We Are

Discover Penn State

Penn State is a top-ranked research university and Pennsylvania's sole land-grant institution, founded with a mission of high-quality teaching, expert research, and global service. Discover a community—more than 725,000 strong—driven to make a difference.

A Globally Recognized Degree

This spring, Penn State awarded approximately 14,400 degrees, including 206 associate, 11,807 baccalaureate, 1,756 master's, 214 law, 236 doctoral, and 183 medical degrees. The experiences and knowledge these graduates have gained at Penn State will form the foundation for the future they want to build.


Diplomas awarded to students University-wide during the spring 2021 commencement.


Ranking for best-trained graduates (tied with MIT).


University for producing CEOs, according to a 2019 LinkedIn study.

We Are

In the following 30-second video, a Penn State student sings the University’s alma mater as scenes representing various parts of Pennsylvania are shown on screen. This includes a truck driving through farmland, Philadelphia’s City Hall, Pittsburgh neighborhoods, an Amish horse and buggy, factory workers, runners, bikers, skateboarders at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and a family on top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps. Interspersed with these scenes is the following message: "Dear Pennsylvania, wherever you are, we are with you. Always. We are Penn State."