Our Approach

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College does not operate as a traditional campus-based college, nor are we an online college. Community locations are utilized to deliver class instruction at multiple sites across the region and are brought together via live interactive video technology

We offer dual enrollment, associate degree, and workforce development courses.

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Our Story

The roots of Northern Pennsylvania Regional College lie in a collaboration between the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny (ECUA) and Gannon University. This collaboration served as a pilot program and has been delivering Gannon University courses and degrees through NPRC’s model for more than 3 years. The efforts of the ECUA focused on addressing a need for post-secondary education in rural areas of northern Pennsylvania and finding a solution to deliver open admissions and low cost, high quality community and technical education and training to an area where it has not been accessible before.

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College was established by the Pennsylvania Legislature and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in May 2017. We are a two-year institution offering associate degrees. We also offer career-focused certificate programs. Like a community college, the programs offered reflect the needs of local business, industry, and service providers. Unlike community colleges, however, NPRC has no county sponsor and does not require a county contribution to its operating budget.