• 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 4,240 students (82% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,240 students
  • In-state tuition: $17,610
  • Out-state tuition: $26,415
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 15%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pennsylvania College of Technology ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 385 teachers has grown by 26% over five years.
Pennsylvania College of Technology
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
4 or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
385 staff
56 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
148
21

Student Body

The student population of Pennsylvania College of Technology has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Pennsylvania College of Technology diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,240 students
419 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,480 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
760 students
165 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
529 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,222 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
18 students
18 students
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PA All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
166 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
313 students
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% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
5%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pennsylvania College of Technology and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
4%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pennsylvania College of Technology and the percentage of Black community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
85%
61%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Pennsylvania College of Technology and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
11%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pennsylvania College of Technology.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.27
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
0.91%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
9.19%
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$43,200
$34,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Pennsylvania College of Technology and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of PA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $17,610 is more than the state average of $9,555. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $26,415 is more than the state average of $14,397. The out-state tuition has grown by 61% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$17,610
$9,555
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$26,415
$14,397
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Pennsylvania College of Technology and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Tuition Notes
Full-year, 30 credits.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Pennsylvania College of Technology and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$24,000
$13,620
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Pennsylvania College of Technology and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,040
$6,234
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Pennsylvania College of Technology and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
72%
85%
This chart display the percent admitted of Pennsylvania College of Technology and the community college average percent admitted of PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7

Sports

Total Sports Offered
9 sports
Sports
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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
Profile last updated: 07/14/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pennsylvania College of Technology cost?

Pennsylvania College of Technology's tuition is approximately $17,610 for In-State students and $26,415 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Pennsylvania College of Technology?

The acceptance rate of Pennsylvania College of Technology is 72%, which is lower than the state average of 85%.

What sports does Pennsylvania College of Technology offer?

Pennsylvania College of Technology offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball and Wrestling.

What is Pennsylvania College of Technology's ranking?

Pennsylvania College of Technology ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,240 students
  • In-state tuition: $17,610
  • Out-state tuition: $26,415
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 11:1
  • Minority enrollment: 15%
  • Source: Verified school update

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