Public Accountability

Our goal is to make timely information about Penn State available to students, faculty, staff, and citizens of the Commonwealth, and to do so in an easy-to-use format.

Penn State Accountability Report

The Penn State Accountability Report presents important university statistics across several years to provide a better understanding of the university’s evolving standing.

State Required Reporting

Right to Know Law

Under the Right to Know Law, Penn State is required to report the salaries of certain employees and information that would be required if Penn State were subject to the filing of IRS Form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax), which includes the compensation of the University’s officers and salaries of the 25 highest-paid non-officer employees.

For more information and year-by-year reports, visit the Right to Know Law website.

Stairs Report

The Pennsylvania School Code of 1949 requires that Penn State submit a report on financial disclosures "within 180 days of the close of the university's current fiscal year."

For more information, visit the Stairs Report website.

Snyder Report

The Snyder Report focuses on data related to student credit hours and degrees, and faculty salaries and workweek activities, for all academic programs of the university for the reporting year.

For more information, visit the Snyder Report website.

Financial and Economic Reports

Audited Financial Statements

Penn State provides audited financial statements for each fiscal year ending June 30.

For more information and year-by-year reports, visit the Audited Financial Statements website.

Economic Impact Report

Penn State contributes more than $11.6 billion to the state’s economy and supports, directly and indirectly, more than 105,000 jobs across Pennsylvania. For every $1 in state appropriations received by Penn State, the University returned $1.24 in tax payments to the Commonwealth. This study measures the economic contribution of Penn State in fiscal year 2017. It also separately compiles the total economic contribution of Penn State Health. The analysis is based on highly detailed spending, staffing and attendance information for Penn State and all of its 24 campuses.

Read Penn State’s economic impact report.

Campus Safety Reports

Annual Security Reports

Annually, Penn State publishes a report titled "Policies, Safety, & U." The report contains crime statistics from the previous three years that were reported to local police agencies, or to campus security authorities that occurred at the following locations: on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Penn State; and public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.

For more information and to access Penn State’s Annual Security Reports by campus, visit the Crime and Safety Data website.

Clery Report

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) is a federal consumer protection law that requires institutions of higher education participating in the federal student financial aid program to disclose information about certain crimes on campus, in buildings/on property owned or controlled by the University, and on publicly owned property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

For more information, visit Penn State's Clery Act website.

Greek Chapter Scorecard

The Greek Chapter Scorecard shows a snapshot of key measures for each chapter in the governing councils: Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC). The data is gathered from reporting by each chapter and council.

View the Greek Chapter Scorecards.

Student Data

Data Digest

The Penn State Data Digest provides various student statistics, including Undergraduate Admissions, Graduation and Retention, and Student Enrollment, among others.

Visit Penn State's Data Digest.

We Earn

We Earn showcases earnings data for Penn State alumni, including by time and degree.

Information can be found on the We Earn website.

Tuition & Fees

Penn State has resources on its current tuition and fees schedules by campus, as well as information on its historic tuition rates by academic year.

For more information, visit University Budget Office: Tuition and Office of the Bursar: Fees.

Board of Trustees Information

Board of Trustees Charter, Bylaws and Standing Orders

The Penn State Board of Trustees is governed by a Charter, Bylaws and Standing Orders.

To view this information, visit the Board of Trustees website.

State Budget Information

University Budget Request

The Annual University Budget Request outlines Penn State’s priorities for the upcoming year and how funding from the Commonwealth will help the University achieve them.

More information can be found in the Penn State 2024-25 State Appropriation Request.

Penn State Budget Brochure

The Penn State Budget Brochure showcases various aspects of the university that are impacted by funding from the Commonwealth. This version of the Budget Brochure was prepared for the 2023-2024 budget cycle, and its data and statistics represent accordingly.

Penn State Agriculture Funding

The College of Agricultural Sciences relies on the 150-year-old land-grant partnership of federal, state and county governments as the foundation for agricultural research and statewide Extension programs. The federal, state and county funds that support Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension are not supplemented with student tuition. The state appropriation provides the required matching funds that allow Penn State to access Federal Agricultural Research appropriations and support from Pennsylvania’s counties for Cooperative Extension. Now more than ever, funding for agricultural research and support for the state’s Cooperative Extension network is an investment that ensures that the College of Agricultural Sciences will have the capacity to serve the agriculture industry in advancing this important sector of the economy and safeguarding Pennsylvania’s human and natural resources.

More information can be found in the College of Ag Science’s Agricultural Research and Extension Funding document.

Invent Penn State

Launched in 2015, Invent Penn State redefined the university’s land-grant mission to include entrepreneurship and innovation programs, tools and resources that accelerate the movement of great ideas to the marketplace and make a substantial economic development impact in Pennsylvania and beyond. Hosted in the Office of Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Invent Penn State, is a coordinated effort that spans the university’s 24 campuses, all academic colleges, and numerous institutes and centers. Entrepreneurs in 21 Penn State campus communities now enjoy free access to accelerator programs, coworking space, legal and IP advice, mentorship, rapid prototyping, pitch competitions and funding.

More information can be found in the Invent Penn State brochure.

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology, with its main campus in Williamsport, is a national leader in applied technology education. Penn College offers the type of hands-on, applied technology education that is vital to Pennsylvania’s workforce needs. A special mission affiliate of Penn State since 1989, Penn College nevertheless has a separate line in the state budget and is not reliant upon Penn State for funding of its operations.

More information can be found on Penn College’s website and within Penn College’s Clery Report.

Additional Resources

Academic Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

For more information, visit the Academic Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual website.

Accreditation

As part of the accreditation process, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) members and candidate institutions are required to complete an Annual Institutional Update Profile (AIU). The AIU offers a snapshot of an institution’s structure, operations, finances, and accreditation status, and also assists with monitoring an institution’s compliance with selected aspects of accreditation standards.

For more information, visit Penn State's Accreditation website.

Consumer Information

Per federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965 (amended in 2008), educational institutions are required to disclose specific consumer information about the school and the availability of student financial aid to prospective and continuing students.

For more information, visit the Consumer Information website.

Office of Student Aid

For more information, visit the Office of Student Aid website.

University Policy Manual

For more information, visit the University Policy Manual website.