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General Education Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2019-2020, 1,064 students earned their Education degrees in PA.

As a degree choice, General Education is the 49th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of General Education Majors in Pennsylvania

Education majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 878
Bachelor’s Degree 65
Associate Degree 50
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 46
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 46
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 46
Post-Master’s Certificate 25
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 25

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a education major is more popular with women than with men.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of education majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.2%
  • Black or African American: 4.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.7%
  • White: 74.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.4%
  • Other Races: 7.0%
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Jobs for General Education Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 2,690 people in the state and 60,930 people in the nation working in education jobs.

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Wages for General Education Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a education grad in the state is $70,990, compared to a typical salary of $73,680 nationwide.

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There are 44 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer education degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

194 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
32,277 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.24 years. The 3.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, Pitt grads earn an average salary of $39,500.

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165 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
26,552 Total Students

An average student at UPenn will pay a net price of $25,802. The student loan default rate of 1.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 57% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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La Salle University

Philadelphia
122 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
4,624 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $24,763. The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at La Salle. Graduates earn an average $43,200 after graduation.

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109 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
2,009 Total Students

15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

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75 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
6,885 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years. The full-time teacher rate is 70%. In their early career, Cal U grads earn an average salary of $32,300.

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#6

Gratz College

Melrose Park
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
454 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 17%. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.30%. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

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#7

Holy Family University

Philadelphia
38 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
3,087 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.35 years to graduate. 21% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

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#7

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg
38 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
3,370 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.06 years. An average student at Messiah will pay a net price of $28,141. The student loan default rate of 2.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

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#9

Cedar Crest College

Allentown
28 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
1,433 Total Students

In their early career, Cedar Crest grads earn an average salary of $39,100. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 38% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $21,520.

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27 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,984 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,000 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 8.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 23%.

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27 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
2,769 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.16 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

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General Education Careers in PA

Some of the careers education majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Education Professors 8% $63,530

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to education.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3,828
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2,006
Educational Administration 1,962
Special Education 1,781
Student Counseling 542
Curriculum & Instruction 427
Other Education 345
Instructional Media Design 342

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