaster County)1,143
Moore College of Art and DesignPhiladelphia556
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine ArtsPhiladelphia353
Pennsylvania College of Art and DesignLancaster (Lancaster County)285

Private Doctoral universities[edit]

NameLocationReligious AffiliationEnrollment
Alvernia UniversityReading (Berks County)Roman Catholic Church3,003
Arcadia UniversityCheltenham Township (Montgomery County)Presbyterian Church of the USA3,983
Bryn Mawr CollegeLower Merion Township (Montgomery County)Secular1,751
Carlow UniversityPittsburgh (Allegheny County)Roman Catholic Church2,768
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh (Allegheny County)Secular11,340
Chestnut Hill CollegePhiladelphiaRoman Catholic Church2,414
Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaSecular23,637
Duquesne UniversityPittsburgh (Allegheny County)Roman Catholic Church10,161
Eastern UniversityRadnor Township (Delaware County)American Baptist Churches USA4,476
Gannon UniversityErie (Erie County)Roman Catholic Church4,219
Holy Family UniversityPhiladelphiaRoman Catholic Church3,270
Immaculata UniversityEast Whiteland Township (Chester County)Roman Catholic Church4,456
La Salle UniversityPhiladelphiaRoman Catholic Church6,636
Lehigh UniversityBethlehem (Northampton County)Secular7,051
Marywood UniversityDunmore (Lackawanna County)Roman Catholic Church3,479
Misericordia UniversityDallas Township (Luzerne County)Roman Catholic Church2,812
Neumann UniversityAston Township (Delaware County)Roman Catholic Church3,073
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaSecular25,007
Philadelphia UniversityPhiladelphiaSecular3,619
Robert Morris UniversityMoon Township (Allegheny County)Secular4,967
Saint Francis UniversityLoretto (Cambria County)Roman Catholic Church2,449
Saint Joseph’s UniversityPhiladelphia and Lower Merion Township (Montgomery County)Roman Catholic Church- Society of Jesus8,916
University of ScrantonScranton (Lackawanna County)Roman Catholic Church- Society of Jesus6,070
University of the SciencesPhiladelphiaSecular2,868
Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaSecular3,555
Villanova UniversityRadnor Township (Delaware County)Roman Catholic Church10,605
Waynesburg UniversityWaynesburg (Greene County)Presbyterian Church of the USA2,516
Widener UniversityChester (Delaware County)Secular7,000
Wilkes UniversityWilkes-Barre (Luzerne County)Secular5,926

Graduate institutions[edit]

NameLocationReligious AffiliationEnrollment
Yeshivath Beth MosheScranton (Lackawanna County)Orthodox Judaism78
Biblical Theological SeminaryHatfield (Montgomery County)Nondenominational Christianity248
Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS. Cyril and MethodiusPittsburgh (Allegheny County)Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church14
Calvary Baptist Theological SeminaryUpper Gwynedd Township (Montgomery County)Unaffiliated Baptist106
Christ the Saviour SeminaryJohnstown (Cambria County)American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church13
The Commonwealth Medical CollegeScranton (Lackawanna County)Secular169
Evangelical SeminaryMyerstown (Lebanon County)Evangelical Congregational Church153
Lancaster Theological SeminaryLancaster (Lancaster County)United Church of Christ145
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic MedicineErie (Erie County)Secular3,029
Lutheran Theological Seminary at GettysburgGettysburg (Adams County)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America168
Lutheran Theological Seminary at PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaEvangelical Lutheran Church in America260
Palmer Theological SeminaryLower Merion Township (Montgomery County)American Baptist Churches330
Pittsburgh Theological SeminaryPittsburgh (Allegheny County)Presbyterian Church of the USA305
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicinePhiladelphiaSecular2,418
Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal ChurchWhitpain Township (Montgomery County)Reformed Episcopal Church19
Reformed Presbyterian Theological SeminaryPittsburgh (Allegheny County)Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America100
Reconstructionist Rabbinical CollegeCheltenham Township (Montgomery County)Reconstructionist Judaism59
Saint Charles Borromeo SeminaryRadnor Township (Delaware County)Roman Catholic Church243
Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological SeminarySouth Canaan Township (Wayne County)Orthodox Church in America94
Salus UniversityCheltenham Township (Montgomery County)Secular1,025
Trinity School for MinistryAmbridge (Beaver County)Episcopal Church of the United States of America169
United States Army War CollegeNorth Middleton Township (Cumberland County)Secular588
Westminster Theological SeminaryCheltenham Township (Montgomery County)Unaffiliated Presbyterianism614
Won Institute of Graduate StudiesCheltenham Township (Montgomery County)Won Buddhism59

Public institutions[edit]

Two-year community colleges and technical schools[edit]

