Central Penn College

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Central Penn College
Central Penn College logo.png
Motto "You Can. You Will."
Established 1881
Type Private, For-Profit
President Dr. Karen Scolforo
Students 1,200
Location Summerdale, PA, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Maroon & Orange
Mascot Knights
Website www.centralpenn.edu/

Central Penn College is a private college located in the suburban Harrisburg, Pennsylvania neighborhood of Summerdale.

Established in 1881, Central Penn College, was originally known as Central Pennsylvania Business School. The school officially changed its name in 1999 to Central Pennsylvania College and then to Central Penn College in 2010 to better characterize the diversity of the school's academic programs. Central Penn offers two-year associate degree and three- and four-year bachelor's degree programs to its students.[1]

The school’s library, the Charles T. Jones Library, features a learning resource center open to the public. A swimming pool, basketball court, volleyball court, and picnic areas are also features of the campus. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


Central Penn Summerdale/Harrisburg[edit]

The main campus of Central Penn College is located in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. The campus comprises four academic buildings, the Charles "T" Jones Leadership Library, thirty-four student townhouses, six apartment buildings, the Kids On Campus Child Development Center, and the Boyer House. The main campus is home to large yearly events including the college's annual Fall Harvest (homecoming) event as well as SummerFest.

Central Penn Lancaster[edit]

In 2004, Central Penn College opened its first additional location - Central Penn Lancaster. Located just off Route 30 near the heart of downtown Lancaster, Central Penn Lancaster serves adult students enrolled in bachelor's degree completion programs in a variety of majors. [2]

Central Penn Lehigh Valley[edit]

In May 2009, Central Penn College opened an additional location in the Lehigh Valley which offers bachelor's degree completion programs to adult students. Central Penn Lehigh Valley is located in the Lehigh Valley Corporate Center in Bethlehem.

In 2014, the Central Penn Lehigh Valley location was closed.

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Coordinates: 40°18′18″N 76°55′59″W / 40.305°N 76.933°W / 40.305; -76.933


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