Welcome to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, a “Big Ten University” serving the local communities of Greater Wilkes-Barre and the Wyoming Valley. We proudly offer the advantages of an intimate campus atmosphere combined with all the resources of a major research university – located on a scenic estate in northeastern Pennsylvania just thirteen miles from Wilkes-Barre.
At Penn State Wilkes-Barre, students can earn a world-class degree from an internationally recognized university. Students can pursue a degree in one of over 160 majors. Some students move to another Penn State campus to complete their degree; others choose to stay with us because they love the convenience of being close to home while earning one of six bachelor's or four associate's degrees. Still others expand their horizons a course at a time while working full-time. Additionally, a variety of certificate programs that are highly attuned to the needs of today's workforce are available.
As a land-grant institution, Penn State University plays an essential role in insuring the cultural, economic, and educational success of Pennsylvania's citizens. For 89 years Penn State Wilkes-Barre has been Penn State Proud of its commitment to serve the local communities of northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to our degree programs, we offer applied research, workforce development, internships, speakers series, and cooperative extension services.
Penn State is close at hand for all in the Greater Wilkes-Barre area and the Wyoming Valley to experience and enjoy. We offer high quality programs and services, faculty and staff excellence, student enthusiasm and a beautiful setting. We invite you to explore the many opportunities available here!