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Fort Washington Colleges, Career Education Universities Programs and Degrees in Fort Washington, PA. Includes Fort Washington online colleges and schools.

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Each degree from a Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Pennsylvania, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Fort Washington, Pa., Colleges and Universities

Fort Washington is a town of about 5,500 people in Montgomery County, Pa., less than 20 miles north of Philadelphia. Home to the Fort Washington Office Park, known locally as FWOP, the city has numerous career and education options to offer students of all ages.

Fort Washington Colleges and Universities

The Fort Washington campus of DeVry University offers associate and bachelor's degrees in a variety of subjects, as well as master's degrees in management. DeVry's five college departments in Fort Washington -- business and management, engineering and information sciences, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences and media arts and technology -- contain multiple degree tracks each. Tuition at the Fort Washington campus falls well below the statewide in-state average for private four-year universities, which came out to $32,559 in the 2011-12 academic year, according to The College Board.

Arcadia University is a more typical four-year private institution of about 4,000 students, located not far from Fort Washington. Arcadia furnishes students with programs for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. A fairly large percentage of the student body is enrolled in post-baccalaureate studies, with more than 1,800 students seeking master's degrees or doctorates in 2012.

A Look at the Fort Washington economy

Montgomery county as a whole experienced a rise in overall employment between September 2010 and September 2011, with a corresponding rise in average weekly wages of about 4.5 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that Montgomery County sits in the top five of Pennsylvania counties when ranked according to average weekly wage, and that the metropolitan area that contains Fort Washington earned an overall mean annual salary several thousand dollars higher than the national average in 2011. Overall, the economy in Fort Washington looks strong.

Author: Justin Boyle

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