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Degree and certificate programs are available at Penn State York to meet the needs of busy adults. Two types of programs are available to adult learners: certificate programs and degree programs.

Certificate programs are ideal for people who want to set smaller, more immediate educational goals. A certificate program can be the gateway to a college degree or useful for career advancement. To learn more, please visit the Certificate Program homepage.

Undergraduate degree programs provide adult learners with the credential necessary for upward mobility and professional advancement. The regional and national statistics highlight the impact of achieving a college degree.

  • Adults who possess a college degree will earn 81 percent more than a high school graduate.
  • The Occupational Employment Statistics Survey indicates that jobs requiring a bachelor's degree will grow about 17 percent, and jobs requiring a master's degree are projected to increase by 18 percent.
  • In Pennsylvania alone, it is projected that by 2018, 1.2 million jobs, or 57 percent, will require a bachelor's degree.

Wherever you are along your educational path and professional journey, Penn State York has a degree or certificate plan to help you achieve your goals. To view the programs available, please select your program of interest from the left-hand column or submit a “Request for Information” form.


For more information about options for adult learners, contact the Adult Education Coordinator, Annie Haines, at 717-771-4197 or email azh2@psu.edu.

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