Pennsylvania Technical Schools

A technical degree can help prepare students for a career in accounting, office, and new media technologies, technical electronics and computer technology industries; maintenance technologies, and health & medical industries. Technical school graduates work as science technicians, pharmacy technicians, veterinary medical technicians and paramedics, engineering technicians, sound engineering technicians and more. Most technical schools offer a wide variety of degree options, so finding a technical school should be easy. The trick is to find an accredited technical school with a high placement rate. Fortunately, several Pennsylvania technical schools fit the bill.

Pennsylvania technical schools offer certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees in technical related fields. Pennsylvania’s most popular technical schools include Pennsylvania College of Technology (est. 1989), Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (est. 1953), and HACC-Central Pennsylvania (est. 1964). Overall, the state of Pennsylvania has 65 public and 198 private institutions with more than 600,000 students enrolled. Thousands of Pennsylvania students attend technical schools, with more than 10,000 students attending Pennsylvania’s top technical schools alone. According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, technical school enrollment is 266,000+ students across the nation.

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Facts and Figures for Pennsylvania Technical Schools

Average Tuition Costs On-Campus

The average cost for tuition and fees at a public Pennsylvania technical school is $9,893 per academic year. The average cost for tuition and fees at a private Pennsylvania technical school is $26,645 per academic year.

Average Tuition Costs Online

The tuition costs for online Pennsylvania technical schools start at around $220 per credit hour. For graduate school, tuition starts at around $320 per credit hour. Students will pay the same tuition and fees for online programs as they would for on-campus programs. However, students will save a significant amount of money by eliminating room & board expenses as well as transportation costs. The average room and board costs for public Pennsylvania colleges is $7,600 per academic year.

Noted On-Campus Pennsylvania Technical Schools and Enrollment

Pennsylvania College of Technology, (avg. enrollment, 6,682 students)
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, (avg. enrollment, 630 students)
HACC-Central Pennsylvania, (avg. enrollment, 21,000 students)

Noted Online Technical Schools Available in Pennsylvania

HACC-Central Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania College of Technology
ITT Technical Institute
Lincoln Technical Institute
University of Phoenix

Accredited Pennsylvania Technical Schools

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
HACC-Central Pennsylvania (est. 1964)

Sources
Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, 126th Ed.
Princeton Review
National Center for Education and Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education

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