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 1,447 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 to Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (0.4 miles away).

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.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty65 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,447 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:125:1
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# Full-Time Students491 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students956 students246 students
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
7%
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% Black
4%
14%
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% White
86%
63%
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% Unknown races
2%
10%
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Diversity Score0.260.57
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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 $16,683. The private state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$23,045$16,683
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$18,500$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$10,250$5,500
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Acceptance Rate42%84%
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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: 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.