Education in Pennsylvania
Education is a prominent part of life in Pennsylvania as the state boasts 952 public high schools and 549 private high schools for a total of 1,501. Pennsylvania ranks sixth in the country for high school enrollment, but it ranks 29th in student to teacher ratio. The graduation rate in Pennsylvania is an impressive 84 percent, with the high school dropout rate falling well below the national average at 2.8 percent.
Advanced Degrees in Pennsylvania
A college education is readily available in the state of Pennsylvania with the state boasting such notable colleges as Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, Arcadia University and Carnegie Mellon University. Approximately 25.3 percent of Pennsylvania residents have some form of college degree and the more common fields of study in Pennsylvania colleges are:
– Social Sciences
– Natural Sciences