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Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg, also called The Capital College, is an undergraduate college and graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University. The main campus of Penn State Harrisburg is located in Lower Swatara Township,[2] 9 miles (15 km) south of Harrisburg. The campus enrolls over 4,000 students and offers two associate, 34 baccalaureate, 24 master's, and three doctoral degrees as well as certificate and certification programs.

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Location

Address
777 W Harrisburg Pike
City
Middletown
State
PA
Zip/Post Code
17057

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
3577
In State Tuition Fees
13018
Out State Tuition Fees
19912
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.08
Male Female Ratio
60:40
Acceptance Rate
79%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Nittany Lion
Colors
White Navy Blue
Conference
Capital

College History

History

Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions in the nation. Located eight miles east of Harrisburg in Middletown, Pa., the campus offers more than 60 associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. The college also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors offered throughout the University. Penn State Harrisburg brings nationally accredited academic programs, award-winning faculty, and the resources of a world-class research university to Pennsylvania's Capital Region. At the transfer level, Penn State Harrisburg serves students from all campuses of The Pennsylvania State University and students from community colleges and other accredited colleges and universities. Students of The Pennsylvania State University are encouraged to choose the Penn State Harrisburg Common Year Major as their curriculum prior to transferring to Penn State Harrisburg.

College Specialty

Specialty

As the regional leader in the integration of teaching, research, and service, the mission of Penn State Harrisburg is to: Provide a comprehensive portfolio of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs to meet the educational needs of diverse learners and promote regional economic development; Provide student access to higher education from three distinct entry points of study �freshman, transfer, and graduate; Partner with other Penn State campuses and colleges and the World Campus to expand programming capability and extend access to the University; Demonstrate excellence through national accreditation, periodic academic program review, and student learning assessment; Anticipate challenges and pursue opportunities to maximize strengths, meet emerging educational needs, and realize new ventures. The College pursues this mission using interdisciplinary, innovative, and applied approaches to learning and problem solving that transcend academic specializations and organizational barriers.

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 218 acres (890,000 m�)

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