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Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Colleges

Discover your academic path and get set on your future by attending one of the colleges in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Each degree from a Wilkes Barre, 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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Wilkes-Barre Colleges and Universities

The Pennsylvania city of Wilkes-Barre offers easy access to major urban centers as well as the Pocono Mountains. But the city is more than just a gateway to other places, and its thriving economy ensures that graduates of Wilkes-Barre colleges can embark on rewarding careers without having to venture too far away.

Wilkes-Barre Colleges and Universities

Wilkes-Barre is home to two private colleges that both offer student-centered educational experiences in intimate settings. King's College enrolls about 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students at its 33-acre campus. With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, nearly 60 percent of its classes have fewer than 20 students. Although it is a Catholic school, King's students come from a variety of faith backgrounds, and hail from 14 different countries, according to the school's website. The most popular majors for 2010 graduates were accounting, business administration and criminal justice.

Wilkes University boasts a similar student-faculty ratio of 14:1, and enrolls about 2,000 undergraduates, coming from 13 different countries. It also has a 33-acre campus on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The most popular majors among 2010 grads were related to business and health care. It's always good to know your college costs before embarking on a degree and planning for your future. The 2011-12 average in-state tuition and fees for Pennsylvania private four-year colleges were $32,559, according to The College Board. The 2011-12 average in-state tuition for public four-year universities were 12,079 while that number was $3,663 for public two-year schools.

A Glance at the Wilkes-Barre Economy

Wilkes-Barre has recently undertaken major urban renewal projects to make the city increasingly livable and business friendly. These include a $25 million Intermodal Transportation Facility. Advanced manufacturing, health care and business/financial services are top industry clusters, and major employers include Geisinger Health System, ribbon manufacturer Berwick Offray and paper products giant Procter & Gamble.

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