Colleges, Universities & Tech Schools Near Pittsburgh, PA

An easy to use Guide to College Options in Western Pennsylvania


The following is a list of colleges, universities and technical schools near Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania. It can serve as a starting point for students looking for a school close to Pittsburgh, or provide a snapshot for anyone interested in higher education options in the area. The list is comprehensive and includes quick facts about the school, including a description of majors and other relevant information. If you find an error or omission, or have any other comments, please let me know.

 



1.  Allegheny College
  Campus Location:   Meadville
  Founded:   1815
  Area:    Crawford County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Liberal Arts College
  Student Enrollment:   2,200
  Affiliation:   Private (Christian)
  In-State Tuition:    $37,000
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $37,000
  Popular Majors:    Humanities (Fine Arts, English Literature, Languages), Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Social Sciences (Psychology, Economics, Political Science, History, Comunications )
  Description:    Allegheny College is located 90 miles north of Pittsburgh in Meadville, PA. It is known for having a high academic atmosphere, and ranks 35th in oldest colleges in the country. The 77-acre campus is easily walkable and has a small town feel, and includes a large outdoor sports complex and protective forest. The Allegheny "Gators" compete in NCAA Division III, in 10 men's sports and 9 sports for women. The college is also in close proximity to Pymatuning State Park and Conneaut Lake Park.
 
   
 
2.  Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  Campus Location:   Pittsburgh (Downtown)
  Founded:   1921
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Medium
  Type of School:   College
  Student Enrollment:   6,200
  Affiliation:   Private
  In-State Tuition:    $24,000
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $24,000
  Popular Majors:    Graphic design, Cinematography & Film, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Computer Graphics, Animation, Commercial Photography, Apparel & Accessorites Marking Operations
  Description:    If you are looking for a higher-end art school, AIP could be right for you. Located in the former Equitable Gas building in Downtown Pittsburgh, the Art Institute offers a large and diverse array of artistic areas of study. The academic year is divided into quarters. It is particularly known for its superb online program with an impressive list of online course options and favorable online communication. Being situated in downtown Pittsburgh, the school has a high number of commuters, but does also house a large number of students in nearby dormitories. AIP bills itself as "The College for Creative minds", with a mascot of a T-Rex dinosaur.
 
   
 
3.  Butler County Community College
  Campus Location:   Butler
  Founded:   1965
  Area:    Butler County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Community College
  Student Enrollment:   3,000
  Affiliation:   State
  In-State Tuition:    $1,500
  Campus Setting:   Rural
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $4,000
  Popular Majors:    Business, Nursing & Allied Health, Science & Technology, Humanities & Social Sciences
  Description:    For young adults or lifelong learners near Butler County, BC3 provides an affordable educational option for 60 degree programs in areas such as nursing, business, healthcare and tech. As a two-year institution, BC3 provides both academic and vocational tracks in earning an Associates Degree, with about a third moving on to transfer to a four-year school. In addition to the more typical areas of study, BC3 offers unique programs as well, including Forensics and Metrology, and provides 25 student organizations. 75 distance learning courses are offered online or by videotape for additional convenience. The school is located in a country setting on 320 acres, about a mile south of the City of Butler on the former Oak Hills Golf Course property.
 
   
 
4.  California University of Pennsylvania
  Campus Location:   California
  Founded:   1852
  Area:    Washington County
  School Size:   Medium
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   9,400
  Affiliation:   State
  In-State Tuition:    $9,000
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $12,000
  Popular Majors:    Sport & Fitness Administration, Education (Elementary), Business Administration, Nursing, Engineering Technology, Accounting, Communications
  Description:    California University is situated within the college town of the same name, in the Monongahela Valley of Pennsylvania. The 92-acre campus is adjacent to the town, and has had significant recent remodeling of several of its buildings and facilities. CalU is well-known for its sports, education and business programs, and is a perenial powerhouse in the NCAA Division II sports programs (PSAC Conference). Online classes are available through the "Cal U Global Online" program. The school has a small-town atmosphere and offers over 170 clubs & organizations for its students. The most recognizable building, "Old Main", has been designated a historic public landmark.
 
