Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

  • Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited, four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree programs as well as certificate programs in healthcare. The College is located in Lancaster, Pa., a city of 56,000 situated in the heart of picturesque Lancaster County. A select group of more than 900 students study with faculty who are experts in their specialty areas. Lancaster General College is the educational arm of the Lancaster General Health system. Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a variety of academic programs for the aspiring healthcare professional. For more information about our programs, please visit the individual program pages via the links to the left, read brief descriptions of the programs immediately below, or see our Academic Resources page (link on the left side of this page) for information including the Academic Calendar, Academic Policies, Accreditation, the College Catalog, and much more.

School Highlights

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences serves 1,800 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Placements

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty65 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has grown by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has grown by 64% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,800 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:123:1
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# Full-Time Students491 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students1,309 students210 students
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# Undergraduate Students489 students361 students
# Graduate Students2 students27 students
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
9%
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% Black
5%
16%
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% White
75%
56%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
5%
11%
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Diversity Score0.420.64
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College Completion Rate
75%
63%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$52,900$34,800
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $23,045 is more than the state average of $17,025. The private state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$23,045$17,025
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$17,500$12,495
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,511$5,500
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Acceptance Rate74%85%
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SAT Total Avg.1,000915
SAT Reading495450
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SAT Math505465
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ACT English2218
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ACT Math2219
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (0.4 miles away).
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