Central Penn College

600 Valley Road P.O. Box 309
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
Tel: (800)759-2727
  • Central Penn College is a career-oriented, baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate, residential college in Summerdale, a suburb of Harrisburg, with an offsite location in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Central Penn College offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs for both traditional and continuing education students by providing hands-on and online distance education taught by experienced, caring faculty.
School Highlights
  • Central Penn College serves 1,370 students (24% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Central Penn College is the only community colleges within Cumberland County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Central Penn College is Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 152 teachers has grown by 216% over five years.
Central Penn College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty152 staff25 staff
Central Penn College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Central Penn College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
  • The Central Penn College diversity score of 0.57 is equal to the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 89% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,370 students618 students
Central Penn College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio9:125:1
Central Penn College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students329 students372 students
Central Penn College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,041 students246 students
Central Penn College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Central Penn College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students1,337 students372 students
# Graduate Students13 students8 students
Central Penn College Graduation BreakDown PA All Graduation Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
% Asian
2%
2%
Central Penn College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Central Penn College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
26%
14%
Central Penn College Black (2007-2016)
% White
59%
63%
Central Penn College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
% Unknown races
5%
10%
Central Penn College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.570.57
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 $18,174 is more than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $18,174 is more than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$18,174$10,533
Central Penn College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$18,174$14,058
Central Penn College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
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$6,245
Central Penn College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate35%79%
Central Penn College Percent Admitted (2007-2013)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Central Penn College is a career-oriented, baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate, residential college in Summerdale, a suburb of Harrisburg, with an offsite location in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Central Penn College offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs for both traditional and continuing education students by providing hands-on and online distance education taught by experienced, caring faculty.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 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 score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.