Founded in 1935, Penn State Dubois is a commonwealth campus of Pennsylvania State University and is located in DuBois, Pennsylvania. Penn State Dubois students can choose from three bachelor’s degree programs and eleven associate’s degree programs, in addition to a number of continuing education programs. There is one master’s degree program that is delivered through the college’s Continuing Education division. Students can also complete the first two years of an additional 160 majors at Dubois, and transfer to Penn State’s main campus to complete their degrees. Penn State DuBois offers flexible class schedules that include a full daytime schedule, extended evening hours, and Saturday classes. There are also business, industry, and service programs that are for credit and noncredit. The campus features state-of-the-art computer labs and learning studios, and recently added a high-tech IST (Information Systems Technology) Lab.
Academic support services include an Advising Center and a Learning Center, which offers free professional and peer tutoring in a number of subjects. Students have opportunities to participate in faculty research projects. There is also a special Honors Program, through which students can enjoy special extracurricular activities, such as a fall overnight trip to a different American city and a spring-break trip out of the country. The DuBois Campus usually offers six to eight honors courses each semester, including some specialized courses. The college offers small class sizes; the average class size is 24. Sixty-five percent of the faculty members at this school hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their discipline.