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 4,981 students (83% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

Pennsylvania College of Technology ranks 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 CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty304 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pennsylvania College of Technology has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The Pennsylvania College of Technology diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,981 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:123:1
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# Full-Time Students4,110 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students870 students210 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-330
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
4%
9%
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% Black
3%
16%
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% White
88%
56%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
11%
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Diversity Score0.220.64
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,200$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $16,740 is more than the state average of $9,886. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $23,380 is more than the state average of $14,398. The out-state tuition has grown by 42% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$16,740$9,886
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Out-State Tuition Fees$23,380$14,398
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Tuition NotesBased on 15 credits
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$23,250$12,495
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,858$5,500
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Acceptance Rate85%85%
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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: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Profile last updated: 08/13/2020

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pennsylvania College of Technology is Platt College-McCann-Lewisburg (25.1 miles away).
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