State College school information

IndexState CollegePennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores64%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools122,56379,221
Total private schools101,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools34067,963
The State College, PA educational system consists of 12 public schools, 10 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. State College public schools have average test scores of 64% which is 20% higher than than the Pennsylvania average and 29% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of State College public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.9% have completed high school, 69.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 16.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in State College are 29% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in State College.
  • 96.3% of people in State College have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.9% of people in State College have completed high school.
  • 69.8% of people in State College have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in State College

IndexState CollegePennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade96.3%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school95.9%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college84.9%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree74.7%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors69.8%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters41.0%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree16.2%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate14.1%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in State College (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The State College, PA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.