I just sent out letters of congratulations to 119 students who are changing their assignment from Penn State Wilkes-Barre to another Penn State campus. While the vast majority are choosing University Park to complete their degrees, we also have students who will be completing their degrees at 7 other traditional campuses including: Abington, Altoona, Berks, Harrisburg, Fayette, Hazleton, and Worthington Scranton. There are 5 students who will be completing their degrees on the World campus.
While we are sad to see each of their smiling faces leave the Wilkes-Barre campus, we want what is best for them and their careers. It is this remarkable opportunity that Penn State provides — its 2+2 approach. Earn your Penn State degree starting at one campus and finishing at another. That simple approach of One University Geographically Dispersed makes Penn State unique in America. A student can start at Wilkes-Barre and complete degrees here or at any other campus offering their choice of degree.
Also, university statistics show that students who start at Wilkes-Barre and then go to University Park complete their degree in about the same time to graduation as those students who began their college careers at University Park. The difference in average time to completion is less than 60 days. Our faculty and staff obviously do a great job preparing students to move seamlessly throughout the University.
Congratulations students! When you are in the area, drop in tell us about all your successes. After all: We Are… Penn State!