Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto

  • Penn State Mont Alto provides the best of two worlds. We are an intimate, nurturing college campus with access to the resources and benefits provided by a Big Ten university. We are Penn State, and because of that, we can provide students with access to leading faculty, a variety of majors and degree options, 24 campuses across the commonwealth, sports, concerts, and cultural events, one of the largest alumni associations in the nation, and most importantly, a Penn State degree. We are also Mont Alto, an intimate, nurturing college campus that allows students to have individual access to their professors, a student success center with tutors and resources to help you succeed, the opportunity to join and lead student clubs and organizations during your first year in college, the chance to extend your athletic career by participating in varsity sports on campus, and much more. Penn State Mont Alto can provide you access to a Big Ten university on a campus that is quaint and comfortable. In the end, you'll be exposed to so many choices and experiences, and you'll earn a Penn State degree, which ultimately provides access to exciting and challenging career opportunities. There's so much to love about Penn State.
School Highlights
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto serves 940 students (72% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto is the only community colleges within Franklin County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto is Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus (15.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty72 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment940 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:125:1
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# Full-Time Students679 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students261 students246 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
438300
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% Asian
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2%
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% Hispanic
2%
7%
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% Black
5%
14%
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% White
90%
63%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
10%
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Diversity Score0.190.57
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$54,300$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $13,648 is more than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $20,334 is more than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$13,648$10,533
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Out-State Tuition Fees$20,334$14,058
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$27,000$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate78%84%
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SAT Total Avg.1,3851,350
SAT Reading465450
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SAT Math470465
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SAT Writing450435
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ACT Total Avg.6765
ACT Composite2020
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ACT English2018
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ACT Math2020
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ACT Writing77
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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