Colleges By Location

Online Colleges in Pennsylvania

This is your one-stop resource for information on online education in Pennsylvania. We begin with a general overview of higher education in the state and then document Pennsylvania’s state-specific initiatives and any progress they’ve made in supporting online education.

We also reviewed the entirety of Pennsylvania’s online offerings and then ranked the top online colleges based on affordability. After browsing these profiles, be sure to take note of the scholarships and higher education resources for Pennsylvania, located at the bottom of the page. Remember that the best option for your desired online degree may lie outside your home state, so feel free to browse our nationwide database of online colleges as well.


Postsecondary Education in Pennsylvania

Sitting behind California, New York and Texas, Pennsylvania claims the title for fourth largest number of Title IV postsecondary institutions at 380.

In a 2014 report, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities noted that Pennsylvania State University system had eliminated 540 permanent employees and halted new enrollment in 198 programs.

With a 4-year graduation rate from public universities at 39.7%, Pennsylvania sits 8% higher than the national average.

Between 2008 and 2014, Pennsylvania has seen tuition at public institutions increase an average of 16.4%, putting them in the bottom 12 states in terms of tuition increases.


Online Education in Pennsylvania

NCES Report

According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 7.8% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in Pennsylvania (62,517 students) were in exclusively online programs.

  • 63.5% of those students were undergraduates
  • 26.6% were in public 4-year institutions
  • 30% were in private not-for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 21.4% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 58.3% were living in Pennsylvania
  • 39.8% were living elsewhere in the United States

The PA State System of Higher Education has provided a portal, known as PA Universities Online, compiling the entirety of the online offerings at 14 state universities, to make distance education accessible and affordable.

Established as 501c3 non-profit professional organization, the Pennsylvania Distance Learning Association exists to provide a destination for information, networking and knowledge regarding distance education.


Most Affordable Online Colleges in Pennsylvania

Below you’ll find the very best online colleges in Pennsylvania, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.

Want to know what it takes to make our rankings? Check out our distinct approach.

California University of Pennsylvania

1
California University of Pennsylvania
California
N/A
$7,967

An Online Education at California University of Pennsylvania

The Princeton Review hails Cal U as one of the best regional colleges in the Northeast and includes this academic institution on its list of Green Colleges. Cal U offers five bachelor's degrees online, alongside an impressive selection of graduate degrees and certificates.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Arabic Language & Culture (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Land Management (Bachelor of Arts, Jurisprudence)
  • Legal Studies ( Bachelor of Arts, Jurisprudence)
  • RN - BSN (Bachelor of Science)
  • Sociology: Social Deviance (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Wellness & Fitness (Bachelor of Science)

The graduate programs offer a number of different concentration within each major.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science, Exercise Science & Health Promotion
  • Master of Science, Sport Management Studies
  • Professional Science Master's
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Arts, Social Science
  • Master of Science, Legal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration

The asynchronous coursework maintains the same academic rigour found on-campus, with the convenience of determining one's own schedule. A cohort system is used for admissions, meaning that students will progress through their degree with the same 30 to 40 students, allowing greater opportunity to network and build friendships.The school also provides resources and tools to help online students find financial aid, career and academic advising, as well as practice tests for the major exams most undergraduates will take. Desire2Learn provides the platform for the virtual classroom, and students will receive a comprehensive orientation upon their acceptance.

Contact Information

250 University Ave
California, PA 15419-1394
(724) 938-4400


Acclaim for online programs

  • #35 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #54 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
  • #82 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

2
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield
N/A
$8,206

An Online Education at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Holding the title of the first university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to offer an online graduate program, MU has expanded their virtual offerings by giving prospective distance learners a choice of three online bachelor's degree options, as well as several graduate degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Nursing: RN to BSN

For those unsure if distance learning is right for them, the school offers a self-assessment designed to test a student's propensity for success in the virtual classroom.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Nursing MSN
  • Special Education
  • Organizational Leadership

Desire2Learn is the learning management system hosting the virtual classroom. The school emphasizes the importance of online students having access to the same quality of learning support available to on-campus students, and North Hall Library has created resources specifically for online students to that end. Those eager to enter the job market as soon as possible should also make sure to utilize the career center for advice on internships and job applications.

