What Is Penn State Outreach and Online Education?

We connect Penn State’s programs, research, and services to a vast, diverse community. Our mission is to engage, empower, and inspire global learners through the transformative, boundless power of knowledge. We are honored to be contributing to a worldwide community of learning in which individuals are proud to acknowledge “Penn State Lives Here.”

Penn State Outreach
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Online Education

Learners from around the world earn Penn State degrees and certificates, enhance their professional development, and gain knowledge for personal enrichment through an array of online educational options.

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Lifelong Learning

Campus-based programs, activities, and services enable adult learners of all ages to earn degrees and certificates, pursue professional development goals, and explore topics of interest.

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Engaged Scholarship

Penn State’s public research mission is enhanced through vibrant, mutually beneficial relationships between faculty, staff, and students and the local, state, national, and global communities we serve.

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Educational resources, public broadcasting, and engagement opportunities help organizations succeed, entrepreneurs achieve, communities thrive, and minds flourish.

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