Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University (commonly referred to as Penn State or PSU) is a public, research university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Penn State has 19 commonwealth campuses and 5 special-mission campuses located across the state. Annual enrollment at the University Park campus totals more than 45,000 graduate and undergraduate students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States. The university's total enrollment in 2009–10 was approximately 94,300 across its 24 campuses and online through its World Campus.

The 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks the university 54th among universities worldwide and 37th nationally. U.S. News & World Report ranks the university's undergraduate program 37th in its 2014 American's Best College and 8th among Top Public Schools in the United States.

The university offers more than 160 majors among all its campuses and online. In 1998, the university launched Penn State World Campus, or Penn State Online, which offers more than 60 online education programs, degrees, and certificates. Examples of online programs include an MBA, master of professional studies in homeland security, a bachelor of science in nursing, and postbaccalaureate certificates in geographic information systems and applied behavior analysis. Penn State's World Campus offers 18 graduate degrees, 21 graduate certificates, 17 undergraduate degrees, and 11 undergraduate certificates. World Campus students come from all 50 U.S. states, more than 40 countries, and six continents.

Penn State World Campus Online Learning
Through the Penn State World Campus, students can earn an online degree from one of the most prestigious colleges in the nation. Distance education is not a new concept for Penn State -- they've been at it for over a century. In fact, Penn State has been offering some form of distance education for its students since 1892. As technology has evolved, Penn State has evolved. Today, Penn State World Campus employs the latest in virtual communication technology offering online students an enhanced non-traditional distance learning experience. Penn State understands the needs of online and distance education student like nobody else.

All Penn State World Campus faculty are experienced in teaching in an online learning environment. Most faculty also have a Ph.D., or terminal degree, in their field of expertise. Online students at Penn State can rest assured that they'll receive the same highly quality curriculum, instruction and education they'd receive if they were to earn their degree on campus.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (814) 865-4700
Address: 201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1589
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 38,000+ undergrad, 6,600+ grad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Associate, Batchelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 13,661
Out-of-State Tuition $ 25,206
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 17 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Agriculture Operations and Sciences
Agribusiness Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management
Agricultural Mechanization
Animal Sciences
Food Science
Horticultural Science
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Protection and Pest Management
Plant Sciences
Soil Science
Turf Management
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Animal Physiology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Cell Cellular and Molecular Biology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Pathology Experimental Pathology
Plant Pathology Phytopathology
Plant Physiology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business Commerce
Business Managerial Economics
Hospitality Administration Management
Labor Studies
Labor and Industrial Relations
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
Marketing Marketing Management
Organizational Behavior Studies
Communication and Journalism
General Communication and Journalism
Mass Media Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences
Information Science Studies
Web Page, Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Adult and Continuing Education
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
College Student Counseling
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Instructional Technology
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Higher Education Higher Education Administration
Music Teacher Education
School Counseling and Guidance Services
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English As A Second Language (esl) Instructor
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Space Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Science
Environmental Environmental Health Engineering
General Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Surveying Engineering
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Environmental Engineering Technology Environmental Technology
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African-american Black Studies
Asian Studies
East Asian Studies
Latin American Studies
Women's Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies
Human Nutrition
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training Trainer
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dietitian Assistant
Health Health Care Administration Management
Pre-medicine Pre-medical Studies
Pre-veterinary Studies
Registered Nursing Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Legal Professions and Studies
Programs For Foreign Lawyers
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
International Global Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies
Forest Resources Management
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forest Technology
Natural Resource Economics
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Resources and Conservation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish Judaic Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences
Geology Earth Science
Materials Science
Physical Sciences
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
School Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy
Youth Services Administration
Science Technologies Technicians
Biology Technician Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Visual and Performing Arts
Art Art Studies
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Design and Applied Arts
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts
Film Cinema Video Studies
Graphic Design
Keyboard Instruments
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Technical Theatre Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts
Voice and Opera
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