Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango

147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • Penn State Shenango�s mission, consistent with that of the University of which it is part, is to provide a balanced portfolio of academic offerings; to establish a strong and diverse enrollment in a campus climate where dignity and respect for others, as enunciated in the Penn State Principles, are practiced by all; to create an attractive, technologically flexible, safe, and comfortable environment for teaching and learning; to offer an array of student-appropriate co-curricular activities; to exploit new models of academic program delivery; to strengthen ties to other units of the University; to spearhead economic development and technology transfer in this region; in short, to promote the benefits of a Penn State education.

School Highlights

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango serves 419 students (55% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 419 students
  • In-state tuition: $13,332
  • Out-state tuition: $19,888
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 31%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
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
36 staff
59 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
419 students
458 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
230 students
292 students
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# Part-Time Students
189 students
166 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
432 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
230 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
2%
9%
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% Black
6%
12%
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% White
69%
61%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
18%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.49
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
57%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$54,300
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $13,332 is more than the state average of $9,911. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $19,888 is more than the state average of $13,863. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$13,332
$9,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$19,888
$13,863
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
98%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$25,000
$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,111
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Acceptance Rate
76%
85%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,270
1,350
SAT Reading
430
450
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SAT Math
445
465
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SAT Writing
395
435
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ACT Total Avg.
71
65
ACT Composite
21
20
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ACT English
21
18
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ACT Math
22
20
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ACT Writing
7
7
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango cost?
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango's tuition is approximately $13,332 for In-State students and $19,888 for Out-State students.
What is the acceptance rate of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango?
The acceptance rate of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango is 76%, which is lower than the state average of 85%.
What is Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango's ranking?
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 419 students
  • In-state tuition: $13,332
  • Out-state tuition: $19,888
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 31%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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