Contact Information

Academy Street
Mansfield, PA 16933
(570) 662-4000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #46 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Public School Regional Universities (North)

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

3
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion
N/A
$8,606

An Online Education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Prospective online students will find that this academic institution provides a comprehensive selection of 16 different bachelor's degrees, six master's degree and a doctorate program all offered online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology Leadership

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science of Library Science
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Mass Media Arts & Journalism
  • Master of Education in Education
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences

The popular LMS Desire2Learn manages the virtual learning environment for Clarion, and enrolled students will receive a comprehensive, real-time orientation to its ins-and-outs. Distance students gain access to several digital student services, including remote student orientations, career counseling, a writing center, tutoring and disability support. The school honors and supports veteran's benefits.

Contact Information

840 Wood St
Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 393-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #21 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
  • #62 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #125 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Point Park University

4
Point Park University
Pittsburgh
N/A
$9,600

An Online Education at Point Park University

Future leaders will find that PPU offers a wide range of online bachelor's degrees, master's programs, associate degrees, and certificates that cater to their career interests. This nonprofit college offers three public administration academic tracks, an organizational leadership program and a business program.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Intelligence & Global Security

Blackboard manages the virtual learning environment for Point Park. Staff in the financial aid office is available to help prospective find scholarships, grants and loans to help for for an education at PPU.

Contact Information

201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984
(412) 391-4100


Acclaim for online programs

  • #45 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans

University of Valley Forge

5
University of Valley Forge
Phoenixville
N/A
$9,760

An Online Education at University of Valley Forge

With the mission of preparing "individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world," this private Christian college offers two online bachelor's degree completion programs and two master's programs. The online school focuses on offering affordable, accredited programs designed for working adults to complete quickly and efficiently with a christian emphasis.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administation

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Digital Media

myValleyForge has replaced the previously used Blackboard LMS, and a brief introductory video is available to give interested applicants the opportunity to preview the virtual environment. The school puts a strong emphasis on community service, and has dedicated a section of their website to volunteer opportunities for all students.

Contact Information

1401 Charlestown Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460-2373
(610) 917-0450


Acclaim for online programs

  • #44 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Regional Colleges (North)

Cedar Crest College

6
Cedar Crest College
Allentown
N/A
$11,964

An Online Education at Cedar Crest College

While CCC is a private women's college, its School of Adult and Graduate Education is open to students of all genders. Prospective students can choose from a variety of degree tracks with offerings for undergraduate, graduate and certificate seekers..

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Accounting (B.S.)
  • Early Childhood Education (B.S.)
  • Secondary Education (B.S.)
  • Art Therapy (B.A.)
  • Nutrition (B.S.)
  • Art (B.A.)
  • Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Art Therapy (M.A.A.T.)
  • Forensic Science (M.S.)
  • Nursing (M.S.N.)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Business Education (MBA)
  • Pan-European MFA in Creative Writing

The virtual learning environment, dubbed Cedar Crest Online, provides the platform through which students will turn in assignments, take tests and interact with lectures and other course material. A video orientation is available to interested students to provide a sneak peek into online learning at Cedar Crest. Course format is at the discretion of the professor, so students with strict schedules must make sure the syllabus aligns with their free time.

Contact Information

100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196
(610) 606-4666


Acclaim for online programs

  • #5 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Value Schools
  • #5 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #16 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Regional Colleges (North)

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

7
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Lancaster
N/A
$12,594

An Online Education at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Prospective students at this private institution can explore three online bachelor's degree programs. Additionally, the school will offer four new master's programs beginning fall 2015. This college is an institutional member of the Sloan Online Learning Consortium, an organization that provides schools with online educational quality scorecards and practitioner resources.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

For applicants unsure if online learning is the right choice, the school offers a brief guide to understanding the virtual classroom. Online classes are delivered through Blackboard, and they are held to the same quality standards as those found on-campus.

