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3,407 enrolled during the 2016-2017 school year 53,888 served since 1993 and growing $3.3 million in grant aid awarded to students (2015-2016)

17:1 student-to-faculty ratio

80% of our students with financial need receive grants ( 2015-2016)


Pennsylvania Highlands can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence it takes to succeed in our region and beyond. We offer a variety of associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs that will help you discover the career and future that is right for you. Whether you are looking to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree, or if you want to immediately enter the workforce after your time with us, we are here to help you achieve your goals. We support regional growth and renewal, helping individuals like you become important members of our community. Become a better person while helping to improve the region at Penn Highlands.

ONE COLLEGE FIVE LOCATIONS ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES I never understood how great of an opportunity Penn Highlands is for people of all ages and backgrounds. I didn’t like the idea of going to college, but thanks to Penn Highlands, I loved the college experience. Penn Highlands gave me the chance to stand out and become someone great. Now, I’m moving on to earn my bachelor’s degree in pursuit of fulfilling my goal of working for a non-profit organization. - Kylee Doyle, Graduate



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101 Community College Way 814.262.6400


Somerset County  Education Center 6024 Glades Pike, Suite 210 814.443.2500

6311 Margy Drive 814.643.6200


1.888.385.PEAK (7325)

CHOOSE YOUR PATH Pursuing a bachelor’s degree? Our course credits are highly transferable. More than 120 agreements with other colleges & universities are in place to accept our credits. Complete your first two years with us!

Ready for a career? We have a variety of programs that prepare you for many entry-level positions, a new career, advancement, and personal growth.

Still not sure? Our Liberal Arts & Sciences degree is devoted to helping you discover what interests you most, and pursue it! Be prepared for not just one thing, but many as a well-rounded, confident individual.

Penn Highlands changed my life. I don’t think I would have been successful in my career if I had not started my academic journey there. The classes, instructors, and staff were encouraging, supportive, and genuine. - Tara Brodish, Graduate

Our supportive staff and faculty are here to help you succeed. They are ready to listen, provide advice, and offer support.

HERE FOR YOU Accredited Institution

Flexible Coursework

Penn Highlands is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the same as that of major four-year institutions including Penn State, St. Francis, and more.

Penn Highlands understands the diverse lifestyle needs of the region. This is why we have introduced FlexLearning: programming and courses that are available in the evening, on the weekends, and online.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is located at 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104. They can be reached at 267.384.5000 or



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Did you know?

PENN HIGHLANDS IS RANKED FIRST. We have the highest retention rate among all two-year public institutions in Pennsylvania. Students want to come back! (Source:

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Associate Degree Programs • Accounting (A.S.) • Architectural/Civil: CAD and Design Technology (A.A.S.) • Business Administration (A.S.) • Business Management (A.A.S.) • Child Development (A.A.S.) • Computer Science (A.S.) • Criminal Justice (A.A.S.) • Criminal Justice (A.S.) • Early Childhood Education (A.A.) • Electric Utility Technology (A.A.S.) • Healthcare Information Specialist (A.A.S.) • Histotechnology (A.A.S.)

Certificate Programs • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Human Services (A.A.S.) Information Technology (A.A.S.) Liberal Arts & Sciences (A.A.) Media Production (A.A.S.) Medical Assisting Technology (A.A.S.) Paramedic (A.A.S.) Pre-Health Professions (A.S.) Professional Pilot (A.S.) Psychology (A.A.) Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.) Small Business Management (A.A.S.) Teacher Education Transfer (A.A.) Welding Technology (A.A.S.)

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Architectural Technology Child Development Associate Civil Technology Computer Support Specialist Early Childhood Management & Leadership Information Security & Analysis Network Administration Office Administrative Specialist Pharmacy Technician

Diploma Programs • Child Development • Medical Coding Specialist

Did you know?

PENN HIGHLANDS IS MILITARY FRIENDLY. We have been named to the Military Friendly Schools List by Victory Media for the past two years.


27 WPCC All Conference Team Athletes

9 WPCC Runner-up Awards

14 NJCAA Academic Team Members

12 All Region XX Team Athletes

1 NJCAA Region XX Championship

13 Region XX Academic Team Members

2 National Player Of The Week Honors

2 NJCAA Region XX Runner-up Awards

BLACK BEAR ATHLETICS Athletics at Penn Highlands are an integral part of the student experience. Our Black Bears are always on the prowl.

Bowling Cross Country

Basketball Women’s Volleyball

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Student clubs and organizations create an atmosphere that will make you feel welcome. With so many to choose from, the hardest part will be deciding which ones to join. Plus, with games, contests, trips, and more throughout the year, you will nurture lifelong friendships. Clubs and organizations include: • Anime & Video Gaming Club • Caring for Cubs • Cheer/Spirit/Dance Club • CRU • Gender Sexuality Alliance • Media Production Club • Music - A Cappella Group • National Society of Leadership and Success • Phi Theta Kappa • Psychology Club • Sigma Alpha Pi • Student Veterans Association • Trojan Ambassador • Yes You Can! Club

Penn Highlands was a platform on which I was able to build my professional skills, leading to all the opportunities and advancements that came after. In two years, I had become the budding specialist that I needed to be, not to mention the strength of body and mind that I also achieved. Without the groundwork that was laid for me at Penn Highlands, I don’t know if such a career path would have been possible! - Mike Viveros, Graduate

Did you know?

OUR STUDENTS RECEIVED MILLIONS. In 2015-2016, our undergraduate students received over $3.3 million in grant aid from all sources. (Source: IPEDS)

We are committed to providing the most affordable access to higher education in the region. On average students save


ALL ABOUT THE MONEY Full Time Tuition (2017-2018)

Part Time Tuition (2017-2018)

Sponsored: $1,905

Sponsored: $127/credit

Somerset County: $2,970

Somerset County: $198/credit

Non-Sponsored: $3,060

Non-Sponsored: $204/credit

Out-of-State: $4,725

Out-of-State: $315/credit

annually by attending a community college compared to a four-year public college. (Source: College Board) Our instruction costs per student are within the

lowest 5%

among community colleges nationwide, which lead directly to our students, including you, having lower overall costs. (Source: National Community College Benchmark Project)


of our Fall 2015 degree-seeking students received aid in the form of grants that do not need to be repaid. (Source: Jenzabar)

MAKE AN IMPACT Local businesses and organizations our graduates often work for: • Altoona Center for Nursing Care • Conemaugh Health System • First National Bank • H.F. Lenz Company

• In-Shore Technologies • JWF Industries • Nemacolin Resort • PA State Police

• Sheetz • Somerset Hospital • Somerset Trust Company • The Learning Lamp

Top colleges and universities our students regularly transfer to: • California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) • Juniata College

• Mount Aloysius College • Penn State • Shippensburg University

• St. Francis University • University of Pittsburgh • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ)

Ready to apply? Visit to get started with your application today.

Want to learn more? The best way to learn more about Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is to visit one of our five facilities located throughout the Southern Alleghenies region. Contact us at 1.888.385.PEAK to schedule a tour today.



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