“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 inside the classroom gave me what I needed to later attend a four-year institution and successfully start my career.”
Discover what makes Penn Highlands the right choice for you. Our Spring Open House is scheduled for:
Thursday, March 22nd
Held at each of our five locations (Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset), individuals will learn about the available opportunities, including degree programs and coursework, transfer options, and more. Information on student life, including clubs and activities, and financial assistance will also be presented.
3,407 students were enrolled during 2016-2017, and over 53,000 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 a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students feel like family with the one-on-one interactions received on a daily basis.
“I didn’t think I was ready for what a four-year university had to offer. Penn Highlands gave me the opportunity to excel academically and socially. I was able to live at home, enjoy my mom’s cooking, work part-time, and earn a solid education. This saved me a lot of money along the way.”
Liberal Arts & Sciences Graduate & Future Doctor
“Pennsylvania Highlands was and still is everything I was hoping a college to be. All of the professors were wonderful and extremely helpful in my quest for knowledge. I did not know what I wanted to study, but after taking an intro course for Criminal Justice and meeting Dr. Robert Clark I knew what I wanted to become. Dr. Clark provided me a different insight, one that made education fun again and led me to seek a career in Criminal Justice.”
Criminal Justice Graduate & Current Master’s Degree Student
“Penn Highlands was the platform on which I was able to build my professional skills, leading to all the opportunities and advancements that came after. In a matter of two years, I had become the budding specialist that I needed to be, not to mention the strength of body and mind that I achieved.”
Network Administration Graduate & Healthcare App Designer
Our admissions process is simple. There is no need to be alarmed. Penn Highlands accepts applications year round and admits students on a rolling basis.