Education is a high propriety at the Oil Region. With three universities and colleges, the Oil Region is able to offer our citizens many opportunities for higher education, as well as customized technical and industrial training. The Oil Region is recognized for educational excellence – we believe education will be the engine that drives our economic development. Our education is our fuel!
The Oil Region is home to six public school districts serving thousands of students encompassing the schools listed below.
Located in the former Pinoak Elementary School on Route 257, this school offers complete education from kindergarten through 12th grade, with an average class size of 11.
Located on Buffalo Street in Franklin, this school has an enrollment of 164 students from kindergarten through eighth grade and is part of the Erie Diocese.
Located on Reed Street in Oil City, this school has an enrollment of 204 students from kindergarten through eighth grade and is part of the Erie Diocese.
Located on West First Street in Oil City, this school has an enrollment of 102 students from ninth through twelfth grade and is part of the Erie Diocese.
For the most up-to-date information, we recommend that you contact the institutions below or visit their respective websites.
Venango College of Clarion University is located on West First Street in Oil City. It was established in 1961 on 62 scenic acres and was the first branch campus in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The campus provides programs for full and part time students who wish to complete the first two years study toward a bachelor’s degree in business, education, psychology and rehabilitative sciences, with the final two years being completed at the main campus in Clarion.
Venango College is responsive to the needs of the community and committed to developing innovative programs that meet the requirements of the local population. Special programs have been designed for young children, academically talented high school students who want to start earning college credits, returning adult learners and older individuals.
Venango College also provides students the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing and radiologic sciences and masters’ degrees in nursing and special education/rehabilitative science.
In addition, the campus offers students the ability to earn an associate degree in one of nine areas:
One-year certificates are offered in nine high demand fields that include both credit and non-credit classes and a variety of professional development and personal enrichment courses are offered.
Venango College of Clarion University
1801 West First Street
Oil City , PA 16301
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (UPT) is a part of the University of Pittsburgh, an institution with a history of excellence in learning and research for more than 200 years.
UPT boasts faculty and staff of more than 120 persons. The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (UPT) was established in 1963 in response to a long-recognized need for higher educational opportunities in the Oil Creek Region. Following a successful fundraising campaign, UPT opened its doors in the fall of 1963 with classes being held in McKinney Hall. Joe M. Ball, a University of Pittsburgh administrator, was named the first president and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1986.
Students attending UPT have access to more than 100 majors, including:
Top major areas of study include:
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville
504 East Main Street
Titusville, PA 16354
DuBois Business College is an institution of higher learning that opened in DuBois in 1885 and was then known as the DuBois College of Business. July 1996 marked the opening of a new campus in Oil City.
The College now has campuses in DuBois, Huntingdon and Oil City. The DuBois Business College is committed to developing programs that enable graduates to become successful in their field of study. In that effort, the faculty and staff work closely with businesses to tailor programs to accurately reflect current industry trends and the contemporary use of technology.
This focus ensures that graduates have the appropriate skills when they enter the workforce.
The College offers degree programs in:
Diploma programs are offered in:
DuBois Business College
701 East Third Street
Oil City, PA 16301
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