A statistical snapshot of the University.
|Total Enrollment * * *||93,368||93,066||94,441||95,973||97,494|
|Endowment & Similar Funds
|Number of Donors
|Industry & Privately
Sponsored Research *
|Alumni Association Members||165,182||169,209||172,732||174,379||177,307|
For a three-year snapshot of alumni attitudes/opinions, go to:
* Does not include Pennsylvania College of Technology per O.S.P.
* * The % Change column represents the difference between the oldest and newest figures listed.
* * * All enrollment figures includes an annual snap shot of World Campus students
Eric J. Barron, Ph.D., President of the University
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 create, 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.
In April 12, 2014, For the Future, The Campaign for Penn State Students surpassed its goal, raising $2.188 billion in private support. One of 12 public universities in the nation to have exceeded a $2 billion goal, Penn State received support from 176,000 alumni, believed to be the most alumni donors to any campaign in the U.S. Donors pledged about $530 million for undergraduate students the top priority of the effort.
Faculty: 6,304 full-time and 2,714 part-time, all locations
Students: Approximately 96,000 total, all locations, all levels
Applicants: Penn State received applications from a total of 83,702 undergraduate prospects for the 2015 entering class (not including World Campus), or 14 percent more than the previous year at this time.
Alumni: 583,000 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 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, Penn State Law (University Park), Dickinson Law (Carlisle), Penn State World Campus (online programs), and the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Penn State encompasses more than 23,000 acres and more than 1,784 buildings statewide, including 7,343 acres and 947 buildings at University Park.