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Our Impact Keeps Growing

Read and watch how Penn State Behrend is improving the lives of others and advancing the Erie region and beyond.

Penn State Behrend IMPACT: A destination for educational excellence. The region's research institution. A recognized leader in outreach programs. This is Penn State Behrend.

Our Impact Keeps Growing

Penn State Behrend is improving the lives of others and advancing the Erie region’s economy: providing access to nearly fifty degree programs, partnering with business and industry, and researching local and global problems. And our impact keeps growing.

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Excellence in Education with Recognized ROI

Educating over 5,000 students on campus and online, delivering a return on tuition investment (ROI) that’s in the top 10 percent for all Pennsylvania universities.*

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The Region's Research Institution

Bringing millions of dollars in sponsored research to the Erie region—nearly $5 million in research projects in the past year alone.

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A Leader in Youth Education Outreach

Engaging with youth and educators in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math programming—more than 24,000 this past year.

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A Hub for Local Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Helping entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality in our Innovation Commons—working with nearly 100 innovators on more than 130 projects in the past three years.

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An Open-Lab Environment of Learning and Discovery

Working with over 250 industry and organizational partners—in our open lab environment, in Knowledge Park, as project sponsors, and more.

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The Home of Pennsylvania Sea Grant

Preserving and protecting coastal and watershed resources as the home of Pennsylvania Sea Grant research and education.