Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

Find Schools Near

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Pennsylvania State University - World Campus, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Pennsylvania State University - World Campus Ranked?

Value Badge

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus was awarded 41 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is human resource management.

Overall Quality

Penn State World Campus is ranked #972 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Penn State World Campus is also ranked #96 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

See all of the rankings for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus.

Is It Hard to Get Into Penn State World Campus?

Acceptance Rate

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus has an acceptance rate of 67%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Penn State World Campus.

Average Test Scores

About 22% of students accepted to Penn State World Campus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus  ( 490 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus  ( 490 to 590 )
200
800
Penn State World Campus received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36

Learn more about Pennsylvania State University - World Campus admissions.

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Penn State World Campus it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100
0
100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Pennsylvania State University - World Campus this rate is 54%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  54 out of 100
0
100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Penn State World Campus is 25%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100
0
100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Penn State World Campus

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,513 undergraduates at Penn State World Campus with 2,597 being full-time and 5,916 being part-time.

Penn State World Campus Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 95.96 out of 100, Penn State World Campus is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  95.96 out of 100
Less Diverse
More Diverse

Get more detailed information on diversity and student demographics at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus.

How Much Does Pennsylvania State University - World Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of Penn State World Campus is $22,892. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Penn State World Campus

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,763 $22,122 $23,115 $23,259 $27,113

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Penn State World Campus, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Penn State World Campus, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $8,197 a year. That adds up to $32,788 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Penn State World Campus is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Get more details about paying for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus.

How Much Money Do Penn State World Campus Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Penn State World Campus make around $50,100 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Penn State World Campus students since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

undefined

See which majors at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus make the most money.

Location of Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is a public institution situated in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State World Campus is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

Get more details about the location of Pennsylvania State University - World Campus.

Location of Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

Contact details for Penn State World Campus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 128 Outreach Building, University Park, PA 16802-1503
Phone: 814-865-5403
Website: worldcampus.psu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psuworldcampus
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PSUWorldcampus

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 105 majors graduated from Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. Of these students, 1,562 received undergraduate degrees and 1,752 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 166 $38,100
General Psychology 159 $29,100
Nursing 131 $67,800
Human Resource Management 125 $49,000
Information Science 85 $59,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 74 $32,900
Information Technology 74 $65,000
Economics 65 $47,800
Finance & Financial Management 62 $61,800
Public Relations & Advertising 61 $41,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Penn State World Campus

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 14,458 students took at least one online class at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. This is an increase from the 14,301 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 14,458 14,458
2016-2017 14,301 14,301
2015-2016 13,411 13,411
2014-2015 12,242 12,242
2013-2014 10,805 10,805

Learn more about online learning at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus.

References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You