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Penn State Academics

About the Professors

Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Female Professors
39%
Male Professors
61%
Average Professor Salary
$136,008
Faculty Diversity
  • African American
    3%
  • Asian American
    10%
  • Hispanic
    4%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    6%
  • Multiracial
    1%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Unknown
    5%
  • White
    72%

What Students Say About Professors

Poll
90%
of students say professors are passionate about the topics they teach.400 responses
Poll
78%
of students say professors care about their students' success.399 responses
Poll
77%
of students say professors are engaging and easy to understand.399 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree professors are approachable and helpful when needed.399 responses

Quality of Education

Academics
A
Based on acceptance rate, quality of professors, student reviews, and additional factors.
Graduation Rate
86%
National
47%
Full-Time Retention Rate
93%
Part-Time Retention Rate
79%
Academic Calendar
Semester
Research Funding per Student
$16,906
National
$1,629
Non-traditional Learning
  • Evening Degree Programs
    Yes
  • Teacher Certification
    Yes
  • Distance Education
    No
  • Study Abroad
    Yes

What Students Say About Education

Poll
Which statement(s) best describes the quality of education you're getting?
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94%
of students say they attend class.216 responses
42%
of students say they take advantage of office hours/study sessions.216 responses
95%
of students say they do all their homework.216 responses
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