   
 
5.  Carlow University
  Campus Location:   Pittsburgh (Oakland)
  Founded:   1929
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   2,800
  Affiliation:   Roman Catholic
  In-State Tuition:    $25,000
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $25,000
  Popular Majors:    Nursing, Education, Business Admin., Biology, Psychology, Art Studies
  Description:    Formerly known as Mount Mercy College, Carlow University has grown, and is situated in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. There are two additional locations in Cranberry & Greensburg, PA. The University is divided into two colleges plus a graduate school, the College of Arts & Sciences & the College of Professional Studies, which includes the Schools of Management, Nursing & Education. Carlow also provides several Distance Learning Opportunities.
 
   
 
6.  Carnegie Mellon University
  Campus Location:   Pittsburgh (Oakland / Squirrel Hill)
  Founded:   1900
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Large
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   6,100
  Affiliation:   Private
  In-State Tuition:    $45,000
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $45,000
  Popular Majors:    Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, etc.), Computer Science, Business Admin., Architecture, Finance, Biology, Economics, Drama, Art Studies, Systems Science, Psychology, Chemistry, Physics
  Description:    Originally founded as "Carnegie Institute of Technology" (CIT) by steel-baron Andrew Carnegie, CMU has grown into a world-class university that is comprised of 7 colleges: CIT (Engineering), Mellon College of Science, Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Fine Arts, Tepper School of Business, School of Computer Science, and the Heinz College of Public Policy & Management. CMU is an international University and has the most diverse population of students in the area. The campus is within walking distance of the University of Pittsburgh and Oakland, but it's campus is more self-contained, featuring the grassy "Cut" and "Mall". The campus also borders Schenley Park & Squirrel Hill. CMU offers 17 varsity teams that compete in NCAA Division III, and their mascot is the "Tartans", keeping in line with the overall Scottish theme of the university, in honor of the heritage of its founder.
 
   
 
7.  Chatham University
  Campus Location:   Pittsburgh (Shadyside)
  Founded:   1869
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Liberal Arts College
  Student Enrollment:   2,300
  Affiliation:   Private
  In-State Tuition:    $31,000
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $31,000
  Popular Majors:    Biology, Education, Nursing, Psychology
  Description:    Chatham's original campus is located in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh, among the famed historic mansions of Pittsburgh's elite. In fact, the 38 acre campus is housed, to a large degree, in former mansions. The grounds are naturally beautiful, and have been enhanced with over 100 varieties of plant species and trees. Chatham is primarily a women's college, except for the Colleges of Graduate Studies and Continuing & Professional Studies. The graduate school ranks nationally for Physical / Occupational Therapy and Nursing. In recent years, CU opened a second campus, "Eden Hall" in suburban Pittsburgh (Richland Township). This larger campus is the home to Chatham's School of Sustainability & the Environment.
 
   
 
8.  Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  Campus Location:   Clarion
  Founded:   1867
  Area:    Clarion County
  School Size:   Medium
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   6,000
  Affiliation:   State
  In-State Tuition:    $9,000
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $16,000
  Popular Majors:    Education (Elementary), Media Studies, Business Administration, Psychology, Biology, Marketing, English Lit., Nursing, Finance
  Description:    Clarion University is situated on 200 acres in a rural setting, adjacent to the college town of Clarion, PA. It's proximity to the Clarion River and Cook Forest State Park allow for unique outdoor recreational opportunities. The school itself is known for it's Elementary Eduacation and Business programs, and the graduate school is ranked #40 nationally for Library & Information Science programs. Clarion offers a diverse and large number of student organizations, and competes in NCAA Division II with 6 Mens and 9 Womens sports. Kurt Angle, an Olympic gold medalist wrestler, is a notable alumni. The university also maintains 2 branch campuses in Venango & Oil City, PA. Numerous online programs are also offered, primarily by Internet, with over 650 credit courses offered.
 
