Pennsylvania State University Penn State Schuylkill

Pennsylvania State University Penn State Schuylkill

Penn State-Schuylkill is one of the Commonwealth Campuses of the Pennsylvania State University. Its history dates back to July, 1934, when the Pottsville Undergraduate Center was established as a part of the Pennsylvania State College. It became the Pennsylvania State College Center of Pottsville in 1948. In 1953, Pennsylvania State College was renamed Pennsylvania State University, and the Pottsville center was officially relocated to Schuylkill Haven in 1967.

Penn State-Schuylkill offers associate's degree programs in the fields of business administration, information sciences and technology, radiological sciences, and human development and family studies. More than 150 bachelor's degree programs are offered, along with a Master of Education in Teaching degree program.

Penn State-Schuylkill sponsors intercollegiate athletics teams in cross country, volleyball, soccer, golf, basketball, and softball. Students can also participate in various intramural sports like softball, flag football, co-ed soccer, and ping pong.

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill
200 University Dr
Schuylkill Haven , PA 17972-2202
General Phone: (570) 385-6000

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PSU Schuykill Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management24business, business management, logistics
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and safety, security and protective services
Therapy and Counseling18psychology
Medical Support and Technology15radiation therapist
Family and Social Work6family studies
Liberal Arts3liberal arts and sciences
Computer Science and Engineering2information science

Number of programs and degrees for PSU Schuykill in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree525
Associate's degree264
Award of less than 1 academic year92

PSU Schuykill Student Body

In 2007-2008, PSU Schuykill had a total enrollment of 940 students (903 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 96%
Graduate 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 24%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 56%
20-21 17%
22-24 9%
25-29 7%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

PSU Schuykill Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

PSU Schuykill Room and Board (2007)

PSU Schuykill offers campus housing for 266 of its 903 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Schuylkill Haven, 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.

PSU Schuykill Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380500
SAT Math380520
ACT Verbal1521
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1521

Application Requirements:

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 SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT5%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

PSU Schuykill Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,490
Room and board $ 8,262
Room charge $ 4,780
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,160
Books and supplies $ 1,264
Other expenses $ 3,510

Financial Aid:
PSU Schuykill participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332914)

PSU Schuykill Faculty

PSU Schuykill has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track33
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1311

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$59,5470*

*: 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 year4$98,3790*
Associate professoracademic year4$70,8843$77,280
Assistant professoracademic year12$59,5565$76,401
Instructoracademic year4$59,5989$41,797
All faculty totalacademic year24$67,92117$58,237

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

PSU Schuykill Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Logistics and Materials Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets PSU Schuykill Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 11%PSU Schuykill Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 12%PSU Schuykill % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 12%PSU Schuykill % of degrees in family and social work
Number of students
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Top 16%PSU Schuykill Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 18%PSU Schuykill Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 19%PSU Schuykill Dorm rooms per full-time student

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