Education

Nationally-recognized colleges and universities fueling talent

Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, we pride ourselves on our ability to turn out creative thinkers, inventors, and game changers – and the world has taken notice. Our culture is one that encourages innovation and collaboration. That's why domestic and international businesses alike cite our world-class higher education and research institutions, including the Wharton School of Business and Penn Law, Penn State University, Carnegie Melon University, Lehigh University, and Villanova University, as a key driver of developing talent and inspiring big ideas at their companies.

But it's not just the big-name schools fueling our workforce pipelines. Our 15 community colleges offer a wide range of 2-year and certificate programs that meet the needs of local industry and community. And Pennsylvania's 14 four-year public universities are a critical resource for both residents and employers. These institutions play an important role in helping local businesses stay nimble and up to date with the latest technology and provide training for their current and future workers.

With a top 5 Business School, a top 10 Law School, and six universities ranked in the top 100 nationwide, it is no surprise that Pennsylvania grads are highly sought-after for their competitive edge and drive. Our world-renowned institutions ensure that PA's workforce pipeline is filled with critical thinkers, problem-solvers, innovators, and dreamers. And our vibrant and dynamic communities, coupled with a long list of top employers in the state, ensures that those highly sought-after graduates stay in the Keystone State.

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The Keystone State has nearly 300 colleges, universities, and technical schools for prospective students of all career interests.

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University of Pennsylvania

Known as the best business school in the U.S., the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania offers concentrations in e-commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, general management, and more. As the first business school in the U.S., they now have the largest alumni network in the country.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon is known for their programs in science, technology, and research programs. With its strong focus on creating new things, many of their graduates have gone on to join some of the world’s most successful companies.

Lehigh University

Nestled in Bethlehem, PA, Lehigh University is a private institution with four colleges. The university has built an incredible reputation in areas like business and engineering.

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