Fast Facts About PSLV


Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Official Enrollment for 2015-16 = 893

96.5% are enrolled as undergraduate students.

49% male; 51% female.

79% of enrolled students come from the Lehigh Valley.

3% of enrolled students are non-PA residents.

19% are adult students.

9% are transfer students from other institutions outside the PSU system.

5% are dual-enrolled (high school) students.

(Penn State EIS)


PSLV’s minority enrollment rate slightly exceeds 30%. This is nearly 15% higher than a decade ago. (Penn State EIS)

PSLV’s minority rate is higher than the Lehigh Valley’s minority rate of 24%. (US Census Bureau)

Race Ethnicity 2015-16 (Penn State iTwo and US Census Bureau)

-90% of faculty and staff believe that regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, or ability, every students has an equal opportunity to succeed at PSLV. (Faculty/Staff Survey 2012)


PSLV’s retention rate continues to remain close to the Core Council Recommendation of 80%. The 2015-16 retention rate of full-time baccalaureate-seeking students is 77.9%. The 2014-15 retention rate was 79%. The 2013-14 rate of 81.1% was a rise from 80.7% in 2012-13 and 76.2% in 2011-12. (PSU Factbook)


-The current population of the Lehigh Valley stands at 654,000. The Lehigh Valley is projected to increase by 35% from 2010-2040. This follows a combined 24% increase in population in Lehigh and Northampton counties for 2000-2010. (Lehigh Valley Planning Commission)


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