Vision

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

Middle States Commission on Higher Education logo

Pennsylvania College of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000.
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. 2012 Self-Study

Fall 2020 Fast Facts

Enrollment
 
  • 4,565 Headcount
    (does not include all Penn College NOW students)
  • 4,195 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
  • 11.98% Minority students
  • 61.40% Males; 38.60% Females
  • 61,915 Credits
Student Status
 
  • 81.10% Full-time (average of 15.13 credit hours)
  • 18.90% Part-time (average of 6.85 credit hours)
Geographic Distribution
 
  1. North Central PA: 38.6%
    • Lycoming County: 21.2%
  2. Southeast PA: 22.0%
  3. Northeast PA: 15.4%
  4. Central PA: 11.4%
  5. Other States: 9.1%
    • New Jersey: 2.9%
    • New York: 1.9%
    • Maryland: 1.7%
    • Virginia: 0.5%
    • Connecticut: 0.4%
    • Other States: 1.7%
  6. Western PA: 3.2%
  7. International Students: 0.3%

TOTAL PA RESIDENTS: 90.6%

Tuition & Fee Increase
  • 2.62%
Budget

Totals By Fund:

  • Operating: $112,012,700
  • Auxiliary: $29,786,300
  • Total current funds: $141,799,00
  •  
  • Restricted Funds: $14,818,900
  • Plant & Debt Funds: $19,200
  • Total College: $156,637,100
  •  
  • State Appropriations: $26,736,000
  • As a % of Total: 17.1%
Tuition and Fees, 2019-21
  • $587 per credit hour (includes capital fee, student activity fee, health service fee, and technology fee)
  • Lab instruction fee: $45 per lab hour
  • Average annual in-state tuition and fees: $17,610 (30 credit hours)
  • Out-of-state tuition 1.5 times the in-state rate
  • Room and Board Costs
    • $6,784 per year (variable rates in Rose Street Commons)
    • $4,220 per year for a 14-meal board plan (most popular)
Current/Projected Costs to Attend Penn College

Current:

  • In-state: $30,014
  • Out-of-state: $37,574

Projected:

  • Since many of our costs are estimates, we propose that people quote the costs listed above as approximate costs to attend Penn College for the 2020-21 academic year. This total includes 15 credits per semester, housing, meals, books, and supplies. Personal expenses are NOT included in these approximate costs.

91.29% (5,124 of 5,613) Penn College students received financial aid. (2019-20 data)

37.40% (2,099 of 5,613) Penn College students received a Federal Pell Grant. (2019-20 data)

Fall 2020 Freshman Class
  • 1,396 Students
  • 48.7% Enrolled in bachelor's degree programs
  • 63.0% Male
  • 70.3% Under the age of 20
  • Applications (New/Transfer/Returning)
    • Total applications received: 5,714
    • Total offered acceptance: 4.014
On-Campus Housing

1,357 students live on campus.

Retention and Graduation Rates

First-time, full-time students pursuing bachelor's degrees:

  • 1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate: 75%
  • 6-Year (150%) Graduation Rate: 62.65%
  • 8-Year (200%) Graduation Rate: 61.41%

First-time, full-time students pursuing associate's degrees:

  • 1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate: 71%
  • 3-Year (150%) Graduation Rate: 45.85%
  • 4-Year (200%) Graduation Rate: 50.63%
Distance Learning (Fall 2020)
  • 1,793 students enrolled in distance education courses
  • 121 distance learning courses
  • 11 majors offered via distance learning
  • 267 students enrolled in distance learning majors
International Students
  • 11 students enrolled
  • Grenada, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Jamaica
  • The College also sends students to Austria, France, Italy, Mexico, Guatemala, United Kingdom, Belarus, Peru, and the Dominican Republic.
Alumni
  • 62,506 living alumni currently in database; 50,844 alumni with valid mailing addresses with 81.1% of alumni being in Pennsylvania. More than 1,000 added each year after commencement. 
Employees
 
  1. Full-time, non-faculty: 549
  2. Casual part-time, non-faculty: 372
  3. Full-time faculty (includes counselors & librarians): 291
  4. Part-time faculty: 116
  5. Regular part-time, non-faculty: 132

Total Full-time Employees: 840

America's Best Colleges
  • As part of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2021 edition, Pennsylvania College of Technology is ranked No. 9 among public institutions in the Best Regional Colleges – North category and tied for No. 15 overall (when private colleges are included). In Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges – North, Penn College ranks No. 9. In the Best Colleges for Veterans, Regional Colleges – North category, Penn College was No. 6 among public institutions and tied for No. 7 overall. In Best Value Schools, Regional Colleges – North, Penn College ranked No. 10 among public institutions and No. 15 overall.
Credentials by Students
 
