Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth Campus

A mural in the Hetzel Union Building entitled Commonwealth Campuses shows their respective locations.
• Erie
• Great Valley
Berks
• Fayette
York
Lehigh
DuBois
Beaver

The Pennsylvania State University is a geographically dispersed university system with campuses located throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While the administrative hub of the university is located at its main campus, University Park, 19 additional commonwealth campuses or branch campuses enroll 38.9 percent of Penn State's undergraduate student population.[1]

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Organization

Under the present administrative structure, enacted by the Penn State Board of Trustees in 2005, the 19 undergraduate campuses (not including University Park and Penn State's special-mission campus, the Pennsylvania College of Technology) are overseen by the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses. Each campus is led by a chancellor (a position that replaced the existing titles of campus dean and campus executive officer) who reports to the Vice President.[2]

While all 19 campuses are considered part of Penn State's Commonwealth campus system, 14 presently do not have "college" status and are referred to collectively as the University College. These campuses, while having their own chancellor, also report to the Dean of the University College, a position concurrently held by the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses.

List of Commonwealth campuses

The first two years of education for any Penn State major are available at all campuses, however some majors can only be completed at specific campuses.

Campus Location Enrollment[3] Year established
Penn State Abington (formerly Penn State Ogontz) Abington, PA 3,394 1950
Penn State Altoona Logan Township, PA 4,013 1939
Penn State Beaver Monaca, PA 845 1965
Penn State Berks Spring Township, PA 2,800 1958
Penn State Brandywine (formerly Penn State Delaware County) Media, PA 1,615 1967
Penn State DuBois DuBois, PA 963 1935
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Erie, PA 4,334 1948
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus Uniontown, PA 1,099 1934
Penn State Greater Allegheny (formerly Penn State McKeesport) McKeesport, PA 767 1948
Penn State Harrisburg, The Capital College Middletown, PA 3,936 1966
Penn State Hazleton Hazleton, PA 1,228 1934
Penn State Lehigh Valley Center Valley, PA 816 1912
Penn State Mont Alto Mont Alto, PA 1,189 1903
Penn State New Kensington New Kensington, PA 876 1958
Penn State Schuylkill Schuylkill Haven, PA 1,032 1934
Penn State Shenango (formerly Penn State Shenango Valley) Sharon, PA 836 1965
Penn State Wilkes-Barre Lehman, PA 684 1916
Penn State Worthington Scranton Dunmore, PA 1,379 1923
Penn State York York, PA 1,587 1926

References

  1. ^ University Budget Office. "Percent of Enrollment by Location Fall 2010". Penn State Fact Book. Penn State University. http://www.budget.psu.edu/FactBook/StudentDynamic/UGGREnrollSummary.asp?TableCount=3&YearCode=2006Enr. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Office of University Relations (2005-05-13). "Plan for administrative reorganization approved by Penn State Board of Trustees". Penn State University. http://live.psu.edu/story/12063. Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  3. ^ University Budget Office. "Undergraduate and Graduate/First Professional Fall Enrollment 2008 and 2007". Penn State Fact Book. Penn State University. http://budget.psu.edu/FactBookConversion/StudentDynamic/UGGREnrollSummary.aspx?YearCode=2008Enr. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 

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