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Lezli Austen | Public Relations Associate
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Central Penn College is a career-oriented, baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate, residential college in Summerdale, Pa. Central Penn can trace its rich history of preparing its graduates for career success back to 1881. The college offers classes both at their Summerdale Campus and Lancaster Center, and online using cutting edge video technology. The college’s caring faculty and staff use an innovative, holistic approach to education including real-world experiences, a culture of research and scholarship, and a commitment to supporting students both before and after graduation with individualized career assistance.


Central Penn College provides degree-seeking students from a variety of academic backgrounds a rigorous, flexible, and holistic education to support student success, and to bridge theory and application, fostering graduates who have a positive impact on their professions and communities.

  • Website: www.centralpenn.edu
  • Phone Number: 1-800-759-2727

Central Penn spring 2017 At a Glance:

  • President – Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams
  • Central Penn employs 196 full- and part-time faculty and staff members.
  • Main campus in Summerdale, Pa., with a degree completion location in Lancaster, Pa.
  • Concentrated, quarterly terms allow students to get where they want to go faster, with the opportunity to earn: an associate degree in 15-22 months, plus an internship; a bachelor’s degree in three years, plus an internship; and a master’s degree in one and a half years, or six consecutive terms.*
  • Day and evening courses available.
  • Internships are required in every program; continuing education students complete capstone courses.
  • Experienced faculty, including part-time instructors who work, or have worked, in the field they teach.
  • Hands-on learning labs for criminal justice, health science, medical assisting, occupational therapy assistant and physical therapist assistant majors.
  • No dorm living; Central Penn offers apartments and super suites.
  • Educates students on the ‘Practice of Professionalism’ by helping them develop good habits in terms of personal conduct, attitude and appearance.
  • Financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs, is available for students who qualify. Scholarships are subject to change.
  • The 58-acre campus includes five academic buildings, furnished apartments and super suites, amphitheater, student union, recreational facilities, Capital BlueCross Theatre, conference center, library, student fellowship area, and the historic Henzey’s Bridge and Boyer House.
  • Beginning in 2014 Central Penn began recruiting internationally. Currently the college hosts approximately 25 students from countries such as India, Nepal, Nigeria, Malaysia, Bosnia, Bulgaria and China.

Quarterly 11-Week Terms:

  • Spring Term 2017      Begins Apr. 10, 2017; Ends June 24, 2017
  • Summer Term 2017   Begins July 10, 2017; Ends Sept. 23, 2017
  • Fall Term 2017           Begins Oct. 9, 2017; Ends Dec. 23, 2017
  • Winter Term 2018      Begins Jan. 8, 2018; Ends Mar. 24, 2018

Undergraduate Costs for 2017-2018

  • Tuition:
    • Per Credit:                                       $480
    • Per Term – (12 credits):                    $5,760
  • Housing Fees (per term):                               $1,452
    • Super suite                                       $1,370
  • Board Fees (per term):                                              
    • Meal plan option 1                              $484
    • Meal plan option 2                              $587
    • Meal plan option 3                              $690
    • Cable TV/Internet/Utilities Fee             $330
  • Student/Technology Fees:
    • Five or more credits                            $298
    • Four or less credits                              $270

Graduate Costs for 2017-2018

  • Tuition:
    • Per Credit:                                             $653
    • Per Term – (6 credits):                            $3,918
    • Per Term – (3 credits):                            $1,959
    • Student/Technology Fees:                        $298 
    • Estimated Book Fees:                               $270
  • Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (www.MSCHE.org), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Approved by: the Secretary of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to award the Master of Professional Studies degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Associate in Science degree, and the Associate in Applied Science degree.

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