Central Penn College

Tel: (800)759-2727
1,297 students
Public institution
Since 1881 Central Pennsylvania College has excelled in providing students a hands-on education that prepares them for success in jobs that become careers. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at, http://centralpenn.edu/disclosures/#AB
School Highlights:
Central Penn College serves 1,297 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Central Penn College is the only community colleges within Cumberland County, PA.
The nearest community college is Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
College Central Penn College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 66 staff
61 staff
Central Penn College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,297 has grown by 13% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,297 students 1,296 students
Central Penn College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,297 students
814 students
Central Penn College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 657 students
1,040 students
Central Penn College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Central Penn College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Central Penn College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Central Penn College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Central Penn College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Central Penn College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Central Penn College Unknown (2006-2013)
Central Penn College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.53 0.68
Central Penn College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,167 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,167 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,167 $5,660
Central Penn College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,167 $10,250
Central Penn College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Central Penn is Pennsylvania\'s preeminent career-oriented, baccalaureate residential college. Central Penn\'s 35-acre campus is set against the lovely Blue Mountains in Summerdale, Pennsylvania, a quiet town of just 1,000 residents. Located across the river from the state capital, Central Penn is close enough to enjoy the action of the Harrisburg area. Central Penn now offers bachelor degree programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice Administration, Corporate Communications and Information Technology. Multiple and varied concentrations within each degree cover a variety of fields such as Network or Database Management, Marketing, Cyber Security, and Healthcare Administration, all designed to be completed in three years. Central Penn also offers associate degree programs in the fields of Allied Health, Legal Studies, Office Administration, Business, and Information Technology. Central Penn is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $11,793 per year for in-state students and $14,389 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,000 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.61, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.