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IPEDS ID: 214652
OPE ID: 00332915
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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Scranton
120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, Pennsylvania 18512-1602
General information:  (570) 963-2500
Website:  scranton.psu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  992 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Admissionsadmissions.psu.edu/
Apply Onlineadmissions.psu.edu/apply/
Financial Aidstudentaid.psu.edu/
Net Price Calculatortuition.psu.edu/CostEstimate.aspx
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteransstudentaid.psu.edu/veterans
Disability Servicesequity.psu.edu/student-disability-resources
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.ncaa.org
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
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
At Penn State, we are committed to providing a welcoming, encouraging, and empowering environment for students with disabilities to ensure equal access, full participation and reasonable accommodations for their academic pursuits. Please refer to the following website for more information. http://equity.psu.edu/student-disability-resources
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty5651
Instructional5651
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$13,902$14,072$14,460$14,4680.1%
Out-of-state$21,096$21,506$22,378$23,0282.9%
Books and supplies$1,840$1,840$1,840$1,8400.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$10,926$11,230$11,280$11,5702.6%
Other$4,788$4,788$4,788$4,7880.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,104$4,104$4,104$4,1040.0%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
Off Campus$31,456$31,930$32,368$32,6660.9%
Off Campus with Family$19,846$20,016$20,404$20,4120.0%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$38,650$39,364$40,286$41,2262.3%
Off Campus with Family$27,040$27,450$28,322$28,9722.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
In-state tuition$21,268
In-state fees$984
Out-of-state tuition$27,368
Out-of-state fees$984
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid122889%————
Grant or scholarship aid18171%$1,393,969$7,701
Federal grants10943%$543,966$4,991
Pell grants10642%$500,346$4,720
Other federal grants3514%$43,620$1,246
State/local government grant or scholarships11645%$388,522$3,349
Institutional grants or scholarships10943%$461,481$4,234
Student loan aid18071%$1,101,436$6,119
Federal student loans17769%$948,266$5,357
Other student loans218%$153,170$7,294
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1876$5,441,783$6,212
Pell grants458$2,139,793$4,672
Federal student loans665$4,465,148$6,715
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$12,961$14,042$17,495
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 Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$10,070$12,031$13,790
$30,001 – $48,000$11,481$12,857$15,349
$48,001 – $75,000$14,150$14,531$17,300
$75,001 – $110,000$17,194$18,652$22,373
$110,001 and more$18,846$19,514$23,030
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)992
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment37
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 85%
25 and over: 15%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 24%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants666299367
Percent admitted82%84%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%45%38%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT19285%
ACT125%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480580
SAT Math490570
ACT Composite1621
ACT English1523
ACT Math1524
  • The vast majority of Penn State majors can be started at any of the 20 undergraduate campuses with the majority ending at the University Park campus. Penn State's application allows students to choose both a first choice and an alternate choice campus which gives students the best chance of joining the Penn State family.
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: 79%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 78 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 40%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 37%
8-year: 39%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 19%
6-year: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 42%
Female: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 27%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 42%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 33%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 36%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 32%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 6%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 40%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 18%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 27%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 14%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 29%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 25%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 25%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 52%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 57%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 21%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 20%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 21%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-0-
American/United States Studies/Civilization-0-
Category total-0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-1-
Category total-1-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting--1
Business Administration and Management, General-00
Business/Commerce, General234-
Business/Corporate Communications-8-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management--2
Category total2423
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--0
Category total--0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other--1
Information Science/Studies013-
Category total0131
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-5-
Category total-5-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General017-
Category total017-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-17-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-25-
Category total-42-
History
History, General-1-
Category total-1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies01-
Category total01-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-6-
Category total-6-
Psychology
Psychology, General-7-
Category total-7-
Grand total21354
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 44
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,205
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
USCAAMenWomen
Baseball14
Basketball219
Softball11
Track and Field, X-Country88
Volleyball9
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1921)12/31/2020
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault100
Burglary200
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate4.9%5.1%5.2%
Number in default9199831,010
Number in repayment18,63119,22719,272
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)