Central Penn College

College Hill & Valley Rds
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
Tel: (800)759-2727
1,330 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 1,330 students (55% 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 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less 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 45% over five years.
College Central Penn College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates 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 70 staff
62 staff
Central Penn College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,330 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 0.43 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,330 students 1,371 students
Central Penn College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
Central Penn College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 726 students
779 students
Central Penn College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 604 students
1,083 students
Central Penn College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Central Penn College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 713 students 764 students
# Graduate Students 13 students 36 students
% Asian
Central Penn College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Central Penn College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Central Penn College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Central Penn College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
Central Penn College Unknown (2006-2014)
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. 0.43 0.70
Central Penn College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,659 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $16,659 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,659 $5,664
Central Penn College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,659 $10,360
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. 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 $9,366 per year for in-state students and $13,153 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,590 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 0.55, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.