Pennsylvania K-12 Online Schools

While supplemental education is not available for students in grades K-8, it is an option for some students in grades 9-12. However, fully online education options are available to all students in grades K-12. Pennsylvania had 14 cyber charter schools serving 36,596 students in grades K–12 during the 2013-2014 school year. These cyber charter schools have been an important aspect of K-12 fully online education in Pennsylvania since 1998, when SusQ-Cyber Charter School started offering online learning to Pennsylvania students. Blended Schools Network also works with several school districts to provide blended, supplemental and also technology-based programs.

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Agora Cyber Charter School K - 12 Wayne Both Live/On-Demand Public (866) 548-9452
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School K - 12 Midland Both Live/On-Demand Public (724) 643-1180
21st Century Cyber Charter School 6 - 12 Exton Both Live/On-Demand Public (877) 932-2923
Achievement House Charter School 7 - 12 Exton Both Live/On-Demand Public (484) 615-6200
Keystone School 6 - 12 Bloomsburg Both Live/On-Demand Public (800) 255-4937
Penn Foster High School 9 - 12 Scranton Both Live/On-Demand Public (800) 214-5278
SusQ-Cyber Charter School 9 - 12 Bloomsburg Live/Synchronous Public (866) 370-1226
Bald Eagle Area Cyber Academy K - 12 Wingate On-Demand/Asynchronous Public (814) 353-1413
Central PA Digital Learning Foundation K - 12 Altoona On-Demand/Asynchronous Public (814) 940-6989
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Pennsylvania Online Colleges and Universities

This breadth of higher learning options creates a vast selection of online schools postsecondary schools in Pennsylvania. From its associate degree granting colleges to its largest establishments, there are over 60 online schools in Pennsylvania offering certificates and degrees to online learners. Pennsylvania State University alone offers over 90 online degree and certificate programs through PennOnline. Many of the state’s community colleges also offer online courses via several options including audio/video courses, email, live chat sessions, teleconferencing and more. Private universities are also leading the way for online schools in Pennsylvania, with Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative offering approximately 20 free courses in topics ranging from French to statistics.

State Schools in Pennsylvania

Many public universities in Pennsylvania are known for offering reduced tuition to Pennsylvania residents. With a large number of public schools, students have many learning environments to choose from, ranging from studying alongside 45,000 students at PSU to the personalized attention offered by Cheney University of Pennsylvania to its cohort of 2,000 students. Many attendees participate in work-study programs to offset the cost of tuition; numerous grants, scholarships, and student loans are also available.

Community Colleges in Pennsylvania

Over half a million students attend community colleges in Pennsylvania, divided among 14 campuses spread across the state and accounting for one fifth of all undergraduates. Offering myriad certificate programs, associates’ degrees and options for transferring to a four-year college, graduates of these two-year programs have countless opportunities. While many use community college as a springboard to further education, others take advantage of the technical programs and career advising that will lead directly to a job. Other non-degree options include GED courses, ESL classes, and employee training. Online learning opportunities offered by community colleges are perennially popular.

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Private Nonprofit Colleges in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to numerous private universities recognized worldwide for exceptional education, research and graduate opportunities. UPenn, an Ivy League research school in Philadelphia, confers some of the country’s most prestigious degrees. Aside from other traditional universities, several private specialty schools operate across the state, offering degrees focused on art and design, music, nursing and health sciences. The University of the Arts is one of the country’s only institutions exclusively devoted to arts and design. Approximately 40 percent of all students are enrolled in private universities, one sixth of these being minorities. Additionally, the state welcomes over 30,000 non-resident freshmen each year, making it the second most popular destination for out of state learning.

Pennsylvania Postsecondary Spotlight

Pennsylvania State University

PSU’s Penn State World Campus offers over 120 degree and certificate courses of study in a wide range of subject areas including business and management, education, energy and sustainability studies, engineering, health and family services, homeland security, law and public policy, nursing, technology and more. These programs cater to every level of student, including those looking for associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees. As an online school in Pennsylvania, PSU makes it easy for students to earn the majority of degrees entirely online with the exception of a few graduate degrees requiring a residency component. Most classes are asynchronous, meaning students do not have to attend at a specific time; however, they will need to complete coursework within the standard 12 to 15 week semester. Technology plays a central role in all online offerings; students interact with their instructors and fellow students via Skype, Blackboard Collaborate, discussion forums and email.

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Slippery Rock University

The online school in Pennsylvania offers a variety of programs, including undergraduate, graduate, certificate and endorsement courses all offered completely online. While only two bachelor level courses are offered, both in Nursing, the graduate division is much more extensive. Subject areas include criminology and criminal justice, education, history, nursing, park and resource management and environmental education. The majority of online classes are presented asynchronously with professors typically posting a reading assignment, lecture notes, and a series of activities at the beginning of the week that must be completed by a set deadline. Most interaction between a student, professor and other students is accomplished through use of the Desire2Learn Learning Management System.

