Your college education is an investment in your future. At Behrend, we prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and experience that employers want and need. Our job is to make sure your investment pays off.
Penn State Behrend is part of a public university that is committed to affordability—which means our tuition is considerably lower than the tuition of most private, regional institutions. That could save you thousands of dollars over the course of earning your degree.
Don’t just take our word for it: Behrend is also ranked in the top 10 percent of all colleges and universities in Pennsylvania for greatest return on investment and best value, measured by cost of attendance against the median salary of graduates, according to Payscale.com (2022) and SmartAsset.com (2019).
Plus, the programs of our Black School of Business rank in the top 10 percent in the nation for value, or financial return, based on net earnings and their level of student debt. That’s according to a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce (2022).
Power of Penn State
As a Behrend student, you’ll earn a degree from a University that’s in the top 100 worldwide, according to 2024 QS World University rankings. And if you pursue an Engineering degree at Behrend, you’ll study in an undergraduate program regularly ranked in the top 40 in the country.
After you graduate, you’ll become part of one of the country’s largest alumni networks. Penn State is a name that opens doors—anywhere you go.
Time to Graduation
The single biggest factor in managing the cost of your education is managing the time it takes to complete it. That’s why Penn State Behrend focuses on sustained advising and multiple support systems to help you stay on track and graduate on time.
If you’re not sure how to pay for college, Behrend’s Financial Aid team can help. More than 80 percent of Behrend students receive financial aid. And in 2021–22, Behrend awarded nearly $3.5 million in scholarships to our students. Plus, as many as 40 percent of Behrend students receive Penn State scholarships, averaging $3,000–$6,000.