   
 
9.  Community College of Allegheny County
  Campus Location:   Various
  Founded:   1966
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Large
  Type of School:   Community College
  Student Enrollment:   19,000
  Affiliation:   State
  In-State Tuition:    $3,000
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $8,000
  Popular Majors:    Sciences, Social Sciences, History, Humanities, Computer Competency, Foreign Language, The Arts.
  Description:    CCAC is the 2nd largest community college in Pennsylvania, and the largest provider of educational services in western PA. This is in large part due to its being an affordable alternative to 4-year colleges. There are 170 academic programs to choose from, in four convienient locations around the county (North Side/Allegheny, McCandless, West Mifflin & Monroeville), plus several other centers. CCAC offers an extensive "life-long" learning program (non-credit) at all of its facilities as well. There are also hundreds of online courses, with 25 degree & 14 certificate programs exclusively online. After 2 years, students may either transfer to a 4-year college or commence their employment.
 
   
 
10.  Community College of Beaver County
  Campus Location:   Monaca
  Founded:   1966
  Area:    Beaver County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Community College
  Student Enrollment:   2,700
  Affiliation:   State
  In-State Tuition:    $2,000
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $5,000
  Popular Majors:    Nursing, Aviation, Business, Education, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, Arts & Sciences, EMS / Fire & Rescue Training
  Description:    CCBC is an affordable option for students in Beaver County. Located in Monaca, it features many academtic options including Nursing & Business.
 
   
 
11.  DuBois Business College
  Campus Location:   DuBois
  Founded:   1885
  Area:    Clearfield County
  School Size:   Very Small
  Type of School:   Business College
  Student Enrollment:   200
  Affiliation:   - -
  In-State Tuition:    $10,000
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $10,000
  Popular Majors:    Accounting, executive & legal assistance, medical assistance, information systems, entertainment production, etc.
  Description:    The Dubois Business College (DBC) is one of the oldest such schools, founded in 1885. Its main facility is located on a 4.1 acre campus in DuBois, but the school also offers classes in Oil City & Huntingdon, PA. It is known for its small class sizes and one-on-one attention. As a business school, many of it's programs can be completed in 21 months or less.
 
   
 
12.  Duquesne University
  Campus Location:   Pittsburgh (Downtown / Soho)
  Founded:   1878
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Large
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   10,100
  Affiliation:   Roman Catholic
  In-State Tuition:    $28,671
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $28,671
  Popular Majors:    Nursing, Healthcare, Education, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Biology, Communications, Psychology, Music
  Description:    Duquesne University, sitting on the bluff overlooking the Monongahela River, is a well-known Catholic Univeristy, especially for Business, Nursing and Education. Located on the fringe of Downtown Pittsburgh, the school has been a Pitstburgh institution for over a century. It is also a popular commuter school due to its proximity to public transportation, and is known for its proximity to the Consol Energy Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
 
   
 
13.  Geneva College
  Campus Location:   Beaver Falls
  Founded:   1848
  Area:    Beaver County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Liberal Arts College
  Student Enrollment:   1,800
  Affiliation:   Private (Reformed Presbyterian)
  In-State Tuition:    $22,000
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $22,000
  Popular Majors:    Business Administration, Human Resource Mgmt, Education, Social Work, Biblical Studies, Theology, Engineering
  Description:    Geneva College, located near Beaver Falls, is an institution that weaves a Christian world view into all areas of campus life. Geneva is situated on 55 acres, and offers a diverse array of challenging programs, from business to education to engineering. Students appriciate the community feel and small class sizes, and in recent years GU's "Golden Tornados" have been competing in NCAA Division III. Geneva is known for providing a solid education in a friendly setting without the excessive partying that other schools many be known for.
 
