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#5 Most Popular State/Terr. for Grad Students
122 Colleges
54,730 Yearly Graduations
$77,153 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)

In terms of graduate completions, Pennsylvania is ranked #5 in the nation with 54,730 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for the state is $19,288, while the average out-of-state tuition for graduate students is $20,735. This cost can vary greatly from school to school.

Learn more about the most popular graduate schools in the state below:

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
6,092 Yearly Degrees
$36,254 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

UPenn handed out 6,092 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #1 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Pennsylvania

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $36,254 $36,254
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,928 $3,928
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,785 $1,785

#2

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,500 Yearly Degrees
$45,037 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Carnegie Mellon handed out 3,500 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #2 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Carnegie Mellon University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $45,037 $45,037
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $872 $872
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $629 $629

Public Public vs. Private
3,453 Yearly Degrees
$23,530 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Pitt handed out 3,453 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #3 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $23,530 $39,898
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $950 $950
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $947 $1,630

#4

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
3,226 Yearly Degrees
$16,956 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Temple handed out 3,226 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #4 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Temple University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $16,956 $23,346
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $890 $890
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $942 $1,297

#5

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,207 Yearly Degrees
$35,181 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Drexel handed out 3,207 graduate degrees. This makes it the #5 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Drexel University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $35,181 $35,181
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $840 $840
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,303 $1,303

#6

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
2,556 Yearly Degrees
$21,682 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 122 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Penn State World Campus ranked #6 in terms of popularity with 2,556 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $21,682 $21,682
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $504 $504
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $903 $903

#7

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
2,210 Yearly Degrees
$21,960 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Penn State University Park handed out 2,210 graduate degrees. This makes it the #7 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Pennsylvania State University - University Park

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $21,960 $37,694
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,034 $1,034
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $915 $1,571

#8

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,738 Yearly Degrees
$20,506 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Villanova University was ranked the #8 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 1,738 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Villanova University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $20,506 $20,506
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $100 $100
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,079 $1,079

#9

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,612 Yearly Degrees
$21,420 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Thomas Jefferson University handed out 1,612 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #9 most popular graduate school in the state. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Thomas Jefferson University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $21,420 $21,420
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $558 $558
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,190 $1,190

#10

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
1,330 Yearly Degrees
$9,288 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, WCUPA handed out 1,330 graduate degrees. This makes it the #10 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for West Chester University of Pennsylvania

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,288 $13,932
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,052 $3,268
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $516 $774

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,271 Yearly Degrees
$12,898 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, LECOM handed out 1,271 graduate degrees. This makes it the #11 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $12,898 $12,898
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $550 $550

#12

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,129 Yearly Degrees
$25,104 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Wilkes handed out 1,129 graduate degrees. This makes it the #12 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Wilkes University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $25,104 $25,104
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $1,920 $1,920
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,126 $1,126

#13

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
1,125 Yearly Degrees
$9,288 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 122 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Cal U ranked #13 in terms of popularity with 1,125 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for California University of Pennsylvania

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,288 $13,932
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,631 $4,576
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $516 $774

#14

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,113 Yearly Degrees
$17,334 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 122 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, St. Joe’s ranked #14 in terms of popularity with 1,113 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Saint Joseph’s University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,334 $17,334
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $963 $963

#15

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,081 Yearly Degrees
$23,580 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Duquesne handed out 1,081 graduate degrees. This makes it the #15 most popular school in the state in this category. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Duquesne University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $23,580 $23,580
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,310 $1,310

#16

Widener University

Chester, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
857 Yearly Degrees
$23,830 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Widener handed out 857 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #16 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Widener University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $23,830 $23,830
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $300 $300
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $942 $942

Public Public vs. Private
773 Yearly Degrees
$9,288 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

IUP handed out 773 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #17 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,288 $13,932
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,456 $4,401
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $516 $774

#18

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
770 Yearly Degrees
$29,387 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine was ranked the #18 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 770 graduate degrees were handed out that year. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $29,387 $29,387
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $578 $578
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $942 $942

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
766 Yearly Degrees
$7,200 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 122 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology ranked #19 in terms of popularity with 766 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The table below lists the tuition and fees for the school, based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $7,200 $7,200
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $0 $0
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $800 $800

#20

Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
672 Yearly Degrees
$28,683 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Arcadia University was ranked the #20 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 672 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Arcadia University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $28,683 $28,683
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $239 $239
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $765 $765

#21

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
651 Yearly Degrees
$27,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Lehigh University was ranked the #21 most popular graduate school in the state in 2019. All in all, 651 graduate degrees were handed out that year. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Lehigh University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $27,000 $27,000
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $130 $130
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $1,500 $1,500

#22

University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
650 Yearly Degrees
$11,580 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, Scranton handed out 650 graduate degrees. This makes it the #22 most popular school in the state in this category. These are the average costs for students attending the school, based on recent data.

