Central Penn College
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 1,370
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 403 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Central Penn College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 550 applications and 542 students were granted admission. Central Penn College is at the #97 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 6% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 38% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT660 to 910
ACT13 to 17
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Central Penn College's tuition was $16,776 for all students regardless of residency (4.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $21,918
In State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 94% of Central Penn College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 56% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,681 (which is 15.9% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Central Penn College in 2016-2017, was 54, which is 86% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,262 (which is 26.4% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,378
Federal Loan
National Average = $7,154
Financial aid
National Average = 89%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Central Penn College has enrolled a total of 1,370 students (334 students full-time and 1,036 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,370 students, 268 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 36% men and 64% women and 1,337 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 33 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 567 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 59%

Black/African American: 26%

Hispanic: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 6 largest majors offered at Central Penn College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 45% 451 139
Health Professions And Related Programs 15% 146 0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 14% 136 42
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 6% 64 18
Legal Professions And Studies 6% 63 13
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 19 5

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 36%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Central Penn College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $26,804

The typical median income of Central Penn College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,300. Last year, out of the total 807 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 742 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 720 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 648 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,300 $34,400
Employment Rate 92% 90%
Total Graduates 807 720

Campus Location

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