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At Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, student success is our mission. Since 2017, we’ve prided ourselves in being able to bring affordable, accessible, and achievable college degrees and training to northern Pennsylvania. With 25 total instructional locations across our footprint of nine counties, we’ve helped to reinvent what accessible education looks like for the region we serve. At Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, students can expect:

  • Tuition rates an average of 70 percent less than traditional brick and mortar colleges.
  • A student to faculty ratio of 4:1, a mark significantly less than competitors.
  • Five associate degrees, one certificate, and multiple workforce development options for learners to choose from.
  • A supportive community that will help you choose the pathway that best supports your goals.
  • A dedicated Student Engagement Specialist that will provide the guidance and encouragement needed for your success.
  • Evening courses that allow for working professionals to balance their careers and educational endeavors.
  • A classroom location within 15 miles of where you live. 

Eighty-six percent of people surveyed said affordability is the number one attribute they look towards when thinking about college; making NPRC an excellent option.

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Affordable College Education for Everyone

Affordability

By offering institutional aid and accepting local scholarships, NPRC is committed to making our degrees affordable to anyone with the drive to apply. We also offer a variety of payment programs for all students, regardless of their financial circumstances – because if you’re going to invest in education, we want you to be able to succeed in all aspects.

Accessibility

NPRC continues to excel in offering accessible education through distance learning capabilities in classrooms throughout the nine counties we serve. And like community colleges, we are an open-enrollment college requiring no tests or entrance exams. All you need to register for classes is a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Achievability

Many of these NPRC’s classes are located in high schools, college campuses, libraries, and technical centers, giving our students a classroom experience close to home without the need to relocate. We partner with these facilities to deliver class instruction at multiple sites across the region via live interactive video technology. In short, we make post-secondary education convenient for everyone!

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Student Success Stories

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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

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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

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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

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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