“I don’t think I would have been successful in my career if I had not started my academic journey at Penn Highlands. The classes, instructors, and staff were encouraging, supportive, and genuine. The environment of support I received outside of the classroom paired with the education I learned in the classroom gave me what I needed to later attend a four-year institution and successfully start my career.”
Your first choice… discover what makes Penn Highlands the right choice for you.
Our small classes and dedicated faculty provide a superior college experience in a setting that feels more like family, all at a fraction of the price of a four-year college or university. Choose from over 35 academic programs at one of our cozy, student-oriented facilities located throughout western Pennsylvania.
3,476 students were enrolled during 2017-2018, and over 56,000 have been served since the College was founded.
On average, our students save $5,970 annually by attending a community college compared to a four-year public college.
With an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students feel like family with the one-on-one interactions received on a daily basis.
We offer a variety of associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs in 7 unique pathways. Part of our mission is to be an incubator for regional growth and renewal, and as such we are continually looking to add more opportunities or to enhance our current options. Here are some new opportunities.
Our Accounting degree has been revamped and now includes a curriculum that prepares graduates for earning the Certified Bookkeeper designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.
This new certificate prepares graduates to become a patient care technician and work under nurse or physician supervision. Become trained to work in a hospital or clinical setting in less than one year.
This new associate degree prepares graduates by teaching the professional application of social work through values, principles, and techniques. It is designed for easy transfer to any social work-related bachelor’s degree.
NATIONAL CENTER OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN CYBER DEFENSE
We are a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE2Y) as designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Click here to learn more about what this designation means through our official press release.
“This would not have been possible if it hadn’t been for my time at Penn Highlands. I learned so much about business law, development, management, accounting, and more. My degree gave me the confidence I needed to get started. If it had not been for my education after high school there would be no Sci-Fi Valley Con today.”
Business Management Graduate & Owner/Promoter of Sci-Fi Valley Con
“I really enjoyed the experience that Penn Highlands provided me. The friends that I made, and the faculty that supported my goals, helped me thrive as a person and in my career.”
Radiologic Technology Graduate & Local Radiologic Technologist
Our admissions process is simple and takes less than 15 minutes. There is no need to be alarmed. Penn Highlands accepts applications year round and admits students on a rolling basis.