Penn State – Harrisburg

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (717) 948-6250
Website: harrisburg.psu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: admissions.psu.edu/apply/
Address: 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4846
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,933
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 63%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,342 (88% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $15,198
Out-of-state Tuition: $24,450
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 73%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,506

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1111
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3175
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 332
Education 2261
Engineering 153
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 131
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 121
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 41
Psychology 13
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1111
Social Sciences 3
Grand total 17237263

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $15,198
Out-of-state $24,450
Books and supplies $1,840

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $22,360
Out-of-state $29,152

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 697 73%
Grant or scholarship aid 584 61% $6,506
Student loan aid 488 51% $8,668

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,120 73% $6,147
Federal student loans 2,225 52% $6,886

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,588 2,577 2,011
Percent admitted 100% 89% 87%
Percent admitted who enrolled 22% 23% 20%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 4,933
Undergraduate enrollment 4,191
Graduate enrollment 742

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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