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Life has changed. Your goals have not.

These past few months may have left you nervous, doubtful, and fearful of the unknown. You may be hesitant, and we understand that completely.

Your educational journey and career plans may all be uncertain, but just know that Penn Highlands is a worthwhile option, and we are ready to serve your needs. Penn Highlands can keep you close to home, keep costs low, and most importantly, keep your future on the right track.

Why Attend Penn Highlands

A great value.

An education from Penn Highlands combines low tuition costs with an outstanding education. On average, students save over $6,400 annually by attending a community college compared to a four-year public college.

An extended family.

With small classes (16:1) and dedicated faculty, all students feel more like family.

Programs for anyone.

With over 35 academic programs in seven unique pathways, we offer something for every student.

An unsure future.

You may not know what you want to do just yet and that is normal. Choosing a path can be hard and there are many factors to consider. We understand, and we can help you. Our Liberal Arts & Sciences program is designed for you to explore career paths through easily transferable introductory courses.

The path to a bachelor’s degree starts here.

Many students earn transferable credits from us and then move on to earn a bachelor’s degree. We maintain over 120 transfer agreements with other colleges and universities. No matter what you decide to study, a bachelor’s degree is not too far away.

Convenience is essential.

With six locations spanning the Southern Alleghenies region, and classes offered in day, evening, online, and blended formats, one of our facilities is easily within reach.

Scholarships are available.

Paying for college is not always easy. Our Foundation awards a number of scholarships each year. In fact, in 2018-2019 alone, the College Foundation awarded over $21,000 in scholarships.

Paying For College

Many students and their families have similar questions about paying for college, so here are answers to the questions we hear the most.

How much does it cost?

Penn Highlands’ 2019-2020 average tuition and fees for a Pennsylvania resident is $4,185 (per semester). To put that in perspective, the average tuition and fees for a public four-year college or university is $10,400. (Source: College Board)

How am I going to afford it?

Our tuition and fees are reasonable compared to those around us. And to help, Financial Aid can help you navigate the various types of aid.

Connect with Penn Highlands

You wouldn’t want to buy a house or a car without checking it out first. Choosing a college should be no different. We encourage you to ask questions, talk to professors, and meet with our Admissions team. This is easier to do now more than ever with a variety of virtual events; just visit our Virtual Events page for details and upcoming events.

Or, if you would prefer, at your request, we can just mail you additional information on Penn Highlands and any program that would interest you.

After Penn Highlands

We know it’s important that you experience success after Penn Highlands. Whether continuing on to a four-year college or starting a career, Career Services will help prepare you for what is next.

Check out where Penn Highlands has led some of our alumni.