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Degrees & Certificates

With more than 35 degrees and certificates in multiple academic pathways, Penn Highlands has something for you. Programs are offered in both in-person and online formats.

Affordable options

On average, students save more than $6,900 annually by attending a community college compared to a four-year college. Tuition starts at $219 per credit.

Become a Black Bear

Black Bear Athletics is great for those who want to continue their athletic careers after high school. We have a wide variety of sports to choose from.

WHY CHOOSE PENN HIGHLANDS?

Where you’re going is limited only by your determination, goals, and hard work. Penn Highlands Community College is a place for you to take your journey to the next level. With more than 35 degrees and certificates, there is something here for everyone. And, with flexible class options and convenient locations throughout western Pennsylvania, you have the opportunity to earn a degree, certificate, or credential your way, without going into debt.

YOU ARE FAMILY

Our student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1, meaning that every student gets a truly hands-on experience with dedicated and supportive faculty. Quality one-on-one time leads to student success.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

64% of our students receive financial aid that does not need to be repaid. With a number of scholarships and grants to choose from, we can help you budget for your education

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COMMUNITY MEMBERS SERVED THROUGH THE REGION SINCE 1994
Graduate Sadie Carney

“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.

sadie carney

Graduate, Future Doctor

ACCREDITED INSTITUTION

We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the same as major four-year institutions.

FLEXIBLE
OPTIONS

We understand your diverse needs. Penn Highlands offers flexible class options - including evening and online classes.

DEDICATED
FACULTY

Our faculty are here for you. They will listen, give advice, and provide the education you need to succeed.

Get Started Today

We know how overwhelming choosing a college can be. Applying shouldn't be. Our admissions process is simple and takes less than 15 minutes. Penn Highlands accepts applications year-round and admits students on a rolling basis.

Our students have awesome experiences.

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