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General Education Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 1,094 students earned their Education degrees in PA.

In terms of popularity, General Education is the 5th most popular major in the state out of a total 15 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Education Majors in Pennsylvania

Education majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 869
Bachelor’s Degree 66
Post-Master’s Certificate 58
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 58
Associate’s Degree 58
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 43
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 43
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 43

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a education major is more popular with women than with men.

General Education Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of education majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Black or African American: 5.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.0%
  • White: 75.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.7%
  • Other Races: 5.8%
General Education Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Education Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 2,690 people in the state and 60,930 people in the nation working in education jobs.

General Education Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for General Education Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a education grad in the state is $70,990, compared to a typical salary of $73,680 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 44 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer education degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

194 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
32,686 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 3.40% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Pitt.

165 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
26,675 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate. 74% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 6 to 1.

#3

La Salle University

Philadelphia
122 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
4,933 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $24,590. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.60%. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

109 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
2,075 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The 8.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $35,300 after graduation.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
6,842 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.40%. It takes the average student 4.36 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 97% of students receive it.

#6

Gratz College

Melrose Park
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
425 Total Students

18% of the teachers are full time. The 3.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#7

Holy Family University

Philadelphia
38 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,110 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.18 years to complete their degree at Holy Family.

#7

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg
38 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
3,374 Total Students

12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 54% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.05 years to complete their degree at Messiah.

#9

Cedar Crest College

Allentown
28 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
1,526 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 39% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $39,100 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,176 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The student loan default rate is 9.90% which is lower than average. 74% of students get financical aid.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,930 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.20%.

General Education Careers in PA

Some of the careers education majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Education Professors 8% $63,530

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to education.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,828
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,006
Educational Administration 1,962
Special Education 1,781
Student Counseling 542
Curriculum & Instruction 427
Other Education 345
Instructional Media Design 342

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