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University of Pittsburgh

Through its PittOnline distance learning portal, the University of Pittsburgh offers 12 master’s degrees or certificates as an online school in Pennsylvania. The offerings are wide ranging, including nursing, education, social and urban research, business, and information sciences. Online students enjoy access to the same faculty and resources as on campus students, with some customizability for scheduling offered. One notable distinction about PittOnline’s degrees and certificates is that once a student graduates, there is no marker by the university to indicate that the degree was earned online. A small gesture, but one that signals the broader university’s commitment to equal treatment of online and on-campus degree types.

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Drexel University

As an online school in Pennsylvania, Drexel University has taken a pioneering role, offering courses online since 1996 through its Drexel Online program. Drexel Online offers online bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate degrees and certificates in a wide array of disciplines totaling over 100 online degrees. Some available online bachelor’s degrees include communications, psychology, business administration, and education. Online master’s degree programs are available in subjects such as clinical research for health professionals, construction management, computer science, electrical engineering and even an MBA.

Drexel Online prominently encourages military personnel and veterans to enroll in its online learning programs, citing scheduling flexibility, educational quality, and lifting its caps on the number of veteran students who may qualify for free tuition through the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Lehigh University

Through its Office of Distance Education, Lehigh University channels its online learning focus toward attracting working professionals and graduate students by providing online master’s degrees and certificates with flexibility to meet their needs. While selective, the nine graduate degrees and certificates that Lehigh offers online represent a rigorous curriculum and exemplify the university’s high educational standards. At the graduate level, popular programs include business, molecular biology, chemical engineering and manufacturing systems engineering. As further commitment to its focus on being an online school in Pennsylvania that attracts working professionals, two different learning platforms are offered. ClassroomLIVE is an integrated online classroom operating in real-time, while ClassroomOnline is an asynchronous format offering greater scheduling flexibility.

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Best Online Schools in Pennsylvania for 2015-2016

Score Student/teacher ratio Financial aid Cost more
1 Cedar Crest College 99.12 9:1 100%

With degrees in business administration, education, criminal justice, and nursing, Cedar Crest offers intensive online programs that allow students to complete their degrees in as few as two years, working through short seven week course sessions. Cedar Crest has been recognized as a best value and best regional college by U.S. News and World Report and provides the personalized attention people expect from a private college, while providing the flexibility working adults require. With affordable tuition, plenty of financial aid, and a strong academic reputation, Cedar Crest is a wise choice for anyone looking to complete their education in a timely manner.

2 Chatham University 99.06 10:1 100%

Choose from nursing, health sciences, business and communication, creative and design arts, and education to further your educational and professional development. Apply what you're learning to your work life immediately through tailored course work and hands on engagement from professors and through interaction with your fellow students. Chatham also offers options for students to complete partially started degrees in a variety of fields, allowing them to move up the career ladder, bettering their chances of promotions and a better work life. Customize your education to your career choice, earning a degree in a field that will allow you to do what you love in a short amount of time.

3 Immaculata University 99.06 9:1 100%

Through the flexible, accelerated format of the IU online degree completion program, students can earn their degree in as little as two years. B.S. degrees are offered in Health Care Management, Finance, Business, Health Information Management, Marketing Management and more. The program follows a cohort-based curriculum and intersects intensive study with real-world application opportunities to provide students with the knowledge and experience needed to excel in the business and health care field. Courses are self-paced and can be taken in either 7 or 15 week sessions. The programs are designed to meet the needs of community college students as well as military personnel who wish to maintain a work-life balance while earning their degree.

4 King’s College 98.75 13:1 100%

King University offers degrees at all levels, from associate to doctoral, some of which can be earned entirely online for students of the distance learning program. With offerings in over 80 different majors, undergraduates completing their degree online will receive the same comprehensive, interdisciplinary education, with the added benefit of choosing where and when to complete their coursework. Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in a wide range of areas, from Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Information Technology, to Psychology, Healthcare Administration, and Religious Studies. Pre-professional and master degree programs are also available.

5 Mount Aloysius College 98.73 13:1 100%

One of the sixteen Mercy Colleges in the nation, Mount Aloysius offers fully-accredited degree programs for students to study arts, sciences and health-studies. The private, liberal arts university has a specialty, online accelerated program which allows students with some college credit, or an associate's degree, to earn their Bachelor of Business Administration degree in just over two years, with Business and Finance certificates also available. The RN to BSN online degree program offers courses entirely online in 8 week sessions. Courses will be taught by faculty who are experts in the field of study, and will include online discussions and virtual lectures.

6 Keystone College 98.7 11:1 98%

The Online Learning Program at Keystone is a virtual campus platform that enables undergraduates to earn their Business Administration or Accounting degree entirely online. These 120 credit degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months, with 2 classes taken per 7 week term. There are no required log in times, so students can maintain a healthy work-life balance while receiving a quality education that prepares them for the workforce. The self-paced courses of this dynamic curriculum will allow business students to conveniently gain skills in advertising, finance, human resources, public administration and more; while graduates of the accounting program will be prepared to take the CPA/CMA exams.

7 Point Park University 98.62 13:1 99%

Point Park University is one of the only thirteen colleges in America to offer and gain recognition for offering a Public Administration degree program with a distinct focus on Fire Service Administration. The B.S. in Public Administration, with a concentration also offered in EMS Administration, can be earned entirely online, and in as little as two years. This non-profit university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers over 82 undergraduate degree programs, with online degrees available in Business, Organizational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, and Intelligence and Global/National Security. Master degree programs and a doctoral program are also available.

