Vision

To cultivate a diverse community of innovators and creators determined to shape a better tomorrow.

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 an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) . Pennsylvania College of Technology’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on June 23, 2022 was to reaffirm accreditation.

MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education (CHEA). 2022 Self-Study

Fall 2022 Fast Facts

Enrollment
  • 4,241 Headcount
    (does not include all Penn College NOW/Dual Enrollment students)
  • 3,922 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
  • 13.39% Minority students
  • 64.30% Males; 35.70% Females
  • 58,479 Credits
Student Status
  • 81.87% Full-time (average of 15.28 credit hours)
  • 18.13% Part-time (average of 7.02 credit hours)
Geographic Distribution
  1. North Central PA: 36.9%
    • Lycoming County: 19.8%
  2. Southeast PA: 22.8%
  3. Northeast PA: 14.5%
  4. Central PA: 11.1%
  5. Other States: 10.5%
    • New Jersey: 3.8%
    • New York: 2.0%
    • Maryland: 1.5%
    • Connecticut: 0.6%
    • Virginia: 0.5%
    • Other States: 2.1%
  6. Western PA: 3.7%
  7. International Students: 0.4%

TOTAL PA RESIDENTS: 89.1%

Tuition & Fee Increase
  • 1.87%
Budget

Totals By Fund:

  • Operating: $113,344,600
  • Auxiliary: $25,516,200
  • Total current funds: $138,860,800
  •  
  • Restricted Funds: $22,612,600
  • Plant & Debt Funds: $19,200
  • Total College: $161,492,600
  •  
  • State Appropriations: $26,736,000
  • As a % of Total: 16.6%
Tuition and Fees, 2022-23
  • $598 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: $17,940 (30 credit hours)
  • Out-of-state tuition 1.5 times the in-state rate
Room and Board Costs
  • $6,920 per year (variable rates in Rose Street Commons)
  • $4,304 per year for a 14-meal board plan (most popular)
Current/Projected Costs to Attend Penn College

Current:

  • In-state: $30,564
  • Out-of-state: $38,304

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 2022-23 academic year. This total includes 15 credits per semester, housing, meals, books, and supplies. Personal expenses are NOT included in these approximate costs.

86.43% (4,091 of 4,733*) Penn College students received financial aid. (2021-22 data)

33.25% (1,574 of 4,733*) Penn College students received a Federal Pell Grant. (2021-22 data)

*Number of full-year, unduplicated, all credit-seeking students—excluding Penn College NOW

Fall 2022 Freshman Class
  • 1,589 Students
  • 50.1% Enrolled in bachelor's degree programs
    48.1% Enrolled in associate’s degree programs
  • 65.6% Male
  • 34.4% Female
  • 70.3% Under the age of 20
  • Applications (New/Transfer/Returning)
    • Total applications received: 6,175
    • Total offered acceptance: 4,412
On-Campus Housing
  • 1,409 students live on campus.
Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates from 1st to 2nd Year:

  • Bachelor: 77%
  • Associate: 71%

Graduation Rates:

Bachelor-seeking, Fall 2015 Cohort IPEDS Grad Rate PCT Success Rate*
4-Year Grad Rate 44% 54%
6-Year Grad Rate 55% 65%
Associate-seeking, Fall 2019 Cohort IPEDS Grad Rate PCT Success Rate*
2-Year Grad Rate n/a 28%
3-Year Grad Rate n/a 46%

*All full-time entering students receiving any award

Distance Learning (Fall 2022)
  • 1,479 students enrolled in distance learning courses
  • 125 distance learning courses
  • 12 majors offered via distance learning
  • 216 students enrolled in distance learning majors
International Students
  • 11 students enrolled
  • Grenada, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Pakistan
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  • Typically, the College also sends students to Austria, France, Italy, Mexico, Guatemala, United Kingdom, Belarus, Peru, and the Dominican Republic.
Alumni
  • 64,374 living alumni are currently in the database; 52,651 alumni with valid mailing addresses with 81% of alumni being in Pennsylvania. More than 1,000 are added each year after commencement.
Employees
  1. Full-time, non-faculty: 559
  2. Casual part-time, non-faculty: 360
  3. Full-time faculty (includes counselors & librarians): 269
  4. Part-time faculty: 104
  5. Regular part-time, non-faculty: 89
  • Total Full-time Employees: 828
America's Best Colleges
  • As part of the 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, which consider more than 17 separate measures of academic quality, Pennsylvania College of Technology was ranked No. 4 among Top Public Schools-Regional Colleges North and No. 6 for Best Regional Colleges North (which includes private institutions). Penn College earned No. 2 rankings for Best Colleges for Veterans-Regional Colleges North and for Best Undergraduate Teaching-Regional Colleges North (tied). Additionally, Penn College earned a No. 3 ranking for Most Innovative Schools-Regional Colleges North.
Credentials by Students
  1. Graduate: 0.92%
  2. Bachelor's Degree: 60.10%
  3. Associate's Degree: 37.00%
  4. Certificate: 1.01%
  5. Other/Non-degree: 0.97%
School Size (Head Count)
  1. Engineering Technologies: 2,473
    1. Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies: 764
    2. Materials Science & Engineering Technologies: 570
    3. Construction & Architectural Technologies: 563
    4. Transportation: 316
    5. Diesel Technology & Natural Resources: 260
  2. Nursing & Health Sciences: 1,071
  3. Business, Arts & Sciences: 656
    1. Business & Hospitality: 364
    2. Arts & Sciences: 292
  4. Non-degree (includes Developmental): 41
Largest Program Areas
  1. Welding & Metal Fabrication: 353
  2. Nursing: 333
  3. Accounting & Business Administration: 299
  4. Information Technology: 250
  5. Electrical: 225
  6. Automotive: 197
  7. Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning: 174
  8. Building Construction: 161
  9. Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology: 143
  10. Dental Hygiene: 137
Average Class Size
  • 16
Student-Faculty Ratio
  • Full and part-time faculty and staff: 11:1
    Full-time faculty only: 16:1
Student-Computer Ratio
  • 3:1
Fraternity Life
  • Penn College recognizes two nationally-affiliated social fraternities:
    • Phi Mu Delta (ΦΜΔ)
    • Sigma Pi (ΣΠ)
Athletics

