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Located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania College of Technology is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

3,701 Full-Time Undergraduates
$15,120 Avg In-State Tuition

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Pennsylvania College of Technology Rankings

Penn College is ranked #233 out of 1,831 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #18 out of 92 schools in Pennsylvania.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Penn College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Penn College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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#4 Best Dental Support Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Penn College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Welding Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#6 Best Precision Metal Working Schools College Factual
#7 Best Precision Production Schools College Factual
#13 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Schools College Factual
#22 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Schools College Factual
#139 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Pennsylvania College of Technology?

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Contact details for Penn College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One College Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701-5799
Phone: 570-326-3761

Can I Afford Penn College?

$15,120 In-State Tuition
73% Take Out Loans
9.5% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Penn College students paid $504 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $756 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $15,120 $22,680
Fees $2,490 $2,490
Books and Supplies $1,549 $1,549
On Campus Room and Board $11,892 $11,892
On Campus Other Expenses $3,468 $3,468

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Penn College, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $11,766 a year. That adds up to $47,064 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Penn College is 9.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Pennsylvania College of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,701 Full-Time Undergraduates
32% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,565 undergraduate students at Penn College, with 3,701 being full-time and 864 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 3,701 full-time undergraduates at Penn College, 68% are male and 32% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pennsylvania College of Technology students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 44
Black or African American 119
Hispanic or Latino 159
White 3,244
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 132

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Pennsylvania College of Technology. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 14 countries are represented at Penn College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Austria.

Online Learning at Pennsylvania College of Technology

400 Took All Classes Online
2,194 Took At Least One Class Online
7.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at Penn College. In 2019-2020, 2,194 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Penn College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Penn College

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Pennsylvania College of Technology was $15,810 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $22,470. The following table shows how Penn College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Automotive Engineering Technology #1 #1
Mechanical Engineering Technology #10 #10
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services #10 #13
Dental Support Services #58 #40
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist #58 #40

Online Growth Rankings of Penn College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pennsylvania College of Technology was 7.9%. This is the #1,290 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Penn College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Penn College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Automotive Engineering Technology 31%
Health Information Management 18%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Penn College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Penn College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Automotive Engineering Technology #1
Mechanical Engineering Technology #4
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist #34
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services #36
Dental Support Services #40
Health Information Management #70
Engineering Technologies #232

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Pennsylvania College of Technology Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 35 0 36 71
Building Construction Technology 54 1 0 55
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 53 1 0 54
Welding Engineering Technology 0 0 50 50
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 39 0 0 39
Electrician 36 1 0 37
Welding Technology/Welder 35 2 0 37
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 17 0 19 36
Radiologic Technology 28 0 5 33
Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 32 32
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 32 0 0 32
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 29 0 0 29
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 0 0 27 27
General Drafting & Design Technology 0 0 26 26
Automotive Engineering Technology 0 0 26 26
Civil Engineering Technology 5 0 18 23
CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology 21 0 0 21
Physician Assistant 0 0 21 21
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 21 0 0 21
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 19 2 0 21
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 21 0 0 21
Surgical Technology 16 0 3 19
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 18 0 0 18
Computer Engineering Technology 2 0 13 15
Surveying Technology/Surveying 14 0 0 14
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology 1 0 13 14
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 14 14
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 14 0 0 14
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 14 0 0 14
Occupational Therapist Assistant 5 0 7 12
Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology 11 0 0 11
Health Information Management 0 0 11 11
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 10 0 0 10
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 9 0 0 9
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher 8 0 0 8
Mason/Masonry 7 0 0 7
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology 0 0 6 6
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 6 0 0 6
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) 0 4 0 4
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2 0 2 4
Metal Fabricator 3 0 0 3
Physical Therapy Assistant 2 0 0 2
Restaurant, Culinary, & Catering Management/Manager 0 0 1 1
Tool & Die Technology/Technician 1 0 0 1
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 0 0
Other Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies 0 0 0 0
Automation Engineer Technology 0 0 0 0
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 588 11 330 929

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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