8 Holy Family University 98.41 12:1 100%

This Catholic university is made up of four schools Arts & Sciences, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Business Administration and Education and offers undergraduates over 100 degree programs to choose from. Through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the university offers a B.S. in Radiologic Science degree, which can be earned entirely online. Students can choose to earn this degree along the general track, or to complete it along one of the three specialty tracks available for post-primary certification: Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, or Vascular Intervention. All coursework will be completed with online instruction via Blackboard Learning Management System.

9 Drexel University 98.34 10:1 94%

The Bachelor of Science degrees offered at Drexel, which include programs in business, science and healthcare ranging from Business and Health Administration Services, to Computing and Security, can be earned 100% online. Interactive technologies and multi-media platforms are used to engage students and facilitate collaboration without sacrificing convenience. The program also incorporates the Digital Dragon, which leverages the university's partnership with over 500 corporations, healthcare systems, schools, and professional associations, giving students access to a network of professionals to engage with. Master degree and certificate programs are also offered entirely online.

10 La Salle University 98.26 12:1 99%

The online environment at La Salle has degree offerings for students to earn or complete their degree in the fields of technology, science and business. Graduate and graduate certificate programs are available, as well as undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs in Organizational Leadership, Pre-Speech Language Pathology, and Nursing (RN to BSN). The online programs offer instruction for any time of day or night, giving students a flexible and convenient platform for completing coursework. Courses are 7 weeks long and can be taken two per semester. Graduates of Bucks County Community College or Mercer Community College can enroll in the specialized 2+2 program to complete their degree along an accelerated track follow a cohort model.

11 Elizabethtown College 98.23 12:1 99%

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies provide adult learners and working professionals the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Human Services, Human Services with Behavioral and Addiction Counseling, or Health Care Administration online. The non-traditional EXCEL degree completion program is an accelerated format that allows students with 50 college credits a way to earn their degree in 5 week sessions. Students also have the choice to earn some credit online, and other through on-campus courses. A MBA degree program can also be earned entirely online.

12 Temple University 97.89 14:1 89%

Students can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration entirely online through either part-time or full-time study. The online business program, accredited by AACSB International, is geared toward adult learners and busy professionals. The Fox Business School offers courses which are taught through advanced technology such as WebEx web-conferencing and Blackboard Learning Management System. Students will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of study areas, with majors offered in Business Management, Marketing, Legal Studies and Accounting.

13 Saint Francis University 97.86 14:1 98%

Students interested in either pursuing or advancing an existing career in the field of healthcare and science will benefit from these online degree programs which are offered at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Undergraduates can earn a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science or Health Studies, and graduates can earn a Master of Health Science, Medical Science, or Human Resource Management. The interactive learning environment of Blackboard Learn allows students to enhance both their career and education simultaneously, with courses operating through discussion boards, chat rooms, videoconferencing, streaming video, on-demand lectures, and other digital media and software technologies.

14 DeSales University 97.73 15:1 99%

The ACCESS Program offered at DeSales offers individual courses and full degree programs entirely online to make earning a certificate or bachelor certificate degree simple and seamless for working adults. Courses are offered in both asynchronous and synchronous formats in 6-8 week sessions, with two start dates throughout the year. Business students can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing and more. The interactive, virtual classrooms are held via Blackboard Learn and are taught by the same expert faculty that teach on-campus, allowing students the same quality educational experience they would get by attending campus, without having to sacrifice their work schedule.

15 Robert Morris University 97.72 15:1 100%

With over 49 majors and over 100 concentrations and minors to choose from, undergraduates at Robert Morris offers a wide range of degree programs 21 of which can be earned entirely online. RMU Online has degree program offerings in Business, Health Services Administration, Nursing, Psychology, Criminal justice, and Hospitality/Tourism Management, as well as a unique Cyber Forensic Info Security degree that merges the concepts of technology, business and law to prepare students with the distinct and highly-sought often skills necessary to help business operations excel in today's digital environment. The online program emphasizes the importance of providing online students with the same attention and accessibility as traditional students, offering 25/7 support, instruction and resources needed for academic success.

16 Eastern University 97.69 13:1 100%

Among the various certificate, associate's and master's degree programs offered entirely online at this Christian university, undergraduates interested in future management and leadership positions in business will most benefit by earning their a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Through the School of Management Studies, the 121 credit degree programs are both offered in blended or 100% online formats. The accelerated track allows students to earn their degree by taking courses in 6 week terms, with two start times throughout the year. The core curriculum is designed around providing undergraduates with the self-management, discipline and leadership skills that facilitate professional success in virtually any field.

17 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences 97.5 12:1 87%

Undergraduates interested in the field of health science can earn their bachelor's degree entirely online at this private institution. With degrees offered in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, and Nursing, as well as master and professional certificate programs available, the online program provides an academic environment of stimulation learning and instructional design through advanced technologies. Courses operate through Blackboard Learn, with a curriculum focused on providing students and professionals the ability to advance their existing career, or make them better qualified for leadership and management positions in today's dynamic field of health care.

