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General Education Schools in Pennsylvania

970 students earned Education degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, General Education is the 14th most popular major in the state out of a total 259 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Education Majors in Pennsylvania

Education majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 869
Post-Master’s Certificate 58
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 58
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 43
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 43
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 43

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a education major is more popular with women than with men.

General Education Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of education majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Black or African American: 4.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.2%
  • White: 75.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.5%
  • Other Races: 5.9%
General Education Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Education Grads in Pennsylvania

2,690 people in the state and 60,930 in the nation are employed in jobs related to education.

General Education Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for General Education Jobs in Pennsylvania

Education grads earn an average of $70,990 in the state and $73,680 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 28 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer education degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

194 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
32,686 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.40%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $28,758. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

165 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
26,675 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.10%. The average student takes 4.13 years to complete their degree at UPenn. 58% of students get financical aid.

#3

La Salle University

Philadelphia
122 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
4,933 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $43,200 after graduation. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,590.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
2,075 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. It takes the average student 4.17 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

75 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
6,842 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $19,068. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, Cal U grads earn an average salary of $32,300.

#6

Gratz College

Melrose Park
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
425 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 18%. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. The student loan default rate is 3.70% which is lower than average.

#7

Holy Family University

Philadelphia
38 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,110 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $14,230. In their early career, Holy Family grads earn an average salary of $40,400. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#7

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg
38 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
3,374 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 54%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.60%.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,930 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,221. The student loan default rate of 4.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#10

Cedar Crest College

Allentown
25 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
1,526 Total Students

99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The 5.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, Cedar Crest grads earn an average salary of $39,100.

General Education Careers in PA

Some of the careers education majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Education Professors 8% $63,530

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to education.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Educational Administration 1,926
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,434
Special Education 932
Teacher Education Grade Specific 919
Student Counseling 539
Curriculum & Instruction 427
Instructional Media Design 342
Other Education 293

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