Leading hands-on programs. Top-notch business and industry partnerships. Cutting edge facilities and equipment. 100+ diverse and distinctive degrees that work®. A 96% graduate placement rate. These are just a few of the traits that make Penn College a national leader in applied technology education.
About Penn College
Pennsylvania College of Technology, a special mission affiliate of Penn State, is a national leader in applied technology education and is ranked among the top 10 public regional colleges in the north by U.S. News’ Best Colleges. Penn College offers more than 100 bachelor, associate, and certificate majors in careers ranging from manufacturing, design, transportation, and construction to hospitality, health, business, and natural resources. All online degree programs are offered at the in-state tuition rate.
At Penn College, we believe the best preparation for a successful career is a learning environment that emphasizes applied, real-world instruction. We provide experiential learning in small classes and labs with state-of-the-art equipment, mentored by skilled faculty with business and industry experience. Most courses have three or more hours of lab time per week, starting in your first semester. You can also build your résumé with internships and course-based experiential opportunities with real companies around the world. Many programs require a senior capstone project that allows you to apply all you have learned to a real-world scenario, leaving you with a comprehensive, tangible example to showcase your work to potential employers. Our cooperative relationships with business and industry ensure our curriculum remains relevant.
Built for Success
We strive to provide a holistic experience that fosters educational, physical, personal, and social development. As a student, you will have a world of support at your fingertips – tutoring, academic advising, job search assistance, mentoring, personal counseling, and disability accommodations. Your success and well-being is our top priority.
At Penn College, hands-on applied technology education combines with vibrant campus life in a traditional campus environment. You will build lasting friendships by joining student organizations: from fraternities to honor societies, academic organizations to faith-based groups, community service groups to club sports. You can live on campus, enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining facilities, work out in the Fitness Center, attend a concert, participate in fun weekend and evening activities and events, take bus trips to major cities and sports events, and much more.
As a Wildcat, you’ll have the opportunity to play competitively at the NCAA Division III level or just for fun in a variety of sports. Intercollegiate teams include archery, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, men’s and women’s soccer, tennis, wrestling, and women’s volleyball. Club sports include dance team, martial arts, men’s lacrosse, men’s volleyball, and powerlifting.
Penn College at a Glance/Fast Facts
-Main campus: the Main campus encompasses 131 acres in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, within hours of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
-Aviation Center: Aviation programs are taught at the 5.8-acre Lumley Aviation Center in Montoursville, PA.
-Earth Science Center: Natural resources programs are housed in the 409-acre Schneebeli Earth Science Center in Montgomery, PA.
-100+ academic majors: Penn College offers Combined BS/MS, bachelor, associate, certificate degrees. Online programs are offered at in-state tuition rate.
-Personal attention: Average class size – 17; Student-to-faculty ratio – 14:1.
-Learn by doing: 3 hours lab to 1 hour of lecture
-70+ student organizations
-13 NCAA Division III athletic teams
-Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Penn College Values
Hands-on Education: We believe the best preparation for a successful career is a learning environment emphasizing applied, real-world instruction. We provide experiential learning in small classes and labs with state of the art equipment, mentored by skilled faculty with business and industry experience.
Student-Centered Environment: Our students' best interest is the priority influencing our decision making. As an open enrollment college, believing in the dignity and worth of every individual, we strive to provide a holistic experience that fosters educational, physical, personal, and social development.
Business and Industry Partnerships: As an entrepreneurial institution, we develop cooperative relationships with business and industry to ensure our curriculum remains current, encourages lifelong learning, and prepares our graduates to compete successfully in the global marketplace. This provides opportunities for faculty to enhance their skills, students to acquire work-based experiences, the College to receive technology and scholarship support, and the community to benefit from a highly qualified workforce.
A Community of Respect: We are committed to diversity, inclusiveness, tolerance, and civility. We recognize that respect of individual differences is the foundation of civil behavior across the College community.