18 Saint Joseph’s University 97.46 15:1 97%

Students at Saint Joseph's University have a wide range of online degree options, from master's degrees and graduate certificates to online adult learner degrees and certificates. It offers four online undergraduate degrees and 15 master's programs. New students can attend a virtual open house to get to know the school and its instructors and policies prior to beginning their program. An online study area helps students find help and resources in their field of study. SJU aims to help students reach their academic potential while helping them find their enduring Purpose and making the world a better place.

19 Gwynedd Mercy University 97.39 14:1 100%

The accelerated and online degree programs offered at this Catholic university, which is one of the six Mercy Colleges, allows students to earn a liberal arts education, with degree offerings in over 50 programs. Undergraduates can earn a B.S. in Business Administration, Organizational Management or Health Administration entirely online, with interactive classes offered on a virtual platform that combine theory and practical application skills for professional success. The online department now also offers a new concentration area in Sports Management and Leadership through the IACBE accredited School of Business. A MBA program is also available entirely online.

20 Clarion University 96.94 20:1 91%

Online undergraduate and graduate programs at Clarion University are taught over seven week sessions. More than a dozen of fully online courses are available. A Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Master of Science in Library Science are among the school's online programs. Orientation gives new students a real feel for what it's like to take virtual courses. During orientation, students learn how to navigate Desire2Learn and MyClarion. Graduation is the only time that adults come to campus. However, there are opportunities to participate in events and meet classmates who live in other states and countries.

21 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 96.17 21:1 89%

Through Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, adults find alternative ways to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Experienced registered nurses who are interested in advancing their education generally qualify for admittance. Most online courses are taught over 7.5 weeks. Portals to assignments are kept open 24/7, making it possible for full-time working adults to earn a degree. Academic advisement is provided on a scheduled basis. It's possible to transfer credits from another school into the online degree completion option. Once adults register for classes, they log into MySRU to upload completed work.

22 Peirce College 95.75 15:1 87%

Early days at Peirce College's distance education classes looked to slow dial up connections. Today, nearly a dozen online degrees are offered, giving adults the advantages of advanced technological interactions. Careers that degrees are conferred in cover a range of fields, including human resources, business, criminal justice and information technology. MyPeirce promotes live interaction between learners and instructors, using tools like streamed videos and threaded discussions. This permits assimilated classroom experiences. It also provides opportunities for learners to receive answers to their questions in real time. Regarding time and flexibility, most assignments can be worked on at the student's discretion, but must be submitted for review by deadlines.

23 California University of Pennsylvania 95.67 22:1 89%

To support changing student demographics and learning needs, California University of Pennsylvania has more than 40 online programs. All that adults need to start earning a Bachelor's in computer information systems, homeland security, nursing or another interdisciplinary field is an Internet connection. Certificates and graduate degrees are also available. There's a dedicated online support team that helps with course selection, registration and managing the demands of course deliverables with work and home life. Through Desire2Learn, students access recorded videos, live discussions, registration and academic support. Additional resources for students include an online orientation, internships and the campus network.

24 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus 94.51 13:1 91%

A first step to earning an online degree like a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is to speak with a Student Services counselor. The counselor reviews the student's career goals, ensuring that courses equip students with the skills to succeed at chosen careers. Skype, discussion forums, Blackboard and campus email are used to make classes interactive. Typically, each class runs 12 or 15 weeks. If adults can commit between 8 to 12 hours a week for each three credit course they take, they should be able to remain on track.

25 Widener University-Harrisburg Campus 87.63 N/A N/A

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), fully online Widener University programs like the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing give busy adults the flexibility to complete their degree outside of a traditional classroom setting. About 120 credits are built into the Bachelor programs. An additional two years is needed to earn an online Master of Social Work or a Master of Business Administration. Around the clock support comes through the help desk. Student and career services get learners ready for registration and life after graduation. To strengthen their learning, students are encouraged to ask questions during live discussions.

4 Year Online Colleges in Pennsylvania

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania Public 1 South George Street, Lyle Hall Millersville +
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Public 201 Old Main University Park +
Immaculata University Private not-for-profit 1145 King Rd Immaculata +
Mercyhurst University Private not-for-profit 501 E 38th St Erie +
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Public 128 Outreach Building University Park +
Elizabethtown College Private not-for-profit One Alpha Dr Elizabethtown +
Lock Haven University Public 401 North Fairview Street Lock Haven +
Marywood University Private not-for-profit 2300 Adams Ave Scranton +
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Public 5091 Station Rd Erie +
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Best Online Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania

Best for Future Service Members

As the birthplace of America, Pennsylvania prides itself on the numerous post-secondary schools offering Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) programs. The state firmly believes serving one’s country and attending university can be done simultaneously; this belief is proven in the array of colleges offering ROTC Army, Navy and Air Force branches across the state. Below is a list of all nonprofit, four-year colleges that espouse these views and offer at least two ROTC programs on campus. These online schools in Pennsylvania deserve special recognition for successfully offering students reasonably priced education while enabling them to serve one’s country.

