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IPEDS ID: 214704
OPE ID: 00332906
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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks
Tulpehocken Road, Reading, Pennsylvania 19610-1016
General information:  (610) 396-6000
Website:  berks.psu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
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
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
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 data for this campus is combined with data from parent institution Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees
In-state$14,828$15,190$15,198$15,2060.1%
Out-of-state$22,834$23,692$24,450$24,9161.9%
Books and supplies$1,840$1,840$1,840$1,8400.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,230$11,280$11,570$11,8842.7%
Other$4,788$4,788$4,788$4,7880.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,230$11,280$11,570$11,8842.7%
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 Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
In-state
On Campus$32,686$33,098$33,396$33,7181.0%
Off Campus$32,686$33,098$33,396$33,7181.0%
Off Campus with Family$20,772$21,134$21,142$21,1500.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$40,692$41,600$42,648$43,4281.8%
Off Campus$40,692$41,600$42,648$43,4281.8%
Off Campus with Family$28,778$29,636$30,394$30,8601.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
In-state tuition$21,792
In-state fees$992
Out-of-state tuition$28,718
Out-of-state fees$992
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Financial aid data for this campus is combined with data from parent institution Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

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Net price data for this campus is combined with data from parent institution Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
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Fall 2019

Enrollment data for this campus is combined with data from parent institution Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $65

  • Most 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 alternative campus which gives students the best change of joining the Penn State family.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation Rates data for this campus are combined with data from parent institution Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

Outcome Measures data for this campus is combined with data from parent institution Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
  • Outcome Measures data not available.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
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
American/United States Studies/Civilization-0-
Category total-0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-25-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-18-
Category total-43-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-30-
Business/Commerce, General6502
Finance, General-0-
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other013-
Labor and Industrial Relations-1-
Labor Studies--0
Management Information Systems and Services, Other--1
Organizational Behavior Studies-3-
Category total6973
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations/Image Management--4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-12-
Category total-124
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other--0
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-1410
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician--0
Information Science/Studies127-
Category total14110
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-0-
Elementary Education and Teaching-0-
Foreign Language Teacher Education--0
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-21-
Category total-210
Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-0-
Mechanical Engineering-30-
Category total-30-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician0--
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology-29-
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0--
Category total029-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-7-
Category total-7-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-2-
Category total-2-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Occupational Therapist Assistant28--
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other--0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-0-
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other-20-
Category total28200
History
History, General-0-
Category total-0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-25-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-0-
Category total-25-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies8--
Category total8--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-20-
Category total-20-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-1-
Category total-1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-27-
Category total-27-
Psychology
Psychology, General-26-
Category total-26-
Social Sciences
Economics, General-1-
International Relations and Affairs-0-
Category total-1-
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting-3-
Category total-3-
Grand total4340517
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, 2018-2019

Financial aid data for this campus is combined with data from parent institution Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
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: 83%
Part-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
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
Baseball28
Basketball1313
Golf5
Soccer2019
Softball18
Tennis99
Track and Field, X-Country148
Volleyball12
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1921)12/31/2020
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degreeAccredited since ((!)02/01/1993)12/31/2024
  • (!) Estimated date
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape103
d. Fondling601
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery010
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary100
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence162
c. Stalking021
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations211514
c. Liquor law violations44359
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations262115
c. Liquor law violations40306
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape102
d. Fondling501
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary100
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence022
c. Stalking010
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations1488
c. Liquor law violations11152
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations201112
c. Liquor law violations35236
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
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)