• 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 1,811 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,811 students
  • Private-state tuition: $23,045
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 161 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
161 staff
56 staff
This chart display total faculty of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and community college average number of faculty in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has grown by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,811 students
477 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and community college average number of enrollment of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and community college average student staff ratio of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
599 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,212 students
146 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
108 students
351 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
598 students
339 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
1 students
4 students
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PA All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,090 students
186 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
122 students
18 students
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PA All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% Asian
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the percentage of Asian community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
10%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
7%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the percentage of Black community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
74%
56%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the percentage of White community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
4%
11%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.43
0.64
This chart display the diversity score of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the community college average diversity score of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
75%
62%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of PA by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.73%
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$52,900
$34,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of PA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $23,045 is more than the state average of $17,150. The private state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$23,045
$17,150
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
91%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$17,500
$13,620
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,234
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
78%
86%
This chart display the percent admitted of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the community college average percent admitted of PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
SAT Total Avg.
1,000
915
SAT Reading
495
450
This chart display the SAT Reading score of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the community college average SAT Reading score of PA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
SAT Math
505
465
This chart display the SAT Math score of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the community college average SAT Math score of PA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
22
18
This chart display the ACT English score of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the community college average ACT English score of PA by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
ACT Math
22
19
This chart display the ACT Math score of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and the community college average ACT Math score of PA by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences cost?

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences's private state tuition is approximately $23,045.

What is the acceptance rate of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences?

The acceptance rate of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is 78%, which is lower than the state average of 86%.

What is Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences's ranking?

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,811 students
  • Private-state tuition: $23,045
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 26%
  • Source: Verified school update

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