Penn State

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at a glance

A statistical snapshot of the University.

Enrollment Statistics

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total Enrollment * * * 93,318 91,684 91,427 89,816 88,914
Graduate 14,582 15,038 15,328 15,370 15,438
Undergraduate 78,736 76,646 76,099 74,446 73,476
Degrees Awarded 21,465 22,322 21,685 22,859 21,928
Applications 129,200 128,575 153,684 153,502 168,684

Fundraising Statistics

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Endowment & Similar Funds
(billions)
$2.76B $2.99B $3.11B $3.4B $4.61B
Annual Commitments
(millions)
$304.6 $362.9 $372.6 $381.3 $306.6
Number of Donors
222,448 221,484 221,587 216,872 194,593
Dance Marathon
(millions)
$10.0 $10.2 $10.6 $11.7 $10.6

Research

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Research Expenditures
(millions and billions)
$863M $921M $968M $1.01B $993.1M
Industry & Privately Sponsored Research *
(millions)
$91.3 $100.7 $100.6 $101 $93.1
Federal Research
(millions)
$534 $562 $593 $633 $610

Alumni

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alumni Association Members 174,074 173,149 172,769 174,697 171,172

For a three-year snapshot of alumni attitudes/opinions, go to: https://directory.alumni.psu.edu/s/1218/16/interior.aspx?sid=1218&gid=4&pgid=4248
* 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