This is Penn State

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Penn State in Pennsylvania


We strive to be great neighbors. We generate billions of dollars for the state economy and serve communities at the grassroots level.


With 24 campuses throughout Pennsylvania, Penn State represents a strong economic engine. It is, among other things, a major employer and a source of students, faculty, and staff who keep local economies going by spending money to live in communities and support nonprofits to benefit those in need.

Statewide, Penn State’s research and development expenditures have increased steadily over the past decade, contributing to the economy through innovation and technology transfer. Federal dollars coming our way for research and development have increased substantially over the past 10 years. Likewise, industry-sponsored research continues to trend upward.


At Penn State, we recognize that great minds need support. Invent Penn State is a Commonwealth-wide set of initiatives and investments that will drive economic development, a culture of entrepreneurship, and student career success. Our aim is to accelerate the transfer of new ideas into useful products and build a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem around our campuses.?


Across the University, colleges and campuses engage in community service projects, from giving advice to working side-by-side with people on projects.

Penn State’s Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education is just one example of how seriously Penn State takes its mission of serving communities. Among the research centers in that department alone: Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network; Operation: Military Kids; Consumer Services Information System; and Childcare and Youth Training and Technical Assistance Program.

Our students serve communities through course projects and volunteering. An example of student dedication to serving? The Penn State Berks Center for Service Learning and Community-based Research produces the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research for students in a wide range of disciplines, designed to encourage participation and give guidance.


Penn State Extension is an educational network that gives people in Pennsylvania’s 67 counties access to the University’s resources and expertise.

We offer practical how-to education and problem-solving assistance based on University research. We strive to help people make informed decisions to improve their lives, businesses, and communities.

Not sure how to deal with that garden pest? Need a little help figuring out how to deal with your personal finances or small business? Extension can help with a wide range of issues.