Pennsylvania State University

There’s a reason Penn State consistently ranks among the top one percent of the world’s universities. Across 24 campuses, our 100,000 students and 17,000 faculty and staff know the real measure of success goes beyond the classroom—it’s the positive impact made on communities across the world.


Penn StateAcross 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.