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Blairsville, Pennsylvania (PA) Colleges and Universities

There are 19 schools located within a 25-mile radius of Blairsville, Pennsylvania. Read on to learn about your educational choices, and find out which of these schools might fit your needs based on the criteria outlined below.

Discover which of the non-specialty colleges and universities near Blairsville, Pennsylvania, are closest to the city, have the lowest net price, the highest graduation rate and the largest student population according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Blairsville, PA

Prospective students in the area of Blairsville who are looking to attend a community college or university without going too far from home have a few options to choose from. These nearby schools offer a range of programs from certificates to doctorates and are the closest to downtown:

  • Saint Vincent College (11.6 miles from downtown)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (13.1 miles from downtown)
  • Indiana County Technology Center (13.4 miles from downtown)
  • Seton Hill University (18.3 miles from downtown)
  • University of Pittsburg-Greensburg (18.3 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools Near Blairsville, PA

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus is the school with the largest student population in the area. As one of the four universities near Blairsville, the University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus had 13,835 enrolled students in 2015, and 11,597 of them were in undergraduate programs. These universities and community colleges had the next largest student populations in 2015:

  • Westmoreland County Community College (5,517 students)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (2,816 students)
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (2,456 students)
  • Seton Hill University (2,359 students)
  • Saint Vincent College (1,857 students)

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Lowest Net Price

The NCES uses the average annual tuition costs of an institution minus the average financial aid award to determine a net price. These students may receive financial aid from the school or the government. The following figures reflect the net price paid by full-time undergraduate students during the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Westmoreland County Community College ($2,907)
  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College ($4,864)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg ($16,276)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus ($16,469)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown ($17,771)

Highest Graduation Rate

The NCES statistics for graduation rates look at students who completed their programs within 150% of the normal time. The following schools with high 2015graduation rates in the area mostly include those with programs that takes 2 years or less to complete; there are also a couple of 4-year institutions.

  • Indiana County Technology Center (89%)
  • Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center (83%)
  • Commonwealth Technical Institute (78%)
  • Saint Vincent College (69%)
  • Seton Hill University (59%)

Blairsville, Pennsylvania, has several colleges and universities to choose from, including public and private schools with varied populations, net costs and graduation rates.


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