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Pennsylvania State University Penn State Erie Behrend College

Pennsylvania State University Penn State Erie Behrend College

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is a state-related, public university located on the Commonwealth campus of Pennsylvania State University. It was established in the year 1948. The college's campus spreads over an area of more than 720 acres and enrolls over 4,000 students annually. The college offers more than 30 baccalaureate majors, over 15 minors, more than 2 graduate programs, and over 5 associate degree programs. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Centre For Adult Students
  • Division of Nursing
  • Division of Undergraduate Studies
  • Sam and Irene Black School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Science

Penn State Behrend's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Behrend Lions. They are members of the NCAA Division III, Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

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Contacting Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
5091 Station Rd
Erie , PA 16563-0002
General Phone: (814) 898-6000
http://www.pserie.psu.edu/

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management347business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, managerial economics, finance, financial planning, international business, MIS, ...
Engineering100electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, plastics engineering, manufacturing engineering
Liberal Arts83English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, history
Engineering Technician68electronics tech, plastics engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, mechanical engineering related tech
Therapy and Counseling45psychology
Science44biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Computer Science and Engineering37computer science, computer engineering, software engineering
Media35media studies
Mathematics18mathematics
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal science
Conservation and Resource Management1forest technology

Number of programs and degrees for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Associate's degree186
Bachelor's degree62429
Master's degree752
Award of less than 1 academic year644

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College had a total enrollment of 4,171 students (4,193 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 63%
Women 37%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 96%
Graduate 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 44%
20-21 31%
22-24 14%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 75 %

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Room and Board (2007)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College offers campus housing for 1,354 of its 4,193 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Erie, 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 State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total3,6892,90879%1,16240%
Men2,1391,69579%73443%
Women1,5501,21378%42835%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460560
SAT Math480590
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT82%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,282
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,370
Room and board $ 8,262
Room charge $ 4,110
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,160
Books and supplies $ 1,264
Other expenses $ 3,510

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332905)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Faculty

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured6515
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2116
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6347

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*4$71,111
Lecturercalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$75,8697$63,187

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$117,4705$118,642
Associate professoracademic year46$85,2598$78,132
Assistant professoracademic year23$70,86218$69,190
Instructoracademic year6$70,9552*
Lectureracademic year52$57,04932$50,578
All faculty totalacademic year143$75,68965$64,561

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

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Basketball Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania Athletic Conference

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Technology/Technician

Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Polymer/Plastics Engineering

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Media
Communication and Media Studies, Other

Science
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminalistics and Criminal Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Apart:

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% of degrees in business and management
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Top 8%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College % of degrees in business and management
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Top 9%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College % of degrees in engineering
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College % of degrees in engineering technician
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 18%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Number of students

Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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