Central Penn College: Review & Facts

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Central Penn College is a very small four-year, private for-profit school with 1,345 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1881 and is the only school located in Summerdale, Pennsylvania.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
17
Several-month certificate, associate's degree, and bachelor's degree are offered at Central Penn College.

Central Penn College implements a trimester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 17 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Criminal Justice, Medical Assistant, and Physical Therapy. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
55%
The student retention rate at Central Penn College is low at 55% (way below Pennsylvania average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Central Penn College is low - 49%.

Student to faculty ratio at Central Penn College is pretty decent -- 14:1. Find out more about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$15,800
Average tuition price is fairly high - around $15,000 per academic year. The additional fees at Central Penn College not covered by tuition are approximately $800, which totals $15,800 a year.

Read the details about Central Penn College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
35%
According to government data, 1,182 applications were submitted and 412 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get accepted at this school.

The school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Central Penn College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (800) 759-2727 or check Central Penn College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,100
Central Penn College offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Central Penn College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
B
Central Penn College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 500 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable - around $5,100 per year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Central Penn College appears to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Central Penn College Location and Maps



Post Address: Central Penn College, College Hill & Valley Rds, Summerdale, Pennsylvania 17093-0309, USA
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