The Penn College Wildcats are a member of the United East Conference 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) – United East & NCAA DIII
  • Basketball (Men's & Women's) – United East & NCAA DIII
  • Cross Country (Men's & Women's) – United East & NCAA DIII
  • Esports (Co-Ed) – National Association of College Esports (NACE)
  • Golf (Men's) – United East NCAA DIII
  • Lacrosse (Men's) – United East & NCAA DIII
  • Soccer (Men's & Women's) – United East & NCAA DIII
  • Softball (Women's) – United East & NCAA DIII
  • Tennis (Men's & Women's) – United East & NCAA DIII
  • Wrestling (Men's) – Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference & NCAA DIII
  • Volleyball (Women's) – United East & NCAA DIII
Grant Activity to Date
  • Thirty-two active/approved projects in excess of $89.7 million with $13.7 million (14 projects) under development (as of 8/18/22). Active/approved projects include the WEDnetPA program at $34.7 million and COVID-19 Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds of $29.5 million.
Workforce Development Activity (July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022)
  • Workforce Development served a total of 5,130 participants in over 550 companies from 41 states, 2 territories and 14 countries in apprenticeship, clean energy, healthcare, advanced manufacturing (including plastics), computer skills, transportation and business/leadership classes.

  • MIDAS (Modular Industry-Driven Apprenticeship Strategies), the U.S. Department of Labor $7,996,530 federal grant to scale apprenticeship in advanced manufacturing fields, served 76 employers with apprentices in 19 states and Puerto Rico. By the end of the grant in 2024, 3,200 apprentices are expected to be trained.

  • The Plastics Innovation & Resource Center (PIRC) completed 37 research and development projects with 28 companies.

  • Penn College at Wellsboro graduated 24 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), bringing the total graduating to 500 since 1983.

  • Through Pennsylvania’s WEDnetPA program, the College, serving as fiscal agent for the state-wide program, administered workforce development grants for 641 companies and 20,581 trainees.

  • Clean Energy Center provided accredited Home Energy Professional training and certification as part of a $2.1M contract with PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) for Weatherization Training and Technical Assistance.

Community Arts Center
  • Since opening in May 1993, the Community Arts Center has hosted 155,506 patrons for movies and 1,665,614 for live events for a total of 1,821,120 as of August 2022.
Default Loan Rate
  • Percentage of borrowers defaulting on their student loans within three years of entering repayment: 2.2%. National Average: 2.3%. As of September 30, 2022.
Placement Rate
  • Overall Graduate Placement Rate (3-year average): 96%
  • Overall Graduate Placement Rate (2020-21): 95.6%
  • Overall Graduate Placement Rate (2019-20): 93.4%
    Overall Graduate Placement Rate (2018-19): 97.8%
Fundraising (July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022)
  • A total of $9,624,513 was raised in cash, in-kind gifts, pledges and valued estate commitments between the College and the Foundation.
Donor Restricted Funds (as of June 30, 2021)
  • Total Restricted/Endowment = $25,931,620
Library
  • Library building: 104,000 square feet
  • Print volumes: 86,561
  • Media volumes: 4,351
  • Back issues volumes of periodicals: 9,240
  • Print subscriptions: 193
  • Database subscriptions: 192
  • Online journal titles: 128,259
  • Reference volumes: 6,870
  • E-books: 111,722
  • Streaming videos: 2,969
Campus Size
  • Main Campus: 131.98 acres
  • Kathryn Wentzel Lumley Aviation Center: 5.8 acres
  • Herman T. Schneebeli Earth Science Center: 409.11 acres
  • Advanced Automotive Technology Center: 2.0 acres
  • General Services: 5.4 acres
  • Wellsboro: .28 acres
  • Total size: 554.57 acres