Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Online Programs

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is a Public, 4 years school located in University Park, PA. Penn State World Campus is a completely online college that all programs/degrees are offered via distance education. Penn State World Campus offers the online degree programs for both undergraduate and graduate studies through Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate Certificate programs. Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is a separate online division of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

  • Tuition & fees: $13,988
  • Online Students: 14,458
  • Online Programs: 153

Penn State World Campus Online Programs Overview

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (referred to as Penn State World Campus) is a Public, 4 years school located in University Park, PA. Penn State World Campus is a completely online college that all programs/degrees are offered via distance education. Penn State World Campus offers the online degree programs for both undergraduate and graduate studies through Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate Certificate programs. Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is a separate online division of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
The 2020 tuition & fees at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is $13,988 when a student take courses regularly (18 to 21 credit hours per semester). The tuition per credit hour is $555 for all students. Total 14,458 students have enrolled in online degree programs exclusively at Pennsylvania State University-World Campus.
Penn State World Campus 2020 Online Programs Key Facts
Tuition & FeesUndergraduate: $13,988
Graduate: $22,186
Costs per Credit$555 Undergraduate
$886 Graduate
Acceptance Rate54%
Online Students14,458
Test Scores1,125 (SAT)
Graduation Rate71%
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Online Programs153 programs
Offered Online ProgramsCertificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate Certificate

Who Accredits Pennsylvania State University-World Campus

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (7/1/1921 - Current[Estimated Date]).

Online Degree & Major Programs, Number of Completers

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus offers 153 online major programs Last year, total 4,072 students have earned their degrees/certificate through online at Penn State World Campus. Next tables summarize the offered online major programs and its sub-programs at Penn State World Campus.
Online Associate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Agriculture [+] 127
Turf and Turfgrass Management127
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 141
Information Science/Studies141
Work and Family Studies [+] 112
Human Development and Family Studies112
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 144
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies144
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 11
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies11
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 10
Dietitian Assistant10
Business [+] 277
Business/Commerce172
Labor and Industrial Relations15
Total8202
Online Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Agriculture [+] 226
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations110
Turf and Turfgrass Management116
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 118
Natural Resources Management and Policy (other)118
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 33
American/United States Studies/Civilization11
African-American/Black Studies11
Women's Studies11
Communication and Journalism [+] 566
Speech Communication and Rhetoric17
Journalism14
Advertising10
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (other)150
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs (other)15
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 2149
Information Science/Studies1101
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance148
Education [+] 23
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels11
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education12
Engineering [+] 34
Civil Engineering11
Computer Software Engineering11
Mechanical Engineering12
Engineering Technology [+] 11
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 21
German Language and Literature10
Spanish Language and Literature11
Work and Family Studies [+] 146
Human Development and Family Studies146
Legal Studies [+] 10
Law1-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 123
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies123
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 17
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)17
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 11
Statistics11
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 12
Biological and Physical Sciences12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 24
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management13
Kinesiology and Exercise Science11
Philosophy And Religious Studies [+] 12
Philosophy12
Physical Sciences [+] 23
Astronomy11
Geology/Earth Science12
Psychology [+] 1164
Psychology1164
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 290
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration14
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies186
Social Sciences [+] 4160
Social Sciences114
Economics166
International Relations and Affairs137
Political Science and Government143
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 34
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology11
Film/Cinema/Video Studies12
Art/Art Studies11
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2179
Health/Health Care Administration/Management124
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1155
Business [+] 9406
Business/Commerce1200
Accounting120
Business/Corporate Communications11
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (other)11
Finance151
Labor and Industrial Relations149
Organizational Behavior Studies178
Management Information Systems11
Marketing/Marketing Management15
History [+] 12
History12
Total541,364
Online Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Agriculture [+] 14
Turf and Turfgrass Management14
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 3127
Informatics175
Information Science/Studies132
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications120
Education [+] 7225
Curriculum and Instruction165
Educational Leadership and Administration10
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration156
Educational/Instructional Technology118
Special Education and Teaching151
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching131
Art Teacher Education14
Engineering [+] 6179
Computer Engineering177
Electrical and Electronics Engineering11
Mechanical Engineering13
Nuclear Engineering14
Systems Engineering175
Engineering (other)119
Legal Studies [+] 10
Programs for Foreign Lawyers10
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 162
Statistics162
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 123
Computational Science123
Physical Sciences [+] 214
Geology/Earth Science17
Acoustics17
Psychology [+] 128
Psychology (other)128
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 1166
Homeland Security1166
Human Services [+] 299
Community Organization and Advocacy117
Public Administration182
Social Sciences [+] 147
Geography (other)147
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 339
Health/Health Care Administration/Management122
Public Health10
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)117
Business [+] 6659
Business Administration and Management1170
Accounting19
Financial Planning and Services126
Labor and Industrial Relations1165
Human Resources Development148
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)1241
Total361,672
Online Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 110
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)110
Total110
Online 1 Year Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Agriculture [+] 119
Agronomy and Crop Science119
Communication and Journalism [+] 23
Journalism (other)11
Organizational Communication12
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 458
Computer and Information Sciences124
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician121
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance112
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management (other)11
Education [+] 11
Educational Leadership and Administration11
Engineering [+] 10
Engineering (other)10
Work and Family Studies [+] 13
Adult Development and Aging13
Physical Sciences [+] 119
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology119
Psychology [+] 13
Counseling Psychology13
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 233
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)114
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants (other)119
Business [+] 611
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce11
Accounting10
Financial Planning and Services10
Labor Studies17
Real Estate11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)12
Total20150
Online 1-2 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 15
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance15
Physical Sciences [+] 13
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)13
Psychology [+] 10
Counseling Psychology10
Total38
Online Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Architecture [+] 10
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning10
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 166
Information Science/Studies166
Education [+] 7104
Education115
Educational Leadership and Administration123
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration16
Special Education and Teaching129
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism11
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching119
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor111
Engineering [+] 36
Agricultural Engineering11
Mining and Mineral Engineering10
Engineering (other)15
Engineering Technology [+] 214
Solar Energy Technology/Technician15
Engineering-Related Technologies (other)19
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies11
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 14
Bioinformatics14
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 171
Statistics (other)171
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 16
Sustainability Studies16
Physical Sciences [+] 11
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 110
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services (other)110
Human Services [+] 218
Community Organization and Advocacy16
Public Administration112
Social Sciences [+] 1192
Geography1192
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 38
Public Health (other)10
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse16
Nursing Administration12
Business [+] 5165
Business/Commerce178
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management145
Accounting12
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration125
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)115
Total31666

2020 Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition & fees of Penn State World Campus are $13,988 for undergraduate program. The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $22,186. The tuition per credit hour of Penn State World Campus is -$1 for Pennsylvania residents and $555 for other students. The graduate tuition per credit hour is -$1 for Pennsylvania residents and $886 for other students.
2019-2020 Online Degree Tuition at Penn State World Campus
UndergraduateGraduate
Tuition & Fees$13,988$22,186
Cost Per Credit$555$886

Distance Learning Student Population

At online degree programs at Penn State World Campus, 14,458 students (100.00% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively . Next table summarizes the student population enrolled in online programs at Penn State World Campus.
Distance Learning Student Population at Penn State World Campus
TotalEnrolled ExclusivelyEnrolled Some CoursesNot In Online Courses
Total14,45814,45800
Undergraduate8,3468,34600
Graduate6,1126,11200

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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020