Pennsylvania College Of Technology

Pennsylvania College Of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology, nicknamed Penn College, is a small college located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded as the Williamsport Technical Institute in 1941. It received its present name in 1989. The college offers more than 100 certificate, associate, and bachelor degree programs in several fields of study. Penn College enrolls more than 6,000 students every year. It is organized into the following academic schools:

  • School of Business & Computer Technologies
  • School of Construction & Design Technologies
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Hospitality
  • School of Industrial & Engineering Technologies
  • School of Integrated Studies
  • School of Natural Resources Management
  • School of Transportation Technology

Penn College's athletic department fields several women's and men's sports teams. They compete in the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). They are nicknamed the Wildcats.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Ave
Williamsport , PA 17701-5799
General Phone: (570) 326-3761

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Pennsylvania College of Technology Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering Technician499architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech, electromechanical tech, instrumentation tech, robotics tech, HVAC tech, environmental engineering tech, ...
Mechanics and Repair168industrial electronics tech, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, diesel mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech, avionics maintenance, mechanic and repair ...
Computer Science and Engineering166information technology, systems analyst, web design, computer and media applications, computer networking, computer security, computer services management
Business and Management141business management, business administration, accounting, accounting technology, MIS, vehicle parts marketing
Medical Support and Technology127dental hygienist, medical coding, cardiovascular tech, radiation therapist, surgical tech, health diagnostic professions, mental health services tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine121EMT paramedic, registered nursing, adult health nursing, licensed practical nurse
Production Trades71machine shop assistant, tool and die tech, welding, cabinetmaking
Construction Trades71masonry, carpentry, electrician, plumbing
Cooking and Culinary Arts45pastry, chef training
Family and Social Work41foodservice management, child care provider
Media40mass communication, printing equipment operation, platemaker/imager
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39exercise science, health and fitness, occupational therapist assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture36ornamental horticulture, plant nursery, turf management
Conservation and Resource Management35forest technology
Medical Administration30medical records admin, medical secretary, health and medical administrative
Law27legal assistant, legal professions
Medicine27health professions
Liberal Arts19liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies
Photography and Commercial Art16commercial art
Therapy and Counseling9mental and social health services
Fine Arts1fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,10961
Bachelor's degree54636
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years6211
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years123

Pennsylvania College of Technology Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania College of Technology had a total enrollment of 6,682 students (6,077 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 93%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 39%
20-21 27%
22-24 15%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey4%
New York2%

Pennsylvania College of Technology Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 44 %

Pennsylvania College of Technology Room and Board (2007)

Pennsylvania College of Technology offers campus housing for 1,500 of its 6,077 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Williamsport, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pennsylvania College of Technology Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,790
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,820
Room and board $ 8,000
Room charge $ 5,100
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,900
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,560

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania College of Technology participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 339500)

Pennsylvania College of Technology Faculty

Pennsylvania College of Technology has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track216
Non-tenured and not on tenure track810

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$88,0890*
Associate professoracademic year53$79,58129$77,008
Assistant professoracademic year73$71,05931$66,685
Instructoracademic year65$60,72520$52,856
Lectureracademic year6$47,6006$45,954
All faculty totalacademic year211$70,47986$65,503

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pennsylvania College of Technology Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Technology/Technician

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Ornamental Horticulture
Plant Nursery Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other

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