Colleges in Pennsylvania

There are 502 Colleges in Pennsylvania, serving a population of 12,790,505 people in an area of 44,732 square miles. There is 1 College per 25,479 people, and 1 College per 89 square miles.

The state of Pennsylvania is ranked 17th in Colleges per capita, and 12th in Colleges per square mile.

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Pennsylvania College Statistics

Find Pennsylvania College Enrollment, Educational Attainment (Age 25+), and Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Pennsylvania College Enrollment
 PennsylvaniaUnited States
College/Grad School Enrollment834,039 (28.1%)22,570,897 (27.7%)
Pennsylvania Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 PennsylvaniaUnited States
Some College, No Degree1,426,783 (16.0%)45,027,332 (20.6%)
Associate's Degree741,590 (8.3%)18,338,323 (8.4%)
Bachelor's Degree1,661,705 (18.6%)42,470,927 (19.4%)
Graduate/Professional Degree1,083,612 (12.1%)26,396,124 (12.1%)
Pennsylvania Field of Bachelor's Degree for 1st Major
 PennsylvaniaUnited States
Bachelor's Degree, or Higher2,745,31768,867,051
Arts, Humanities & Others591,613 (21.5%)15,676,993 (22.8%)
Business539,747 (19.7%)14,029,435 (20.4%)
Education408,131 (14.9%)8,575,633 (12.5%)
Science & Engineering914,473 (33.3%)24,078,223 (35.0%)
Science & Engineering Related Fields291,353 (10.6%)6,506,767 (9.4%)