Online Colleges in Pennsylvania

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Online schools in Pennsylvania have developed no faster or slower than the average rate of all other states. Most of the state’s public universities offer a range of online degree programs, including the private and Ivy league University of Pennsylvania. Both state-funded and private online education programs also exist for elementary, middle, and high school students. The most recent education initiatives promoting online learning in the state of Pennsylvania are listed below.

Higher Learning Initiatives

Pennsylvania Hybrid Learning Initiative

The Pennsylvania Hybrid Learning Initiative launched a pilot program in the fall of 2011. The program was developed to help personalize instruction for K-12 students. As a new coalition in the state, the program hopes to help both students and teachers across Pennsylvania gain access to the best resources and tools for learning. It was designed by Education Elements, a private organization that helps school systems design blended learning solutions.

PA Universities Online

PA Universities Online is an online resource provided by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), one of the state’s comprehensive university systems. The site provides a wide range of information about the online programs offered at each of its campuses. Visitors to the website can use its search engine to quickly find schools that offer both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses and programs. Once a visitor has narrowed their search, additional information about each online course or degree program can be found by linking to each institution’s official website.

Cyber Charter Schools

Though there are now 13 cyber charter schools operating in Pennsylvania, one of the first to appear on the scene was The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. Founded in 2000 and since inspiring other cyber charter schools in the state to follow suit, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School was developed to provide high-quality education to all Pennsylvania students, regardless of school district. Although each of the state’s cyber charter schools offer different courses and program types, they all operate with a similar mission including preparing students to take the Pennsylvania state standardized test required by all traditional public schools. Today, thousands of Pennsylvania students receive their education through these online schools.

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Online Schools in Pennsylvania

Alvernia University

Reading, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Average Net Price: $25,483

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Cairn University-Langhorne

Langhorne, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 63%
  • Average Net Price: $17,516

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California University of Pennsylvania

California, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Average Net Price: $18,167

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Carlow University

Pittsburgh, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Average Net Price: $18,677

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Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Average Net Price: $18,517

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Chatham University

Pittsburgh, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Average Net Price: $11,790

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Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Average Net Price: $24,488

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Average Net Price: $17,430

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Clarks Summit University

South Abington, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Average Net Price: $16,377

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DeSales University

Center Valley, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 68%
  • Average Net Price: $25,465

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Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Average Net Price: $32,836

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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 74%
  • Average Net Price: $24,039

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Eastern University

St. Davids, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Average Net Price: $21,912

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Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Average Net Price: $22,310

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Gannon University

Erie, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Average Net Price: $19,787

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Geneva College

Beaver Falls, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Average Net Price: $17,580

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Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 73%
  • Average Net Price: $23,132

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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 18%
  • Average Net Price: $12,450

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Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Average Net Price: $29,722

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

Indiana, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Average Net Price: $18,067

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Keystone College

La Plume, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Average Net Price: $17,743

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La Roche College

Pittsburgh, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Average Net Price: $21,676

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La Salle University

Philadelphia, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 68%
  • Average Net Price: $24,364

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Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 73%
  • Average Net Price: $17,421

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Average Net Price: $15,780

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Misericordia University

Dallas, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 68%
  • Average Net Price: $23,756

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Mount Aloysius College

Cresson, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Average Net Price: $21,338

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Neumann University

Aston, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Average Net Price: $23,128

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Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Average Net Price: $23,900

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Peirce College

Philadelphia, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Average Net Price: $11,082

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Philadelphia University

Philadelphia, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Average Net Price: $27,274

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University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 79%
  • Average Net Price: $26,273

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Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Average Net Price: $21,713

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Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Average Net Price: $24,328

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Robert Morris University

Pittsburgh, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Average Net Price: $23,350

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Rosemont College

Rosemont, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Average Net Price: $22,308

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Seton Hill University

Greensburg, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Average Net Price: $21,909

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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Average Net Price: $18,865

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Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 79%
  • Average Net Price: $29,703

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Average Net Price: $17,081

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Temple University

Philadelphia, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Average Net Price: $19,181

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University of Valley Forge

Phoenixville, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Average Net Price: $22,651

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Villanova University

Villanova, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 88%
  • Average Net Price: $28,183

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Widener University

Chester, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Average Net Price: $26,169

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Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA


  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Average Net Price: $25,141

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