Penn College Fall Enrollment Establishes Another Record

Published 10.11.2007


Enrollment at Pennsylvania College of Technology has increased again, with a total of 6,682 students (an all-time high) enrolled for the Fall 2007 semester.

The college's Fall 2007 Preliminary (Third Week) Enrollment Report shows a 1.7-percent increase in total enrollment from Fall 2006, when 6,569 students were enrolled.

"The college is very pleased with a fall-enrollment increase that, for the sixth consecutive year, represents a record-high number of students," said William J. Martin, senior vice president. "Increases such as these are good for the college and for the surrounding area."

In-state enrollment (90.3 percent of the total enrollment) increased 1.7 percent to 6,031. Out-of-state enrollment (9.4 percent of the total enrollment) rose 1.1 percent to 622, with 33 states represented. The largest number of out-of-state students hail from New Jersey, 228; New York, 120; Maryland, 77; Connecticut, 54; and Virginia, 32. International enrollment, representing 15 countries, increased from 26 to 29.

Enrollment in the college's immediate 10-county area of northcentral Pennsylvania rose by 2.7 percent to 2,832. Lycoming County enrollment increased by 5.1 percent to 1,524. Other in-state areas showing enrollment increases are southeastern Pennsylvania, up 5.2 percent; and western Pennsylvania, up 1.4 percent.

Bachelor-degree enrollments increased by 5.1 percent to 2,729, and they now account for 41 percent of all enrollments at Penn College.

For the first time, the School of Health Sciences has the largest total enrollment of the college's eight academic schools: 1,323.

Enrollment totals for the college's other academic schools are: Business and Computer Technologies, 1,273; Construction and Design Technologies, 1,042; Industrial and Engineering Technologies, 909; Integrated Studies, 644; Transportation Technology, 540; Natural Resources Management, 459; and Hospitality, 206. Remaining enrollment categories include nondegree, 112; distance/outreach education, 99; and developmental semester, 75.

Males continue to represent 66 percent of the college's enrollment. Minority enrollment, 417, remained steady at 6.2 percent.

The average age of a Penn College student is now 22.1, continuing a trend toward more traditional college-age students.

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