College Education In Pennsylvania: With 262 institutions of higher learning, Pennsylvania offers one of the most varied education systems in the country. The state university system boasts 14 universities that provide affordable education to accommodate Pennsylvania residents.
Pennsylvania Colleges In the Rankings: U.S. News and World Report rankings: National Rankings – University of Pennsylvania (#6), Carnegie Mellon University (#22), Lehigh University (#35), Pennsylvania State University, University Park (#47); Liberal Arts Rankings – Swarthmore College (#3), Haverford College (#10), Bryn Mawr College (#24), Bucknell University (#30), Lafayette College (#35).
A Closer Look at Pennsylvania Education: There are dozens of notable private liberal arts colleges and universities located throughout Pennsylvania, as well as many publicly supported community colleges.
Did You Know? The Commonwealth System of Higher Education consists of four prominent universities (Lincoln University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh), which are publicly supported but operated and controlled independently.