• 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 830 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 830 students
  • In-state tuition: $13,648
  • Out-state tuition: $20,334
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 72 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
72 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
830 students
477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
591 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
239 students
146 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
314 students
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
11%
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% Black
5%
15%
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% White
68%
56%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
13%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.51
0.64
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$54,300
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $13,648 is more than the state average of $10,168. 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 $14,356. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$13,648
$10,168
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$20,334
$14,356
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$25,928
$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$10,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
76%
86%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,385
1,350
SAT Reading
465
450
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SAT Math
470
465
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SAT Writing
450
435
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ACT Total Avg.
67
65
ACT Composite
20
20
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ACT English
20
18
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ACT Math
20
20
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ACT Writing
7
7
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 830 students
  • In-state tuition: $13,648
  • Out-state tuition: $20,334
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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