Political Science Schools In Pennsylvania

There are 78 accredited political science schools in Pennsylvania for faculty who teach political science classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in political science in the state of Pennsylvania, which encompasses political science training at the following levels:

  • Political Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Political Science
  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


Schools

  1. Albright College

    1621 N. 13th St., Reading, Pennsylvania 19612-5234

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  2. Allegheny College

    520 N Main St, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335-3902

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  3. DeSales University

    2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034-9568

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  4. Alvernia University

    400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799

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  5. Arcadia University

    450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038-3295

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  6. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

    400 E Second St, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815

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  7. Bryn Mawr College

    101 N Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

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  8. Bucknell University

    Dent Drive, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837

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  9. Cabrini College

    610 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087-3698

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  10. California University of Pennsylvania

    250 University Ave, California, Pennsylvania 15419-1394

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  11. Carlow University

    3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3165

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  12. Carnegie Mellon University

    5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Cedar Crest College

    100 College Drive, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104-6196

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  14. Chatham University

    Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

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  15. Chestnut Hill College

    9601 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118-2693

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  16. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

    1837 University Circle, Cheyney, Pennsylvania 19319-0200

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  17. Clarion University of Pennsylvania

    840 Wood St, Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214

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  18. Dickinson College

    College and Louther Streets, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013-2896

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  19. Drexel University

    3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    88 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. Duquesne University

    Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  21. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

    200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18301-2999

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  22. Eastern University

    1300 Eagle Rd, Saint Davids, Pennsylvania 19087-3696

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  23. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444-0001

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  24. Elizabethtown College

    One Alpha Dr, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022-2298

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  25. Franklin and Marshall College

    College Ave, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604-3003

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  26. Gannon University

    109 W Sixth St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16541-0001

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  27. Geneva College

    3200 College Ave, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010-3599

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  28. Gettysburg College

    300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325-1486

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  29. Grove City College

    100 Campus Dr, Grove City, Pennsylvania 16127-2104

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  30. Haverford College

    370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041-1392

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  31. Immaculata University

    1145 King Rd, Immaculata, Pennsylvania 19345-0702

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  32. Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

    1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098

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  33. Juniata College

    1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652-2196

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  34. King's College in Wilkes Barre

    133 N River St, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18711-0801

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  35. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

    15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530-0730

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  36. La Roche College

    9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237-5898

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  37. La Salle University

    1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141-1199

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  38. Lafayette College

    High St, Easton, Pennsylvania 18042-1768

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  39. Lebanon Valley College

    101 N College Ave, Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-1400

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  40. Lehigh University

    27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

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  41. Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

    1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania 19352-0999

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  42. Lock Haven University

    401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745-2390

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  43. Lycoming College

    700 College Place, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5192

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  44. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

    Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933

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  45. Mercyhurst College

    501 E 38th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16546

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  46. Messiah College

    One College Ave, Grantham, Pennsylvania 17027

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  47. Millersville University of Pennsylvania

    1 South George Street, Lyle Hall, Millersville, Pennsylvania 17551-0302

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  48. Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

    1200 Main St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018-6650

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  49. Muhlenberg College

    2400 Chew Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104

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  50. Neumann University

    One Neumann Drive, Aston, Pennsylvania 19014-1298

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  51. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College

    5091 Station Rd, Erie, Pennsylvania 16563-0002

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  52. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

    201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1589

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  53. University of Pennsylvania

    1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6303

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  54. University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg

    150 Finoli Drive, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601

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  55. University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

    450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904

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  56. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

    4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

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  57. Point Park University

    201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984

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  58. Rosemont College

    1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, Pennsylvania 19010-1699

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  59. Saint Francis University

    117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940

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  60. Saint Joseph's University

    5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131-1395

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  61. Saint Vincent College

    300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650-2690

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  62. University of Scranton

    800 Linden Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4629

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  63. Seton Hill University

    1 Seton Hill Dr, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601

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  64. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

    1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257-2299

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  65. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057-1383

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  66. Susquehanna University

    514 University Ave, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania 17870-1025

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  67. Swarthmore College

    500 College Ave, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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  68. Temple University

    1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096

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  69. Thiel College

    75 College Ave, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125-2181

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  70. Ursinus College

    601 E. Main St, Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426-1000

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  71. Valley Forge Military College

    1001 Eagle Rd Sorley House, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087-3695

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  72. Villanova University

    800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085-1699

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  73. Washington & Jefferson College

    60 S Lincoln St, Washington, Pennsylvania 15301

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  74. West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    University Avenue and High Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383

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  75. Westminster College in New Wilmington

    319 South Market Street, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 16172

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  76. Widener University-Main Campus

    One University Place, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013-5792

