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124 Colleges
12,716 Yearly Graduations
$101,467 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$32,888 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 12,716 students received a teaching degree from a college in Pennsylvania, making it rank #5 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $25,367 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $27,936 a year.

About 70% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $8,222 per year.

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#1

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
744 Yearly Degrees
$37,622 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,351 undergraduates at Wilkes, of which 2,110 are full-time, and there are 4,680 students altogether. For undergraduates at Wilkes, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

Roughly 76% of students at Wilkes take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,615 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Wilkes is $41,400.

#2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
663 Yearly Degrees
$10,421 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at West Chester University of Pennsylvania is 17,669, of which 14,615 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,044 are full-time. For undergraduates at WCUPA, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 69% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

70% of WCUPA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,307 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WCUPA is $37,900.

#3

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
599 Yearly Degrees
$57,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Pennsylvania is 26,675, of which 11,872 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,448 are full-time. It takes the average UPenn undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

This a very selective school with only 9% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly 13% of students at UPenn take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,842 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $71,600 during the early-career years.

#4

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
552 Yearly Degrees
$18,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pennsylvania State University - University Park is 91,427, of which 76,099 students are undergraduates and of those, 66,409 are full-time. It takes the average Penn State University Park undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Approximately 48% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,942 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Penn State University Park with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
460 Yearly Degrees
$16,970 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Temple University is 38,794, of which 28,726 students are undergraduates and of those, 26,247 are full-time. Temple has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

69% of Temple students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,798 a year. Temple has a 5.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Temple with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
434 Yearly Degrees
$13,988 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Penn State World Campus is 4.3 years.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

59% of Penn State World Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,197 a year. Penn State World Campus has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,100 during the early-career years.

#7

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
416 Yearly Degrees
$11,108 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at California University of Pennsylvania is 6,842, of which 4,856 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,979 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at Cal U take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,223 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
409 Yearly Degrees
$19,718 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,385 undergraduates at Pitt, of which 18,392 are full-time, and there are 32,686 students altogether. Pitt has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,386 a year. Pitt has a 3.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Pitt with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
397 Yearly Degrees
$46,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Joseph’s University is 7,362, of which 4,784 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,222 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at St. Joe’s is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at St. Joe’s take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,885 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,400 during the early-career years.

#10

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
375 Yearly Degrees
$10,950 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is 8,195, of which 7,200 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,458 are full-time. For undergraduates at Kutztown University, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at Kutztown University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,532 a year. Kutztown University has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Kutztown University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
354 Yearly Degrees
$10,507 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is 8,778, of which 7,440 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,968 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SRU is 4.3 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

80% of SRU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,913 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SRU is $33,900.

#12

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
340 Yearly Degrees
$54,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,414 undergraduates at Drexel, of which 13,878 are full-time, and there are 24,205 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Drexel is 89%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

61% of Drexel students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,480 a year. Drexel has a 3.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,400 during the early-career years.

#13

Holy Family University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
307 Yearly Degrees
$31,040 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Holy Family University is 3,110, of which 2,136 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,696 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Holy Family is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Of the accepted students, 27% are men and 73% are women.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,335 a year. Holy Family has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,400 during the early-career years.

#14

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
302 Yearly Degrees
$10,543 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,399 undergraduates at Edinboro, of which 2,998 are full-time, and there are 4,646 students altogether. For undergraduates at Edinboro, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,831 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,000 during the early-career years.

#15

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
290 Yearly Degrees
$10,958 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is 8,574, of which 7,877 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,263 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

79% of Bloomsburg students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,364 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bloomsburg is $35,900.

#16

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
247 Yearly Degrees
$35,644 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,990 students at Gwynedd - Mercy in total, 2,157 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,699 are full-time. It takes the average Gwynedd - Mercy undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 22% are men and 78% are women.

Approximately 87% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,308 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $46,000 during the early-career years.

#17

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
217 Yearly Degrees
$39,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Duquesne University is 9,197, of which 5,839 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,732 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Duquesne. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 75% of students at Duquesne take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,425 a year. Duquesne has a 2.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Duquesne with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
214 Yearly Degrees
$12,250 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,760 undergraduates at Millersville, of which 5,499 are full-time, and there are 7,783 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Millersville is 4.4 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

75% of Millersville students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,338 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,400 during the early-career years.

#19

Cabrini University

Radnor, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
200 Yearly Degrees
$32,865 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,075 students at Cabrini University in total, 1,550 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,447 are full-time. For undergraduates at Cabrini University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

82% of Cabrini University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,034 a year. Cabrini University has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,300 during the early-career years.

