Online Education
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Penn State has offered courses at a distance for more than 100 years. In 1892, we founded one of the nation’s first correspondence courses. And in 1998, we were one of the first major accredited universities to provide online education.

Online Education

Innovative online options make it easy for learners from across Pennsylvania, throughout the nation, and around the world to pursue a quality Penn State education.


World Campus

Students from around the world can pursue more than 100 of Penn State’s most highly regarded graduate, undergraduate, and professional education programs through convenient online formats.


Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL)

COIL is focused on building and sustaining a culture of innovation, collaboration, and invention for improving teaching and learning.


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Penn State is offering courses on the leading MOOC platform, Coursera, to explore the benefits of providing noncredit, free online courses on a large scale.

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