PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
Every year, Pennsylvania’s nearly 300 public and private higher education institutions award almost 167,000 credentials (certifications, associate and bachelor’s degrees), ensuring PA’s workforce pipeline is filled with employees who are critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and innovators.
Pennsylvania ranks in the top 10 in the number of adults with college degrees employed in high-level occupations.
The state ranks 10th in the number of postsecondary degrees awarded.
The commonwealth is 2nd in the U.S. in terms of net migration of students into the state for postsecondary education.
Each year, Pennsylvania’s world-class colleges and universities attract more than 36,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.
The #1 Business School: University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School
1 Top 10 Law School: University of Pennsylvania
#6 in the U.S. for attracting foreign students to its colleges and universities
For a full list of Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, career and technical schools, click here.
“Doing business in Pennsylvania has helped Net Driven succeed by giving us access to students in 11 colleges in a 90-mile radius of where we do business. A majority of our workforce is under 30 years old, and we have plans to recruit 50 more people in the next 12 months. And it is vital that we have access to young people with the appropriate degrees for us to be able to grow our business.” –Patrick Sandone, Founder and President , Net Driven