#19

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
200 Yearly Degrees
$12,744 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,274 undergraduates at Ship, of which 4,861 are full-time, and there are 6,084 students altogether. It takes the average Ship undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,717 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Ship with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
190 Yearly Degrees
$11,476 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,199 students at East Stroudsburg University in total, 5,402 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,939 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at East Stroudsburg University is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

79% of East Stroudsburg University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,699 a year. East Stroudsburg University has a 8.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
189 Yearly Degrees
$32,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,929 students at Point Park in total, 3,100 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,626 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Point Park is 4.1 years.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 27% of accepted students are men, and 73% are women.

Approximately 84% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,675 a year. Point Park has a 7.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Point Park with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
180 Yearly Degrees
$13,354 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,491 undergraduates at IUP, of which 7,695 are full-time, and there are 10,559 students altogether. For undergraduates at IUP, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

81% of IUP students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,465 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from IUP with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

La Salle University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
172 Yearly Degrees
$31,650 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,933 students at La Salle in total, 3,665 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,188 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at La Salle is 4.1 years.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

81% of La Salle students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,056 a year. La Salle has a 4.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,200 during the early-career years.

#25

Eastern University

Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
167 Yearly Degrees
$33,854 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,752 undergraduates at EU, of which 1,328 are full-time, and there are 3,100 students altogether. It takes the average EU undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 66%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

78% of EU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,991 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,600 during the early-career years.

Other Pennsylvania Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Messiah University 133
27 Arcadia University 129
28 Marywood University 128
29 Clarion University of Pennsylvania 126
30 Lehigh University 124
31 Community College of Philadelphia 116
32 York College of Pennsylvania 115
33 University of Scranton 113
34 Neumann University 112
35 Immaculata University 111
36 Lebanon Valley College 109
37 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg 95
38 Montgomery County Community College 93
39 Gannon University 92
40 Chestnut Hill College 87
41 Grove City College 83
42 Northampton County Area Community College 80
43 Widener University 79
44 Cairn University 75
44 Delaware County Community College 75
46 Harrisburg Area Community College 74
47 Wilson College 71
48 Villanova University 69
49 King’s College 65
50 Mercyhurst University 62
51 Lehigh Carbon Community College 59
51 Elizabethtown College 59
51 Delaware Valley University 59
54 Carlow University 57
55 Bucks County Community College 56
55 Saint Vincent College 56
55 Lock Haven University 56
58 DeSales University 54
59 Robert Morris University 52
59 Geneva College 52
61 International Institute for Restorative Practices 50
62 Keystone College 47
63 Westminster College Pennsylvania 44
63 Gratz College 44
65 The University of the Arts 43
65 Seton Hill University 43
67 University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown 41
68 Saint Francis University 40
69 Cedar Crest College 39
70 Lancaster Bible College 36
71 Lincoln University 34
72 Susquehanna University 33
73 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 32
74 Misericordia University 31
75 Butler County Community College 30
76 Alvernia University 29
76 Bucknell University 29
78 Chatham University 27
78 Dickinson College 27
80 University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg 23
81 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College 22
82 Waynesburg University 21
82 Pennsylvania State University - Abington 21
82 Pennsylvania State University - Berks 21
82 Rosemont College 21
86 Juniata College 20
87 Moravian College 17
87 Westmoreland County Community College 17
89 Community College of Beaver County 15
90 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 14
90 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 14
92 Moore College of Art and Design 13
92 Strayer University - Pennsylvania 13
94 Clarks Summit University 12
94 Thiel College 12
96 University of Pittsburgh - Bradford 11
96 La Roche College 11
96 Albright College 11
99 Swarthmore College 10
100 University of Valley Forge 9
100 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology 9
100 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College 9
100 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona 9
104 Ursinus College 8
105 Mount Aloysius College 7
105 Community College of Allegheny County 7
107 Manor College 6
107 Reading Area Community College 6
107 Pennsylvania State University - York 6
107 Bryn Athyn College of the New Church 6
111 Washington & Jefferson College 5
111 Salus University 5
111 Gettysburg College 5
114 Luzerne County Community College 3
114 Laurel Technical Institute 3
116 Harcum College 1
117 Carnegie Mellon University 0
117 Lackawanna College 0
117 Mercyhurst University North East Campus 0
117 Pennsylvania State University - Great Valley 0
117 Pennsylvania State University - Dubois 0
117 Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine 0
117 Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley 0
117 Great Lakes Institute of Technology 0

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