Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg is a public institution and part of the Penn State system. Its campus is built over the retired Olmstead Air Force Base. Penn State Harrisburg is home to several research centers such as the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies, Economic Development Research and Training Center, and the Institute of State and Regional Affairs. Most students choose to major in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or psychology.
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board
The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans
Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
Penn State Harrisburg is a close-knit community of the academically, athletically, musically, and artistically inclined. The professors are fantastic-each and every one is devoted to helping students grow as individuals, and embrace oftentimes unknown talents and skills. Though it may be considered a shadow compared to the main campus in State College, the pride of Penn State Harrisburg is its wide range of academic programs, culturally diverse atmosphere, and supportive environment.
LOVE Penn State - Harrisburg ! I live off campus but close enough I walk to class every day.
Theresa from Middletown, DE
Diverse community. Practical experience. Near Baltimore and Philadelphia allowing fundamental opportunities to recognize and test the many different cultural lifestyles.
Kelsey from Jonestown, PA
Penn State Harrisburg has teachers who really want you to learn. The classes are small and you can meet with your professor. This school is set up for you to succeed.
Antwan from Washington, DC
Its a good school with nice people. Teachers are easy to contact. The area is somewhat secluded so a car is helpful.
Akwele from Middletown, PA
Penn State Harrisburg is honestly the best university. The professors are great and hands on. Your education will be a cut above the rest!