Central Penn College

College Hill & Valley Rds
Summerdale, PA 17093
Tel: (800)759-2727
1,351 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 1,351 students (51% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Central Penn College is the only community colleges within Cumberland County County, PA.
The nearest community college is Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 66 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Central Penn College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 66 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,351 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,351 students
1,269 students
Central Penn College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students
694 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 657 students
1,017 students
Central Penn College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Central Penn College sch enrollment Central Penn College sta enrollment
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Central Penn College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
24%
12%
% White
64%
57%
Central Penn College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
8%
3%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $16,167 is more than the state average of $5,740. 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 $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $16,167 $5,740
Central Penn College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $16,167 $10,252
Central Penn College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 450 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
89%
Source: 2013 (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 $9,138 per year for in-state students and $13,089 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,282 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 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Commonwealth Medical College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.