Contact Information

410 N Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 544-4912

Geneva College

8
Geneva College
Beaver Falls
N/A
$13,200

An Online Education at Geneva College

Geneva offers four online degree options delivered through the Blackboard e-Education platform. Coursework is asynchronous and optimized for busy adults wanting to further their education at a pace agreeable with their schedules.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

This college is an institutional member of 14 different academic organizations, including the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Council on Education. Applicants who are currently working should check with their employers regarding potential tuition reimbursement, if they are pursuing a degree relevant to their field.

Contact Information

3200 College Ave
Beaver Falls, PA 15010-3599
(724) 846-5100


Acclaim for online programs

  • #6 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Value Schools
  • #14 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Regional Colleges (North)

Pennsylvania State University – World Campus

9
Pennsylvania State University – World Campus
University Park
N/A
$13,516

An Online Education at Pennsylvania State University – World Campus

Penn State offers the most diverse range of online degree programs, with 23 different undergraduate majors and over 40 graduate degrees to select from, including a highly-customizable liberal arts degree that allows students to design their own program. Students with a broad set of interests are sure to find a suiting degree at PSU.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Energy & Sustainability Policy
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • International Politics
  • Labor & Employment Relations
  • Turfgrass Science

For those unsure if they want to return to school or learn in an online environment, the school offer a unique Transitions course free of charge. This eight week course focuses on career planning and study skills, and is intended to slowly integrate the adult learner back into the classroom.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Applied Statistics
  • Art Education
  • Homeland Security Base Program
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Organization Development & Change
  • Psychology of Leadership at Work
  • Supply Chain Management

This college uses a blend of Skype meetings, forums and the Blackboard online platform to create a virtual learning environment. The school has specifically designed its programs according to feedback and input they have received from working adults looking to further their educations. There is a host of resources available, including a career center, writing center, tutoring services, and access to University Libraries System, the 9th largest research library in North America.

Contact Information

128 Outreach Building
University Park, PA 16802-1503
(814) 865-4700


Acclaim for online programs

  • #2 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #48 on U.S. News & World Report's Top National Universities
  • #52 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities

Peirce College

10
Peirce College
Philadelphia
N/A
$13,800

An Online Education at Peirce College

Students who wish to earn an online bachelor's degree should take note of Peirce College; they have built extensive inroads with national corporate communities, including AETNA, Subaru, UPS and Cigna. Peirce provides 15 online undergraduate degrees and one graduate degree.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business
  • Information Technology
  • General Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Healthcare

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Organizational Leadership & Management

The LMS is referred to as myPeirce and provides a one stop portal for all virtual learning needs. In an effort to help students succeed, all student services offered by Peirce College are available to online students. Course structure varies by instructor, and students with strict scheduling requirements should be sure to double-check course syllabi before registering.

Contact Information

1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-4699
(888) 467-3472


Acclaim for online programs

  • #72 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Robert Morris University

11
Robert Morris University
Moon Township
N/A
$16,923

An Online Education at Robert Morris University

RMU's online programs are dedicated to having a strong focus on the individual through engaged learning. Aside from offering a number of certificate and professional development programs, RMU offers nine online bachelor's degree tracks and 13 online master's degrees.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Cyber Forensics & Information Security
  • Health Services Administration
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychology

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Business Education
  • Competitive Intelligence Systems
  • Engineering Management
  • Health Services Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Internet Security Assurance

Blackboard hosts the virtual classroom at RMU and a free orientation is provided that introduces students to online learning in general and then specifically to Blackboard.To best aid its students, this college divides its online department across two teams: an Instructional Design Team that helps faculty members tailor courses to meet online students' needs and an Online Student Services Team that is dedicated to registration and degree completion support.

Contact Information

6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189
(800) 762-0097


Acclaim for online programs

  • #24 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs
  • #53 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #97 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #111 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Temple University

12
Temple University
Philadelphia
N/A
$18,114

An Online Education at Temple University

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is the solitary degree option offered for undergraduates in an online format at Temple University, though the program allows students to choose from four majors: accounting, business management, legal studies and marketing. The school also hosts one of the top-ranked online MBA programs in the nation.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration

The popular LMS Blackboard hosts the virtual classroom at Temple, and interested applicants can view an online orientation to the learning environment to ensure it meets their expectations. Prospective students can also immerse themselves in sample video lectures to see if this degree track is a right fit. The Fox School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Temple has been ranked among the top 20 colleges in the nation by the Financial Times.

