2014 in Review: PSLV Planning Website

The 2014 annual report for pslvplanning.com:

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Official PSU-LV Enrollment Numbers, 2014-15


The Campus Office of Institutional Planning is happy to release the 2014-15 Official Enrollment Numbers for Penn State Lehigh Valley.

Official campus enrollment currently stands 913 students. For a comprehensive look at the breakdowns and figures:

PSLV Official Numbers 2014-15

PSU by the Numbers

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Penn State University recently shared Penn State by the Numbers in the Penn State News for January 2014. Highlights include:


-Since 2009, enrollment at the University has displayed solid growth, bumping up 4 percent overall, 9 percent among graduate students and 4 percent among undergraduates.

-The student body shows greater diversity as well. Minority students make up 23 percent of fall enrollment at the campuses and 17 percent at University Park compared to 13 percent a decade ago.


-Penn State has since 2009, seen an 88 percent increase in its endowment, a 49 percent increase in annual fundraising and a 17 percent increase in the number of donors. In 2013-14, the University received support from 190,502 donors.


-Penn State has seen a 10 percent increase in federal research dollars since 2009, climbing from $446 million to $492.4 million. In addition to federal support, industry and other private sources accounted for $100.9 million of Penn State’s research expenditures in 2014.

Click here for the complete article.

Spotlight on Goal 3: Within Larger Society

Within Larger Society

GOAL 3: Serve as a leader in our local and global societies through engaged citizenship and professional, academic collaborations


  • Collaboration with Business, Industry, and Alumni
  • Connection with Community Colleges and Other Institutions
  • Education of Local Communities
  • Economic Engine and Workforce Development
  • Change Agent

Strategy 3.1: Provide seamless transition from academic programs to the workforce

Strategy 3.2 Pursue ongoing connections with local and global educational institutions

Strategy 3.3: Further develop opportunities by the campus that enhance the education of our local communities

Strategy 3.4: Serve as an economic engine for the Penn State Lehigh Valley service area

Strategy 3.5: Uphold the campus’ commitment to serving as an agent of change and advocate for the common good

For additional strategic planning information, visit Campus Strategic Plan 2014-19.

Spotlight on Goal 2: Part of One University

Part of One University

GOAL 2: Operate as a viable and sustainable campus within the larger university system


  • Fiscally Responsible Practices
  • Enrollment and Local Landscape Monitoring
  • Effective Marketing and Communication Plans
  • Professional Development for Faculty and Staff
  • Resource Sharing
  • Assessment Practices

Strategy 2.1: Remain a fiscally responsible campus

Strategy 2.2 Continue to monitor enrollment, retention, and service area data in order to continue growth patterns

Strategy 2.3: Design effective external marketing campaigns and internal communication tools

Strategy 2.4: Build a community of professionals to maintain and support the high workplace standards of PSLV

Strategy 2.5: Distinguish our strengths within the University system and partner with other Commonwealth Campuses and UP

Strategy 2.6: Utilize evidence-based assessment practices to ensure continuous quality improvement

For additional strategic planning information, visit Campus Strategic Plan 2014-19.

Spotlight on Goal 1: One Campus

One Campus

GOAL 1: Enhance academic excellence to provide students with an integrated collegiate experience Description:

  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Faculty/Student Research
  • Support Services
  • Programs and Leadership Opportunities
  • Pathways to a Penn State Education
  • Appropriate Resources and Spaces for Student Success

Strategy 1.1: Embrace innovative teaching and learning

Strategy 1.2 Enhance faculty and student research opportunities

Strategy 1.3: Provide a strong infrastructure of support services for students that facilitates personal and professional growth

Strategy 1.4: Design programming to engage students and offer opportunities for leadership, life, and social skills

Strategy 1.5: Recruit academically-focused students by enhancing pathways to a PSLV education and articulating new ones

Strategy 1.6: Provide appropriate facilities and spaces for student success and continued campus growth

Strategy 1.7: Enhance global education and international opportunities

For additional strategic planning information, visit Campus Strategic Plan 2014-19.

PSU-LV Service Area Tuition Comparisons

3D chrome Dollar symbolThe PSLV Office of Institutional Planning has compiled the 2013 tuition rates for local colleges and universities in the Penn State Lehigh Valley service area. The information is helpful as part of the enrollment strategic planning process.

Tuition and Fees Comparisons among Lehigh Valley Service Area Colleges and Universities


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