Central Penn College was voted #1 by the readers of the Central Penn Business Journal in two categories: Online Education and Career / Trade School. This is the second consecutive year that Central Penn was voted the best college or university in the area for online education.
“We are so pleased that our local and regional community once again said that Central Penn College is the best place to earn your degree online,” said Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams, president of the college. “This year’s #1 ranking means even more, as quality online education has become a critical necessity in the face of a global pandemic.”
More than 24,000 votes were cast across all categories in this year’s Reader Rankings poll.
Central Penn College has been offering online education since 2004. Prior to the pandemic, more than 70% of Central Penn students would take at least one online course each term.
With this year’s vote, Central Penn College jumped from the #3 slot in 2019 to the #1 position in the category of Career / Trade School. “This recognition is a testament to the work being done by our faculty and staff,” said Dr. Krista Wolfe, who serves as vice president of academic affairs at the college.
“The team here at Central Penn College––no matter the challenges posed by COVID-19––is laser-focused on providing our students with a valuable and transformative educational experience that leads to a job in their career field,” said Wolfe
Founded in 1881, the college has made career education its mission for more than 135 years. Central Penn College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs in business, healthcare, criminal justice, legal studies, information technology and more.
A recent survey by the college’s Center for Career Services and Development found that 90.6% of 2018–2019 Central Penn College graduates are employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
“Being voted #1 in these two categories,” reflected President Fedrizzi-Williams, “validates what we do as a career-focused institution… validates the investments we’ve made in instructional technology and training… and validates the tremendous efforts––made by our faculty and staff––to prepare our students to be workforce-ready when they enter the job market.”
Central Penn College’s fall term begins on Monday, Oct. 5. To apply or learn more, go to: www.centralpenn.edu/admissions.