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Pennsylvania College of Technology Overview

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a public institution located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Williamsport is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Pennsylvania College of Technology Known For?

1,582 Undergraduate Awards
$33,367 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Penn College.
  • In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Penn College bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,600 a year. That's about 4% more than their peers at other schools.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology Rankings

Penn College is ranked #408 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list.

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 been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#85 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Industrial Production Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Precision Production Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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 Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#2 Best Industrial Production Technology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#3 Best Colleges for Industrial Production Technology College Factual
#4 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#31 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Pennsylvania College of Technology?

Location of Pennsylvania College of Technology

Contact details for Penn College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One College Ave, Williamsport, PA 17701-5799
Phone: 570-326-3761
Website: https://www.pct.edu

How Do I Get Into Penn College?

You can apply to Penn College online at: https://admissions.pct.edu/apply/

Since Pennsylvania College of Technology has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Pennsylvania College of Technology?

$33,367 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
11.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Penn College is $33,367. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 76% of students took out student loans averaging $11,366 a year. That adds up to $45,464 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Penn College is 11.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Pennsylvania College of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,378 Full-Time Undergraduates
32% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,322 undergraduate students at Penn College, with 4,378 being full-time and 944 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Penn College

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,378 full-time undergraduates at Penn College, 68% are male and 32% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Penn College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Penn College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 49
Black or African American 130
Hispanic or Latino 173
White 3,885
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 128

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

390 Took All Classes Online
1,752 Took At Least One Class Online
10.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,752 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 36th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Penn College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pennsylvania College of Technology was 10.5%. This is the #1,306 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
Business, Management & Marketing 20%
Dental Support Services 28%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 9%
Health Professions 9%
Nursing 20%

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
Homeland Security #31
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #232
Business Administration & Management #429

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 131 9 0 140
Nursing 44 0 87 131
Industrial Production Technology 19 0 87 106
Allied Health Professions 38 0 39 77
Dental Support Services 39 0 37 76
Building Management & Inspection 37 0 34 71
Business Administration & Management 17 0 51 68
Precision Metal Working 58 1 0 59
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 52 0 0 52
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 37 4 10 51
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 21 0 28 49
Health & Medical Administrative Services 18 0 25 43
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 38 0 0 38
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 37 0 0 37
Architectural Sciences & Technology 19 0 16 35
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 33 33
Information Technology 18 0 14 32
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 31 31
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 31 0 0 31
Robotics Engineering 30 0 0 30
Ground Transportation 29 0 0 29
Polymer & Plastics Engineering 0 0 27 27
Civil Engineering Technology 4 0 22 26
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 23 23
Culinary Arts 18 0 5 23
Human Services 9 0 12 21
Horticulture 20 0 0 20
Construction Management 0 0 19 19
Environmental Control Technology 9 0 10 19
Forestry 19 0 0 19
Computer Information Systems 0 0 16 16
Legal Support Services 6 1 9 16
Interdisciplinary Studies 5 0 9 14
Design & Applied Arts 1 0 13 14
Engineering-Related Technologies 12 0 0 12
Marketing 0 0 11 11
Accounting 0 0 10 10
Masonry 9 0 0 9
Computer Engineering Technology 2 0 7 9
Human Development & Family Studies 9 0 0 9
Hospitality Management 2 0 6 8
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 8 8
Health & Physical Education 8 0 0 8
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 6 6
Food Processing 5 0 0 5
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 3 0 3
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 3 0 0 3
Homeland Security 0 0 3 3
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 1 0 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 1 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 856 18 708 1,582

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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