WCU Colleges

West Chester University is organized into five Colleges: College of the Sciences and Mathematics; College of Business and Public Management; College of Education and Social Work; College of Health Sciences; and the College of Arts and Humanities. It is one of the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

WCU Fast Facts:

  • The fourth largest university in the Philadelphia region. The largest of the 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.
  • A public, regional, comprehensive institution, founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation. In addition to education, which is the most popular major today, music instruction has been part of the school's curriculum since its founding.
  • Approximately 16,611 degree seeking students: 2,385 graduate and 14,226 undergraduate. (Fall 2015)
  • Currently offers more than 118 undergraduate, 91 master's degree programs and 4 doctoral programs taught by 767 full-time and 163 part-time faculty. (Fall 2015)
  • Students are drawn primarily from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. In total, students come from 35 different states and 74 different countries.



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