Pennsylvania State University, World Campus

University Park, PA

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Pennsylvania State University, World Campus Student Essentials

Pennsylvania State University, World Campus Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $12,962
Out-of-State Tuition: $12,962
Enrollment: 10,316

About Pennsylvania State University, World Campus

If you want the quality academics and prestigious degree that Penn State University offers but can't relocation to Happy Valley, never fear: Penn State's online programs are plentiful and can get you the degree you want from anywhere.

Referred to as the Penn State World Campus, the school's online division offers the same world-class academics that Penn State students get on campus, only through the Web.

Penn State offers a variety of online degrees, including associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.

Bachelor's degree majors include:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Energy and Sustainability Policy
  • And many more

Graduate degrees cover everything from Art Education to Finance. There are also a number of concentrations in Homeland Security, including Information Security and Forensics, Geospatial Intelligence and Information Security and Forensics.

Admissions for PSU's online programs require a high school transcript or GED transcript. International students may need to take the TOEFL. There will be additional prerequisites and requirements for each specific program.

Penn State World Campus students can benefit from a selection of PSU scholarships if they qualify, or apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA. Tuition costs will vary based on the number of credits you take, but not on your residency status.


Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,488
Freshman Class 229
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 10,316

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 75%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 6%
African American 7%
Caucasian 75%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 53%
Graduate 47%
Full-Time 30%
Part-Time 70%
Women 52%
Men 48%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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