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Harrisburg University is thrilled about the tremendous media support of the University’s recently announced expansion project.

Television and newspaper reporters flooded the University phones to set up interviews and learn more about HU’s goal to develop a state-of-the-art Health Science Education Center in downtown Harrisburg. The University will offer degree programs in nursing, pharmaceutical sciences and other in-demand allied health programs from the new facility, which will be developed only a few blocks away from HU’s existing campus.

The Health Sciences Center will expand HU’s presence and transform the economic landscape of downtown Harrisburg. The facility, which may also contain amenities such as a boutique hotel, restaurant, student housing, executive conference center and fitness facility, will create hundreds of jobs and spark development opportunities in what will grow into a health-sciences corridor.

While still in the early development stages, the new health sciences facility and degree programs will open the University to new markets, diversify its degree programs and attract students from a related but different demographic. It represents a powerful next step in the University’s long-term growth and applies its quality STEM resources to stable and high-demand health fields.

Below are several links to stories released this week that detail HU’s vision for the project:

Central Penn Business Journal: Harrisburg University plans to build city’s tallest tower 

abc27 News: Harrisburg University announces plans for expansion project 

Fox43 News: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology wants to build Harrisburg’s tallest building Harrisburg University planning new high-rise in downtown Harrisburg

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private non-profit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email,