About Us

Penn Foster is one of the oldest and largest distance learning institutions in the world. The school provides programs and services that are designed to meet the life-long learning needs of the adult learner. Programs of study lead to specialized associate degrees and career-specific diplomas.

  • Learn on your own time, in your own home, and at your own pace.
  • Choose from over 80 distance learning programs in today's fastest growing fields.
  • Enjoy the convenience of lessons in PDF format for online study.


The mission of Penn Foster is to empower adult learners to advance or change their careers, learn a new skill, or gain personal satisfaction. The school strives to fulfill this mission by providing breadth and depth of courseware, applicable technology, and a wide array of flexible services aimed at the needs of the adult learner. Programs not only teach current marketplace skills, but also present liberal arts offerings and develop critical thinking, writing, and mathematical abilities. The mission is supported by an admissions policy that allows students with appropriate prior education to enroll in programs without regard to race, religion, gender, age, color, national origin, or physical disability.

Penn Foster assesses fulfillment of its mission and achievement of institutional effectiveness through ongoing studies of student academic success, measurement of student satisfaction, and evaluation of the career outcomes of graduates.

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