Contact Information

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6096
(215) 204-7000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #1 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #31 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Mount Aloysius College

13
Mount Aloysius College
Cresson
N/A
$20,930

An Online Education at Mount Aloysius College

The online bachelor's degree programs ― the RN to BSN degree and the business administration degree completion ― offered at Mount Aloysius College are designed for individuals who already have some college experience (at least 60 credits) or are registered nurses.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

The smaller student to faculty ratio of thirteen to one makes it easier for students to get individualized attention from their professors. The school's virtual classroom is hosted through the Blackboard LMS. Using this system, students are expected to engage in academic discussion, submit assignment according to deadlines and access the necessary course materials.

Contact Information

7373 Admiral Peary Hwy
Cresson, PA 16630-1999
(814) 886-4131


Acclaim for online programs

  • #38 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Regional Colleges (North)

Keystone College

14
Keystone College
La Plume
N/A
$22,400

An Online Education at Keystone College

Established in 1868, this co-ed, private school prides itself on being the oldest college in Northeast Pennsylvania. Keystone offers two undergraduate degree programs completely online targeted towards busy individuals who need to fit online learning into a tight schedule. An online assessment is available for applicants to judge their level of preparedness for virtual learning.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business

Moodle hosts the online learning environment for Keystone, where students will be expected to submit assignments, download lectures and participate in discussion boards. Keystone provides several resources specifically for the success of the school's online students, including links to academic advising, tutoring services and school counselors who are available to speak with students over the phone.

Contact Information

One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440-0200
(570) 945-8000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #13 on U.S. News & World Report's Best College for Veterans
  • #38 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Regional Colleges (North)

Eastern University

15
Eastern University
Saint Davids
N/A
$23,361

An Online Education at Eastern University

Prospective students of this Christian academic institution have a choice of three online bachelor's degree programs, several master's and doctorate degrees and a large number of certificates. The degree in youth ministries has four required courses in which students must participate in person, making this a blended program, though the majority of courses are fully online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Youth Ministry Leadership
  • BA in Organizational Leadership
  • BS in Business Administration

Online Graduate Degrees

  • PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MEd in Multicultural Education
  • MEd in School Health Services
  • MA in International Development
  • MA in Organizational Leadership
  • MS in Nonprofit Management

The virtual classroom is based on the Blackboard LMS and students will be expected to participate in the full range of course activities through this portal. Prospective students should be able to view an online demonstration by following the previous link and entering the username: eastern and password: easternu when prompted. EU's undergraduate programs have been praised by the Examples of Excelencia Awards hosted by Esperanza College.

Contact Information

1300 Eagle Rd
Saint Davids, PA 19087-3696
(610) 341-5800


Acclaim for online programs

  • #172 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

La Roche College

16
La Roche College
Pittsburgh
N/A
$25,500

An Online Education at La Roche College

Students enrolled at La Roche have the opportunity to pursue four online undergraduate degree programs and two master's degrees. The school prides itself on creating a challenging, rewarding and demanding online academic environment that generates the same level of success as its on-campus counterpart.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Leadership & Administrative Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Medical Imaging
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

For those uninitiated to virtual learning, the school offers a PDF guide to the online school at La Roche.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MSN in Nursing Administration
  • MSN in Nursing Education

Blackboard creates the virtual classroom for La Roche and additionally, online students have access to their own dedicated student services resources, such as registration procedures, a digital bookstore, a help desk and a staff of student advisors. Residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Wisconsin are ineligible for admission.

Contact Information

9000 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-5898
(412) 367-9300


Acclaim for online programs

  • #10 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #33 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Regional Colleges

Pennsylvania College of Technology

17
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Williamsport
N/A
$33,700

An Online Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology

There are over 870 students enrolled annually in distance learning programs at this academic institution, which is an affiliate of Penn State. Penn College offers six undergraduate programs online in a variety of technical fields.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. Applied Health Sciences
  • B.S. Applied Management
  • B.S. Automotive Technology Management
  • B.S. Dental Hygiene: Health Policy and Administration
  • B.S. Health Information Management
  • B.S. Nursing

The online classroom is hosted by the Platform for Learning And Teaching Online (P.L.A.T.O.) and students will receive a full orientation upon registration. It is through this medium that students are expected to engage in the full range of classroom activities, including the submission of assignments and participation in class discussion. Admissions requirements vary widely by program, and applicants should refer to the individual degree pages for this information.

