With its scenic landscape and ample employment opportunities, Berks County, PA has continued to see steady growth over the decades. One of the biggest draws to the region for residents is the high-quality colleges and universities found within this thriving county. With five prestigious higher education facilities within the county limits, area residents enjoy countless opportunities to expand upon their education and take part in the exciting new developments that continue to make these schools first in their class.

The colleges and universities throughout Berks County are continually working to expand their opportunities for students, and Albright College is no exception! Recently Albright has announced that it will be investing $19.4 million into an innovative library expansion project that will take the school into the 21 century. Additions to the library include a student-friendly layout, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a tower that will offer additional space and stunning views of the campus.

Alvernia University and Penn State Berks University are also offering new opportunities to their student body in the form of recently announced scholarships! At Alvernia, students interested in the nursing program can now apply for the Neag Nursing Scholarship Program made possible by a generous gift from Carole and Ray Neag.  Penn State Berks has also developed a program to help students reach their full potential through an “engaged scholarship”. This unique approach to scholarships allows students to have out-of-classroom learning experiences that complement their course studies.

Over the years, Reading Area Community College (RACC) has continued to grow to support the needs of students that are looking for an affordable education. As a partner with the Berks County Technical Academy, students who are still in high school can get on the fast-track to earning their degree – free of charge! Transferring to a four-year university is also an option at this innovative school with their quality Dual Admissions program.

The colleges and universities in Berks County have a long history of exemplary education and community involvement, and at the heart of this legacy is Kutztown University. Originally founded in 1866, residents in Berks County celebrated 150 years of quality education throughout the 2015-16 school year with numerous school and community activities.Contact your Reading movers today for more information on the area.