Central Penn College

College Hill & Valley Rds, Summerdale
PA, 17093-0309
Tel: (800)759-2727
1,412 students
Private for-profit

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Since 1881 Central Pennsylvania College has excelled in providing students a hands-on education that prepares them for success in jobs that become careers.
School Highlights:
Central Penn College serves 1,412 students (50% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Central Penn College is the only community colleges within Cumberland County, PA.
The nearest community college is Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Central Penn College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,412 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,412 students
1,275 students
Central Penn College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
700 students
829 students
Central Penn College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 712 students
1,020 students
Central Penn College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Central Penn College sch enrollment Central Penn College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan -
1%
% Asian 2%
2%
Central Penn College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian - 1%
% Hispanic 5%
7%
Central Penn College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black 9%
12%
Central Penn College Black (2006-2012)
% White 83%
66%
Central Penn College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races - 2%
Central Penn College sch ethnicity Central Penn College sta ethnicity
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. 0.30 0.45
Central Penn College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,705 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,705 is more than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,705 $5,940
Central Penn College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,705 $10,075
Percent Admitted 35%
78%
Central Penn College Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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