Get a Penn State Degree Close to Home
At Penn State Berks, students enjoy the resources of a Big Ten university close to home. With an enrollment of 2,771 full- and part-time students, Penn State Berks provides exceptional academic quality at an affordable price.
More important, you'll feel the power of your Penn State degree throughout your life. With the knowledge you'll gain and the experiences you'll have, backed by Penn State's outstanding reputation, you'll be on your way to achieving the goals you've set.
Luis “Charlie” Suero
“Penn State Berks made it easy to transfer my credits from Reading Area Community College. Penn State offers the best deal all around. It’s an amazing feeling knowing you can take the education you receive and the skills you learn into the real world.”
As part of a military family, Charlie has lived all over the U.S. and Japan. So when it came time to choose a college, he wanted one with an international reputation for excellence–Penn State. Charlie began by taking courses at a local community college and then planned to attend University Park, but he found that he could major in the degree he wanted, commute from home, and save money at Penn State Berks. He plans to complete an internship with a counseling center before his senior year. Charlie feels his education at Penn State Berks will lay an excellent foundation for him to pursue his dream job–a career as a forensic psychologist.
Students can complete the first two years of more than 160 baccalaureate degree programs offered at other Penn State locations. Or they can choose to enroll in one of the college's fifteen bachelor's degree programs. The college continuously works to develop additional baccalaureate degree programs that meet community needs.
These bachelor's degree programs are complemented by eight academic minors, which enhance students' educational experience. Penn State Berks also offers Associate degree programs, which are available in a variety of fields.
Penn State Berks also offers educational opportunities for adult learners through an extensive selection of continuing education classes, including undergraduate credit courses, professional certificate programs, and special-interest noncredit classes and seminars. All are designed to help you get ahead in today's (and tomorrow's) job market.
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