Penn State Scranton


Type: Public

Established: 1923

Parent institution :Pennsylvania State University

Chancellor: Marwan Wafa

President: Neeli Bendapudi

Academic staff :108

Students :1,400

Location :Dunmore, Pennsylvania, United States.

Penn State Scranton (formerly known as Penn State Worthington Scranton) is a Commonwealth Campus of the Pennsylvania State University and it is located in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.

The Scranton campus was named in memory of Worthington Scranton, a prominent industrialist and civic leader of northeastern Pennsylvania.


In 1923, Pennsylvania State College (not yet a university) established a branch school in Scranton, offering evening technical institute programs. The school was renamed the Scranton Center in 1951 and became part of the General Extension division of the Penn State.

In 1953, its courses were restructured as associate degree programs. The school left its first home at the Longfellow School Annex in Scranton in June 1968 and moved to the present site which was purchased with money raised through contributions from private citizens and local industries.

The new campus opened in September 1968 as a member of Penn State’s Commonwealth Campus System. The first campus baccalaureate degree program was offered in 1995 and on July 1, 1997, Scranton joined 11 other Penn State locations as a campus of the University’s Commonwealth College. The name change to Penn State Scranton became effective on May 1, 2018.

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Is Penn State Scranton a good school?

Penn State consistently ranks among the top one percent of the world’s universities. Our tuition is among the lowest of colleges in the region.

This, combined with our internationally renowned degrees makes Penn State Scranton an excellent place to further your education.

Does Penn State Scranton have on campus housing?

While Penn State Scranton does not offer on-campus housing, we do provide a welcoming commuter experience unlike any other. With a closely-knit campus community, rich with culture, diversity, and opportunities to get involved, you will feel connected and part of the Penn State family while living off campus.