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About Penn State World Campus

Earn a Penn State Degree Online

With more than 125 years experience in distance education, Penn State launched World Campus in 1998, giving learners the ability to earn their Penn State degree entirely online. Today, you can choose from more than 175 programs.

Our Story
The best way to understand Penn State World Campus is to look at our students. They are leaders in organizations, workplaces, and the military.
Our mission is to provide the Penn State educational experience to anyone, anytime — focusing on convenience, flexibility, and quality in delivering accredited degrees and certificates online.
Our Leadership
The Office of the Vice Provost for Online Education is led by Dr. Renata S. Engel and is responsible for all aspects of Penn State World Campus.
Our Students
One of the greatest strengths of Penn State World Campus is the diversity of our community.
Why Penn State World Campus
Grounded in a tradition of quality since 1855, a degree from Penn State means something.
News and Features
Read our news and features articles to hear more stories about Penn State World Campus programs, faculty, and students.
Success Stories
Take a look inside the lives and stories of hard-working adult learners earning their degrees online through Penn State World Campus.
Thank you for your interest in teaching opportunities with Penn State World Campus. We are always eager to identify qualified instructors.
Penn State has a long and strong history of educating learners at a distance. I look forward to leading the Online Education team to further the reputation of excellence that has been established.
— Renata S. Engel, Ph.D. , Vice Provost for Online Education