Pennsylvania contains 199 schools that offer vocational programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking vocational school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 199 vocational schools in Pennsylvania, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr), with Western Area Career and Technology Center as the lowest recorded at only $7,092/yr.
Vocational students from Pennsylvania schools who go on to become vocational educators, event planners, landscape architects, landscape designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 114,420 people working as vocational education teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,030. Also, Middle school teachers make on average $53,550 per year and there are about 665,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Pennsylvania alone, there are 31,820 employed middle school teachers earning an average yearly salary of $57,000. Vocational education teachers in this state earn $50,450/yr and there are 6,480 employed.
Also, within the vocational schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from vocational, 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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