Pennsylvania Community Colleges

  • There are 113 community colleges located throughout Pennsylvania (39 public colleges and 74 private colleges), serving 192,977 students.
  • For Pennsylvania community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,785 per year for in-state students and $14,187 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,014 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 78% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 36% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 24:1.

Student by Ethnicity

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Corrosion technology is one of the hottest new industries community colleges are training for. Currently, only a handful of schools offer a program, but the field is open for new graduates.
May 20, 2017
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
May 20, 2017
We take a look at the latest annual college rankings from Washington Monthly, which provide a list of the top community colleges in the country as well as four-year schools.