2017 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

Site Honors 75 Top Schools for Degree Program Variety, Quality and Career Prep Resources

SAN FRANCISCO (PR WEB) May 10, 2017 – LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its ranking of the best colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017. 50 four-year schools were included on the list, with University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University and University of Scranton ranked as the top five. 25 two-year schools were also ranked, with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Harrisburg Area Community College—Harrisburg, University of Pittsburgh—Titusville, Bucks County Community College and Manor College taking the top five spots on the list. A list of all winning schools is included below.

“These Pennsylvania colleges and universities offer not only great degree programs but also excellent resources for preparing students for post-college careers,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “They have demonstrated superior overall value to students by providing an overall positive, high-quality educational experience.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in Pennsylvania” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on metrics like the variety of degree programs offered, the number of employment and academic resources offered, financial aid availability, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Pennsylvania” list, visit https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/pennsylvania/

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017 include:
  • Allegheny College
  • Arcadia University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Chatham University
  • DeSales University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • Eastern University
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • Gannon University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Haverford College
  • Holy Family University
  • Immaculata University
  • Juniata College
  • King's College
  • La Salle University
  • Lafayette College
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lehigh University
  • Marywood University
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Messiah College
  • Misericordia University
  • Moravian College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
  • Rosemont College
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Saint Vincent College
  • Susquehanna University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Temple University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
  • University of Scranton
  • University of the Sciences
  • Ursinus College
  • Villanova University
  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • Westminster College
  • Widener University-Main Campus
  • York College Pennsylvania
The Best Two-Year Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Bucks County Community College
  • Butler County Community College
  • Commonwealth Technical Institute
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Community College of Beaver County
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Delaware County Community College
  • Harcum College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg
  • Johnson College
  • Lackawanna College
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Luzerne County Community College
  • Manor College
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Northampton County Area Community College
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
  • Reading Area Community College
  • Rosedale Technical Institute
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
  • University of Pittsburgh - Titusville
  • Valley Forge Military College
  • Westmoreland County Community College

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