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Pennsylvania College of Technology, a national leader in applied technology education

Short Version of College Name

Penn College®

College Athletic
Symbol
Athletic symbol is the Wildcat
College Colors
Penn College colors are blue and grey
College School Code

003395

Penn College is a special mission affiliate of Penn State, committed to applied technology education.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Fall 2014 Fast Facts

Enrollment
  • 5,623 Headcount
    (does not include Penn College NOW students)
  • 5,262 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
  • 10.88% minority students
  • 62.93% males; 37.07% females
  • 77,883 credits
Student Status
  • 84.87% Full-time (average of 15.0 credit hours)
  • 15.13% Part-time (average of 6.8 credit hours)
Geographic Distribution
  1. North Central PA, 37.2%
    • Lycoming County, 20.3%
  2. Southeast PA, 19.7%
  3. Northeast PA, 15.5%
  4. Central PA, 12.0%
  5. Other States, 10.7%
    • New Jersey, 3.2%
    • New York, 1.9%
    • Maryland, 1.6%
    • Virginia, 0.7%
    • Connecticut, 0.6%
    • Massachusetts, 0.3%
    • Delaware, 0.2%
    • Ohio, 0.2%
    • Other States, 2.0%
  6. Western PA, 3.6%
  7. International Students, 1.3%

TOTAL PA RESIDENTS, 88.0%

Tuition Increase
  • 3.85%
Budget

Totals By Fund:

  • Operating:$109,564,900
  • Auxiliary: $27,343,600
  • Total current funds: $136,908,500
  •  
  • Restricted Funds: $16,000,000
  • Plant & Debt Funds: $19,200
  • Total College: $152,927,700
  •  
  • State Appropriations: $17,584,000
  • As a % of Total: 11.5%
Tuition and Fees, 2014-15
  • $515 per credit hour (includes capital fee, student activity fee, health service fee, and technology fee)
  • Lab instruction fee of $40 per lab hour
  • Average annual in-state tuition and fees $15,450 (30 credit hours)
  • Out-of-state tuition 1.5 times the in-state rate
  • Room and Board Costs
    • $3,118 per semester (variable rates in Rose Street Commons); $6,236 per year
    • $1,900 per semester for a 14 meal board plan (most popular); $3,800 per year
Current/Projected Costs to Attend Penn College

Current:

  • in-state = $26,886
  • out-of-state = $32,366

This total includes 15 credits per semester, housing, meals, books, and supplies – NOT personal expenses.

Fall 2014 Freshman Class
  • 2,047 students
  • 33.4% enrolled in Bachelor's Degree programs
  • 65.6% male
  • 63.2% under the age of 20
  • Applications
    • Total applications received (New/Transfer/Reenrolled): 5,838
    • Total offered acceptance (New/Transfer/Reenrolled): 5,147
On-Campus Housing

1,710 students live on campus

Retention and Graduation Rates

First-time, full-time students pursuing bachelor degrees.

  • 1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate: 75%
  • 6-Year (150%) Graduation Rate: 41%
  • 8-Year (200%) Graduation Rate: 41%

First-time, full-time students pursuing associate degrees.

  • 1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate: 65%
  • 3-Year (150%) Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 4-Year (200%) Graduation Rate: 39%
Distance Learning - Fall 2014
  • 878 students enrolled in distance education courses
  • 86 distance learning courses
  • 7 majors offered via distance learning
  • 208 students enrolled in distance learning majors
International Students
  • 63 students enrolled; 13 ESL students
  • Countries represented include: Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, India, Moldova, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, and Venezuela
  • The College also sends students to: Australia, Austria, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, United Kingdom, and Spain
Alumni
  • 56,174 living alumni currently in database; 45,659 alumni with valid mailing addresses with 82.0% of alumni being in Pennsylvania. More than 1,000 added each year after commencement.
Employees
  1. Full-time, non faculty, 622
  2. Casual part-time, non faculty, 499
  3. Full-time faculty (includes 11 Counselors & Librarians), 304
  4. Part-time faculty, 175
  5. Regular part-time, non faculty, 140

