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School Details

The University of Pennsylvania, also known as UPenn, is a four-year, private not-for-profit institution.  As one of the oldest centers of higher learning in the United States, the school was founded in 1740 as the Academy of Philadelphia.  The first students were enrolled in 1751.  The mission of UPenn is “the creation and dissemination of knowledge, serving as a model for colleges and universities throughout the world.”  

Away from brick-and-mortar, some 250 years later, UPenn's education definitely reaches the world.  With Penn Online, global learners have the opportunity to build their professional skills and grow their mind to meet contemporary challenges.  Certificates, continuing education courses, and degrees are availble through the following distance education programs:

  • Arts & Sciences Online Learning
  • Online Continuing Medical Education
  • Online Continuing Nursing Education
  • Online Dental Education
  • Penn Engineering Online Learning
  • Penn LPS Online
  • English Language Programs
  • Wharton Executive Education

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Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education