Central Penn College

College Hill & Valley Rds
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
Tel: (800)759-2727
1,385 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, www.centralpenn.edu/disclosures
School Highlights
Central Penn College serves 1,385 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
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 70 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Central Penn College (PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 70 staff 23 staff
Central Penn College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,385 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,385 students 371 students
Central Penn College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 24:1
Central Penn College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,385 students 345 students
Central Penn College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 604 students 155 students
Central Penn College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Central Penn College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 1,348 students 337 students
# Graduate Students 13 students 8 students
Central Penn College Graduation BreakDown PA All Graduation Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Central Penn College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
8%
6%
Central Penn College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
24%
14%
Central Penn College Black (2006-2014)
% White
60%
64%
Central Penn College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
6%
1%
% Unknown races
5%
11%
Central Penn College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.57 0.55
Central Penn College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $15,705 is more than the state average of $9,120. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $15,705 is more than the state average of $11,370. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,705 $9,120
Central Penn College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,705 $11,370
Central Penn College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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. entral Penn offers bachelor degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Corporate Communications, Criminal Justice Administration, Health Science, Healthcare Management, Homeland Security Management, Information Technology, Legal Studies, Radiology Sciences, RN to BSN. Central Penn also offers associate degree programs in the fields of Accounting, Communications, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Marketing, Medical Assisting, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paralegal, and Physical Therapist Assistant. Central Penn is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,120 per year for in-state students and $11,370 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,915 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 78%. 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.