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Porreco College
2951 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16506
Phone: (814) 836-1955 or
(814) 732-2544
Fax: (814) 833-2085

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Getting Started at Porreco College

Porreco College offers you the region’s best value in higher education. Prepare for your future with a workforce-ready associate degree or certificate program at a cost that’s thousands less than other area universities and technical schools charge for a comparable degree.

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Welcome to Porecco College – the Community’s College. Your future begins here.

Porreco College’s academic programs prepare students for immediate employment or to continue their education in a baccalaureate degree program at Edinboro University’s main campus at a fraction of the cost of many other colleges and universities.

At Porreco, we are committed to providing individual attention to student success. Getting started at Porreco College is easy. 


To apply to Porreco College, complete the College’s application. Applications also are available at Porreco College or the EU main campus Admissions Office. Or apply on-line now!


Porreco College offers associate degrees, certificate programs and personal enrichment classes designed to meet the educational and workforce needs of students, employers and the community at large.

All associate degree programs are designed for you to complete 15 credits each semester in order to finish in two years. After earning an associate degree from Porecco College, you will be prepared for a variety of in-demand careers in industries ranging from aviation and education to electrical utilities and more. Associate degree students also may choose to further their education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Certificate programs combine classroom learning and hands-on training to prepare students for immediate employment in industries such as health care. The duration and schedule for these programs varies depending on the requirements necessary to fulfill the particular certification being pursued.

Porreco College makes every effort to accommodate the schedules of its diverse student population by offering many courses (and indeed full certificate programs) during the evening and online. Other programs require daytime classes and/or internship or clinical externship experience.   

Financial Aid

Edinboro University is already the best regional value because of its low cost and high-quality education, but Porreco College students benefit from an additional discounted fee structure and potential access to the Porreco Promise grant.

Because of the Porreco Promise, an endowment funded through private donations, the cost for Erie County residents to attend Porreco College while seeking a degree is comparable to the cost of attending a community college.  With the support of the Porreco Promise scholarship alongside state and federal aid to students, many students are able to attend college at little or no cost and with no debt after graduation.

To be eligible for financial aid from Porreco College, all students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more.

Who can I call?

Whether you have a question about our application process, financial aid options or the Porreco Promise; would like to schedule a campus visit; or simply want more information about the College and its programs, please do not hesitate to email or call our office for assistance , at, or (814) 732-2544.