Chancellor's Welcome

Chancellor's Welcome

Welcome to Penn State DuBois!

We take a personalized approach to education, giving students attention/tools they need to find success.

Headshot of M. Scott McBride

M. Scott McBride will assume the role of chancellor and chief academic officer at Penn State DuBois on March 13. 

Image: Courtesy of M. Scott McBride

Penn State DuBois provides students with all of the advantages of a small college, coupled with the quality and resources of a large university.  With class sizes averaging less than 30 students, we take a personalized approach to education, giving each student the individual attention and tools that they need to find success.  Those students may choose to complete one of a number of associate and baccalaureate degrees that we offer in entirety at DuBois; or they can complete the first two years of course work for nearly 160 Penn State degrees that can be earned at other locations throughout the state.

The campus' strong relationships with area industry have also paved the road for exciting internship opportunities.  Our students regularly complete internships at local businesses, working alongside professionals in their exact field of interest, gaining real-world experience for the career ahead of them. 

In addition to our excellent educational opportunities, Penn State DuBois is also home to a large and diverse pool of extra-curricular activities.  Students may choose to participate in one or more of 25 clubs and organizations, six intercollegiate sports teams, and a variety of intermural sports.  Additionally, student clubs offer frequent community service and volunteer opportunities that afford students the chance to give back and help others. These activities help to provide a full college experience and prepare individuals to take their place in the next generation of community, civic, and workplace leaders.

If you have not visited our campus, I invite you to do so any time.  To arrange a campus visit, or to learn more about enrolling, please call the Admissions Office at 814-375-4720. 

I look forward to welcoming you to Penn State DuBois. 


M. Scott McBride, Ph.D.
Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer