Pennsylvania contains ten schools that offer general education programs. Swarthmore College, the highest-ranking general education school in PA, has a total student population of 1,525 and is the 37th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 general education schools in Pennsylvania, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Villanova University comes out as the most expensive ($27,115/yr), with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,390/yr.
General Education students from Pennsylvania schools who go on to become general education instructors, teachers, professors, principals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 68,430 people working as adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,390. Also, Education administrators, elementary and secondary school make on average $87,390 per year and there are about 219,280 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Pennsylvania alone, there are 8,180 employed education administrators, elementary and secondary school earning an average yearly salary of $89,980. Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors in this state earn $41,460/yr and there are 2,770 employed.
Also, within the general education schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from general education, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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