Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango

  • 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 539 students (57% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango is one of 3 community colleges within Mercer County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango is Winner Institute of Arts & Sciences (0.1 miles away).

Top Placements

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango places among the top 20% of community colleges 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.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty36 staff25 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 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment539 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:125:1
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# Full-Time Students309 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students230 students246 students
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% Asian
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2%
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% Hispanic
3%
7%
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% Black
3%
14%
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% White
84%
63%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
7%
10%
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Diversity Score0.290.57
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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 $13,332 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 $19,888 is more than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$13,332$10,533
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Out-State Tuition Fees$19,888$14,058
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%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 Rate67%84%
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SAT Total Avg.1,2701,350
SAT Reading430450
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SAT Math445465
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SAT Writing395435
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ACT Total Avg.7165
ACT Composite2120
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ACT English2118
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ACT Math2220
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ACT Writing77
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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