Our Mission

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To provide affordable and accessible post-secondary education to the residents of northern Pennsylvania.

Our Values

Lifelong and organizational learning by encouraging and fostering continuous learning and intellectual curiosity among all those served by the College.

Compassion by providing and maintaining a welcoming and understanding environment that embraces the diversity of our students and meet their needs, regardless of age, experience, ability, and background.

Innovation through its uniquely adaptive delivery model and organizational structure in order to best serve students and overcome logistical and educational barriers.

Integrity through authentic, honest, reliable, and responsible service, while holding fast to its mission.

Inspiration by striving to empower those served and equip them with curiosity, hope, and courage.

Community by growing connections, promoting engagement, and fulfilling community goals within each community and instills this value in its students and employees.

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Our Identity

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We serve communities in northern Pennsylvania by engaging recent graduates, high school or college non-completers, returning adults, and first-generation students.

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We bring classrooms to communities by providing a flexible, career-focused curriculum and quality instruction using interactive media. We offer associate degrees, certificate programs, short-term classes, workshops and seminars, and customized training.

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We are low-cost, high quality, easily accessible, student-centered, and highly responsive to existing or emerging community needs.

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We enhance regional economic growth and civic development by meeting employers' needs for skilled workers. By doing so, we create greater opportunities, career, and educational pathways that will help retain and attract residents to our region.

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Our future is bright because we fill a unique niche in the way in which we deliver post-secondary education and workforce development to our region. Our dedicated, highly qualified, and passionate trustees and staff are true partners in ensuring our students' success in school and in life.

See What Our Students Have to Say

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Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.

- Brian, NPRC Graduate

While attending NPRC, I am enrolled in 16 credits and working toward a degree in business administration. This switch is already positively benefitting me as a student. I have been keeping up with classes and shifting out of bad habits that may hinder my success. As someone who is diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD, it sometimes gets hard to effectively communicate. However, NPRC continues to provide opportunities to not only challenge myself, but to help me grow as a student, and more importantly, as a person. NPRC was my second chance. My second chance to help me build myself better, and I feel like my future is already better than what it was before NPRC.

-Noah, Business Administration Student

My time at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has been a great experience even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Never did I imagine doing a year of college in my own home and still be able to be on the Dean’s List and be extremely proud. I am 39 years of age, and it has taken me this long to attempt college. I have to say that starting college at this age was hard. However, everyone at NPRC has made it easy for me to understand what it means to be studious. You can feel the care that is given to you through the staff at NPRC. The instructors are always willing to help and they will always answer the questions that we have. This college is a great way to get started on your new path through life. There are so many options to pick from if you are undecided.

-Claudia, NPRC Graduate

I started with NPRC right after graduating high school in 2018. I was not sure what I wanted to do career-wise, but the criminal justice field had always piqued my interest. Before finishing my two-year degree with NPRC, I decided to transfer to a four-year university to further my education in both sociology and criminal justice. Without the affordability of NPRC and their knowledgeable staff, I would never have dreamed of being where I am today. I will be graduating from RIT in August of 2022 having majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as having minored in Criminal Justice. I am excited to start a career in the federal Criminal Justice system or within admissions/counseling in higher education. I plan to put myself through law school while working full time after graduating from RIT.

-Ally, Former NPRC Student

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