A statistical snapshot of the University.
|Endowment & Similar Funds
|Funds Raised Annually
|Funds Raised by Alumni
|Industry & Privately
Sponsored Research *
|Federal Research Dollars
|Alumni Association Members||161,234||164,658||165,182||169,209||172,732||+7|
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* Does not include Pennsylvania College of Technology
Rodney A. Erickson, Ph.D., professor of geography and business administration
The Pennsylvania State University, founded in 1855, is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution and its largest public university. Penn State’s land-grant mission embraces teaching, research, and public service in order to support the citizens of the Commonwealth, collaborating with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society. The University generates approximately $8.5 billion in direct and indirect economic impact annually within Pennsylvania.
Faculty: 6,192 full-time and 2,784 part-time, all locations
Students: More than 98,000 total, all locations, all levels
Applicants: Penn State has received applications from 60,199 undergraduate prospects for the summer/fall 2014 entering class (not including World Campus), which is 8,349 or 16% more than last year at this time, over the previous all-time record in 2012 of 58,467.
Alumni: 582,000 living addressable alumni
Employees: The University is one of Pennsylvania’s largest non-governmental employers.
Penn State has 24 campuses across the Commonwealth—a campus within practical commuting distance of virtually every Pennsylvanian. Most offer the first two years of baccalaureate instruction as well as a limited number of four-year degree programs. More than half of the undergraduates who complete their studies at University Park start at another Penn State campus. The University includes Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, Penn State College of Medicine at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle and at University Park, World Campus (online programs), and the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Penn State encompasses more than 22,000 acres and more than 1,784 buildings statewide, including 7,343 acres and 947 buildings at University Park.