Total Full-time Employees = 926

Credentials by Students
  1. Bachelor Degree, 49.32%
  2. Associate Degree, 47.48%
  3. Other/Non-degree, 1.76%
  4. Certificate, 1.44%
School Size (Head Count)
  1. Health Sciences, 1,582
  2. Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, 1,369
  3. Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, 797
  4. Construction & Design Technologies, 752
  5. Business & Hospitality, 553
  6. Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, 498
  7. Non-degree (includes Developmental & ESL), 72
Largest Majors
  1. Pre-Nursing (AAS) - 198
  2. Nursing (BS) - Traditional - 182
  3. Welding/Fabrication Engineering Technology (BS) - 156
  4. Information Technology Sciences : Gaming and Simulation (BS) - 107
  5. Welding Technology (AAS) - 104
  6. Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS) - 100
  7. Civil Engineering Technology (BS) - 99
  8. Construction Management (BS) - 98
  9. Nursing (AAS) - 98
  10. Diesel Technology (AAS) - 93
  11. Building Construction Technology (AAS) - 89
"DEGREES THAT WORK" in Green Career Fields
  • 1,088 students enrolled in 21 programs (AAS = 12, BS = 9)
Average Class Size
  • 17
Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 17.5:1
Student-Computer Ratio
  • 3:1
Greek Life
  • Penn College recognizes 3 nationally affiliated social fraternities:
    • Phi Mu Delta (ΦΜΔ)
    • Sigma Nu (ΣΝ)
    • Sigma Pi (ΣΠ)
Athletics

The Penn College Wildcats are a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) and a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, except as noted.

Penn College fields 14 intercollegiate sports, including:

  • Archery (Co-ed) – United States Collegiate Archery (USCA)
  • Baseball – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Basketball (Men's & Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Cross Country (Men's & Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Golf – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Soccer (Men's & Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Softball – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Tennis (Men's & Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Wresting – NCAA DIII
  • Volleyball (Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
Grant Activity to Date
  • 21 projects active in excess of $35.4 million with $2.9 million (12 projects) under development (as of 9/8/14). Active projects include the WEDnetPA program at $17.9 million and the ShaleNET US project at $14.9 million.
Workforce Development & Continuing Education Activity

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

  • Noncredit workforce development instruction:
    • 5,199 enrollments in traditional noncredit courses
    • 3,257 enrollments in natural gas courses
    • 145 enrollments in online noncredit courses
    • 8,601 total noncredit enrollments
  • Through Pennsylvania’s Guaranteed Free Training program (WEDnetPA), WDCE administered workforce development grants for nearly 739 companies totaling $7.8 million to train more than 40,359 employees in FY2013-2014.
  • The US Department of Labor funded a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant to expand the ShaleNET initiative across multiple states. Penn College serves as the administrator of the $14.9 million grant and is one of 4 partner colleges working together to implement ShaleNET, a comprehensive stackable credential program focused on the oil and natural gas industry. The grant period is October 2012 – September 2016.
  • The National Sustainable Structures Center (NSSC) received grants totaling $705,000, to provide training and certifications in building sciences, retuning and energy efficiency.
Community Arts Center
  • Since opening in May 1993, the Community Arts Center has hosted 153,299 patrons for movies and 1,291,905 for live events for a total of 1,445,204 as of August 2014.
Default Loan Rate
  • Percentage of borrowers defaulting on their student loans within three years* of entering repayment: 12.1%. National Average: 13.7%

*changed to three year rate from two year rate in Fall 2014

Placement Rate
  • Overall Graduate Placement Rate: 93.5% (2011-12), 93.2% (2010-11)
  • Overall Graduate Placement Rate: 94% (3-year average)
Fundraising
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
  • More than $3,337,974 raised between the College and the Foundation
Penn College Foundation
  • Assets $11,996,207 as of June 30, 2014
Donor Restricted Funds as of June 30, 2014
  • Total Restricted/Endowment = $1,614,200
Library
  • Library building: 104,000 square feet
  • Print volumes: 93,408
  • Media volumes: 4,706
  • Back issues volumes of periodicals: 9,985
  • Print subscriptions: 991
  • Database subscriptions: 88
  • Online journal titles: 43,505
  • Reference volumes: 3,296
  • E-books: 17,620
Campus Size
  • Main Campus, 131.6 acres
  • Aviation Center, 5.8 acres
  • Earth Science Center, 409.11 acres
  • Morgan Valley, 439.7 acres
  • Advanced Automotive Technology Center, 2.0 acres
  • General Services, 5.4 acres
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  • Total size: 993.61 acres
America's Best Colleges
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology is among the "top 10" best public, four-year colleges in the north region of the United States, according to the latest rankings of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group. Penn College ranked 8th among public colleges and 29th among all "best regional colleges (north)" in the 2014 rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.

