Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania

Ranking Institution name Tuition Control Acceptance Rate
1
University Park, Pennsylvania
$29.566 Public 54%
2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$24.122 Public 64%
3
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$27.106 Public 56%
4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$36.090 Private Non-Profit 81%
5
Indiana, Pennsylvania
$20.216 Public 90%
6
West Chester, Pennsylvania
$18.974 Public 52%
7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$45.890 Private Non-Profit 12%
8
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$8.505 Public 0%
9
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
$18.706 Public 89%
10
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
$18.943 Public 82%
11
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
$12.529 Public 67%
12
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$9.784 Public 0%
13
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
$10.365 Public 0%
14
Millersville, Pennsylvania
$18.990 Public 72%
15
Villanova, Pennsylvania
$44.430 Private Non-Profit 49%
16
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
$17.916 Public 83%
17
California, Pennsylvania
$13.091 Public 93%
18
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
$19.115 Public 78%
19
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$47.642 Private Non-Profit 25%
20
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$31.385 Private Non-Profit 74%
21
Edinboro, Pennsylvania
$12.701 Public 87%
22
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$13.800 Public 0%
23
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
$12.690 Public 0%
24
Media, Pennsylvania
$11.050 Public 0%
25
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
$43.520 Private Non-Profit 31%
26
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
$21.180 Public 0%
27
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
$12.000 Public 0%
28
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
$17.023 Public 88%
29
Clarion, Pennsylvania
$13.237 Public 93%
30
York, Pennsylvania
$17.010 Private Non-Profit 74%
31
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$39.040 Private Non-Profit 79%
32
Moon township, Pennsylvania
$25.380 Private Non-Profit 50%
33
Scranton, Pennsylvania
$38.754 Private Non-Profit 75%
34
Erie, Pennsylvania
$21.302 Public 84%
35
Altoona, Pennsylvania
$21.302 Public 85%
36
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$38.200 Private Non-Profit 80%
37
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
$46.902 Private Non-Profit 30%
38
Newtown, Pennsylvania
$10.250 Public 0%
39
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
$11.400 Public 0%
40
Youngwood, Pennsylvania
$9.180 Public 0%
41
Middletown, Pennsylvania
$21.302 Public 80%
42
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
$23.734 Public 90%
43
Abington, Pennsylvania
$20.284 Public 78%
44
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
$9.870 Public 0%
45
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
$30.470 Private Non-Profit 66%
46
Chester, Pennsylvania
$38.028 Private Non-Profit 66%
47
Erie, Pennsylvania
$30.300 Private Non-Profit 75%
48
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
$45.870 Private Non-Profit 42%
49
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
$19.316 Public 92%
50
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$26.170 Private Non-Profit 74%

Education in Pennsylvania

As of June 2014, 16.53 of Pennsylvania’s population aged over 25 had some college degree, compared to 21.29 for the entire United States. Two-year college graduates constituted 7.5, four-year graduates – 16.62 and Master graduates – 7.3 of the Pennsylvania population.

Education of Pennsylvania

As of June 2014, the Pennsylvania’s average income per capita is 28190, compared to the average of 28051 for the United States, while the median household income is 52267. The unemployed people available workforce constituted 5.1 of the state’s population, while the job growth expected over the next decade is 37.6. The indicators of sales and income taxes were 6 and 3.07 respectively.

Cost of living in Pennsylvania

If we take the average indicator for the entire United States as 100, the overall cost of living in the state of Pennsylvania makes 97, with the cost of food being 102.2 and expenses for health care services such as stay in a hospital room, doctor’s and dentist’s appointments – 97. The state’s average indicator for the cost of housing, comprising mortgage, rent and taxes is 85. The index of Pennsylvania’s charges for utilities services, such as heating, cooling, natural gas and electricity makes 110. The average transportation costs make 102, while other miscellaneous expenses, such as clothing, repairs, and entertainment constitute 102 points.

Air pollution and health in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s index of air quality is 87.9 on a scale from 0 to 100 points (higher is better) according to EPA reports taking into account the days of ozone alert and volume of such pollutants as lead, carbon monoxide, sulfur and others. State’s weather quality is graded at 66 points out of 100 on the basis of such indices as toxic discharges, sediments, turbidity and pollutants. The index of Superfund sites is 65 compared to 71 for the entire country. In 2014, the number of physicians per 100,000 persons is 310 and the health cost index is lower compared to the average US index.

Climate in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s annual rainfall is 41.9 inches, compared to 36.5 for the entire US. In winter the state gets the annual snowfall of 36.5, while the United States in general get 25. There are 130 days with measurable precipitation, and 179 sunny days per annum. In July, the average high temperature is 83.9 degrees Fahrenheit, and in January the average lowest is 19.2 degrees. The comfort index on the scale from 0 to 100 (higher is better) makes 50 and is based on the combination of summer temperature and effect humidity on the population.


Data provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences nces.ed.gov