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 declined by 40% 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
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto has declined by 22% 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 grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment940 students618 students
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:125:1
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students679 students372 students
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students261 students246 students
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
438300
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
-
2%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
14%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Black (2007-2016)
% White
90%
63%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto More (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
10%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.57
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$54,300$34,800
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$20,334$14,058
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%94%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$27,000$12,223
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate78%84%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,3851,350
SAT Reading465450
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math470465
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing450435
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto SAT Writing (2011-2016)
ACT Total Avg.6765
ACT Composite2020
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English2018
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math2020
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto ACT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Writing77
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto ACT Writing (2011-2016)
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.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.