A statistical snapshot of the University.
|Total Enrollment * * *||95,973||97,494||99,133||98,783||97,136|
|Endowment & Similar Funds
|Number of Donors
|Industry & Privately
Sponsored Research *
|Alumni Association Members||174,379||177,307||176,427||174,074||173,149|
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, Penn State
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.
Penn State is an economic powerhouse, contributing more than $11.6 billion to the state’s economy and supporting, directly and indirectly, more than 105,000 jobs across Pennsylvania in FY 2017, according to a 2019 study.
Employees: 31,027 full-time employees university-wide, including 7,076 full-time faculty members, all locations.
Students: More than 97,136 total, all locations, all levels (as of Fall 2018)
Penn State has 24 campuses, encompassing more than 22,000 acres, 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 also 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.
Through Invent Penn State, an initiative to drive job creation, economic development and student career success by connecting researchers with the people who can help bring their discoveries to the marketplace, the University has created 21 innovation hubs designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.
In addition to overarching contributions, the 2019 economic impact study highlighted the significant local influence of Penn State’s campuses on the state’s economy and citizenry. Outside of University Park and Penn State Health, the study found that Penn State operations and student spending at campus locations across the Commonwealth combined for more than $2 billion in total economic contributions, with most of those impacts coming in the county in which each campus is situated.