Penn State Beaver enrollment increases by 6 percent

Penn State Beaver’s fall enrollment of 906 students shows a 6 percent increase from last year.

“This is the fifth consecutive year that Penn State Beaver enrollments have increased,” Director of Enrollment Daniel Pinchot said. “This is a result of more high school graduates choosing to start their Penn State education at a small campus, as well as local adults choosing to earn one of our four-year degrees.”

In addition to offering the first two years of study of nearly all of Penn State’s 160 baccalaureate majors, Penn State Beaver offers four-year degrees that can be completed entirely at the Center Township campus -- Administration of Justice; Business; Communications; Information Sciences and Technology; Letters, Arts and Sciences; and Psychology.

Pinchot said in addition to the overall increase in enrollment, fall 2010 also represents the fifth consecutive year that minority enrollment increased. Penn State Beaver has 123 minority students enrolled, representing 13.6 percent of the student body, compared to 108 for fall 2009.

“The number of ethnically diverse students has nearly tripled since 2005. The cultural diversity our students experience now has never been richer,” Pinchot said.

This fall, overall Penn State enrollment is 95,833 students. Penn State was named recently in a Wall Street Journal study as corporate recruiters' top choice for the most prepared and academically well-rounded graduates.

For information about Penn State Beaver, visit or contact the Admissions Office at or 1-877-JOIN-PSU.

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Last Updated October 25, 2010