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Pennsylvania Business Colleges

173 Colleges
41,378 Yearly Graduations
$97,500 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$31,732 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Pennsylvania ranked #5 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 41,378 students received some type of diploma that year. Pennsylvania colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $24,375 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $27,037 per year.

An estimated 70% of college students in Pennsylvania take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,933 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
3,265 Yearly Degrees
$18,450 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 76,099 undergraduates at Penn State University Park, of which 66,409 are full-time, and there are 91,427 students altogether. It takes the average Penn State University Park undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

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 typical student loan amount is $10,942 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 $40,100 during the early-career years.

#2

American College of Financial Services

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,962 Yearly Degrees

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 138 to 1.

#3

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
2,945 Yearly Degrees
$16,970 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 28,726 undergraduates at Temple, of which 26,247 are full-time, and there are 38,794 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Temple. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

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 typical student loan amount is $9,798 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,941 Yearly Degrees
$57,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 26,675 students at UPenn in total, 11,872 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,448 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UPenn is 98%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

This a very selective school with only 9% of students getting accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

Approximately 13% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from UPenn with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $71,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,699 Yearly Degrees
$55,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,848 students at Villanova in total, 6,865 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,528 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Villanova is 95%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 36%. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

46% of Villanova students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,578 a year. Villanova has a 1.4% 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 Villanova is $62,600.

Public Public vs. Private
1,451 Yearly Degrees
$19,718 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is 32,686, of which 23,385 students are undergraduates and of those, 18,392 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Pitt is 93%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,386 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,500 during the early-career years.

#7

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
1,434 Yearly Degrees
$13,988 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

It takes the average Penn State World Campus undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Roughly 59% of students at Penn State World Campus take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,197 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $40,100 during the early-career years.

#8

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,366 Yearly Degrees
$54,516 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 24,205 students at Drexel in total, 15,414 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,878 are full-time. Drexel has a freshman retention rate of 89%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 79%. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,480 a year. Drexel has a 3.1% 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 $53,400 during the early-career years.

#9

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
1,305 Yearly Degrees
$10,421 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,669 students at WCUPA in total, 14,615 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 13,044 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.

#10

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,181 Yearly Degrees
$46,550 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Joseph’s University is 7,362, of which 4,784 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,222 are full-time. It takes the average St. Joe’s undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

59% of St. Joe’s students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from St. Joe’s with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $48,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
825 Yearly Degrees
$13,354 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,559 students at IUP in total, 8,491 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,695 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students 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. IUP has a 7.3% 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 IUP is $31,600.

#12

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

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

There are 8,574 students at Bloomsburg in total, 7,877 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,263 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%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,900 during the early-career years.

#13

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
627 Yearly Degrees
$57,119 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,618 undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon, of which 6,425 are full-time, and there are 14,180 students altogether. For undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

This a very selective school with only 22% of students getting accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 35% of students at Carnegie Mellon take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,401 a year. Carnegie Mellon has a 0.1% 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 Carnegie Mellon is $69,800.

#14

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

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

There are 6,084 students at Ship in total, 5,274 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,861 are full-time. For undergraduates at Ship, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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 school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Ship with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
588 Yearly Degrees
$45,790 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,253 students at University of Scranton in total, 3,792 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,626 are full-time. It takes the average University of Scranton undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,225 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
571 Yearly Degrees
$39,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,197 students at Duquesne in total, 5,839 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,732 are full-time. For undergraduates at Duquesne, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,425 a year. Duquesne has a 2.8% 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 Duquesne is $48,700.

#17

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
569 Yearly Degrees
$55,240 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,953 students at Lehigh in total, 5,178 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,107 are full-time. For undergraduates at Lehigh, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 25%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

43% of Lehigh students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,852 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lehigh with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $66,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
544 Yearly Degrees
$31,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,770 undergraduates at RMU, of which 3,500 are full-time, and there are 4,608 students altogether. For undergraduates at RMU, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

78% of RMU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,618 a year. RMU has a 4.5% 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 RMU is $38,400.

Public Public vs. Private
483 Yearly Degrees
$15,206 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

It takes the average Penn State Erie undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Around 58% of accepted students are men, and 42% are women.

64% of Penn State Erie students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,214 a year. Penn State Erie 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 Erie is $40,100.

#20

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
423 Yearly Degrees
$8,085 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Harrisburg Area Community College is 17,422, which includes 4,886 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 57% of students at HACC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,938 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,800 during the early-career years.

#21

La Salle University

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

There are 3,665 undergraduates at La Salle, of which 3,188 are full-time, and there are 4,933 students altogether. For undergraduates at La Salle, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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.

Roughly 81% of students at La Salle take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,056 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#22

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

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

The total student population at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is 8,195, of which 7,200 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,458 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students 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. Kutztown University has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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.

#23

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
358 Yearly Degrees
$41,715 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,665 undergraduates at Thomas Jefferson University, of which 3,055 are full-time, and there are 8,026 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Approximately 73% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,547 a year. Thomas Jefferson University has a 3.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Thomas Jefferson University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $69,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
323 Yearly Degrees
$32,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,100 undergraduates at Point Park, of which 2,626 are full-time, and there are 3,929 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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.

