Penn State York

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Penn State York
Type Public
Parent institution
Pennsylvania State University
Chancellor David J. Christiansen
President Eric J. Barron
Academic staff
97 full-time and adjunct faculty
Students 1,000
Location York, Pennsylvania, United States
Campus Commuter
Colors Navy Blue and White
Nickname Penn State York Nittany Lions
Affiliations PSUAC (USCAA)
Mascot Nittany Lion

Penn State York is a Commonwealth Campus of The Pennsylvania State University. It is located in Spring Garden Township, York County, Pennsylvania, and enrolls about 1,000 students.

The York campus was established in 1939 to provide technical education and to allow students to complete basic degree requirements in their home area before transferring to University Park to finish their program. In 1953, the school began to offer its first complete associate degree programs. It moved to its present location in 1956. Today, it remains a suburban commuter-campus and occupies 51 acres (210,000 m2).[1]

Currently, ten four-year degrees, five associate degrees, and a master's degree in teaching and curriculum can be completed entirely on-site. The most recent degrees added are the bachelor of arts in psychology and the bachelor of science in psychology.


Penn State–York teams participate as a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The Nittany Lions are a member of the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, volleyball, and softball. Golf, for men and women, was recently added.


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Coordinates: 39°57′12″N 76°42′20″W / 39.953446°N 76.705524°W / 39.953446; -76.705524