Widener University Harrisburg Campus

Widener University Harrisburg Campus

Widener University - Harrisburg Campus is one of the four campuses of Widener University, which was founded in 1821. The Harrisburg Campus, which opened in 1989, covers more than 20 acres in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The campus offers the Juris Doctor Program and certificate programs are also available in constitutional/ administrative law, environmental law, and consumer law. The campus additionally provides graduate programs in nursing and social work.

The sports teams of Widener University - Harrisburg Campus are nicknamed the Pride. The Harrisburg Campus has numerous clubs and organizations including religious organizations, special interest clubs, honor societies, and media groups. The campus is home to the Moot Court Honor Society and the Trial Advocacy Honor Society.

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Contacting Widener University-Harrisburg

Widener University-Harrisburg Campus
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg , PA 17110-9450
General Phone: (717) 541-3900

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Widener University-Harrisburg Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine8nurse practitioner

Number of programs and degrees for Widener University-Harrisburg in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree - professional practice1291
Master's degree81

Widener University-Harrisburg Student Body

In 2007-2008, Widener University-Harrisburg had a total enrollment of 521 students (566 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 18%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
20-21 1%
22-24 34%
25-29 39%
30-34 13%
35-39 7%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%

Widener University-Harrisburg Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Harrisburg, 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.

Widener University-Harrisburg Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Widener University-Harrisburg participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 331302)

Widener University-Harrisburg Faculty

Widener University-Harrisburg has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track54
Non-tenured and not on tenure track47

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: 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 year5$140,1904$125,792
Associate professoracademic year8$101,3513$98,162
Assistant professoracademic year0*2*
Instructoracademic year1*6$63,440
All faculty totalacademic year14$112,73615$88,904

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

Widener University-Harrisburg Degree Programs (2007)

Law (LLB, JD)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

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