#25

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$8,125 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Community College of Allegheny County is 16,031, which includes 5,145 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,107 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CCAC is $26,300.

Other Pennsylvania Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 DeSales University 298
27 Strayer University - Pennsylvania 285
28 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology 275
29 Bucknell University 273
30 Community College of Philadelphia 267
31 California University of Pennsylvania 260
32 Bucks County Community College 247
32 Montgomery County Community College 247
34 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg 241
35 York College of Pennsylvania 236
36 Delaware County Community College 226
37 Clarion University of Pennsylvania 225
38 Widener University 221
39 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 214
40 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 212
41 Millersville University of Pennsylvania 202
42 Northampton County Area Community College 194
42 Elizabethtown College 194
44 Butler County Community College 183
44 Alvernia University 183
46 Muhlenberg College 178
47 Moravian College 174
48 Wilkes University 172
48 Saint Francis University 172
50 Grove City College 162
50 Gettysburg College 162
52 Pennsylvania State University - Abington 161
53 La Roche College 159
54 Eastern University 151
55 Mercyhurst University 149
55 King’s College 149
57 Peirce College 148
58 Susquehanna University 145
59 Dickinson College 140
60 Delaware Valley University 138
61 Misericordia University 136
62 Westmoreland County Community College 133
63 Gannon University 131
64 Seton Hill University 130
65 Lafayette College 129
66 Cabrini University 125
67 Pennsylvania College of Technology 123
67 Gwynedd Mercy University 123
69 Messiah University 122
70 Rosemont College 121
71 Lehigh Carbon Community College 120
71 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 120
73 Central Penn College 119
74 Albright College 118
74 Geneva College 118
76 Washington & Jefferson College 117
77 Lebanon Valley College 116
77 Lackawanna College 116
79 Reading Area Community College 115
80 Waynesburg University 112
81 Pennsylvania State University - Berks 111
81 Marywood University 111
83 Saint Vincent College 110
84 Pennsylvania State University - Great Valley 109
85 Carlow University 107
86 University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown 102
87 Franklin and Marshall College 101
88 Cedar Crest College 100
89 Holy Family University 98
89 Luzerne County Community College 98
91 Arcadia University 93
92 Immaculata University 89
93 Neumann University 86
94 Lock Haven University 83
95 Swarthmore College 82
96 Chestnut Hill College 79
97 Keystone College 78
97 DeVry University - Pennsylvania 78
99 Lancaster Bible College 76
100 Lycoming College 72
101 Cairn University 70
102 Chatham University 67
103 Mount Aloysius College 66
104 Thiel College 64
105 Westminster College Pennsylvania 63
105 Pittsburgh Technical College 63
107 Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton 60
107 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona 60
109 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College 59
110 Juniata College 58
111 South Hills School of Business & Technology 57
112 Lincoln University 56
113 University of Pittsburgh - Bradford 51
114 University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg 48
115 Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine 46
116 Ursinus College 45
117 Berks Technical Institute 44
118 Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley 43
119 Allegheny College 42
120 Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto 37
121 Pennsylvania State University - Beaver 36
122 Haverford College 35
122 Pennsylvania State University - Greater Allegheny 35
124 Pennsylvania State University - Wilkes - Barre 34
125 Commonwealth Technical Institute 33
126 Mercyhurst University North East Campus 32
127 University of Valley Forge 31
128 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 29
129 Pennsylvania State University - York 27
130 McCann School of Business & Technology 24
130 Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington 24
130 Pennsylvania State University - Fayette - Eberly Campus 24
133 Harcum College 23
134 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 22
135 Community College of Beaver County 21
135 Wilson College 21
137 Pennsylvania State University - Schuylkill 20
138 Lansdale School of Business 17
138 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 17
140 Pennsylvania State University - Dubois 16
141 Valley Forge Military College 15
142 The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College 14
142 Pennsylvania State University - Shenango 14
144 Fortis Institute - Erie 13
144 Bryn Athyn College of the New Church 13
144 Bryn Mawr College 13
144 YTI Career Institute-York 13
148 Manor College 12
149 Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton 11
149 University of Phoenix - Pennsylvania 11
151 Gratz College 10
151 Penn Commercial Business/Technical School 10
151 Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology 10
154 Great Lakes Institute of Technology 9
154 Clarks Summit University 9
154 University of Pittsburgh - Titusville 9
157 Laurel Business Institute 8
158 University of the Sciences 6
159 McCann School of Business & Technology 5
159 Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center 5
159 CDE Career Institute 5
162 Institute of Medical Careers 4
162 Laurel Technical Institute 4
164 Laurel Technical Institute 2
164 Johnson College 2
166 YTI Career Institute-Altoona 1
166 Pennsylvania Institute of Technology 1
168 Lancaster County Career and Technology Center 0
168 Evangelical Theological Seminary 0
168 Clearfield County Career and Technology Center 0
168 Berks Career & Technology Center 0
168 Forbes Road Career and Technology Center 0
168 Pennsylvania State University - College of Medicine 0

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