Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto

Mont Alto, PA 17237

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto is one of the 44 public 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of Mont Alto. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 203 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 168 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 83%).

Every year 43% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $12,718, and fees were $976. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $20,352 and $976 respectively.


Campus LocaleFringe Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
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
Associate's degree 0 2
Bachelor's degree 2 5

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31.48 miles away
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
49.12 miles away
Towson University
58.41 miles away
Coppin State University
59.62 miles away
Morgan State University
61.42 miles away
University of Maryland, Baltimore
62.12 miles away
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
63.69 miles away
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona
66.44 miles away
University of the District of Columbia
67.02 miles away
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
68.03 miles away



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT970 to 1160
ACT20 to 29
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$524/credit
In State Students$524/credit
Out of State Students$848/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$814/credit
In State Students$814/credit
Out of State Students$1,044/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 $23,580 $23,580 $38,160
ADN 70 $36,680 $36,680 $59,360
BSN 125 $65,500 $65,500 $106,000
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, 93% of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 38% $4,248
Other Federal Grant 11% $1,864
State Grant & Scholarships 37% $3,189
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 73% $5,958
Federal Student Loans 67% $5,501
Private Loans 17% $12,332


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$15,520
$30,001 to $48,000$15,505
$48,001 to $75,000$18,290
$75,001 to $110,000$23,493
Over $110,000$24,806

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
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 Mont Alto
1 Campus Drive
Mont Alto, PA 17237

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