Mission and Vision

Enrolling its first students in 1999, the College of Information Sciences and Technology currently welcomes more than 2,100 resident students statewide and nearly 1,500 students taking IST courses online through Penn State World Campus. These students are mentored by more than 150 faculty members, who drive collaborative research discovery and provide residential and online instruction for associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.


The College of Information Sciences and Technology fosters an inclusive and diverse community engaged in innovative interdisciplinary education, research, and service to prepare leading professionals and scholars who leverage technology and critical thinking skills to solve the complex challenges of an information society.


The College of Information Sciences and Technology will be on the leading edge in advancing inclusive, ethical, and value-based discovery at the intersection of people, information, and technology while creatively addressing challenges to produce innovative solutions for a sustainable environment.

Additional Resources


Office of the Dean

E397 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802

(814) 865-3528