Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

One of Pennsylvania’s most affordable private universities, Harrisburg University is known for small class sizes and a hands-on career-focused education. HU offers state-of the-art academic resources throughout its $73-million 16-story Academic Center, engaging faculty, and the resources of a thriving city. Here the academic and business worlds unite. Here individuals looking to learn, grow, and achieve can connect with experts who teach, mentor, and advise. Our programs draw upon close connections to the key industries and sectors that drive the economy of Pennsylvania.