Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a premier residential, two-year, accredited technical college that 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 has expanded from its original student body of 15 to over 1,300 students who are enrolled in 24 high-skill, high-wage technical programs. Over 90 percent of the College’s graduates have remained in the Commonwealth since its founding in 1905. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is Pennsylvania’s only state-owned, two-year college of technology.

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.


The mission of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is to meet the higher education needs of low income, historically under-represented students, resulting in immediate employment at a sustaining wage, supporting the growth and strength of business and industry across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


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.


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


    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.


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


    We value working cooperatively and collaboratively as part of a group in which there is a shared mission and vision aligned toward a goal.


    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.


    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

A proposed substantive change to the Business Administration program is pending approval by the 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 Christopher Metzler, Affirmative Action Officer, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. Phone: (717) 299-7794