Pennsylvania College of Technology became an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University in 1989, after establishing a national reputation for education supporting workforce development, first as a technical institute and later as a community college.
Today, Penn College is a special mission affiliate of Penn State, committed to applied technology education.
Conveniently located in Williamsport (Central Pennsylvania), Penn College attracts the second-highest enrollment in the Penn State system; over 6,400 students are enrolled in associate- and bachelor-degree programs relating to more than 100 different career areas.
In addition, Penn College manages the state's largest worker training program through its Workforce Development and Continuing Education unit.
The modern Penn College campus offers students hands-on instruction and access to the latest equipment, leading to excellent graduate placement and "degrees that work".
What makes Penn College different?
- Degrees that work lead to good job opportunities, advancement, and continuing education.
- Penn State affiliation secures national reputation and name recognition.
- Hands-on, applied technology education includes student access to the latest technology in classrooms, labs, library, and study areas.
- Faculty with relevant work experience teach all classes; there are no teaching assistants.
- Two-year or four-year program options allow students to start in a B.S. major or in a two-year program (and transfer later into a related B.S. degree).
- Full college experience includes on-campus housing, athletics, and activities.
- Modern, beautiful campus is secured by real College police officers 24/7.
- A variety of support services assist students during their college experience.
- Small classes and excellent faculty-to-student ratio ensure personal attention.