Lancaster, PA Colleges
Lancaster (Pennsylvania Dutch: Lengeschder) is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania and serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the older non-coastal towns in the United States, (along with Springfield, Massachusetts; Petersburg, Virginia; Schenectady, New York and several other settlements.). With a population of 59,322, it ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania's cities. The Lancaster metropolitan area population is 507,766, making it the 101st largest metropolitan area in the US and 2nd largest in the South Central Pennsylvania area.
Lancaster was home to James Buchanan, the nation's 15th president, and to congressman and abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens.
The city's primary industries include healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, both professional and semi-professional services, and home of the Park City Center shopping mall, the largest indoor retail facility in the entire south-central Pennsylvania region. Lancaster is known for its innovative adoption of advanced technology and hosts more electronic public CCTV outdoor cameras per capita than any US city, despite its controversy among residents.
Locally, Lancaster is pronounced /?læ?k?st?r/ LANK-iss-t?r, rather than the usual American pronunciation /?lænkæst?r/ LAN-kast-?r. This is most likely due to early British influence in this area.
Schools in and around Lancaster, PA
Franklin and Marshall College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,510 average out-state tuition; $42,510 average in-state tuition
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $16,660 average out-state tuition; $16,660 average in-state tuition
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $18,000 average out-state tuition; $18,000 average in-state tuition
Lancaster Bible College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $16,530 average out-state tuition; $16,530 average in-state tuition
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,800 average out-state tuition; $6,800 average in-state tuition
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Lancaster Theological Seminary
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Lancaster
- Bible/Biblical Studies
- Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
- Business Administration and Management
- Political Science and Government
- Commercial and Advertising Art
- Creative Writing
- English Language and Literature
- Cabinetmaking and Millwork
- Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Secretary
- Autobody/Collision and Repair Technician
- Medical Radiologic Technology -- Radiation Therapist