  1. Bachelor's Degree: 61.51%
  2. Associate's Degree: 37.11%
  3. Certificate: 0.88%
  4. Other/Non-degree: 0.50%
School Size (Head Count)
 
  1. Engineering Technologies: 2,453
    1. Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies: 1,226
    2. Construction & Design Technologies: 661
    3. Transportation & Natural Resources Tech: 566
  2. Nursing & Health Sciences: 1,293
  3. Business, Arts & Sciences: 796
    1. Business & Hospitality: 453
    2. Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications: 343
  4. Non-degree (includes Developmental): 23
Largest Program Areas
 
  1. Information Technology: 329
  2. Nursing: 308
  3. Management: 286
  4. Welding: 283
  5. Automotive: 191
  6. Automated Manufacturing & Machining: 182
  7. Building Construction: 181
  8. Engineering & Industrial Design : 154
  9. Dental Hygiene: 148
  10. Human Services: 142
degrees that work in Green Career Fields
  • 837 students enrolled in 28 programs (15 AAS, 13 BS)
Average Class Size
  • 16
Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 11:1
Student-Computer Ratio
  • 3:1
Greek Life
  • Penn College recognizes 3 nationally-affiliated social fraternities:
    • Phi Mu Delta (ΦΜΔ)
    • Sigma Pi (ΣΠ)
    • Omega Delta Sigma (ΩΔΣ)
  • Penn College recognizes 1 nationally-affiliated social sorority:
    • Theta Phi Alpha (ΘΦΑ) – Colony
Athletics

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

Penn College fields 16 intercollegiate sports, including:

  • Archery (Co-Ed) – United States Collegiate Archery (USCA)
  • Baseball (Men's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Basketball (Men's & Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Cross Country (Men's & Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Esports (Co-Ed) – National Association of College Esports (NACE)
  • Golf (Men's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Lacrosse (M) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Soccer (Men's & Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Softball (Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Tennis (Men's & Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
  • Wrestling (Men's) – NCAA DIII
  • Volleyball (Women's) – NEAC & NCAA DIII
Grant Activity to Date
  • 31 active projects in excess of $36.5 million with $4 million (8 projects) under development (as of 8/25/20).  Active projects include the WEDnetPA program at $15 million.
Workforce Development Activity (July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020)
  • Workforce Development provided training to 3,887 individuals. Topics covered included industrial, business/leadership, plastics, healthcare, computer, sustainability, and energy. Over 315 total training courses were delivered during the year.

    In June 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded Pennsylvania College of Technology and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) a $7,996,530 federal grant to scale Modular Industry-Driven Apprenticeship Strategies (MIDAS) in advanced manufacturing fields. During the first year of the grant, 167 apprentices received related-technical instruction.

    The Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC) completed 46 research and development projects with 24 companies.

    Through Pennsylvania’s WEDnetPA program, the College, serving as fiscal agent for the state-wide program, administered workforce development grants for more than 800 companies.

    Identified additional location in Latrobe, PA to offer National Sustainable Structures Center IREC-accredited home energy professional training and other programming. The new site is expected to be fully operational by January 2021 and will supplement offerings in Williamsport, PA.

Community Arts Center
  • Since opening in May 1993, the Community Arts Center has hosted 155,506 patrons for movies and 1,621,504 for live events for a total of 1,777,010 as of August 2020.
Default Loan Rate
  • Percentage of borrowers defaulting on their student loans within three years of entering repayment: 11.5%. National Average: 10.1%. As of Septmeber 2019.
Placement Rate
  • Overall Graduate Placement Rate (3-year average): 96.2%
  • Overall Graduate Placement Rate (2018-19): 97.8%
    Overall Graduate Placement Rate (2017-18): 97.3%
  • Overall Graduate Placement Rate (2016-17): 93.4%
Fundraising (July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020)
  • Total of $8,211,796 raised in cash, in-kind gifts and pledges between the College and the Foundation
Penn College Foundation (as of June 30, 2020)
  • Assets: $20,837,083
Donor Restricted Funds (as of June 30, 2020)
  • Total Restricted/Endowment = $21,239,625
Library
  • Library building: 104,000 square feet
  • Print volumes: 89,792
  • Media volumes: 4,350
  • Back issues volumes of periodicals: 9,022
  • Print subscriptions: 320
  • Database subscriptions: 176
  • Online journal titles: 115,891
  • Reference volumes: 6,789
  • E-books: 167,410
  • Streaming videos: 2,596
Campus Size
  • Main Campus: 131.6 acres
  • Kathryn Wentzel Lumley Aviation Center: 5.8 acres
  • Herman T. Schneebeli Earth Science Center: 409.11 acres
  • Morgan Valley Retreat: 439.7 acres
  • Advanced Automotive Technology Center: 2.0 acres
  • General Services: 5.4 acres
  • Wellsboro: .28 acres
  • Total size: 993.89 acres