Spring 2014 Fast Facts

Enrollment
  • 5,638 Heads
  • 5,026 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
  • 10.68% minority students
  • 62.50% males; 37.50% females
Student Status
  • 77.72% Full-time (average of 14.9 credit hours)
  • 22.28% Part-time (average of 6.2 credit hours)
Geographic Distribution
  1. North Central PA, 42.11% (Lycoming County, 24.41%)
  2. Southeast PA, 17.90%
  3. Northeast PA, 13.92%
  4. Central PA, 10.82%
  5. Other States, 10.57%
    • New Jersey, 3.05%
    • New York, 1.92%
    • Maryland, 1.40%
    • Connecticut, 0.64%
    • Virginia, 0.55%
    • Massachusetts, 0.27%
    • Ohio, 0.18%
    • Delaware, 0.16%
    • Other States, 2.40%
  6. Western PA, 3.49%
  7. International Students, 1.19%

TOTAL PA RESIDENTS, 88.26%

Tuition Increase
  • 4.00%
Budget

Totals By Fund:

  • Operating: $104,684,600
  • Auxiliary: $27,058,800
  • Total current funds: $131,743,400
  •  
  • Restricted Funds: $14,733,000
  • Plant & Debt Funds: $25,000
  • Total College: $146,501,400
  •  
  • State Appropriations: $15,584,000
  • As a % of Total: 10.6%
Tuition and Fees, 2013-14
  • $498 per credit hour (includes capital fee, student activity fee, health service fee and technology fee)
  • Lab instruction fee of $38 per lab hour
  • Average annual in-state tuition and fees $14,940 (30 credit hours)
  • Out-of-state tuition 1.5 times the in-state rate
  • Room and Board Costs
    • $3,057 per semester (variable rates in Rose Street Commons); $6,114 per year
    • $1,838 per semester for a 14 meal board plan (most popular); $3,676 per year
Current/Projected Costs to Attend Penn College

Current:

  • in-state = $25,930
  • out-of-state = $32,170

Projected:

  • Since many of our costs are estimates, we propose that people quote a price of approximately $25,930 per year in-state and approximately $32,170 out-of-state to attend Penn College for the 2013-14 academic year. This total includes 15 credits per semester, housing, meals, books and supplies -- NOT personal expenses.
Fall 2013 Freshman Class
  • 2,163 students
  • 33.4% enrolled in Bachelor's Degree programs
  • 63.3% male
  • 64.7% under the age of 20
  • Applications (New/Transfer/Reenrolled)
    • Total applications received: 6,125
    • Offered acceptance: 5,512
On-Campus Housing

1,710 students live on-campus

Retention and Graduation Rates*

* First-time, full-time students pursuing bachelor's degrees.

  • 1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate: 70%
  • 6-Year (150%) Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 8-Year (200%) Graduation Rate:44%

* First-time, full-time students pursuing associate's degrees.

  • 1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate: 62%
  • 3-Year (150%) Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year (200%) Graduation Rate: 41%
Distance Learning and Outreach - Spring 2014
  • 978 students enrolled in distance education courses
  • 104 distance learning courses
  • 7 majors offered via distance learning
  • 174 students enrolled in distance learning majors
International Students
  • 68 students enrolled; 11 English as a Second Language (ESL) students
  • Countries represented include: Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Dominica, India, Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Trinidad, Tobago, and Venezuela
  • The College also sends students to: Australia, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, United Kingdom, and Spain
Alumni
  • 55,392 living alumni currently in database; 45,184 alumni with valid mailing addresses with 81.9% of alumni being in PA. More than 1,300 added each year, after commencement.
Employees
  1. Full-time, non faculty, 611
  2. Casual part-time, non faculty, 543
  3. Full-time faculty (includes 11 counselors, librarians), 304
  4. Part-time faculty, 150
  5. Regular part-time, non faculty, 139

