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Graduation Statistics

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graduate within six years
  • 86% within eight years
  • 60% within four years
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13,766 Graduates
Penn State University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

6,852 Faculty
Full Time
  • 2,918 Instructional
  • 616 Research
  • 122 Public Service
Part Time
  • 2,502 Instructional
  • 587 Research
  • 107 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Weekend Programs

This college offers weekend classes.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

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Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Eric from Winburne, PA
  • 5
  • Penn State is a first class University. Professors are both well informed and intriguing. Even the biggest lecture classes can seem like an engaging one on one meeting.…

  • Jul-17-2009 Read More
  • Caitlyn from State College, PA
  • 4
  • High school classes never provided the challenge that I felt that I needed academically, but when I got to Penn State I found that. Teachers no longer treated us as…

  • Aug-11-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations - 37 - -
Agricultural Business and Management, Other 1 - - -
Agricultural Mechanization, General - 12 - -
Agriculture, General - 25 - -
Agronomy and Crop Science - - 2 1
Animal Sciences, General - 75 5 1
Food Science - 22 8 7
Horticultural Science - 17 5 1
Landscaping and Groundskeeping - 40 - -
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management - 1 - -
Plant Sciences, Other - - - 3
Soil Science and Agronomy, General - 5 3 3
Turf and Turfgrass Management - 57 - -
Architecture and Related Services Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architecture - 49 6 -
Landscape Architecture - 33 7 -
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
African-American/Black Studies - 3 - -
Asian Studies/Civilization - 4 - -
East Asian Studies - 7 - -
Latin American Studies - 4 - -
Women's Studies - 10 - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Animal Physiology - - 3 -
Biochemistry - 51 4 13
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other - 163 3 11
Biology/Biological Sciences, General - 242 3 8
Biotechnology - - 17 -
Ecology - - 4 1
Entomology - - 3 1
Genetics, General - - 1 5
Immunology - - 1 1
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology - 26 - -
Molecular Toxicology - - - 1
Pathology/Experimental Pathology - - 1 4
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology - - 1 2
Plant Physiology - - - 1
Toxicology - 19 - -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting - 286 - -
Actuarial Science - 75 - -
Business Administration and Management, General - 1 271 9
Business/Commerce, General 12 - - -
Business/Managerial Economics - 174 - -
Finance, General - 568 - -
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other 6 250 2 1
Labor and Industrial Relations - 73 22 -
Management Information Systems, General - 103 - -
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other - - 18 -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General - 395 - -
Organizational Behavior Studies - 262 - -
Real Estate - 1 - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Advertising - 388 - -
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric - 186 7 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other - 138 - -
Journalism - 331 - -
Mass Communication/Media Studies - - - 13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science - - 13 18
Computer and Information Sciences, General - 63 - -
Information Science/Studies 14 755 9 14
Education Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Adult and Continuing Education Administration - 9 11 11
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching - - 20 8
Agricultural Teacher Education - 8 8 1
Art Teacher Education - 34 5 6
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services - - 12 -
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - - 27 8
Curriculum and Instruction - - 69 20
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other - 5 - -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - - 7 10
Educational/Instructional Media Design - - 21 13
Elementary Education and Teaching - 294 - -
Foreign Language Teacher Education - 25 - -
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration - - 8 8
Music Teacher Education - 34 5 2
Secondary Education and Teaching - 157 - -
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education - - 1 5
Special Education and Teaching, General - 23 10 2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - - 14 -
Engineering Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering - 93 18 15
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering - 25 7 6
Architectural Engineering - 101 61 6
Biomedical/Medical Engineering - 48 3 5
Chemical Engineering - 107 5 7
Civil Engineering, General - 221 30 7
Computer Engineering, General - 49 - -
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering - 141 48 21
Engineering Mechanics - - 3 -
Engineering Science - 29 13 16
Engineering, Other - 6 - -
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering - 15 10 10
Industrial Engineering - 134 37 15
Materials Engineering - - 12 6
Materials Science - 33 1 18
Mechanical Engineering - 247 54 17
Mining and Mineral Engineering - 6 - -
Nuclear Engineering - 50 21 6
Petroleum Engineering - 21 16 3
Surveying Engineering - 8 - -
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 1 - - -
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 1 - - -
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other - - - -
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology - - 6 -
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 4 - - -
English Language and Literature/Letters Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
English Language and Literature, General - 175 30 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Human Development and Family Studies, General 14 188 9 10
Human Nutrition - 116 7 4
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chinese Language and Literature - 1 - -
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General - 26 - -
Comparative Literature - 18 7 2
French Language and Literature - 45 6 2
German Language and Literature - 20 - 1
Italian Language and Literature - 7 - -
Japanese Language and Literature - 21 - -
Linguistics - - - 4
Russian Language and Literature - 10 - -
Spanish Language and Literature - 95 8 9
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication Disorders, General - 124 23 -
Dietitian Assistant 18 - - -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management - 162 15 1
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) - 177 22 6
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies - 29 - -
Pre-Veterinary Studies - 33 - -
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other - 49 - -
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology - 18 - -
History Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General - 142 18 8
Legal Professions and Studies Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Law - - - 87
Programs for Foreign Lawyers - - 10 -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 61 43 - -
Mathematics and Statistics Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mathematics, General - 90 5 12
Statistics, General - 8 16 10
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biological and Physical Sciences - 171 - -
International/Global Studies - - 18 -
Medieval and Renaissance Studies - 5 - -
Natural Resources and Conservation Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Studies - 21 - -
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management - - 10 1
Forest Sciences and Biology - 40 - -
Forest Technology/Technician 1 9 - -
Natural Resource Economics - - 4 4
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other - 38 4 2
Natural Resources/Conservation, General - 25 - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - 283 8 11
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management - 160 3 -
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies - - - 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Jewish/Judaic Studies - 2 - -
Philosophy - 36 1 3
Religion/Religious Studies - 13 - -
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Acoustics - - 9 5
Astronomy - 13 2 4
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General - 70 10 4
Chemistry, General - 28 11 41
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other - 24 - -
Geology/Earth Science, General - 73 12 14
Physics, General - 41 5 14
Psychology Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Counseling Psychology - - - 7
Educational Psychology - - 3 2
Psychology, General - 464 18 14
School Psychology - - 10 3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Community Organization and Advocacy - - 1 -
Youth Services/Administration - - 2 -
Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician - 24 - -
Security and Protective Services Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration - 240 - -
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies - 45 2 1
Forensic Science and Technology - 24 8 -
Security and Protective Services, Other - 89 - -
Social Sciences Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology - 20 10 6
Archeology - 5 - -
Economics, General - 216 3 5
Geography - 61 31 5
International Relations and Affairs - 230 - -
Political Science and Government, General - 152 11 1
Sociology - 62 6 14
Visual and Performing Arts Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Acting - 30 - -
Art History, Criticism and Conservation - 20 6 4
Art/Art Studies, General - 64 12 -
Conducting - - 4 -
Design and Applied Arts, Other - 1 - -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General - - 13 -
Film/Cinema Studies - 80 - -
Graphic Design - 17 - -
Music History, Literature, and Theory - - 1 -
Music Performance, General - 3 16 -
Music, General - 27 - -
Musicology and Ethnomusicology - - 2 -
Piano and Organ - - 2 -
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology - 14 - -
Visual and Performing Arts, General - 85 - -
Voice and Opera - - 3 -