Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Tel: (717)544-4912
  • 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 1,447 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is one of 4 community colleges within Lancaster County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty65 staff25 staff
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,447 has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 126% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,447 students618 students
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:125:1
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students491 students372 students
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students956 students246 students
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
4%
14%
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Black (2007-2016)
% White
86%
63%
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
10%
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.260.57
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
74%
57%
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2009)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$52,900$34,800
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $23,045 is more than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$23,045$16,683
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%94%
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$18,500$13,000
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$10,250$6,245
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate42%84%
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,000915
SAT Reading495450
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math505465
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences SAT Math (2007-2016)
ACT English2218
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences ACT English (2011-2012)
ACT Math2219
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences ACT Math (2011-2012)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.