Central Penn College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - ExcellentSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Good
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Central Penn College is a very small four-year, private for-profit school with 1,385 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1881 and is the only school located in Summerdale, Pennsylvania.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
14
Fair
Associate's degree, bachelor's degree, and master's degree are offered at Central Penn College.

Central Penn College implements a trimester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 14 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Medical Assistant, Criminal Justice, and Physical Therapy. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
65%
Bad
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.

The student retention rate at Central Penn College is relatively low at 65% (below Pennsylvania average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
11 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Central Penn College is low - 31%.

Student to faculty ratio at Central Penn College is good -- 11:1. Find out more about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$17,300
High
Average tuition price is fairly high - around $16,400 per academic year. The additional fees at Central Penn College not covered by tuition are approximately $900, which totals $17,300 a year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
97%
Easy
According to government data, 582 applications were submitted and 565 were accepted; so it is very easy to get accepted at this school.

The school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Central Penn College in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,300
Medium
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
C-
Unsafe
Central Penn College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 400 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable: roughly $5,300 annually.

Based on the college crime data, Central Penn College seems to be a relatively 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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