Contact Information

One College Ave
Williamsport, PA 17701-5799
(570) 326-3761


Acclaim for online programs

  • #8 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Public Schools
  • #9 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #28 on U.S. News & World Report's Top Regional Colleges (North)

Chatham University

18
Chatham University
Pittsburgh
N/A
$35,208

An Online Education at Chatham University

Students interested in this extremely small private college have four options for online undergraduate degrees, five for master's degrees and two for doctoral programs. The undergraduate degree completion programs require students to have at least 30 credits of post-secondary work before applying.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.A in Business Administration
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • B.A. in Infant & Toddler Development
  • RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Professional Writing
  • Master of Science in Infant Mental Health
  • Master of Science in Interior Architecture
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

The virtual learning environment at Chatham is hosted by Moodle and students receive a full three day orientation to the online classroom upon their enrollment. Most classes are held on a seven week schedule, and are asynchronous to allow for maximum flexibility with students' schedules. Online instructors will still hold office hours where they will be available for immediate contact via phone or email. Chatham appeared on The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for three years in a row due to its dedication to civic assistance.

Contact Information

Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 365-1100


Acclaim for online programs

  • #96 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs
  • #119 on U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs


Scholarships and Financial Aid in Pennsylvania

A.J. Drexel Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition See Scholarship

Available to incoming freshmen at Drexel University. Recipients are selected by the Admissions Committee based on superior academics. The award covers full tuition, and is renewable for the duration of undergraduate studies if a GPA of 2.75+ is maintained.

Benjamin Rush Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $15,000 See Scholarship

The Benjamin Rush Scholarship is open to incoming freshmen at Dickinson College. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement. Recipients typically have leadership or community service experience, a GPA of 4.0, and SAT scores of 1350+ (ACT 31+). The award is $80,000, distributed over 8 semesters.

Board of Governor’s Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

The Board of Governors Scholarship is available to undergraduate students at Millersville University. Recipients are selected based on academic talent, extracurricular involvement, and other characteristics that will contribute to a diverse community on campus. Award amounts vary.

John Dickinson Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $20,000 See Scholarship

The John Dickinson Scholarship is Dickinson College’s highest recognition for incoming freshmen. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement and leadership. Recipients typically have a GPA of 4.0, and SAT scores of 1350+ or ACT scores of 31+. The award is $20,000 per year for 4 years.

John Montgomery Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $10,000 See Scholarship

The John Montgomery Scholarship is open to incoming freshmen at Dickinson College. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement. Recipients typically have leadership or community service experience, a GPA of 4.0, and SAT scores of 1350+ (ACT 31+). The award is $80,000, distributed over 8 semesters.

Keystone Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Full tuition See Scholarship

Pennsylvania residents admitted to the Honors College at Cheyney University are eligible for the Keystone Scholarship. Freshmen who receive the award typically have a 3.5+ GPA and 21+ ACT score (1000+ SAT). Transfer students typically have 24 credits and 3.5+ GPA. Award covers tuition, room and board for 4 years.

Pennsylvania Governor’s School Merit Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,500 See Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Governor’s merit scholarship is available to incoming freshmen at Temple University. To be eligible, students must be graduates of a Pennsylvania Governor’s School of Excellence; rank in the top 30% of their class; have a 3.2+ GPA and 1050+ SAT score. The award is $2,500 per year for 4 years.

Presidential Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $18,000 See Scholarship

Available to freshmen entering Muhlenburg College. To be eligible, students must be residents of Pennsylvania, and rank within the top 10% of their graduating high school class. Recipients are selected based on academic merit, extracurricular achievement, and financial need. The maximum award is $18,000 per year for 4 years.

Search for Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount Amount varies See Scholarship

The Search for Excellence award is available to freshmen entering Millersville University. Selection is based on academic merit. Applicants must rank within the top 10% of their graduating class, or have an SAT score of 1100. Award amount varies.


Higher Education Resources in Pennsylvania