College Deliberately: Central Penn College

Central Penn College is a very small, private for-profit, four-year College that emphasizes career, character and research located in a suburb of Summerdale, PA. It is known for Business Administration and Management, Physical Therapy Assistant and Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

Central Penn College

place 600 Valley Road, Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
phone Phone: (800) 759-2727
web Web: http://www.centralpenn.edu/
  • Central Penn College is also known as:
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Central Penn College Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accredited 1977-07-01 2022-01-01
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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
4% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
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Tuition for Central Penn College is in the 32.3 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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