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Study at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg, also known as The Capital College, is under the Pennsylvania State University. It was established in the year 1966. Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, Pennsylvania, and its campus stretches across 218 acres of land. It offers a range of associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degree programs as well as certificate, graduate certificate, and joint graduate programs. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Behavioral Sciences and Education
  • Business Administration
  • Humanities
  • Public Affairs
  • Science, Engineering, and Technology
Penn State Harrisburg's athletic department is a member of the NCAA division III and the North Eastern Athletic Conference. It sponsors both men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, baseball, softball, and tennis, and women's volleyball.

Profile of Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, PA (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Penn State Harrisburg is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in engineering and education and teaching.

Penn State Harrisburg Selectivity

Penn State Harrisburg does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 580. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Penn State Harrisburg has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Penn State Harrisburg had 3, 907 enrolled students in 2007.

Penn State Harrisburg Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching316curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, health teaching, social studies teaching, teacher education and development, adult Education
Business and Management250management science, international business, finance, business management, marketing, MIS, organizational behavior, business, . . .
Engineering121electrical engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, engineering science
Liberal Arts96American studies, humanities, English, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, Americal literature
Family and Social Work61public administration, public policy analysis
Therapy and Counselling57psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology
Computer Science and Engineering51information science, computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement42criminal justice and safety
Media30communication studies
Engineering Technician22environmental engineering tech
Medical administration15health care administration
Mathematics4applied mathematics

Contact: Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg

777 W Harrisburg Pike

Middletown, PA 17057-4846

General Phone: (717) 948-6452

http://www.hbg. psu.edu

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