Cresson, PA Colleges

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Cresson is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, 75 miles (121 km) east of Pittsburgh. The name Cresson both refers to the borough and township surrounding it. Cresson is an elevated place known for its beauty. Mineral springs add to its attractions. It is above 2,000 feet (610 m) in elevation. Lumber, coal, and coke yards were industries that had supported the population which numbered 1,470 in 1910. It is most commonly listed as part of the Johnstown Metropolitan Statistical Area, although state and local sources list it as part of the Altoona area as an Altoona suburb due to being much closer to Altoona and as a result, eastern Cambria county, including Cresson, is often more marketed to by Altoona businesses than by Johnstown businesses for services and jobs. The population at the 2000 census was 1,631.

The location was named Cresson in 1854, as a memorial to philanthropist Elliott Cresson. Railroads, specifically the Allegheny Portage Railroad, fueled the growth of the area. Many famous Pittsburgh businessmen (Charles M. Schwab, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, etc.) maintained summer residences in the area.

The borough was incorporated in 1906, along with neighboring Sankertown, Pa.

It is currently home to Mount Aloysius College, established in 1853.

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Schools in and around Cresson, PA

Name
Mount Aloysius College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,930 average out-state tuition; $17,930 average in-state tuition
Saint Francis University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $26,758 average out-state tuition; $26,758 average in-state tuition
Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy Inc
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
YTI Career Institute-Altoona
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
The Salon Professional Academy
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona
Four or more years; Public; $19,548 average out-state tuition; $12,776 average in-state tuition

Cresson, PA Scholarships

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