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Penn State Online is a public graduate school in College Township, Pennsylvania. It has a big graduate student body with an enrollment of 6,112 graduate students. Of the 35 graduate programs offered at Penn State World Campus, 35 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Penn State World Campus are Business Analytics, Business, and Homeland Security and Disaster Management. 93% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Scholarship

Masters and Doctoral Programs

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Total Graduate Students
6,112
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Academics

Part-time Classes Available
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Weekend Classes Available
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Evening Classes Available
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Poll
71%
of students took their classes part-time or in the evenings. 17 responses
29%
of students completed the program in the time they expected. 17 responses
94%
of students agree the program difficulty was manageable. 17 responses
88%
of students agree that the online courses were positive experiences. 17 responses

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
6,112
Part-Time Grad Students
5,685
Research Assistants
4
Teaching Assistants
6
Racial Diversity
  • White
    68.8%
  • Hispanic
    7.8%
  • African American
    6.5%
  • Asian
    5.5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    4.9%
  • Multiracial
    4.1%
  • Unknown
    1.9%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.2%
  • Native American
    0.2%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Driven
    41%
  • Intellectual
    47%
  • Invested and committed
    12%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 17 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    41%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    12%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    18%
  • Currently enrolled, 1 week in. Will find out
    12%
  • Will find out come Fall
    18%

Professors

Poll
88%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 17 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 17 responses

Tuition & Financial Aid

In-State Tuition
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Out-of-State Tuition
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Students Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Total Aid Awarded
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Work Study Program Available
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Teaching/Research Fellowship Available
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Campus Resources

International Students Office
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International Office URL
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Disability Services
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Veterans Services
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Childcare Services
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47%
of students agree they had access to good mental health resources. 17 responses
24%
of students agree the program offered accessible childcare. 17 responses
29%
of students agree they felt supported as an international student. 17 responses
41%
of students agree they felt supported as a veteran. 17 responses

Outcomes

Average Salary After Graduation
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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Career Placement URL
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Poll
88%
of students are confident they will graduate. 17 responses
Poll
82%
of students are confident they will find a job after graduation. 17 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 17 responses
  • $100K+
    6%
  • $50K-$75K
    6%
  • $25K-$50K
    82%
  • <$25K
    6%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 17 responses
  • $100K-$125K
    6%
  • $75K-$100K
    6%
  • <$50K
    6%
  • Did not graduate yet
    82%
76%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 17 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$84,500
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$932
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$270,600
National
$217,500

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