NameCampus locationsCounties servedEnrollment (Degree-track students)
Community College of Allegheny CountyPittsburgh (Allegheny Campus)
Monroeville (Boyce Campus)
McCandless Township (North Campus)
West Mifflin (South Campus)
Allegheny County20,706
Community College of Beaver CountyCenter TownshipBeaver County3,007
Bucks County Community CollegeNewtown Township (Newtown Campus)
Bristol Township (Lower Bucks Campus)
East Rockhill Township (Upper Bucks Campus)
Bucks County10,008
Butler County Community CollegeButler TownshipButler County
Lawrence County
Mercer County
Delaware County Community CollegeMarple Township (Marple Campus)
East Brandywine Township (Downingtown Campus)
Delaware County
Chester County
HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community CollegeHarrisburg (Harrisburg Campus)
East Lampeter Township (Lancaster Campus)
Manchester Township (York Campus)
Cumberland Township (Gettysburg Campus)
Lebanon (Lebanon Campus)
Dauphin County
Lancaster County
York County
Adams County
Lebanon County
Lehigh Carbon Community CollegeNorth Whitehall TownshipLehigh County8,101
Lincoln Technical Institute in AllentownAllentownLehigh County627[1]
Lincoln Technical Institute in Center CityPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia County671[2]
Lincoln Technical Institute in Northeast PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia County358[3]
Lincoln Technical Institute in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia County365[4]
Luzerne County Community CollegeNanticokeLuzerne County7,249
Montgomery County Community CollegeWhitepain Township (Central Campus)
Pottstown (West Campus)
Montgomery County13,919
Northampton Community CollegeBethlehem Township (Main Campus)
Pocono Township (Monroe Campus)
Northampton County
Monroe County
Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeRichland TownshipCambria County1,942
Community College of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia19,503
Reading Area Community CollegeReadingBerks County5,471
Thaddeus Stevens College of TechnologyLancasterLancaster County906
Westmoreland County Community CollegeHempfield TownshipWestmoreland County7,383

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education: State-owned Master's level institutions[edit]

Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaBloomsburg (Columbia County)10,091
California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia (Washington County)9,402
Cheyney University of PennsylvaniaThornbury Township (Chester County)1,586
Clarion University of PennsylvaniaClarion (Clarion County)7,315
East Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaEast Stroudsburg (Monroe County)7,387
Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboro (Erie County)8,642
Indiana University of PennsylvaniaIndiana (Indiana County)15,126
Kutztown University of PennsylvaniaMaxatawny Township (Berks County)10,707
Lock Haven University of PennsylvaniaLock Haven (Clinton County)5,450
Mansfield University of PennsylvaniaMansfield (Tioga County)3,569
Millersville University of PennsylvaniaMillersville (Lancaster County)8,729
Shippensburg University of PennsylvaniaShippensburg Township (Cumberland County)8,326
Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaSlippery Rock (Butler County)8,852
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaWest Chester (Chester County)14,490

Commonwealth System of Higher Education: State-related colleges and universities[edit]

Main institutions[edit]

University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh
NameLocationSchool ClassificationEnrollment
Lincoln UniversityOxford (Chester County)Master's University2,316
The Pennsylvania State UniversityState College (Centre County)Doctoral University45,233
University of PittsburghPittsburgh (Allegheny County)Doctoral University28,823
Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaDoctoral University37,367

Commonwealth and affiliated campuses[edit]

NameLocationSchool ClassificationEnrollment
Penn State AbingtonAbington Township (Montgomery County)Baccalaureate University3,423
Penn State AltoonaAltoona (Blair County)Baccalaureate University4,128
Penn State BeaverCenter Township (Beaver County)Baccalaureate University
(with a single Master's program available)
Penn State BerksSpring Township (Berks County)Baccalaureate University2,701
Penn State BrandywineMiddletown Township (Delaware County)Baccalaureate University1,613
Penn State College of MedicineDerry Township (Dauphin County)Medical School809
Penn State Dickinson School of LawCarlisle (Cumberland County)Law School638
Penn State DuBoisDubois (Clearfield County)Associate's College
(with two Bachelor's degrees available)
Penn State Erie, The Behrend CollegeErie (Erie County)Master's University4,767
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly CampusNorth Union Township (Fayette County)Associate's College
(with five bachelor's degrees available)
Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional StudiesEast Whiteland Township (Chester County)Graduate School795
Penn State Greater AlleghenyWhite Oak (Allegheny County)Baccalaureate University768
Penn State HarrisburgLower Swatara Township (Dauphin County)Doctoral University4,224
Penn State HazletonSugarloaf Township (Luzerne County)Baccalaureate University1,303
Penn State Lehigh ValleyUpper Saucon Township (Lehigh County)Baccalaureate University920
Penn State Mont AltoQuincy Township (Franklin County)Baccalaureate University1,252
Penn State New KensingtonUpper Burrell Township (Westmoreland County)Baccalaureate University
(with a single Master's program available)
Penn State SchuylkillNorth Manheim Township (Schuylkill County)Baccalaureate University1,034
Penn State ShenangoSharon (Mercer County)Baccalaureate University893
Penn State Wilkes-BarreLehman Township (Luzerne County)Baccalaureate University766
Penn State Worthington ScrantonDunmore (Lackawanna County)Baccalaureate University1,386
Penn State YorkSpring Garden Township (York County)Baccalaureate University1,509
Pennsylvania College of TechnologyWilliamsport (Lycoming County)Baccalaureate University6,290
University of Pittsburgh at BradfordBradford Township (McKean County)Baccalaureate University
(with a single Master's program available)
University of Pittsburgh at GreensburgHempfield Township (Westmoreland County)Baccalaureate University1,803
University of Pittsburgh at JohnstownRichland Township (Cambria County)Baccalaureate University2,965
University of Pittsburgh at TitusvilleTitusville (Crawford County)Baccalaureate University563
Temple University AmblerUpper Dublin Township (Montgomery County)Baccalaureate University3,867

Defunct institutions[edit]

Includes all not-for-profit schools that have closed since 1960.

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