Tuition City ROTC - Army ROTC - Navy ROTC - Air Force
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$15,562 University Park Yes Yes Yes
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus$15,730 Pittsburgh Yes Yes Yes
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania$6,428 Bloomsburg Yes No Yes
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania$6,428 East Stroudsburg Yes No Yes
West Chester University of Pennsylvania$6,428 West Chester Yes No Yes
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre$12,474 Lehman Yes No Yes
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton$12,474 Dunmore Yes No Yes
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine$12,474 Media Yes No Yes
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton$12,474 Hazleton Yes No Yes
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington$12,474 Abington Yes No Yes
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona$13,018 Altoona Yes No Yes
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church$15,712 Bryn Athyn Yes No Yes
Baptist Bible College & Seminary of Pennsylvania$17,770 Clarks Summit Yes No Yes
Keystone College$19,500 La Plume Yes No Yes

Best for Personal Attention

Post-secondary education in Pennsylvania began before we were a country, with the founding of the College of Philadelphia in 1754. Since then, college education in Pennsylvania has grown significantly, along with the number of undergrad students entering universities every fall. For students seeking a high quality education with comfortable, intimate class sizes, this list is for you. Some of these online schools in Pennsylvania have 5,000 students or more, but maintain an average student-teacher ratio less than 20 to 1.

