Penn State Schuylkill

Penn State Schuylkill is a Commonwealth Campus of the Pennsylvania State University and it is located in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.

Penn State Schuylkill
TypePublic, Two- and Four-year Undergraduate
Parent institution
Pennsylvania State University
ChancellorPatrick M. Jones, Ph.D.
PresidentEric J. Barron
Academic staff
50 full-time
Location, ,
United States
ColorsNavy Blue and White
NicknameNittany Lions


The Schuylkill campus was originally chartered in 1934 and was located in Pottsville, approximately six miles (10 km) north of the current campus. Classes were originally held in rented space, and laboratory facilities for science students were shared with an area high school. After World War II, the college began to grow, and in 1953, they began offering their first full associate degree programs. In the 1960s, the nearly 500 student body was outgrowing its Pottsville facilities, and the college looked to relocate. In 1967, the campus was relocated to a 39-acre tract of land just outside of Schuylkill Haven, former site of the county almshouse.

The campus saw continued growth during the 1970s, including expanding infrastructure and the addition of new academic programs and activities. In the fall of 1970 a new associate degree program in the burgeoning field of Computer Science was added to the curriculum. Penn State Schuylkill continued to keep up with emerging technology throughout that decade and into the next with academic programing designed to meet the needs of students and the surrounding community.

In the early 1990s the campus' first baccalaureate degree students began to graduate and the capital campaign for the new library initiated at the end of the previous decade bore fruit when the 22,600 square foot Ciletti Memorial Library opened in December 1994.

Throughout the 2000s, Penn State Schuylkill continued to grow to meet the educational needs of twenty-first century students. The campus administers a $1 million scholarship endowment, and with over 90% of students receiving some form of financial assistance, Penn State Schuylkill continues its tradition of helping to make a Penn State education affordable and attainable.[1]

In fall 2017, Washington Monthly named Penn State Schuylkill a Top 25 Northeast College for value (Best Bang for the Buck), as well as the best value public university in the state of Pennsylvania.[2]


Penn State Schuylkill offers ten baccalaureate and four associate degrees as well as nine academic minors. Students also have the option to participate in the 2+2 degree plan, where they can begin any of 275+ majors at the Schuylkill campus and complete the remainder of their degree at another Penn State campus, including University Park.[3]


Penn State Schuylkill teams participate as members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). In 2018, Penn State Schuylkill was approved for active membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).[4]

Men's Varsity Sports Women's Varsity Sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross Country
Cross Country Soccer
Golf Softball
Track Track



  1. ^ "History of Penn State Schuylkill". Penn State Schuylkill. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "2017 College Guide and Rankings". Washington Monthly. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Baccalaureate Degrees". Penn State Schuylkill. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "Penn State Schuylkill joins National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics". Penn State Schuylkill. Retrieved June 4, 2018.

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Coordinates: 40°38′24″N 76°10′13″W / 40.640123°N 76.170187°W / 40.640123; -76.170187