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Summerdale, Pennsylvania Colleges

Summerdale, Pa., offers residents great schools and a thriving business scene with opportunities to be found in town and nearby.

Summerdale, Pennsylvania Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. Each degree from a Summerdale, 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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Summerdale, Pa., Colleges and Universities

Summerdale, Pa., a small town of around 500 people, is located near the Susquehanna River, but benefits from the academic and business offerings of its nearby neighbor, Harrisburg. Plenty of schools in the surrounding area offer opportunities for pursuing a higher education.

Summerdale colleges

Central Penn College has a campus in Summerdale. A school of about 1,500 students, Central Penn College offers associate and bachelor's degrees in more than 25 programs of study ranging from accounting to physical therapist assisting. Tuition costs around $12,000 a year. Located just over five miles away from Summerdale, in Harrisburg, is Harrisburg Area Community College with a student body of some 23,000 students. At HACC, students can earn associate degrees, certificates, and diplomas in more than 90 programs of study ranging from art and design to welding. Tuition costs $3,000 a year for in-state students and $7,500 for out-of-state students.

More than 32 percent of the adult residents in Cumberland County, where Summerdale is located, possess a bachelor's degree or higher. Tuition and fees vary depending on the type of education pursued. According to The College Board, average in-state tuition and fees for the 2011-12 year were $3,663 for public two-year schools, $12,079 for public four-year schools, and $32,559 for private nonprofit four-year colleges.

Summerdale economy

The main industries in Cumberland County are education and health care, employing nearly a quarter of the workforce. Some of the major employers include GIANT Food Stores LLC, Holy Spirit Health System, and Cumberland Valley School District. The median household income is just over $60,000, which is higher than the statewide and nationwide averages. With a population increase of more than 10 percent between 2000 and 2010, both Cumberland County and Summerdale could have a thriving future in store for you.

Author: Jon Fortenbury

Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada Magazine, and Reno News & Review. His interests include education, religious debates, and lengthy road trips.

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