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2016-02-26 / Top 100 Organizations

Lock Haven University

Est. 1870 / Lock Haven

Located in Central Pennsylvania along the banks of the Susquehanna River, students come home to The Haven not only for excellent educational opportunities and career preparation, but for so much more.

Lock Haven University was founded in 1870 as the Central State Normal School. Over the years the concept of being an exclusively teacher’s college had changed, and so did the name. In 1926, it became State Teacher’s College at Lock Haven, in 1960 Lock Haven State College, and in 1983 became Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, after joining the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. In 1989, Lock Haven University opened its Clearfield campus in Clearfield, PA.

From its humble beginnings with its first class of one hundred students, to more than 4,000 students today, Lock Haven University proudly offers 49 undergraduate programs and certificate programs with 47 minors. Master’s programs in education and health sciences are also available.

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