MEET ALL THE PLACES TO LEARN

With over 28,000 college and technical school students within 20 miles of Reading, and over 4,700 degrees awarded from universities in the Greater Reading Area, you’ll find an area that values lifelong learning.

An award-winning Penn State campus. A comprehensive, open-enrollment community college that provides transitional coursework, skills training, and so much more. Private colleges, like Albright or Alvernia, with community focus and a culture of leadership development. A state school with nationally recognized programs. And, best yet, a population of students ready to change the world. Luckily, Greater Reading offers the types of post-secondary education opportunities students need to reach their goals.

ALVERNIA UNIVERSITY

Reading CollegeTowne: An Alvernia Innovation in the City

Student life is a crucial component of Alvernia’s physical presence downtown. Hundreds of students will be living, learning, shopping and dining on Penn Street…

ALBRIGHT COLLEGE

Science Research Institute Expands to Albright College

“A unique program in higher education, SRI is an authentic learning experience that brings a student’s own creativity and innovation to learning, while it prepares students for college- and graduate-level research…”

READING AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Schmidt Training & Technology Center

“There is an estimated need for 10,000-plus technical workers in the next two to five years. Our workforce involvement galvanizes our ability to provide expanded education and skills required to span technology in advanced/ SMART manufacturing companies…”

PENN STATE BERKS

LaunchBox Stimulates Economic Growth in Greater Reading

LaunchBox is an innovation hub that connects current and prospective entrepreneurs to the support, resources and technology they need to build sustainable and scalable businesses…

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY

Former KU Student Returns to the Community That Gave Him His Love of Art

“The nostalgia of walking these same streets, once as a student and now a professional in the community, is truly rewarding…”

WHAT IS YOUR READING

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