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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.

An estimated 70% of college students in Pennsylvania take out loans, with the average 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

The total student population at Wilkes University is 5,132, of which 2,455 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,212 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Wilkes is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 51% are men and 49% are women.

76% of Wilkes students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,615 a year. Wilkes has a 5.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Wilkes with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 17,527, of which 14,567 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,060 are full-time. For undergraduates at WCUPA, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,307 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 WCUPA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 25,860, of which 11,851 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,605 are full-time. UPenn has a freshman retention rate of 98%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Only 9% of students who apply get 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. UPenn has a 1.1% 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 $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

There are 46,810 students at Penn State University Park in total, 40,363 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 39,321 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

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

Roughly 48% of students at Penn State University Park take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,942 a year. Penn State University Park has a 4.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Penn State University Park is $40,100.

#5

Temple University

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

There are 39,740 students at Temple in total, 29,484 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 26,784 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,798 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.1% which is much lower than the average 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 total student population at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is 14,458, of which 8,346 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,564 are full-time. For undergraduates at Penn State World Campus, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,197 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 World Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

California University of Pennsylvania

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

There are 7,310 students at Cal U in total, 5,172 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,210 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Cal U is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 85% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,223 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Cal U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 28,673 students at Pitt in total, 19,330 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,421 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Pitt is 4.2 years.

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

Roughly 56% of students at Pitt take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,386 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average 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 7,589, of which 4,904 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,350 are full-time. For undergraduates at St. Joe’s, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. 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 average amount of student loans is $10,885 a year. St. Joe’s has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from St. Joe’s is $48,400.

#10

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

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

There are 8,290 students at Kutztown University in total, 7,372 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,936 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,532 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.9% which is much lower than the average 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

There are 8,803 students at SRU in total, 7,517 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,032 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

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.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,900 during the early-career years.

#12

Drexel University

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

The total student population at Drexel University is 24,634, of which 15,724 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,942 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Drexel is 4.7 years.

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

Roughly 61% of students at Drexel take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,480 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Drexel is $53,400.

#13

Holy Family University

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

There are 3,089 students at Holy Family in total, 2,069 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,562 are full-time. It takes the average Holy Family undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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

81% of Holy Family students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Holy Family with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

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

There are 3,572 undergraduates at Edinboro, of which 3,201 are full-time, and there are 4,834 students altogether. It takes the average Edinboro undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

78% of Edinboro students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,831 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Edinboro with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

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

There are 8,909 students at Bloomsburg in total, 8,238 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,512 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bloomsburg is 4.4 years.

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

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,364 a year. Bloomsburg has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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 2,250 undergraduates at Gwynedd - Mercy, of which 1,898 are full-time, and there are 3,056 students altogether. 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.

Roughly 87% of students at Gwynedd - Mercy take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,308 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gwynedd - Mercy is $46,000.

#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 9,274, of which 6,013 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,896 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 72% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,425 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,700 during the early-career years.

#18

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

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

There are 7,746 students at Millersville in total, 6,750 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,555 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

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

Roughly 75% of students at Millersville take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,338 a year. Millersville has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Millersville is $34,400.

#19

Cabrini University

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

There are 2,285 students at Cabrini University in total, 1,709 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,486 are full-time. It takes the average Cabrini University undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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.

Roughly 82% of students at Cabrini University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,034 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Cabrini University is $35,300.

#19

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

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

There are 5,487 undergraduates at Ship, of which 5,018 are full-time, and there are 6,381 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

81% of Ship students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,717 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,300 during the early-career years.

#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 5,700 undergraduates at East Stroudsburg University, of which 5,243 are full-time, and there are 6,412 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

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.

Roughly 79% of students at East Stroudsburg University take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,500 during the early-career years.

#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 4,099 students at Point Park in total, 3,196 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,749 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Point Park is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 65%. Of the accepted students, 27% are men and 73% are women.

Roughly 84% of students at Point Park take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,675 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus is 11,483, of which 9,373 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,583 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

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

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,465 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from IUP is $31,600.

#24

La Salle University

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

The total student population at La Salle University is 5,191, of which 3,904 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,363 are full-time. It takes the average La Salle undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 81% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,056 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from La Salle with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Eastern University

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

The total student population at Eastern University is 3,256, of which 1,885 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,463 are full-time. For undergraduates at EU, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 66% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 32% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 78% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,991 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from EU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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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