Bidwell Training Center Inc

Tel: (412)323-4000
159 students
Private not-for-profit
Bidwell Training Center has a proven record of success. With over forty years of experience, Bidwell Training Center attracts national recognition for its innovative and career-oriented training. Additionally, we are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology and a member of over 10 national and regional professional organizations. “We change lives” is more than just a saying, it’s a vocation for our students and staff. Our majors give you the tools you need to build a better future; they are designed to fill employer needs through strong partnerships with leading regional corporations, agencies and organizations. Many of BTC’s courses of study feature externships, gaining you practical on-the-job experience plus valuable professional contacts and references. Our teachers take the extra steps needed to ensure you have what you need to succeed.
School Highlights:
Bidwell Training Center Inc serves 159 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Bidwell Training Center Inc is one of 22 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
The nearest community college is Community College of Allegheny County (0.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 59% over five years.
College Bidwell Training Center Inc Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 17 staff
61 staff
Bidwell Training Center Inc Total Faculty (2006-2013)
Number of Programs Offered 7 7

Student Body

The student population of 159 has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 3:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 159 students 1,296 students
Bidwell Training Center Inc Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
Bidwell Training Center Inc Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 159 students
814 students
Bidwell Training Center Inc Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bidwell Training Center Inc Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Bidwell Training Center Inc Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Bidwell Training Center Inc Black (2006-2013)
% White
Bidwell Training Center Inc White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Bidwell Training Center Inc Unknown (2010-2013)
Bidwell Training Center Inc Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.49 0.68
Bidwell Training Center Inc Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Bidwell Training Center Inc % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 86%
Bidwell Training Center Inc Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Pittsburgh community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.