   
 
14.  Grove City College
  Campus Location:   Grove City
  Founded:   1876
  Area:    Butler County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Liberal Arts College
  Student Enrollment:   2,500
  Affiliation:   Christian
  In-State Tuition:    $13,598
  Campus Setting:   Rural
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $13,598
  Popular Majors:    Biology, Education, English Literature, Accounting, Communications, History, Political Science, Engineering (Electrical, Mechancial)
  Description:    Grove City is a Christian college in Grove City, PA. The town is mainly kwown for its "dry" reputation.
 
   
 
15.  Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  Campus Location:   Indiana
  Founded:   1875
  Area:    Indiana County
  School Size:   Large
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   15,126
  Affiliation:   State
  In-State Tuition:    $8,352
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $17,712
  Popular Majors:    Criminology, Health & Physical Education, Business Administration, Education (Elementary), Marketing, Communication, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology
  Description:    IUP is the center of Indiana, PA and has a college-town atmosphere.
 
   
 
16.  La Roche College
  Campus Location:   Pittsburgh (North Hills / McCandless)
  Founded:   1963
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   College
  Student Enrollment:   1,400
  Affiliation:   Roman Catholic
  In-State Tuition:    $23,160
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $23,160
  Popular Majors:    Interior Architecture, Management Science, Accounting, Marketing, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Design & Visual Communications
  Description:    La Roche is located in the northern Pittsburgh suburbs, adjacent to the Sisters of Providence who founded the school. It is increasingly known for its liberal and fine arts programs.
 
   
 
17.  Mount Aloysius College
  Campus Location:   Cresson
  Founded:   1853
  Area:    Cambria County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   College
  Student Enrollment:   1,600
  Affiliation:   Roman Catholic
  In-State Tuition:    $18,750
  Campus Setting:   Rural
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $18,750
  Popular Majors:    Nursing, Medical Radiology, Healthcare, Business Admin., Law Enforcement
  Description:    Mount Aloysius College is a small Catholic college in rural Cambria County.
 
   
 
18.  New Castle School of Trades
  Campus Location:   Pulaski
  Founded:   1945
  Area:    Lawrence County
  School Size:   Very Small
  Type of School:   Technical College
  Student Enrollment:   600
  Affiliation:   - -
  In-State Tuition:    $8,145
  Campus Setting:   Rural
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $8,145
  Popular Majors:    Automotive tech, building & electrical technology, welding, commercial truck driving, machinist technology, refrigeration, etc.
  Description:    If you are looking for a solid trade school in the Lawrence County area, then the New Castle School of Trades might be right for you.
 
   
 
19.  Penn State Altoona
  Campus Location:   Altoona
  Founded:   1939
  Area:    Blair County
  School Size:   Medium
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   4,200
  Affiliation:   State-Related
  In-State Tuition:    $13,500
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $20,500
  Popular Majors:    Commerce, Education (Elementary), Criminal Justice, Engineering (Electrical), Nursing, Psychology
  Description:    A branch campus of Penn State University.
 
   
 
20.  Penn State Beaver
  Campus Location:   Beaver
  Founded:   1965
  Area:    Beaver County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   1,000
  Affiliation:   State-Related
  In-State Tuition:    $13,500
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $19,500
  Popular Majors:    Business Administraion, Information Science, Psychology
  Description:    A branch campus of Penn State University.
 
   
 
21.  Penn State DuBois
  Campus Location:   DuBois
  Founded:   1935
  Area:    Clearfield County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   1,000
  Affiliation:   State-Related
  In-State Tuition:    $13,500
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $19,500
  Popular Majors:    Business Administraion, Human Development & Family Studies, Information Science, Wildlife & Wildland Science, Physical & Occupational Therapy
  Description:    A branch campus of Penn State University.
 
   
 
22.  Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus
  Campus Location:   Uniontown
  Founded:   1965
  Area:    Fayette County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   1,100
  Affiliation:   State-Related
  In-State Tuition:    $13,500
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $19,500
  Popular Majors:    Nursing, Mining Technology, Criminal Justice, Commerce, Construction Engineering Technology
  Description:    A branch campus of Penn State University.
 
