Public Accountability

Our goal is to make timely information about Penn State available to students, faculty, staff, and citizens of the Commonwealth, and to do so in an easy-to-use format.


As part of the accreditation process, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) members and candidate institutions are required to complete an Annual Institutional Update Profile (AIU). The AIU offers a snapshot of an institution’s structure, operations, finances, and accreditation status, and also assists with monitoring an institution’s compliance with selected aspects of accreditation standards.

For more information, please visit the Accreditation website.

Annual Crime Statistics

Annually, Penn State publishes a report entitled "Policies, Safety, & U." The report contains crime statistics from the previous three years that were reported to local police agencies, or to campus security authorities that occurred at the following locations: On campus, In certain off-campus buildings, owned, or controlled by Penn State, and Public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

For more information, please visit the Annual Crime Statistics website.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements (or some would call a partnership) between two or more Colleges and Universities. documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree in general.

For more information, please visit the Articulation Agreements website.

Audited Financial Statements

Audited Financial Statements for The Pennsylvania State University fiscal year ended June 30

For more information, please visit the Audited Financial Statements website.

Consumer Information

Per federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965 (amended in 2008), educational institutions are required to disclose specific consumer information about the school and the availability of student financial aid to prospective and continuing students.

For more information, please visit the Consumer Information website.

Office of Student Aid

For more information, please visit the Office of Student Aid website.

Right to Know Law

Under the Right to Know Law, Penn State is required to report the salaries of certain employees and information that would be required if Penn State were subject to the filing of IRS Form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax), which includes the compensation of the University’s officers and salaries of the twenty-five highest-paid non-officer employees.

For more information, please visit the Right to Know Law website.

Stairs/Rhoades Report

Pennsylvania School Code of 1949 requires that Penn State submit a report "within 180 days of the close of the university's current fiscal year."

For more information, please visit the Stairs/Rhoades Report website.

University Policy Manual

For more information, please visit the University Policy Manual website.