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WHY CHOOSE HARRISBURG UNIVERSITY
OF SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGY?

STEM EDUCATION
FOR 21ST-CENTURY CAREERS

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In a little over 40 years, society has gone from being enhanced by science, engineering and technology to being powered by them. Higher education has taken a little while longer to catch up. That’s why Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was founded—to accelerate career-focused education in order to meet growing demand for professionals who understand STEM concepts and apply them in the workplace.

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Programs that answer to—and anticipate—the marketplace. STEM-related career paths are growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates overall job growth of 5% over the 2021-2031 period. 1 In STEM-related fields, job growth projections are higher.

  • Computer and information technology occupations – 15% job growth, 2021-2031 2
  • Mathematics-related occupations – 29% job growth 3
  • Life, physical and social science occupations – 7% job growth 4
  • Healthcare occupations – 13% job growth 5

Earn a degree with HU, and you’ll have skills and knowledge that can apply to these and other exciting fields.

Curriculum that aligns with the highest industry standards. Wherever possible, we design our courses and programs to reflect the professional standards of their industries. Our cybersecurity degree, for example, aligns with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) criteria. Our project management degree meets Project Management Institute® Project Management Professional® and Agile Lean certification qualifications. And our RN to BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)**.

A focus on practical, experiential learning and holistic professional growth. Our programs also embed experiential learning opportunities into your studies, including:

  • Apprenticeships – Innovative “learn-while-you-earn” training programs that provide you with paid job experience and mentorship.
  • Micro-internships – Short-term, paid professional assignments that let you explore career paths and build your network.
  • Internships – Opportunities to apply skills learned in the classroom in the real world by working with a company related to their field of study.
  • Residencies – Unique, immersive learning experiences that offer flexible course scheduling so you can work full-time and complete your degree.
  • Applied projects – Unique research projects designed in consultation with faculty that identify, investigate and analyze a topic or problem relevant to your program of study.
  • Seminars – Courses that allow you to hone your professional growth by collaborating with fellow students and reflecting on your progress.

Whether you’re pursuing project-based learning with industry data while earning your M.S. in Analytics or helping manage a live event as a student in our B.S. in Esports Management, Production, and Performance, you’ll be able to build confidence by applying what you know in a real-world setting.

A more affordable education. HU is a private non-profit university. We haven’t raised undergrad tuition rates since 2012 and we aren’t planning to raise them soon.* The result is tuition that’s among the lowest offered by any private university in Pennsylvania. Plus, financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available if you qualify. That’s why HU graduates complete their degrees with $6,000 less in student debt compared to the national average.

A student body that reflects today’s America. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2021-22, only 35% of the STEM qualifications awarded that year went to women, and only 7.6% of them went to students who were Black.6

By contrast, as of 2022, our undergraduate student body is 67% ethnic minority, while our graduate student body is 51% female.7 We want to increase opportunity for—and capitalize on the talent of—people who have traditionally been discouraged or excluded from pursuing STEM education. At HU, we are dedicated to diversity, and you are welcome here.

Online programs that bring you the best education HU offers—wherever you are. We know that college education needs to be more accessible than ever. As an institution focused on STEM education, we also know that means tapping into the power of online learning. Our online programs are built to offer you a university experience that’s just as rigorous and challenging, but available on your schedule and at your location.

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Ready to take the next step toward an online degree from HU? Explore our online programs or get in touch with an admissions counselor today!

*Subject to change.
* *The baccalaureate degree program and master’s degree program in nursing at Harrisburg University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

[1] https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.nr0.htm, 0.5% annually over 10 years

[2] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm

[3] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/home.htm

[4] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/home.htm

[5] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm

[6] https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d19/tables/dt19_104.60.asp, column 5

[7] https://www.harrisburgu.edu/about/fast-facts/, “Student Body”

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