   
 
23.  Penn State Greater Allegheny (McKeesport)
  Campus Location:   McKeesport
  Founded:   1952
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Very Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   800
  Affiliation:   State-Related
  In-State Tuition:    $13,500
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $19,500
  Popular Majors:    Business Administration, Psychology, Communications, Information Science
  Description:    A branch campus of Penn State University.
 
   
 
24.  Penn State New Kensington
  Campus Location:   New Kensington
  Founded:   1958
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Very Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   900
  Affiliation:   State-Related
  In-State Tuition:    $13,500
  Campus Setting:   Rural
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $19,500
  Popular Majors:    Business Administration, Psychology, Biomedical Technology, Medical Radiologic Technology, Information Science
  Description:    A branch campus of Penn State University.
 
   
 
25.  Penn State Shenango
  Campus Location:   Sharon
  Founded:   1965
  Area:    Mercer County
  School Size:   Very Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   900
  Affiliation:   State-Related
  In-State Tuition:    $13,500
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $19,500
  Popular Majors:    Human Development & Family Studies, Business Administration, Nursing, Physical Therapy
  Description:    A branch campus of Penn State University.
 
   
 
26.  Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
  Campus Location:   Johnstown
  Founded:   1993
  Area:    Cambria County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Community College
  Student Enrollment:   1,400
  Affiliation:   State
  In-State Tuition:    $2,100
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $5,100
  Popular Majors:    Business, Liberal Arts, Human Services, Science, Technology Programs
  Description:    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College offers several 2-year programs in the Johnstown area of Cambria County.
 
   
 
27.  Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
  Campus Location:   Pittsburgh (East Liberty)
  Founded:   1939
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Very Small
  Type of School:   Technical College
  Student Enrollment:   200
  Affiliation:   - -
  In-State Tuition:    $15,500
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $15,500
  Popular Majors:    Embalming & Funeral Directing, Funeral Service Management, Funeral Service Arts & Sciences
  Description:    As the name suggests, the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science is very specialized. It is the main institution in the area for those interested in funeral service.
 
   
 
28.  Point Park University
  Campus Location:   Pittsburgh (Downtown / Soho)
  Founded:   1960
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Medium
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   4,000
  Affiliation:   Private
  In-State Tuition:    $23,720
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $23,720
  Popular Majors:    Business Administration / Management, Criminal Justice, Drama, Dance, Cinematography, Broadcast Journalism, Psychology, Elementary Education, Engineering (Electrical)
  Description:    Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park is known for its business programs.
 
   
 
29.  Robert Morris University
  Campus Location:   Moon Township
  Founded:   1921
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Medium
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   5,000
  Affiliation:   Private
  In-State Tuition:    $23,038
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $23,038
  Popular Majors:    Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Education, Nursing, Sports & Fitness Administration, Design & Visual Communications
  Description:    Robert Morris is located near the Pittsburgh International Airport. It is known for its business programs. It also maintains a smaller, Downtown campus.
 
   
 
30.  Saint Francis University
  Campus Location:   Loretto
  Founded:   1847
  Area:    Cambria County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   2,500
  Affiliation:   Roman Catholic
  In-State Tuition:    $27,808
  Campus Setting:   Rural
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $27,808
  Popular Majors:    Medical Assistance, Occupational / Physical Therapy, Education, Accounting, Marketing
  Description:    Saint Francis University is known for it's medical & healthcare related programs. It is a small, Catholic institution in rural Cambria County.
 
   
 
31.  Saint Vincent College
  Campus Location:   Latrobe
  Founded:   1846
  Area:    Westmoreland County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Liberal Arts College
  Student Enrollment:   1,900
  Affiliation:   Roman Catholic
  In-State Tuition:    $28,853
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $28,853
  Popular Majors:    Biology, Accounting, History, Marketing, Psychology, English Lit., Elem. Education, Political Science
  Description:    St. Vincent's is known locally for its Seminary & as the summer home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. However it provides a solid education in a variety of programs.
 
