Pennsylvania College of Technology

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology, a special mission affiliate of Penn State, is a national leader in applied technology education. Penn College offers more than 100 bachelor, associate, and certificate majors to nearly 5,600 students in careers ranging from manufacturing, design, transportation, and construction to hospitality, health, business, and natural resources. Business/industry connections, small classes, industry-standard equipment, and faculty with work experience contribute to strong graduate placement rates. The full college experience awaits those desiring on-campus housing, Greek Life, student organizations, and NCAA Division III athletics.
School Highlights
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology serves 5,514 students (84% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology is the only community colleges within Lycoming County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pennsylvania College of Technology is Luzerne County Community College (53.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Pennsylvania College of Technology places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 304 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pennsylvania College of Technology(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty304 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Pennsylvania College of Technology has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The Pennsylvania College of Technology diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,514 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:125:1
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# Full-Time Students4,619 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students895 students246 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
7%
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% Black
3%
14%
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% White
87%
63%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
10%
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Diversity Score0.240.57
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,200$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $16,080 is more than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $22,890 is more than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$16,080$10,533
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Out-State Tuition Fees$22,890$14,058
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Tuition NotesBased on 15 credits
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$21,475$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$12,000$5,500
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Acceptance Rate85%84%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsArchery, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingArchery, Baseball,
Basketball, Cross Country,
Golf, Soccer,
Softball, Tennis,
Volleyball, Wrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
https://www.pct.edu/campuslife/studentactivities/organizations.htm

Recreational Athletic Programs:
and Kick, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Dodgeball, Intramural Flag Football, Intramural Indoor Soccer, Intramural Indoor Volleyball, Intramural Kickball, Intramural Powder Puff Football, Intramural Punt, Intramural Sand Volleyball, Intramural Slow Pitch Softball, Intramural Tennis, Intramural Ultimate Frisbee, Intramural Wiffleball, Pass
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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.

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