The symbiotic relationship between Penn State and Pennsylvania College of Technology was front and center, as the new presidents of both institutions underscored their shared mission during a visit in Williamsport.
The Penn State Connection
As a special mission affiliate, Penn College serves a vital role in the Penn State system—offering technology-driven hands-on education and workforce development.
TAKING THE LEAD
A Symbiotic Relationship
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Penn College is proud to partner with Advocate Penn State to form a group of like-minded activists committed to building the best possible future for our graduates and the industries they go on to lead.
As a special mission affiliate of Penn State, Penn College receives its state funding through the same piece of legislation as Penn State. Thus, the collaborative efforts of both institutions will further our collective goal—to make education as affordable as possible for our students.
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Facts & Figures
At a Glance
Below are additional ways in which Penn College operates as an independent affiliate of Penn State.
Penn College is responsible for its own debt service, separate from the University.
Standard & Poor's Rating
Penn College maintains an S&P 'A' credit rating with a stable outlook.
EIN & 501(C)(3) Status
Penn College is represented by legal counsel independent from the University.
Clergy Act & IPEDS Report
Penn College submits its own data to the U.S. Department of Education for compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The College also submits its own IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) information to the National Center for Education Statistics.
Penn College maintains a police force of certified officers (separate from the University’s) who ensure the health, safety, and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and visitors while securing the main campus, additional campuses, and all College-owned facilities.
Penn College is not governed by the University Faculty Senate, the representative body of Penn State’s faculty that has legislative authority on all matters pertaining to the educational interests of the University. Penn College does, however, maintain an Internal Governance system – a body of faculty, staff, and students (elected, appointed, and volunteer) who help make decisions directly affecting life at the College.
Faculty Collective Bargaining Unit
The Penn College Education Association (PCEA) represents nearly 300 full-time teaching faculty, librarians, and counselors on campus. The PCEA Agreement with the College, which took effect in Fall 2018, runs through the 2022-23 academic year. There are no other collective bargaining units at the College.