Total Full-time Employees, 915

Grant Activity to Date
  • 19 projects active in excess of $34.7 million with $6.7 million (12 projects) under development (as of 1/28/14). Active projects include the WEDnetPA program at $17.9 million and the ShaleNET US project at $14.9 million.
Donor Restricted Funds as of December 31, 2013
  • Total Restricted/Endowment = $1,622,055
Credentials by Students
  1. Bachelor Degree, 46.56%
  2. Associate Degree, 44.45%
  3. Other/Non-degree, 7.71%
  4. Certificate, 1.28%
School Size (Head Count)
School Size (Head Count) chart
  1. Health Sciences, 1,522
  2. Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, 1,178
  3. Construction & Design Technologies, 743
  4. Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, 712
  5. Business & Hospitality, 535
  6. Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, 528
  7. Non-degree (includes Developmental & ESL), 420
Largest Majors
Chart
  1. Pre-Nursing (AAS) – 204
  2. Nursing, Traditional (BS) – 180
  3. Welding/Fabrication Engineering Technology (BS) – 114
  4. Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS) – 105
  5. Welding Technology (AAS) – 104
  6. Civil Engineering Technology (BS) – 100
  7. Nursing (AAS) – 100
  8. Building Construction (AAS) – 90
  9. Pre-Physician Assistant (BS) – 88
  10. Construction Management (BS) – 87
  11. Diesel Technology (AAS) – 87
  12. Applied Human Services (BS) – 84
"degrees that work" in Green Career Fields
  • 1,052 students enrolled in 21 programs (AAS = 12, BS = 9)
Average Class Size
  • 16.0
Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 16.7:1
Student-Computer Ratio
  • 3:1
Greek Life
  • Penn College recognizes 3 nationally affiliated social fraternities:
  • Fraternities
    • Phi Mu Delta (ΦΜΔ)
    • Sigma Nu (ΣΝ)
    • Sigma Pi (ΣΠ)
Athletics

The Penn College Wildcats are a member of the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), except as noted.

Penn College is currently in the exploratory phase of NCAA DIII affiliation and will join the North Eastern Athletic Association (NEAC) in Fall 2014.

Penn College fields 14 intercollegiate sports, including:

  • Archery (Co-ed) – United States Collegiate Archery (USCA)
  • Baseball – PSUAC & USCAA
  • Basketball (Men's & Women's) – PSUAC & USCAA
  • Cross Country (Men's & Women's) – PSUAC & USCAA
  • Golf – PSUAC & USCAA
  • Soccer (Men's & Women's) – PSUAC & USCAA (Men); USCAA (Women)
  • Softball – PSUAC & USCAA
  • Tennis (Men's & Women's) – PSUAC
  • Wrestling – PSUAC, USCAA & National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA)
  • Volleyball (Women's) – PSUAC & USCAA
Workforce Development & Continuing Education Activity

July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

  • Noncredit workforce development instruction:
    • 2,466 students trained in traditional noncredit courses
    • 1,891 students trained in natural gas courses
    • 92 students trained in online noncredit courses
    • 4,449 total non-credit students trained
  • Over $17.2 million in federal and state grant-funded initiatives currently being administered to train over 44,450 students.
Community Arts Center
  • Since opening in May 1993, the Community Arts Center has hosted 151,519 patrons for movies and 1,260,337 for live events for a total of 1,411,856 as of January 26, 2014.
Default Loan Rate
  • Percentage of borrowers defaulting on their student loans within two years of entering repayment 8.4%. National Average 10.0%
Placement Rate
  • Overall Graduate Placement Rate: 93.2% (2011-12), 94.9% (2010-11)
  • Overall Graduate Placement Rate: 94% (5-year average)
Fundraising
July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013
  • Over $1,621,235 raised between the College and the Foundation
Penn College Foundation
  • Assets $11,586,513 as of December 31, 2013
Library
  • Library building = 104,000 square feet
  • Print volumes = 99,408
  • Media volumes = 4,958
  • Back issues volumes of periodicals = 8,689
  • Print subscriptions = 863
  • Database subscriptions = 85
  • Online journal titles = 34,665
  • Reference volumes = 12,270
  • E-Books = 17,171
Campus Size
  • Main Campus, 129.9 acres
  • Aviation Center, 5.8 acres
  • Earth Science Center, 409.11 acres
  • Morgan Valley, 439.7 acres
  • Advanced Automotive Tech Center, 2.0 acres
  • General Services, 5.4 acres
  •  
  • Total size over 991.91 acres
America's Best Colleges
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology is among the "top 10" best public, four-year colleges in the north region of the United States, according to the latest rankings of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group. Penn College ranked 8th among public colleges and 29th among all "best regional colleges (north)" in the 2014 rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.

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