Washington County College

Find Washington County Pennsylvania colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


California University of Pennsylvania 250 University Avenue California PA 15419 724-938-4000


Penn Commercial Business/Technical School 242 Oak Spring Road Washington PA 15301 888-309-7484

Washington & Jefferson College 60 South Lincoln Street Washington PA 15301 724-222-4400

Washington Hospital School of Nursing 155 Wilson Avenue Washington PA 15301 724-223-3167

Washington Hospital School of Radiography 155 Wilson Avenue Washington PA 15301 724-223-3326

Western Area Career & Technology Center 688 Western Avenue Canonsburg PA 15317 724-746-2890

About Colleges

Are there requirements for a College to be considered a University?

College and University are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct terms. Generally, a University must offer a minimum number of graduate programs, which must be separate from the undergraduate programs. The institution must also have an administrative structure for managing graduate programs. A University is typically organized into several Colleges, such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, or the College of Music.

Are accrediting authorities run by the government?

No. Accrediting authorities are independent organizations that are not government agencies. Although the government does not accredit Colleges, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) does recognize accrediting agencies. Recognition by the USDOE confers a degree of credibility to an accrediting agency.

What is a Technical College?

Technical Colleges tend to emphasize skill development and credentials that prepare students for a specific field or industry. Common fields of study in Technical Colleges include the sciences, engineering, and information technology.