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Gerontology in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Gerontology Programs in Pennsylvania

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Pennsylvania graduates receive degrees in gerontology. That means an estimated 27 gerontologists graduate from Pennsylvania's 16 gerontology schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a gerontology program is Saint Joseph's University. Saint Joseph's University, which was ranked 30th in the country in 2010, is located in Philadelphia. 2 students graduated with a degree in gerontology from Saint Joseph's University in 2010. Saint Joseph's University charged in-state students $35,230 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a gerontology program is West Chester University of Pennsylvania, which is located in West Chester. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. West Chester University of Pennsylvania charged in-state students $7,680 in tuition fees per year.

Marywood University, which is located in Scranton, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a gerontology program. It received a ranking of 35th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Marywood University graduated 1 students from its gerontology programs. The tuition rate at Marywood University was $27,150 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Pennsylvania's gerontology schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $21,697 per year, though tuition can range from $35,230 per year to $3,445 per year. In 2010, the gerontology schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Saint Joseph's University - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $35,230 per year
  2. University of Scranton - located in Scranton, students are charged $34,536 per year
  3. La Salle University - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $33,700 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Pennsylvania gerontology schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College - located in Johnstown, students are charged $3,445 per year
  2. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg - located in Harrisburg, students are charged $3,835 per year
  3. West Chester University of Pennsylvania - located in West Chester, students are charged $7,680 per year

A gerontology degree from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

Most people who graduate from gerontology school in Pennsylvania go on to work as a gerontologist. In 2010, there were 6,470 gerontologists working in Pennsylvania. The largest populations of Pennsylvania gerontologists are working in the following counties:

  1. Bucks County - 5,400 gerontologists
  2. Allegheny County - 760 gerontologists
  3. Cumberland County - 40 gerontologists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of gerontologists in the state of Pennsylvania will grow to 9,400. This would require a 13% growth in the profession.


A gerontologist in Pennsylvania earns $99,600 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. gerontologists in Pennsylvania had varying salaries from $43,700 to $127,020 per year in 2010. The following counties in Pennsylvania have the highest average salaries for gerontologists:

  1. Warren County - $128,710 per year
  2. Bucks County - $101,690 per year
  3. Allegheny County - $80,100 per year

On average, gerontologists earns the least in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Allegheny County - $80,100 per year
  2. Bucks County - $101,690 per year
  3. Warren County - $128,710 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in gerontology and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse practitioning or gerontology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Gerontology in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Gerontology in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Gerontology in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 130,930 $65,070 5.9%
Social and Human Service Assistants 19,650 $28,170 25.4%
Medical and Health Services Managers 12,430 $88,820 -1.1%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 6,470 $99,600 -0.2%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 680 $66,140 -53.4%

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