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College Profile: Central Penn College

 
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Central Penn College is America's largest career-oriented college located in the suburban Harrisburg, Pennsylvania neighborhood of Summerdale, Pennsylvania. Established in 1881, Central Penn, formerly known as Central Pennsylvania Business School, officially changed its name in 1999 to better characterize the diversity of the school's academic programs. Central Penn offers two-year associate's degree and three- and four-year bachelor's degree programs to its students. The college offers on-campus housing, but about 60 percent of the school’s students commute. The school’s library, the Charles T. Jones Library, features a learning resource center open to the public. A swimming pool,basketball and volleyball courts and picnic areas also are features of the drug- and alcohol-free campus. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

career placement is not guaranteed.

financial aid is only available for those who qualify.

Central Penn College, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, emerged from a business school, earning its new status and name in April 1999 after the Pennsylvania Department of Education authorized the Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science Degrees.

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For more information about Central Penn’s graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please click <a href="http://centralpenn.edu/disclosures/#AB">here</a>.
 
College Hill & Valley Rds
Summerdale, PA
17093-0309
800-759-2727 (general)
717-728-2261 (financial aid)
717-728-2201 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

Central Penn's mission is to provide an education that prepares its graduates to obtain employment in their chosen field, continue their education and be contributing members of society. 2007 Catalog, p 8.


General Information
Other Names Central Penn
Type Private for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Calendar System Quarter
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
Yes On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Central Penn College Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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