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Alvernia University unveils Pottsville campus

Reading-based Alvernia University unveiled a new location in downtown Pottsville this week.

Pottsville CollegeTowne at 500 Progress Avenue spans 17,000 square feet of classroom, office, lab and community space.

The location offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs along with certification programs.

According to a statement from the university, Alvernia’s School of Graduate and Adult Education will use the Pottsville campus to address the needs of Schuykill County’s adult student population, including 23.5% of county residents over the age of 25 who started college but did not earn a bachelor’s degree and the 12.6% of residents who started college and did not earn any degree.