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.
Faculty: 6,304 full-time and 2,714 part-time, all locations
Students: Approximately 97,494 total, all locations, all levels
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.