Higher education in Erie, Pennsylvania

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Erie's collegiate scene is fairly equally split between four-year institutions and two-year business centers. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has the largest class of medical students in the country.[1] Penn State Erie is the largest Penn-State branch college.[2][3] The longest-operating Higher Education provider in the City of Erie is the Erie Business Center, which is a private campus offering 2-year Associate Degrees. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is the oldest campus in Erie county (about 25 miles south of Erie proper). Edinboro University is a State University, which offers a wide range of various degree programs; including a thriving Arts Department. The following are schools that are located near or around Erie:

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School Name Type of School Location Year Established
Corry Higher Education Council 2-Year, Private (awarded by Mercyhurst University) Corry, Pennsylvania 1991[4]
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 4-Year, Public Edinboro, Pennsylvania 1857
Erie Business Center 2-Year, Private Erie, Pennsylvania 1884[5]
Erie Institute of Technology 2-Year, Private Erie, Pennsylvania 1958[6]
Gannon University 4-Year, Private Erie, Pennsylvania 1925
Great Lakes Institute of Technology 2-Year, Private Erie, Pennsylvania 1965[7]
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate School, Private Erie, Pennsylvania 1992
Mercyhurst University 4-Year, Private Erie, Pennsylvania 1926
Mercyhurst North East 2-Year, Private North East, Pennsylvania 1991
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 4-Year, State-related Erie, Pennsylvania 1948
Toni&Guy Less than 1-Year, Private Erie, Pennsylvania 2008[8]
Triangle Tech 2-Year, Private Erie, Pennsylvania 1976[9]
Fortis Institute 2-Year, Private Erie, Pennsylvania 1984 (as Tri-State Business Institute)[10]


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