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