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Williamsport, Pennsylvania Colleges

Learn the basics about colleges in Williamsport, Pa., and the post-graduation career options in the area.

Williamsport, Pennsylvania Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Each degree from a Williamsport, 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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Williamsport Colleges and Univerisities

Located on the banks of the Susquehanna River in north central Pennsylvania, the town of Williamsport is famous as the birthplace of Little League baseball. Every year, the area hosts players and fans from around the globe for the Little League World Series, but baseball enthusiasts or not, many graduates of Williamsport colleges decide to settle permanently in this thriving city.

Williamsport Colleges and Universities

About 1,400 students attend Lycoming College, which occupies a 40-acre Williamsport campus. The private liberal arts college is known for an especially rigorous writing component in its curriculum and for encouraging student research. Its most popular degree programs are in business, the social sciences and psychology. Williamsport is also home to a public college, the Pennsylvania College of Technology. This school offers certificates, associate and bachelor's degrees in a variety of highly employable subjects, including automobile mechanics, construction engineering technology and nursing. It has an undergraduate enrollment of about 6,300 and is located on a 997-acre campus. Average 2011-12 tuition and fees for a Pennsylvania two-year public college for in-state students were $3,663; for a four-year public college for in-state students, $12,079; and for a four-year private college for in-state students were $32,559, according to The College Board.

A Glance at the Williamsport, Pa. Economy

Graduates of Williamsport colleges have plenty of reasons to stick around, as the city was named the seventh fastest growing U.S. metropolitan area in 2010 by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The local economy is booming in large measure because of the fast-growing natural gas industry, according to National Public Radio. This news source pointed out that Williamsport colleges are beginning to offer classes to train professionals for this industry. Other major local employers include ShopVac Corp. and West Pharmaceutical Services, as well as Brodart, a library service company, and Hope Enterprises, which provides services to the developmentally-disabled. As you can see, there are a broad range of employment fields to consider when it comes to graduating from one of the colleges in Williamsport.

Author: Timothy Mullaney

Tim Mullaney's recognitions include the Salamander Magazine Prize and the Gival Press Short Story Award. He is a former Van Lier Fellow at the Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York City and has taught writing at Washington University in St. Louis. He currently lives in Chicago.

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