University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown 20 to 1 3,128$11,970 Public Johnstown
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington 20 to 1 4,142$12,474 Public Abington
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 20 to 1 7,632$6,428 Public Shippensburg
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 20 to 1 8,989$6,428 Public Slippery Rock
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia 19 to 1 119$8,000 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Valley Forge Christian College 19 to 1 1,277$16,642 Private not-for-profit Phoenixville
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 19 to 1 3,206$6,428 Public Mansfield
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona 19 to 1 4,313$13,018 Public Altoona
Clarion University of Pennsylvania 19 to 1 6,635$6,428 Public Clarion
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus 19 to 1 14,398$6,428 Public Indiana
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver 18 to 1 1,119$12,474 Public Monaca
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton 18 to 1 1,268$12,474 Public Hazleton
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine 18 to 1 1,853$12,474 Public Media
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford 18 to 1 1,881$11,970 Public Bradford
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks 18 to 1 3,098$13,018 Public Reading
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 18 to 1 7,234$6,428 Public Edinboro
Pennsylvania College of Technology 18 to 1 7,313$12,000 Public Williamsport
West Chester University of Pennsylvania 18 to 1 14,654$6,428 Public West Chester
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill 17 to 1 1,132$12,474 Public Schuylkill Haven
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 17 to 1 41,614$15,562 Public University Park
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley 16 to 1 1,068$12,474 Public Center Valley
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 16 to 1 1,365$6,428 Public Cheyney
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton 16 to 1 1,504$12,474 Public Dunmore
Seton Hill University 16 to 1 2,535$28,350 Private not-for-profit Greensburg
Gwynedd Mercy College 16 to 1 2,641$27,740 Private not-for-profit Gwynedd Valley
Peirce College 16 to 1 2,853$15,450 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College 16 to 1 4,437$13,018 Public Erie
York College Pennsylvania 16 to 1 5,800$14,900 Private not-for-profit York
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre 15 to 1 751$12,474 Public Lehman
Thiel College 15 to 1 1,125$24,208 Private not-for-profit Greenville
Thomas Jefferson University 15 to 1 1,243$33,231 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Saint Francis University 15 to 1 1,945$27,828 Private not-for-profit Loretto
Delaware Valley College 15 to 1 2,218$29,696 Private not-for-profit Doylestown
Grove City College 15 to 1 2,487$14,212 Private not-for-profit Grove City
Mercyhurst University 15 to 1 2,874$27,150 Private not-for-profit Erie
Robert Morris University 15 to 1 4,426$23,410 Private not-for-profit Moon Township
Temple University 15 to 1 30,778$13,006 Public Philadelphia
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny 14 to 1 785$12,474 Public McKeesport
Lancaster Bible College 14 to 1 1,139$17,110 Private not-for-profit Lancaster
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto 14 to 1 1,328$12,474 Public Mont Alto
Lycoming College 14 to 1 1,414$32,096 Private not-for-profit Williamsport
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York 14 to 1 1,472$12,474 Public York
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 14 to 1 1,845$6,866 Public Lincoln University
Geneva College 14 to 1 2,018$24,480 Private not-for-profit Beaver Falls
Wilkes University 14 to 1 2,443$27,908 Private not-for-profit Wilkes-Barre
Albright College 14 to 1 2,616$34,520 Private not-for-profit Reading
Gannon University 14 to 1 3,156$26,765 Private not-for-profit Erie
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg 14 to 1 3,644$13,018 Public Middletown
Point Park University 14 to 1 3,907$24,020 Private not-for-profit Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 14 to 1 20,243$15,730 Public Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington 13 to 1 997$12,474 Public Upper Burrell
Cairn University 13 to 1 1,011$21,500 Private not-for-profit Langhorne
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly Campus 13 to 1 1,101$12,474 Public Uniontown
Cabrini College 13 to 1 1,531$28,090 Private not-for-profit Radnor
Juniata College 13 to 1 1,691$35,040 Private not-for-profit Huntingdon
Saint Vincent College 13 to 1 1,801$28,542 Private not-for-profit Latrobe
Waynesburg University 13 to 1 1,833$19,450 Private not-for-profit Waynesburg
Lebanon Valley College 13 to 1 1,872$33,670 Private not-for-profit Annville
Arcadia University 13 to 1 2,393$34,960 Private not-for-profit Glenside
Marywood University 13 to 1 2,445$28,080 Private not-for-profit Scranton
King’s College 13 to 1 2,449$29,174 Private not-for-profit Wilkes-Barre
Mount Aloysius College 13 to 1 2,595$18,640 Private not-for-profit Cresson
Neumann University 13 to 1 2,857$23,262 Private not-for-profit Aston
Messiah College 13 to 1 2,888$28,640 Private not-for-profit Mechanicsburg
DeSales University 13 to 1 2,925$29,000 Private not-for-profit Center Valley
Eastern University 13 to 1 3,169$26,934 Private not-for-profit Saint Davids
Philadelphia University 13 to 1 3,179$31,874 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Alvernia University 13 to 1 3,294$27,400 Private not-for-profit Reading
La Salle University 13 to 1 4,991$36,250 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Saint Joseph’s University 13 to 1 5,867$37,670 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Duquesne University 13 to 1 6,132$27,668 Private not-for-profit Pittsburgh
Baptist Bible College & Seminary of Pennsylvania 12 to 1 759$17,770 Private not-for-profit Clarks Summit
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango 12 to 1 795$12,474 Public Sharon
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Dubois 12 to 1 934$12,474 Public Dubois
University of the Sciences 12 to 1 1,473$31,774 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
La Roche College 12 to 1 1,518$23,108 Private not-for-profit Pittsburgh
Westminster College 12 to 1 1,626$30,320 Private not-for-profit New Wilmington
Ursinus College 12 to 1 1,785$43,100 Private not-for-profit Collegeville
Elizabethtown College 12 to 1 1,873$36,550 Private not-for-profit Elizabethtown
Holy Family University 12 to 1 2,246$24,940 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Susquehanna University 12 to 1 2,418$36,800 Private not-for-profit Selinsgrove
Muhlenberg College 12 to 1 2,645$41,225 Private not-for-profit Allentown
Misericordia University 12 to 1 2,737$25,890 Private not-for-profit Dallas
Widener University-Main Campus 12 to 1 3,487$35,764 Private not-for-profit Chester
Carnegie Mellon University 12 to 1 6,197$44,880 Private not-for-profit Pittsburgh
Yeshivath Beth Moshe 11 to 1 76$7,700 Private not-for-profit Scranton
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology 11 to 1 238$23,900 Private not-for-profit Harrisburg
Washington & Jefferson College 11 to 1 1,503$37,850 Private not-for-profit Washington
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary 11 to 1 1,913$33,919 Private not-for-profit Bethlehem
Keystone College 11 to 1 2,062$19,500 Private not-for-profit La Plume
Allegheny College 11 to 1 2,189$37,260 Private not-for-profit Meadville
University of Scranton 11 to 1 4,365$37,106 Private not-for-profit Scranton
Villanova University 11 to 1 7,804$42,150 Private not-for-profit Villanova
Drexel University 11 to 1 17,481$36,893 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Rosemont College 10 to 1 617$29,500 Private not-for-profit Rosemont
Chatham University 10 to 1 1,141$30,382 Private not-for-profit Pittsburgh
Chestnut Hill College 10 to 1 1,725$29,995 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Cedar Crest College 10 to 1 1,759$31,196 Private not-for-profit Allentown
Carlow University 10 to 1 2,254$24,230 Private not-for-profit Pittsburgh
Lafayette College 10 to 1 2,549$41,920 Private not-for-profit Easton
Dickinson College 10 to 1 2,550$44,101 Private not-for-profit Carlisle
Franklin and Marshall College 10 to 1 2,578$44,260 Private not-for-profit Lancaster
Gettysburg College 10 to 1 2,744$44,210 Private not-for-profit Gettysburg
Immaculata University 10 to 1 3,607$28,065 Private not-for-profit Immaculata
Bucknell University 10 to 1 3,651$45,132 Private not-for-profit Lewisburg
Lehigh University 10 to 1 4,920$41,920 Private not-for-profit Bethlehem
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design 9 to 1 287$18,700 Private not-for-profit Lancaster
Wilson College 9 to 1 808$28,745 Private not-for-profit Chambersburg
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary-Overbrook 8 to 1 112$17,950 Private not-for-profit Wynnewood
Moore College of Art and Design 8 to 1 492$31,654 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Haverford College 8 to 1 1,264$43,310 Private not-for-profit Haverford
Bryn Mawr College 8 to 1 1,396$41,260 Private not-for-profit Bryn Mawr
Swarthmore College 8 to 1 1,562$42,744 Private not-for-profit Swarthmore
The University of the Arts 8 to 1 2,109$34,840 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Gratz College 7 to 1 151$15,920 Private not-for-profit Melrose Park
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 7 to 1 244$27,950 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church 7 to 1 245$15,712 Private not-for-profit Bryn Athyn
Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences 7 to 1 1,485$18,800 Private not-for-profit Lancaster
University of Pennsylvania 6 to 1 13,190$39,088 Private not-for-profit Philadelphia
Curtis Institute of Music 2 to 1 123N/A Private not-for-profit Philadelphia

