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IPEDS ID: 366252
OPE ID: 00339500
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Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Ave, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799
General information:  (570) 326-3761
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,678 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
For additional information regarding Penn College's Disability Services, contact by telephone: 1-800-367-9222 or 570-320-5225; TTY: 570-321-5528; or website:
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty290182
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,500$9,766$10,500$10,7132.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,400$8,638$9,260$9,7905.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$26,575$27,532$29,280$30,1933.1%
Off Campus$25,475$26,404$28,040$29,2704.4%
Off Campus with Family$17,075$17,766$18,780$19,4803.7%
On Campus$29,875$30,952$32,910$36,43310.7%
Off Campus$28,775$29,824$31,670$35,51012.1%
Off Campus with Family$20,375$21,186$22,410$25,72014.8%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • For additional information, contact the Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College) either by phone: 1-800-376-9222, or at:
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,21788%————
Grant or scholarship aid86763%$4,977,313$5,741
Federal grants60043%$2,469,241$4,115
Pell grants57341%$2,117,117$3,695
Other federal grants15211%$352,124$2,317
State/local government grant or scholarships70551%$2,052,093$2,911
Institutional grants or scholarships1148%$455,979$4,000
Student loan aid1,01473%$8,755,595$8,635
Federal student loans97270%$5,543,432$5,703
Other student loans23117%$3,212,163$13,905
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid13,05254%$16,967,502$5,559
Pell grants2,27940%$8,630,552$3,787
Federal student loans3,92769%$27,052,882$6,889
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$18,810$19,929$21,263
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$16,933$18,099$19,539
$30,001 – $48,000$17,724$18,478$20,427
$48,001 – $75,000$20,993$21,916$23,009
$75,001 – $110,000$23,657$24,901$25,945
$110,001 and more$24,173$25,681$27,044
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)5,678
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment435
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%Student Gender:
Male: 63%
Female: 37%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 84%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 81%
25 and over: 19%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 13%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 86%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 70%
Part-time students: 67%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 75 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
Transfer-out rate: 8%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 40%
Asian: 47%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 28%
White: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 40%
Non-resident alien: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 25 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2007.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Students who began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 29%
6-year: 42%
8-year: 44%
[Students who began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 27%
6-year: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General9--
Landscaping and Groundskeeping15--
Category total24--
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology-27-
Architectural Technology/Technician15--
Category total1527-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping4--
Business Administration and Management, General1828-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-37d-
Management Information Systems, General-1-
Restaurant/Food Services Management5--
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations1--
Category total2873d-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic Communications, General3--
Printing Management-7-
Category total37-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies9--
Category total9--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-19-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General49-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications321-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other14--
Network and System Administration/Administrator1--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-6-
Category total2255-
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager-41-
Plumbing Technology/Plumber--7
Category total464114
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician-20d-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician1320-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician47-1
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other16--
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other-11-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician0--
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other-18-
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician45--
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other-26-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician1515-
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other-9-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician-12-
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician411-
Robotics Technology/Technician11--
Solar Energy Technology/Technician12--
Surveying Technology/Surveying17--
Category total180142d1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant16--
Category total16--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-34-
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other35--
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist-0-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist2427d-
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)--2
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)12--
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-21d-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator223-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General0--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--2
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder--21
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist25--
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other-14-
Occupational Therapist Assistant23--
Physician Assistant-32-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician14--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse52--
Surgical Technology/Technologist15--
Category total222131d25
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal1151
Category total1151
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other3--
Category total3--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician8-1
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician9-1
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician57-3
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician-7-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician19-1
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician38--
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician1--
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology14--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other8--
Category total15476
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6--
Category total6--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Forest Technology/Technician19--
Category total19--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other10--
Category total10--
Personal and Culinary Services
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef16--
Culinary Arts/Chef Training14--
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager-13-
Category total3013-
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist13-3
Welding Technology/Welder43-3
Category total56-6
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art413-
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other3--
Category total713-
Grand total86151453
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
Track and Field, X-Country13
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1970 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs1/1/1993 -  Accredited
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program2/1/2003 -  Accredited
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs2/1/2003 - 12/31/2013Resigned
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)12/8/1977 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree11/1/1987 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers7/1/1971 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations472139
Liquor law violations986472
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations351118
Liquor law violations684368
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault011
Motor vehicle theft010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible111
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault011
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate12.1%10.9%9.5%
Number in default290243213
Number in repayment2,3882,2202,223
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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