Central Penn College

College Hill & Valley Rds
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
Tel: (800)759-2727
  • 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 45% 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 Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 70 staff 23 staff
Central Penn College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

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 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 43% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,385 students 500 students
Central Penn College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 24:1
Central Penn College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 1,385 students 345 students
Central Penn College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 604 students 155 students
Central Penn College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Central Penn College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 1,348 students 341 students
# Graduate Students 13 students 8 students
Central Penn College Graduation BreakDown PA All Graduation Breakdown
% Asian
Central Penn College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Central Penn College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Central Penn College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Central Penn College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
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. 0.63 0.55
Central Penn College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $36,500 $34,800
Central Penn College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $17,151 is more than the state average of $10,785. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $17,151 is more than the state average of $14,187. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $17,151 $10,785
Central Penn College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $17,151 $14,187
Central Penn College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 95%
Central Penn College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates $32,796 $13,000
Central Penn College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $10,500 $6,246
Central Penn College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 35% 85%
Central Penn College Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Central 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 Assistan

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,785 per year for in-state students and $14,187 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,014 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.