Penn Foster College

Overview

For students who wish to pursue a business education, Penn Foster College offers undergraduate certificates and associate and bachelor’s degrees. The college features a variety of programs online including health services, graphic design, technology and business.

History

Penn Foster College was started in 1890 by Thomas Foster, who created a training system to help miners learn more about engineering. In its first 10 years, the system was used by more than 250,000 students. By 1945, more than 5 million had participated in Penn Foster College’s training programs. Overall more than 13 million students have gone through them.

Accreditation

Penn Foster College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.

Academics

Penn Foster College offers degrees at the associate and bachelor’s levels. PFC’s online division offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in many business-related fields. The online division of the school also features degrees in the fields of engineering, health services and technology. As much as 75 percent of the course curriculum can be transferred from another accredited institution so long as students earned a grade of “C” or better in the class.

Admissions

PFC Online: Undergraduate requirements vary by the type of student. Follow the directions on the school website to apply.

Student Resources

Penn Foster College offers its eCampus Student Center website to assist enrollees. It helps students connect with one another and provides online forums for questions. The site also has a career services link for alumni looking for work.

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