At Penn State Altoona we engage, inspire and prepare our students for success as we carry out our mission:
“To cultivate a vibrant learning environment through excellence in teaching, research, creative activities, outreach and the advancement of personal, social, and intellectual growth, and to empower a diverse student body with the knowledge and skills to be critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and civically-engaged global citizens.”
We serve our students while fostering their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, respect diversity, and change our world. By engaging them in learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, we create transformative academic experiences that ensure their success. In addition, we strive to create a more inclusive, diverse, civil, and ethical learning community and to integrate sustainability and environmental stewardship into teaching, research, and outreach.
We are dedicated to augmenting our students’ learning experiences and are committed to providing them with every opportunity to succeed so that they may change their lives, and our world, for the better.