Pennsylvania Community Colleges

  • There are 105 community colleges located throughout Pennsylvania (38 public colleges and 67 private colleges), serving 191,061 students.
  • For Pennsylvania community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,656 per year for in-state students and $14,063 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,591 per year (view national tuition costs).
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 75% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.67 (view national diversity statistics).
  • Minority enrollment is 37% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 26:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(PA) School Average
Asian
2%
Hispanic
7%
Black
14%
White
63%
Two or more races
2%
Non Resident
2%
Unknown
10%
PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown

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