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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Public
    2 year
  • 2,658
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:16
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 24%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $9,550
    Avg. Financial Aid
Penn Highlands is a dynamic, student-centered community college with regional locations spread throughout Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties. Students can complete the first two years of a four-year degree utilizing PA TRAC agreements and transferable courses. Those seeking direct employment can enroll in associate degree, certificate, and diploma programs in high-demand fields such as Business/Accounting, Child Development, Criminal Justice, Healthcare, Social Work, Media Production, and Information Technology. The College also offers alternative credit options such as Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for those with work/advanced technical expertise.
Over 2,000 courses transfer into Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
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Founded 1993
Total Faculty 101
Full-Time Undergraduate 781
Part-Time Undergraduate 1,877
Transfer Students 256
Programs 55 Programs
Courses 320 Courses
Transfer Agreements 93 outgoing Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 2,037 incoming Equivalencies
3,628 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $8,310
Out-of-State Tuition $11,640
Books and Supplies $2,000
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 58%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $4,560
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 63%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $4,990
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    Transfer students should fill out the FAFSA and follow the guidelines for state and federal financial aid as usual.

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    We accept all transfer students. Credits transfer in depending on program requirements, grades, courses taken and accreditation of sending school.
  • Transfer Applications Received:
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  • Credit For Life Experience:
    Credit may be given for life exerience via our assessment of prior learning process.

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
  • Official Transcripts:
    Official transcripts from high school and all colleges previously attended are required prior to admissions approval.
  • SAT Scores:
    Not required but certain score ranges exempt students from developmental course work.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Not required.
  • Essay:
    Not required.
  • Application Fee:
    Not required.
  • Interview:
    Not required.
  • Other Requirements:
    Placement testing may be required for students desiring to take math or English classes without math or English transfer credit.
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Transfer Credit Policy

Information for Transfer Out Students

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  • Transfer Agreements:
    We have several transfer agreements with local universities including Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mount Aloysius College and California University of Pennsylvania.
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  • Special Programs:
    Many transfer agreements are in place for Penn Highlands students including TAOC approved programs with PA State System of Higher Education universities, Nanotechnology through Penn State University and several technical programs with local CTCs.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

101 Community College Way
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904
United States
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Face-to-face, online, hybrid, virtual, evening, and weekends.


Transfer Admission Contact:
Tim Haberkorn
Assistant Director of Admissions, Student Services
Athletic Director Contact:
Sue Brugh
Director of Student Activities and Athletics, Student Services
International Admissions Contact:
Tim Haberkorn
Assistant Director of Admissions, Student Services

Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

Ebensburg Center
881 Hills Plaza Drive, Suite 450
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Huntingdon Center
6311 Margy Drive
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Somerset Center
6024 Glades Pike, Suite 210
Somerset, PA 15501
Blair Center
Logan Valley Mall Suite 1147 5580 Goods Lane (I-99, Plank Rd Exit)
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
Central Park
425 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
Last updated on 5/23/2022 by AcademyOne.