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  77. Wilkes University

    84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18766

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  78. York College Pennsylvania

    441 Country Club Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17403-3651

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Cities

  1. Political Science Schools in Pittsburgh, PA7 Schools
  2. Political Science Schools in Philadelphia, PA6 Schools
  3. Political Science Schools in Erie, PA3 Schools
  4. Political Science Schools in Reading, PA2 Schools
  5. Political Science Schools in Allentown, PA2 Schools
  6. Political Science Schools in Greensburg, PA2 Schools
  7. Political Science Schools in Bethlehem, PA2 Schools
  8. Political Science Schools in Washington, PA1 Schools
  9. Political Science Schools in Mansfield, PA1 Schools
  10. Political Science Schools in Easton, PA1 Schools
  11. Political Science Schools in California, PA1 Schools
  12. Political Science Schools in Annville, PA1 Schools
  13. Political Science Schools in Carlisle, PA1 Schools
  14. Political Science Schools in East Stroudsburg, PA1 Schools
  15. Political Science Schools in Latrobe, PA1 Schools
  16. Political Science Schools in Elizabethtown, PA1 Schools
  17. Political Science Schools in Scranton, PA1 Schools
  18. Political Science Schools in Indiana, PA1 Schools
  19. Political Science Schools in Shippensburg, PA1 Schools
  20. Political Science Schools in Wilkes-Barre, PA1 Schools
  21. Political Science Schools in Johnstown, PA1 Schools
  22. Political Science Schools in Gettysburg, PA1 Schools
  23. Political Science Schools in Bryn Mawr, PA1 Schools
  24. Political Science Schools in Loretto, PA1 Schools
  25. Political Science Schools in York, PA1 Schools
  26. Political Science Schools in Chester, PA1 Schools
  27. Political Science Schools in Slippery Rock, PA1 Schools
  28. Political Science Schools in Millersville, PA1 Schools
  29. Political Science Schools in Aston, PA1 Schools
  30. Political Science Schools in Greenville, PA1 Schools
  31. Political Science Schools in Lancaster, PA1 Schools
  32. Political Science Schools in Grove City, PA1 Schools
  33. Political Science Schools in Williamsport, PA1 Schools
  34. Political Science Schools in Glenside, PA1 Schools
  35. Political Science Schools in New Wilmington, PA1 Schools
  36. Political Science Schools in Lock Haven, PA1 Schools
  37. Political Science Schools in Haverford, PA1 Schools
  38. Political Science Schools in Clarion, PA1 Schools
  39. Political Science Schools in Bloomsburg, PA1 Schools
  40. Political Science Schools in Swarthmore, PA1 Schools
  41. Political Science Schools in Meadville, PA1 Schools
  42. Political Science Schools in Lewisburg, PA1 Schools
  43. Political Science Schools in Cheyney, PA1 Schools
  44. Political Science Schools in Edinboro, PA1 Schools
  45. Political Science Schools in Selinsgrove, PA1 Schools
  46. Political Science Schools in West Chester, PA1 Schools
  47. Political Science Schools in Beaver Falls, PA1 Schools
  48. Political Science Schools in Collegeville, PA1 Schools
  49. Political Science Schools in Huntingdon, PA1 Schools
  50. Political Science Schools in Center Valley, PA1 Schools
  51. Political Science Schools in Kutztown, PA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Political Science Employment

Pennsylvania 800
National 20,400

Approximately 4% of the country's political science professionals work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In Pennsylvania

1,120 960 860 760 800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The number of political science professionals is shrinking in Pennsylvania. In 2010 there were 320 less political science professionals working in Pennsylvania than there were in 2006. Thus, in Pennsylvania, this field has shrunk by 29% in four years. This decline is faster than the change in the number of political science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of political science professionals has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$72,630 $84,250 $96,940 $89,485 $94,780
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of political science professionals is declining, the salaries paid to political science professionals are increasing in Pennsylvania. Political science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $72,630 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $94,780 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$47,380
25th percentile
$61,780
50th percentile
$79,620
75th percentile
$111,100
90th percentile
$161,180

This represents a 23% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Pennsylvania, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of political science. The pay differential between the highest paid political science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 240%

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Communications
$43,370
International Business
$89,238
Political Science
$94,780
Public Administration
$87,095

Political science professionals in Pennsylvania earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Pennsylvania

associate
3
bachelor
80
master
7
doctor
5
Certificate
2
Total97

As the number of political science professionals is decreasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 78 accredited political science schools in Pennsylvania state is decreasing. In 2006, 2,107 students graduated from political science courses in Pennsylvania. And in 2010, 1,960 students graduated.

Thus there was a 7% percent decrease in the number of political science school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania. 82% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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