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Porreco College open houses continue weekly through July


Porreco College will hold Open House events for prospective students each Wednesday in July to accommodate continued strong interest in the college’s programs and new Porreco Promise scholarships.

Admissions and financial aid representatives will be available to assist applicants and answer questions on July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the ground-floor lobby of the main classroom building (large red barn). Porreco College is located at 2951 W. 38th St. in Millcreek Township.

In March, Edinboro University announced the creation of the Porreco College as the community’s college. Filling a major void in educational opportunities in the Erie region, the college makes workforce-ready degree and certificate programs available at community college prices.

The cost of full-time attendance for Erie County students enrolled in an associate degree or certificate program is less than $2,400 per semester. The low cost is made possible by the creation of a $3,000 per year scholarship called the Porreco Promise, which also is available on a prorated basis to county residents attending the college part time. Students who qualify for federal and state financial aid will pay even less.

Offerings this fall will include: 

  • Certificate in Customer Relations Management
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Technology
  • Associate of Arts Degree in Human Services – Social Services
  • Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration

More than 150 students have been accepted to the degree and certificate programs, exceeding the first-year enrollment target. Additional students are invited to enroll before the start of classes Aug. 25.

Information is available at or by calling the college at 836-1955.