   
 
32.  Seton Hill University
  Campus Location:   Greensburg
  Founded:   1883
  Area:    Westmoreland County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   2,232
  Affiliation:   Roman Catholic
  In-State Tuition:    $28,354
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $28,354
  Popular Majors:    Business Administration, Marketing, Biology, Psychology, Human services, History, Criminal Justice
  Description:    Located on the fringe of Greensburg, PA, Seton Hill is a local Catholic University, traditionally for women. It offers a variety of majors in business, liberal arts and sciences.
 
   
 
33.  Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
  Campus Location:   Slippery Rock
  Founded:   1889
  Area:    Butler County
  School Size:   Medium
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   8,852
  Affiliation:   State
  In-State Tuition:    $8,506
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $11,626
  Popular Majors:    Business Administraion, Education (Elementary, Special), Athletic Training, Health & Physical Education, History, Psychology, Sociology, Occupational Safety
  Description:    "The Rock" is primarily known for its business and elementary education programs, as well as its athletic-related programs.
 
   
 
34.  Thiel College
  Campus Location:   Greenville
  Founded:   1886
  Area:    Mercer County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   1,096
  Affiliation:   Evangelical Lutheran
  In-State Tuition:    $24,856
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $24,856
  Popular Majors:    Business Admin., Psychology, Law Enforcement, Elem. Education, Accounting, Biology
  Description:    Thiel College is located near Greenville, PA.
 
   
 
35.  Triangle Tech - DuBois
  Campus Location:   DuBois
  Founded:   1944
  Area:    Clearfield County
  School Size:   Very Small
  Type of School:   Technical College
  Student Enrollment:   250
  Affiliation:   - -
  In-State Tuition:    $15,000
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $15,000
  Popular Majors:    Electrical, Carpentry, Welding Technology, CAD Technology
  Description:    Triangle Tech is a well-known trade school in western Pennsylvania.
 
   
 
36.  Triangle Tech - Greensburg
  Campus Location:   Greensburg
  Founded:   1944
  Area:    Westmoreland County
  School Size:   Very Small
  Type of School:   Technical College
  Student Enrollment:   200
  Affiliation:   - -
  In-State Tuition:    $15,000
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $15,000
  Popular Majors:    Electrical, Carpentry, HVAC, CAD Technology
  Description:    Triangle Tech is a well-known trade school in western Pennsylvania.
 
   
 
37.  Triangle Tech - Pittsburgh
  Campus Location:   Pittsburgh (North Side)
  Founded:   1944
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Very Small
  Type of School:   Technical College
  Student Enrollment:   250
  Affiliation:   - -
  In-State Tuition:    $15,000
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $15,000
  Popular Majors:    Electrical, HVAC, Carpentry, Welding Technology, CAD Technology
  Description:    Triangle Tech is a well-known trade school in western Pennsylvania.
 
   
 
38.  Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry
  Campus Location:   Ambridge
  Founded:   1975
  Area:    Beaver County
  School Size:   Very Small
  Type of School:   Graduate Studies
  Student Enrollment:   150
  Affiliation:   Episcopal
  In-State Tuition:    $11,000
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $11,000
  Popular Majors:    Religious Studies, Biblical Studies
  Description:    Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry is a very small institution in Ambridge, PA. It is mainly for those with a religious vocational calling.
 
