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173 Colleges
41,378 Yearly Graduations
$106,206 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$33,518 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 41,378 students received a business degree from a college in Pennsylvania, making it rank #5 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $26,552 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $28,151 a year.

An estimated 70% of college students in Pennsylvania take out loans, with the average loan amount being $8,379 per year.

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#1

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
3,265 Yearly Degrees

The student loan default rate of 5.0% 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 60 to 1.

#3

Temple University

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

There are 27,306 undergraduates at Temple, of which 24,915 are full-time, and there are 37,236 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Temple is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

66% of Temple students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,315 a year. Temple has a 5.1% 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 $39,100 during the early-career years.

#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,941 Yearly Degrees
$60,042 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Pennsylvania is 26,552, of which 11,155 students are undergraduates and of those, 9,960 are full-time. UPenn has a freshman retention rate of 95%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The acceptance rate at UPenn is 9%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 12% of students at UPenn take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,681 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $71,600 during the early-career years.

#5

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,699 Yearly Degrees
$57,460 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Villanova University is 11,032, of which 7,037 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,793 are full-time. For undergraduates at Villanova, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 31%. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

43% of Villanova students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,565 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $62,600 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,451 Yearly Degrees
$19,678 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 23,157 undergraduates at Pitt, of which 18,298 are full-time, and there are 32,277 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

51% of Pitt students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,248 a year. Pitt has a 3.5% 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 $39,500 during the early-career years.

#7

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
1,434 Yearly Degrees

The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.0% 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
$56,238 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,616 undergraduates at Drexel, of which 13,156 are full-time, and there are 23,589 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Drexel is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,474 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Drexel is $53,400.

#9

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
1,305 Yearly Degrees
$10,423 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,712 undergraduates at WCUPA, of which 13,056 are full-time, and there are 17,719 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 70% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,316 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WCUPA is $37,900.

#10

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,181 Yearly Degrees
$47,940 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,299 undergraduates at St. Joe’s, of which 3,945 are full-time, and there are 6,779 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $11,667 a year. St. Joe’s has a 3.2% 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
$13,144 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,002 undergraduates at IUP, of which 7,053 are full-time, and there are 10,037 students altogether. It takes the average IUP undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

80% of IUP students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,442 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

The total student population at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is 8,427, of which 7,731 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,939 are full-time. For undergraduates at Bloomsburg, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

79% of Bloomsburg students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,240 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average 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
$58,485 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,622 undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon, of which 6,341 are full-time, and there are 13,519 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon is 4.2 years.

This a very selective school with only 17% of students getting accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 41% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,601 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.6% which is much lower than the average 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
$13,394 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 6,130, of which 5,324 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,733 are full-time. For undergraduates at Ship, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

Around 94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,825 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,300 during the early-career years.

#15

University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
588 Yearly Degrees
$47,084 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,658 undergraduates at University of Scranton, of which 3,499 are full-time, and there are 4,957 students altogether. University of Scranton 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%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

71% of University of Scranton students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,097 a year. University of Scranton has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
$41,892 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,383 undergraduates at Duquesne, of which 5,292 are full-time, and there are 8,830 students altogether. It takes the average Duquesne 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, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Duquesne take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,049 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average 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
$55,260 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lehigh University is 7,067, of which 5,203 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,070 are full-time. Lehigh has a freshman retention rate of 91%, 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 50%. Of the accepted students, 52% are men and 48% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at Lehigh take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,803 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lehigh is $66,200.

#18

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
544 Yearly Degrees
$32,130 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Robert Morris University is 4,134, of which 3,312 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,070 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Roughly 82% of students at RMU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $10,479 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from RMU is $38,400.

Public Public vs. Private
483 Yearly Degrees

Penn State Erie has a 5.0% 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
$8,160 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,172 full-time undergraduates at HACC, and 15,376 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

49% of HACC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,822 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from HACC is $28,800.

#21

La Salle University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
377 Yearly Degrees
$32,425 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at La Salle University is 4,624, of which 3,293 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,823 are full-time. It takes the average La Salle undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,478 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.8% 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
$11,048 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,890 students at Kutztown University in total, 6,945 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,286 are full-time. For undergraduates at Kutztown University, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

78% of Kutztown University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,184 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Kutztown University is $32,800.

#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 3,783 undergraduates at Thomas Jefferson University, of which 3,216 are full-time, and there are 8,286 students altogether. For undergraduates at Thomas Jefferson University, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Around 27% of accepted students are men, and 73% are women.

68% of Thomas Jefferson University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,804 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $69,000 during the early-career years.

#24

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
323 Yearly Degrees
$34,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Point Park University is 3,591, of which 2,791 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,410 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at Point Park take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,463 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Point Park is $30,000.

#25

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
299 Yearly Degrees
$8,323 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Community College of Allegheny County is 13,217, which includes 4,317 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

18% of CCAC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,952 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CCAC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 University 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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