Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton

Hazleton, PA 18202

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton is one of the 44 public 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. Its campus is small in size and located in a suburb in Hazleton. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 204 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 169 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 83%).

Every year 53% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $13,484, and fees were $976. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $21,402 and $976 respectively.


Campus LocaleSmall Suburb
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 0 0

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21.78 miles away
Penn State Schuylkill
24.75 miles away
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
34.96 miles away
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37.68 miles away
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton
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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks
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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley
44.05 miles away
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
44.68 miles away
Pennsylvania College of Technology
54.43 miles away
Pennsylvania College of Technology
54.45 miles away



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT920 to 1150
ACT18 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $65
Graduates $65

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$555/credit
In State Students$555/credit
Out of State Students$892/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$853/credit
In State Students$853/credit
Out of State Students$1,098/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $24,975 $24,975 $40,140
ADN 70 $38,850 $38,850 $62,440
BSN 125 $69,375 $69,375 $111,500
FNP 50 $42,650 $42,650 $54,900
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 43% $4,401
Other Federal Grant 13% $1,501
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $3,558
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 79% $6,531
Federal Student Loans 72% $5,258
Private Loans 7% $9,364


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$16,474
$30,001 to $48,000$16,324
$48,001 to $75,000$16,613
$75,001 to $110,000$21,868
Over $110,000$22,136

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton
76 University Drive
Hazleton, PA 18202

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