IUP Punxsutawney

Punxsutawney Campus Students

The Regional Advantage

Offering academic opportunities including first-year courses, certificates in culinary and baking and pastry arts, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees, IUP Punxsutawney is a unique opportunity to attend a small campus that is committed to your success, with new academic scholarships especially for students from the Jefferson County region.

  • Enjoy a smooth transition from high school to college, without traveling far from home
  • Involve yourself in a small campus where you can find the support to succeed
  • Find friendships that will last a lifetime
  • Learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs
  • Be part of small classes with highly trained IUP faculty, all focused on your success
  • Scholarships and grants that make IUP affordable

You'll have a hard time not feeling at home in Punxsutawney. Just a short car ride from Indiana and 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, you will find everything you need within our community.

Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts

The Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts programs are 16-month certificate programs. Both of these programs have options for you to continue to receive an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts, or a bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism and Event Management, Nutrition, and Family and Consumer Science Education

World Education

We also offer over 800 online, noncredit courses and career training programs. They are available in many disciplines, such as healthcare, personal fitness, technology, human resources, and management (including popular Six Sigma certifications). Check out some of the most popular programs offered!

Punxsutawney Campus Course Offerings

Learn more about what IUP Punxsutawney has to offer.

IUP at Punxsutawney Open House

* February 10, 2022
9:00 AM –4:00 PM

In person or Zoom meeting

To register, visit Register for a Campus Visit Program, email mysti@iup.edu, or call 814-938-6711.
Student Profiles

Read what some of our most successful students are saying about their experiences at IUP Punxsutawney!

Photo Gallery

Browse through our photo gallery for a taste of what you’ll see when you visit IUP Punxsutawney.


Barr, IUP Punxsutawney Student, Scholarship Winner

Madison Barr, an IUP Punxsutawney student, is the winner of the 2021–22 IUP at Punxsutawney Essay Scholarship for her essay on "Experiencing Personal Growth During a Pandemic."

IUP Punxsutawney Hosts “Learning How Kane, PA Approaches Revitalization”

Fifteen Punxsutawney community leaders attended this presentation, facilitated by the Kane mayor and the director of the Kane Area Development Center, on Wednesday, November 3.

Students Treated to Hot Cider and Hot Cocoa on a Cold October Day

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts students were treated to hot cider, hot chocolate, and delicious pastries on Friday, October 22, from the window of a 1975 Vintage Horse trailer named Magnolia.

IUP Punxsutawney Food Pantry Opens

Food insecurity is a reality across the country, and we want to make sure to provide every need for our students.

Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce Continues IUP Student Internship Program

Jared Klepadlo, a junior management information systems major in the Cook Honors College, is working as an intern at the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce this summer. He says that he’s “completely enjoying” the experience, his supervisor’s enthusiasm and knowledge, the western Pennsylvania setting, and especially the people he’s meeting through the work.