Best for Women in Technology

Pennsylvania is home to a large industrial sector and is constantly in need of effective and forward-thinking professionals in the technology and engineering fields. Though women have historically been the minority when it comes to degrees focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Pennsylvania’s premier technology programs are working diligently to provide lots of opportunities for entrance. The following online schools in Pennsylvania provide female students with a strong community through mentorship, all-female residence halls, or other special programs. The schools listed here have proven their worth for women in tech.

Carnegie Mellon University$45,760 Pittsburgh 439 10,459 Private Not for Profit
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$16,444 University Park 380 43,515 Public
University of Pennsylvania$43,738 Philadelphia 232 21,329 Private Not for Profit
Drexel University$36,090 Philadelphia 226 17,375 Private Not for Profit
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus$16,590 Pittsburgh 177 24,740 Public
Lehigh University$42,220 Bethlehem 127 5,923 Private Not for Profit
Wilkes University$29,326 Wilkes-Barre 109 2,547 Private Not for Profit
Villanova University$42,740 Villanova 80 7,984 Private Not for Profit
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania$8,748 Slippery Rock 68 7,839 Public
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania$8,596 Kutztown 48 9,116 Public
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania$8,344 Bloomsburg 45 9,142 Public
Bucknell University$45,378 Lewisburg 42 3,584 Private Not for Profit
Duquesne University$30,034 Pittsburgh 39 9,051 Private Not for Profit
Waynesburg University$19,810 Waynesburg 39 1,646 Private Not for Profit
Lafayette College$42,980 Easton 37 2,423 Private Not for Profit
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus$8,672 Indiana 36 13,300 Public
Temple University$13,596 Philadelphia 34 31,174 Public
York College Pennsylvania$16,520 York 31 4,745 Private Not for Profit
Saint Joseph’s University$37,830 Philadelphia 30 5,239 Private Not for Profit
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great ValleyN/A Malvern 29 622 Public
Chatham University$31,532 Pittsburgh 28 1,479 Private Not for Profit
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania$8,758 East Stroudsburg 23 6,397 Public
Arcadia University$35,620 Glenside 23 2,605 Private Not for Profit
Wilson College$29,360 Chambersburg 23 386 Private Not for Profit
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania$8,926 Mansfield 22 2,747 Public
La Roche College$24,058 Pittsburgh 22 1,135 Private Not for Profit
Clarion University of Pennsylvania$9,090 Clarion 21 5,326 Public
Gannon University$26,526 Erie 20 3,069 Private Not for Profit
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineN/A Philadelphia 20 2,282 Private Not for Profit
Misericordia University$27,230 Dallas 19 1,751 Private Not for Profit
Mercyhurst University$29,037 Erie 18 3,573 Private Not for Profit
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg$13,900 Middletown 18 2,883 Public
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College$13,900 Erie 17 3,849 Public
Peirce College$16,500 Philadelphia 16 725 Private Not for Profit
Robert Morris University$24,064 Moon Township 15 3,474 Private Not for Profit
Gwynedd Mercy University$28,190 Gwynedd Valley 15 2,297 Private Not for Profit
Elizabethtown College$36,550 Elizabethtown 14 1,879 Private Not for Profit
Widener University-Main Campus$36,382 Chester 12 3,393 Private Not for Profit
Marywood University$29,380 Scranton 12 2,692 Private Not for Profit
Grove City College$14,212 Grove City 11 2,434 Private Not for Profit
Cedar Crest College$31,596 Allentown 11 789 Private Not for Profit
Philadelphia University$32,064 Philadelphia 10 3,121 Private Not for Profit
Point Park University$25,190 Pittsburgh 10 2,799 Private Not for Profit
Mount Aloysius College$19,520 Cresson 9 1,254 Private Not for Profit
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown$12,892 Johnstown 8 2,849 Public
Seton Hill University$29,050 Greensburg 8 1,729 Private Not for Profit
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology$23,900 Harrisburg 8 212 Private Not for Profit
La Salle University$36,650 Philadelphia 6 3,942 Private Not for Profit
Thomas Jefferson UniversityN/A Philadelphia 6 2,526 Private Not for Profit
DeSales University$30,150 Center Valley 6 1,858 Private Not for Profit
Swarthmore College$43,080 Swarthmore 6 1,536 Private Not for Profit
Millersville University of Pennsylvania$8,600 Millersville 5 7,104 Public
University of Scranton$37,456 Scranton 5 4,989 Private Not for Profit
Pennsylvania College of Technology$14,370 Williamsport 5 4,965 Public
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona$13,900 Altoona 5 3,898 Public
Geneva College$24,480 Beaver Falls 5 1,753 Private Not for Profit
Chestnut Hill College$30,165 Philadelphia 5 1,541 Private Not for Profit

Best Schools Fighting for Families

For those with a passion to serve children and families as a social worker, Pennsylvania has an impressive selection of accredited undergraduate and graduate programs to accomplish that goal. According to government statistics, the field of social work is set to expand for 160,000 openings by 2020. Hospitals, schools, and mental health facilities are just a few of the places where social workers are regularly employed. In Pennsylvania, a master’s degree is standard for anyone in social work. However, those with a bachelor’s degree can be granted a provisional license as long as they enroll in a master’s degree program. These online schools in Pennsylvania are known for providing exceptional education for students looking to enter this worthwhile field.

