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Wayne, Pennsylvania (PA) Colleges and Universities

There are 68 colleges within a mere 25 miles of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Here you can find information spread across several key categories on public and private not-for-profit institutions in the area to help you make the best decision for you.

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Get better acquainted with the graduation rates, net prices, population sizes, and distance from town of several schools surrounding Wayne, Pennsylvania. These statistics are the results of calculations performed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Wayne, Pennsylvania

All of the closest schools to Wayne are located in suburban settings, but students will find some urban campus options upon looking nine or more miles away. The schools in nearest proximity to Wayne, however, are:

  • Cabrini University (0 miles)
  • Eastern University (0 miles)
  • Villanova University (1 mile)
  • Bryn Mawr College (2.6 miles)
  • Harcum College (2.6 miles)

Largest Schools Near Wayne, Pennsylvania

Temple University is the largest college near Wayne, containing 38,007 students. This is a 4-year public option located in the major city of Philadelphia, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The next biggest schools near town are:

  • Drexel University (25,595 students)
  • University of Pennsylvania (24,876 students)
  • Community College of Philadelphia (18,966 students)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (16,597 students)
  • Montgomery County Community College (12,372 students)

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  • Agriculture
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  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

Net price can help those trying to figure out the cost of college post-financial aid. These prices apply to full-time undergraduate students based on the 2014-2015 school year. Most of the colleges with the lowest costs nearby are community colleges, though this isn't uniformly the case. The lowest net prices around belong to:

  • Community College of Philadelphia ($6,442)
  • Delaware County Community College ($6,686)
  • Montgomery County Community College ($7,682)
  • Peirce College ($7,916)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington ($12,351)

Highest Graduation Rate

These rates apply exclusively to full-time undergraduate students, taking 150% of the regular time needed to finish their programs. The 4-year private, University of Pennsylvania boasts the highest graduation rate near Wayne, with 95% of students achieving this goal. The next best graduation rates around for 2015 include:

  • Swarthmore College (94%)
  • Haverford College (90%)
  • Villanova University (90%)
  • Bryn Mawr College (85%)
  • Saint Joseph's University (79%)

Students looking to stay close to Wayne for college have a healthy amount of schools to choose from, with big urban campuses like Temple University accompanying community colleges and private schools in smaller settings.

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