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Columbia, formerly Wright's Ferry, is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Harrisburg on the left (east) bank of the Susquehanna River, across from Wrightsville and York County and just south of U.S. Route 30. The settlement was founded in 1726 by Colonial English Quakers from Chester County led by entrepreneur and evangelist John Wright. Establishment of the eponymous Wright's Ferry, the first commercial Susquehanna crossing in the region, inflamed territorial conflict with neighboring Maryland but brought growth and prosperity to the small town, which was briefly considered as a candidate for the new United States' capital. Though besieged for a short while by Civil War destruction, Columbia remained a lively center of transport and industry throughout the 19th century, once serving as a terminus of the Pennsylvania Canal. Later, however, the Great Depression and 20th-century changes in economy and technology sent the borough into decline. It is notable today as the site of one of the world's few museums devoted entirely to horology.

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Schools in and around Columbia, PA

Name
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Four or more years; Public; $15,600 average out-state tuition; $6,240 average in-state tuition
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton
Four or more years; Public; $18,682 average out-state tuition; $12,242 average in-state tuition
Schuylkill Technology Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $15,286 average out-state tuition; $15,286 average in-state tuition
Hazleton Area Career Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Empire Beauty School-Shamokin Dam
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Luzerne County Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,560 average out-state tuition; $5,040 average in-state tuition

Columbia, PA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016