Grove City, PA Colleges
Grove City is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of Pittsburgh. It is the home of Grove City College, a private conservative Christian liberal arts college; General Electric; Instron; USIS; and a number of small businesses. It is also the home to George Junior Republic, an all-boys institution. GJR serves to house, school, and treat 400 high school-aged boys from troubled backgrounds. Historically a traditional industrial center, Grove City has manufactured locomotive engines, carriages, gas engines, foundry products, and motor trucks.
Grove City has recently completed a revitalization of the downtown district designed to foster economic development. This involved a lengthy beautification initiative targeting the business district, which included the installation of two large community-based murals. The downtown area is composed mainly of small businesses, specialty shops, banking institutions and other service providers. The Wendell August Forge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996, but destroyed by fire in 2010.
Grove City is also home to the Grove City Premium Outlets, one of the top outlet malls of the United States. It is famous for attracting customers from outside the state and from Canada; primarily due to the lack of sales tax on clothing in Pennsylvania.
In 1900, the population numbered 1,599; in 1910, 3,674 people lived there; and in 1940, 6,296 people lived there. At the 2000 census, the population was 8,024. Grove City is part of the Youngstown–Warren–Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Schools in and around Grove City, PA
Grove City College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $13,598 average out-state tuition; $13,598 average in-state tuition
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Four or more years; Public; $9,360 average out-state tuition; $6,240 average in-state tuition
Mercer County Career Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $29,150 average out-state tuition; $29,150 average in-state tuition
Jameson Health System
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $6,000 average out-state tuition; $6,000 average in-state tuition
New Castle School of Beauty Culture
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Erie Business Center-New Castle
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $5,970 average out-state tuition; $5,970 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Grove City
- English Language and Literature
- Elementary Education
- Speech Communication and Rhetoric
- Mechanical Engineering
- Molecular Biology
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Political Science and Government
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Religion/Religious Studies
- Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
- Music Teacher Education
- Spanish Language and Literature
- International Business/Trade/Commerce