Average Tuition and Fees for University of Scranton

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $11,580 $11,580
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $50 $50
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $965 $965

#23

La Salle University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
567 Yearly Degrees
$25,060 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

In 2019, La Salle handed out 567 graduate degrees. This makes it the #23 most popular school in the state in this category. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for La Salle University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $25,060 $25,060
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $570 $570
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $788 $788

#24

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Public Public vs. Private
517 Yearly Degrees
$9,288 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

SRU handed out 517 graduate degrees in 2019, making it the #24 most popular graduate school in the state. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $9,288 $13,932
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $3,371 $4,283
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $516 $774

#25

Chatham University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
516 Yearly Degrees
$17,766 Yearly Tuition (In-State)

Out of the 122 schools in the state that offer graduate programs, Chatham ranked #25 in terms of popularity with 516 graduate degrees handed out in 2019. The following table gives a breakdown of the tuition costs to attend the school. This is based on the most recent data available.

Average Tuition and Fees for Chatham University

In-State Out-of-State
Avg. Full Time Graduate Tuition $17,766 $17,766
Avg. Required Fees for Full-Time Grad Students $514 $514
Part-Time per Credit Hour Tuition for Grad Students $987 $987

Other Pennsylvania Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 482
27 Marywood University 467
28 Robert Morris University 445
29 Holy Family University 441
30 Point Park University 436
31 Gannon University 418
32 University of the Sciences 416
33 Salus University 391
34 Clarion University of Pennsylvania 382
35 Eastern University 372
36 Saint Francis University 327
37 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 315
38 DeSales University 313
39 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 310
40 American College of Financial Services 301
41 Millersville University of Pennsylvania 291
41 Carlow University 291
43 Gwynedd Mercy University 285
44 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg 273
45 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania 270
46 Immaculata University 246
47 Misericordia University 235
48 Pennsylvania State University - College of Medicine 232
49 Messiah University 231
50 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 230
51 Cabrini University 212
52 Alvernia University 211
53 Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 189
54 Rosemont College 185
55 Neumann University 181
56 Chestnut Hill College 178
57 Pennsylvania State University - Great Valley 166
57 Seton Hill University 166
59 Mercyhurst University 161
59 Bryn Mawr College 161
61 Waynesburg University 143
62 Lock Haven University 134
63 King’s College 132
64 Lancaster Bible College 128
65 Cedar Crest College 123
65 Cairn University 123
67 Westminster Theological Seminary 119
68 Strayer University - Pennsylvania 118
69 Delaware Valley University 111
70 Moravian College 109
71 Lincoln University 105
72 Lebanon Valley College 100
73 Saint Vincent College 98
74 Wilson College 95
75 The University of the Arts 94
76 Elizabethtown College 93
77 Clarks Summit University 83
78 York College of Pennsylvania 82
79 Gratz College 71
80 Geneva College 70
80 International Institute for Restorative Practices 70
82 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College 69
83 Biblical Theological Seminary 63
84 La Roche College 58
85 Penn State Dickinson Law 56
86 Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary - Overbrook 48
86 United Lutheran Seminary 48
88 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 45
88 Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry 45
90 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 41
91 Peirce College 40
92 Keystone College 37
93 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 36
94 Lancaster Theological Seminary 35
95 University of Valley Forge 34
96 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences 33
97 DeVry University - Pennsylvania 25
98 Won Institute of Graduate Studies 23
99 Mount Aloysius College 22
100 Curtis Institute of Music 21
101 Evangelical Theological Seminary 20
102 Bucknell University 18
103 Moore College of Art and Design 17
104 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 14
104 Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary 14
106 Westminster College Pennsylvania 11
107 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 10
108 Saint Vincent Seminary 9
109 Juniata College 8
109 Central Penn College 8
111 Albright College 7
112 Academy of Vocal Arts 6
112 Pennsylvania State University - York 6
114 Pennsylvania State University - Abington 4
115 Washington & Jefferson College 3
116 Manor College 2
117 Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius 1
118 Yeshivath Beth Moshe 0
118 Bryn Athyn College of the New Church 0
118 University of Phoenix - Pennsylvania 0
118 Susquehanna University 0
118 Pennsylvania College of Technology 0

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