Best Colleges in Pennsylvania Ranked for 2017 by

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Site Honors 75 Top Schools for Degree Program Variety, Quality and Career Prep Resources, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its ranking of the best colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017. 50 four-year schools were included on the list, with University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University and University of Scranton ranked as the top five. 25 two-year schools were also ranked, with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Harrisburg Area Community College—Harrisburg, University of Pittsburgh—Titusville, Bucks County Community College and Manor College taking the top five spots on the list. A list of all winning schools is included below.

“These Pennsylvania colleges and universities offer not only great degree programs but also excellent resources for preparing students for post-college careers,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “They have demonstrated superior overall value to students by providing an overall positive, high-quality educational experience.”

To be included on the “Best Colleges in Pennsylvania” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on metrics like the variety of degree programs offered, the number of employment and academic resources offered, financial aid availability, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Pennsylvania” list, visit:

Best Four-Year Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017 include:
Allegheny College
Arcadia University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Carnegie Mellon University
Cedar Crest College
Chatham University
DeSales University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Duquesne University
Eastern University
Elizabethtown College
Franklin and Marshall College
Gannon University
Gettysburg College
Gwynedd Mercy University
Haverford College
Holy Family University
Immaculata University
Juniata College
King's College
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Lebanon Valley College
Lehigh University
Marywood University
Mercyhurst University
Messiah College
Misericordia University
Moravian College
Muhlenberg College
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Rosemont College
Saint Francis University
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Vincent College
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
Temple University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
University of Scranton
University of the Sciences
Ursinus College
Villanova University
Washington & Jefferson College
Westminster College
Widener University-Main Campus
York College Pennsylvania

Best Two-Year Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017 include:
Bucks County Community College
Butler County Community College
Commonwealth Technical Institute
Community College of Allegheny County
Community College of Beaver County
Community College of Philadelphia
Delaware County Community College
Harcum College
Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg
Johnson College
Lackawanna College
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Luzerne County Community College
Manor College
Montgomery County Community College
Northampton County Area Community College
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
Reading Area Community College
Rosedale Technical Institute
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
University of Pittsburgh - Titusville
Valley Forge Military College
Westmoreland County Community College

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