   
 
39.  University of Pittsburgh
  Campus Location:   Pittsburgh (Oakland)
  Founded:   1787
  Area:    Allegheny County
  School Size:   Huge
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   29,000
  Affiliation:   State-Related
  In-State Tuition:    $16,132
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $25,540
  Popular Majors:    Finance, Accounting, Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, chemical, Biomedical, Computer, Electrical, Industrial), Creative Writing, Political Science, Speech, English Lit., Economics, Nursing, Rehab & Theropeutic Professions, History, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Art History)
  Description:    The University of Pittsburgh is the centerpiece of the busy Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The towering "Cathedral of Learning" dominates the skyline and serves as the Univerisity's most recognizable entity, and is known for its 27 "Nationality Rooms" which are open to the public. As a national university, it provides the most areas of study of all the colleges in southwestern Pennsylvania. It is consistently ranked within the Top 25 Research Univerisites and maintains a working relationship with nearby Carnegie Mellon University. The Pittsburgh "Panthers" compete in NCAA Division I with 19 varsity sports, with Football and Basketball getting the most attention on a national scale. Pitt has a vibrant Greek Life and offers numerous student organizations, and is known for many traditions such as the "Bigelow Bash" spring festival and the Forbes Field Home Plate Slide. The home plate is preserved in its original location on the floor of a hallway inside of Posvar Hall.
 
   
 
40.  University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
  Campus Location:   Greensburg
  Founded:   1963
  Area:    Westmoreland County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   1,800
  Affiliation:   State-Related
  In-State Tuition:    $12,626
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $22,818
  Popular Majors:    Commerce, Psychology, Biology, Speech, Law Enforcement Administration
  Description:    The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (UPG) is a branch campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
 
   
 
41.  University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  Campus Location:   Johnstown
  Founded:   1927
  Area:    Cambria County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   University
  Student Enrollment:   3,000
  Affiliation:   State-Related
  In-State Tuition:    $6,500
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $12,000
  Popular Majors:    Commerce, Speech, Education (Elementary, Secondary), Engineering Technology, Engineering (Mechanical), Biology, Psychology
  Description:    The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) is a branch campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
 
   
 
42.  Washington & Jefferson College
  Campus Location:   Washington
  Founded:   1781
  Area:    Washington County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Liberal Arts College
  Student Enrollment:   1,500
  Affiliation:   Private
  In-State Tuition:    $36,420
  Campus Setting:   Urban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $36,420
  Popular Majors:    Commerce, Accounting, Psychology, English Lit., Education, History, Biology, Political Science
  Description:    Located in busy Washington, PA, W&J is one of the oldest institutions in the area. Situted on a picturesque campus, it offers a variety of programs.
 
   
 
43.  Waynesburg University
  Campus Location:   Waynesburg
  Founded:   1849
  Area:    Greene County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Liberal Arts College
  Student Enrollment:   2,500
  Affiliation:   Presbyterian Church (USA)
  In-State Tuition:    $19,090
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $19,090
  Popular Majors:    Nursing, Education, Business Admin., Communications, Public Admin., Accounting, Forensic Science
  Description:    Waynesburg University is known for its nursing and education programs. Situated in the college town of Waynesburg, the college offers a variety of majors including Forensic Science.
 
   
 
44.  Westminster College
  Campus Location:   New Wilmington
  Founded:   1852
  Area:    Lawrence County
  School Size:   Small
  Type of School:   Presbyterian
  Student Enrollment:   1,600
  Affiliation:   Private
  In-State Tuition:    $30,310
  Campus Setting:   Rural
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $30,310
  Popular Majors:    Education, Business Admin., Biology, Public Relations, English Lit., History
  Description:    Westminster is located in a rural setting, known as "Amish Country" near New Wilmington, PA.
 
   
 


45.  Westmoreland County Community College
  Campus Location:   Youngwood
  Founded:   1960
  Area:    Westmoreland County
  School Size:   Medium
  Type of School:   Community College
  Student Enrollment:   6,200
  Affiliation:   State
  In-State Tuition:    $1,500
  Campus Setting:   Suburban
  Out-of-State Tuition:    $4,000
  Popular Majors:    Accounting, Drafting, Computer Technology, Web Design, Legal Assistance, Nursing, Robotics, Travel & Tourism, Electronics Engineering Technology
  Description:    Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) offers local students a variety of 2-year programs at an affordable price. The main campus is in Yooungwood, but there are several campus sites throughout the county.
 
   
 


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