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh 401 321 80 $16,590 24,740
Temple University Philadelphia 336 270 66 $13,596 31,174
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia 254 225 29 $43,738 21,329
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville 158 134 24 $8,600 7,104
Widener University-Main Campus Chester 147 128 19 $36,382 3,393
Marywood University Scranton 138 124 14 $29,380 2,692
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester 115 104 11 $8,620 12,445
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg 114 94 20 $9,154 7,101
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr 113 102 11 $42,246 1,646
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown 106 90 16 $8,596 9,116
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park 97 64 33 $16,444 43,515
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg 93 42 51 $8,758 6,397
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro 85 67 18 $8,578 6,510
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg 79 63 16 $8,344 9,142
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana 77 62 15 $8,672 13,300
California University of Pennsylvania California 75 67 8 $9,379 7,655
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion 61 50 11 $9,090 5,326
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock 47 38 9 $8,748 7,839
Lock Haven University Lock Haven 45 39 6 $8,564 4,852
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield 36 34 2 $8,926 2,747
La Salle University Philadelphia 34 31 3 $36,650 3,942
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Cheyney 32 20 12 $8,602 1,126
Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster 32 26 6 $44,360 2,324
Albright College Reading 31 18 13 $35,320 2,299
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Bethlehem 31 18 13 $34,484 1,577
Messiah College Mechanicsburg 29 26 3 $29,460 2,764
Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia 29 24 5 $37,830 5,239
Duquesne University Pittsburgh 26 15 11 $30,034 9,051
Villanova University Villanova 25 19 6 $42,740 7,984
Eastern University Saint Davids 24 21 3 $27,174 3,024
Bucknell University Lewisburg 23 15 8 $45,378 3,584
Gettysburg College Gettysburg 23 20 3 $44,210 2,480
Swarthmore College Swarthmore 23 15 8 $43,080 1,536
Cairn University Langhorne 22 21 1 $21,705 877
Saint Francis University Loretto 22 14 8 $28,878 1,866
Cedar Crest College Allentown 21 21 0 $31,596 789
Grove City College Grove City 20 18 2 $14,212 2,434
Lehigh University Bethlehem 20 16 4 $42,220 5,923
Carlow University Pittsburgh 19 18 1 $24,438 1,784
Dickinson College Carlisle 19 13 6 $44,551 2,364
Keystone College La Plume 19 18 1 $20,400 1,397
Alvernia University Reading 16 16 0 $27,950 1,857
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Lincoln University 16 8 8 $9,590 2,040
Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre 16 7 9 $29,326 2,547
Cabrini College Radnor 15 13 2 $29,000 1,423
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown 15 13 2 $36,550 1,879
Lebanon Valley College Annville 15 10 5 $34,470 1,689
Thiel College Greenville 14 6 8 $26,012 1,065
Misericordia University Dallas 13 10 3 $27,230 1,751
Westminster College New Wilmington 13 6 7 $31,510 1,513
Arcadia University Glenside 12 11 1 $35,620 2,605
Seton Hill University Greensburg 12 8 4 $29,050 1,729
Valley Forge Christian College Phoenixville 12 11 1 $18,367 821
York College Pennsylvania York 12 10 2 $16,520 4,745
Muhlenberg College Allentown 11 9 2 $41,510 2,342
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Middletown 11 5 6 $13,900 2,883
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove 11 9 2 $37,280 2,194
King’s College Wilkes-Barre 10 5 5 $29,174 2,067
Mercyhurst University Erie 10 9 1 $29,037 3,573
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford Bradford 10 10 0 $12,890 1,435
Saint Vincent College Latrobe 10 7 3 $29,846 1,751
Washington & Jefferson College Washington 10 5 5 $38,310 1,436
Drexel University Philadelphia 9 5 4 $36,090 17,375
Gannon University Erie 8 8 0 $26,526 3,069
Ursinus College Collegeville 8 8 0 $43,270 1,743
Chatham University Pittsburgh 7 7 0 $31,532 1,479
Rosemont College Rosemont 6 6 0 $30,450 521
Geneva College Beaver Falls 5 1 4 $24,480 1,753
Immaculata University Immaculata 5 5 0 $29,000 1,398
Juniata College Huntingdon 5 4 1 $35,780 1,530
La Roche College Pittsburgh 5 4 1 $24,058 1,135
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Johnstown 5 2 3 $12,892 2,849