Invent Penn State

Invent Penn State: Let's turn great discoveries into a great economy, together. At Penn State, we recognize that great minds need support. Invent Penn State is a Commonwealth-wide set of initiatives and investments that will drive economic development, a culture of entrepreneurship, and student career success. Our aim is to accelerate the transfer of new ideas into useful products and build a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem around our campuses. 


Penn State is in the top 1 percent of universities worldwide. It has the largest alumni network in the nation. Founded in 1855, it combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. Granted the highest rating for research universities by the Carnegie Foundation, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective.

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For more than 150 years we've been leaders in higher education, as shown by rankings from those who monitor academe from the outside. Here are a few examples of recent rankings, primarily relating to our academic standing.


U.S. News & World Report, America's Best Graduate Schools 2018


  • Smeal College of Business overall 36
  • Supply Chain/Logistics, #6



Penn State educates future generations of healthcare professionals and scientists, conducts biomedical research, and offers a variety of health services and programs for the public as well as its students, faculty, and staff. 

Mission and Character


The Pennsylvania State University is a multi-campus, land-grant, public research University that educates students from around the world, and supports individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

Penn State in Pennsylvania


We strive to be great neighbors. We generate billions of dollars for the state economy and serve communities at the grassroots level.


With 24 campuses throughout Pennsylvania, Penn State represents a strong economic engine. It is, among other things, a major employer and a source of students, faculty, and staff who keep local economies going by spending money to live in communities and support nonprofits to benefit those in need.


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