Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a premier, residential, two-year, accredited technical college that prepares students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce. Founded in 1905 with 15 students, Thaddeus Stevens College has grown to more than 1,300 students and 24 high-skill, high-wage technical programs. 

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology requires that all students are a resident of the state of Pennsylvania and have established residency for a minimum of one year prior to applying. Exceptions regarding residency will only be granted to military veterans. 

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology was recognized by the Aspen Institute, an independent research panel, as one of the top 120 two-year colleges in the country for six consecutive years. Thaddeus Stevens College was the only two-year, technical college in Pennsylvania recognized by the Aspen Institute.


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology educates Pennsylvania's economically and socially disadvantaged as well as other qualified students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever changing workforce and for full effective participation as citizens.


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology will be the best two-year technical college of its kind by adding value to the lives of our students so that they will find skilled employment, be effective citizens, and reach their full potential.


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is committed to structuring and maintaining its daily functions around the following core values: integrity, diversity, respect, teamwork, learning and growth, and accountability.

  • INTEGRITY: We value the commitment to high moral/ethical standards, honesty, and fairness in teaching and learning, social engagements, and professional practices.

  • DIVERSITY: We value the recognition of the variety of unique individuals within our world and the interdependence upon each other, each other’s culture, and the natural environment.  We value the differences and respect the qualities and experiences that are different from our own.

  • RESPECT: We value the unbiased consideration, treatment, and regard for the rights, values, beliefs, and property of all other people. 

  • TEAMWORK (COLLABORATION): We value working cooperatively and collaboratively as part of a group in which there is a shared mission and vision aligned toward a goal.

  • LEARNING AND GROWTH (LIFE-LONG LEARNING): We value the relentless dedication to increasing the knowledge and competences of all individuals associated with the College.  We recognize that human resources are the College’s only sustainable competitive advantage.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We value the taking of responsibility for actions and the results of those actions; honoring obligations, expectations, and requirements; delivering what is promised; and owning up to shortcomings and mistakes.


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Inquires may be directed to Marian V. Wilson, PhD, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. Phone: (717) 391-1365.