Central Penn College

Also known as Central Penn

600 Valley Road P.O. Box 309, Summerdale, PA

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Central Penn College is a career-oriented, baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate, residential college in Summerdale, a suburb of Harrisburg, with an offsite location in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Central Penn College offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs for both traditional and continuing education students by providing hands-on and online distance education taught by experienced, caring faculty.

We offer personal attention, community partnerships and hands-on learning.  Our experienced faculty members work in the fields they teach, so they can impart current knowledge that students can immediately use in their careers.

You are success driven.

Based on our most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 89.2% of our graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education.*

*Based on graduates for whom we have information. Central Penn College 2017-2018 One-Year Graduate Follow-up Report, July 2, 2019.

You are concerned about college costs.

We can help. At Central Penn, financial aid is available to those who qualify, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. Our financial planning coordinators will guide you every step of the way.  The acceptance of credits is subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.

You are goal oriented.

We have accelerated bachelor and associate degree programs that can put you on the fast track to career success in a wide variety of fields. With classes held year round, you can finish your degree in just three years, plus an internship.

You want to be part of a community.

Central Penn has more than 1,385 diverse students, unique apartment living arrangements instead of dorms, and a true spirit of community. So you will make friends for a lifetime, gain social skills for the real-world career of your choice, and enjoy a quality of life on campus unlike any other.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Central Penn accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Central Penn College is around 1,400 students, where graduate students make up roughly 17% of the student body.

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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Central Penn College may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Central Penn College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 45%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years19%
Graduating in 5 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Central Penn College is a Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA). The most popular sport is listed below:

  • Basketball

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Central Penn College for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

Virtual Tour of Campus

Virtual Tour of Central Penn College

School Map