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Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg

Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg, also known as The Capital College, is under the Pennsylvania State University. It was established in the year 1966. Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, Pennsylvania, and its campus stretches across 218 acres of land. It offers a range of associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degree programs as well as certificate, graduate certificate, and joint graduate programs. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Behavioral Sciences and Education
  • Business Administration
  • Humanities
  • Public Affairs
  • Science, Engineering, and Technology

Penn State Harrisburg's athletic department is a member of the NCAA division III and the North Eastern Athletic Conference. It sponsors both men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, baseball, softball, and tennis, and women's volleyball.

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Contacting Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
777 W Harrisburg Pike
Middletown , PA 17057-4846
General Phone: (717) 948-6452
http://www.hbg.psu.edu

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching325curriculum and instruction, adult education, elementary school teaching, health teaching, social studies teaching, teacher education and development
Business and Management283business, business management, accounting, finance, financial planning, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, management science, ...
Engineering103structural engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering
Liberal Arts88American studies, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, sociology
Family and Social Work70public administration, public policy analysis
Therapy and Counseling56psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology
Security and Law Enforcement55criminal justice and safety
Media42communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering36computer and info science, information science
Medical Administration16health care administration
Engineering Technician11environmental engineering tech
Mathematics6applied mathematics

Number of programs and degrees for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree53926
Master's degree52920
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship122
Associate's degree112

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg had a total enrollment of 3,907 students (3,048 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 56%
Women 44%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 58%
Graduate 42%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 7%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 17%
20-21 15%
22-24 19%
25-29 22%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 50 %

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Room and Board (2007)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg offers campus housing for 328 of its 3,048 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Middletown, 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 Harrisburg Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total2,6891,88270%42222%
Men1,4401,01671%23623%
Women1,24986669%18621%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460570
SAT Math475580
ACT Verbal1923
ACT Math2025
ACT Composite2023

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 SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT8%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg 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 $ 5,920
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,300
Books and supplies $ 1,264
Other expenses $ 3,510

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332920)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Faculty

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured6021
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3231
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2924

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year4$84,8890*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*4$72,327
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$90,6855$66,977

*: 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 year21$108,4283$104,319
Associate professoracademic year39$84,69518$84,296
Assistant professoracademic year39$73,45537$67,865
Instructoracademic year15$58,27112$47,356
All faculty totalacademic year114$81,74570$70,136

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

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering

Engineering Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sociology

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics

Media
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Community Psychology
Psychology, General

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Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Has ROTC (army)

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