Bidwell Training Center Inc

Tel: (412)323-4000
169 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 169 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Bidwell Training Center Inc is one of 21 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 61% over five years.
College Bidwell Training Center Inc (PA) 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 Private for-profit
Total Faculty 17 staff 24 staff
Number of Programs Offered 7 n/a

Student Body

The student population of 169 has grown by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 3:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 169 students 371 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 10:1 24:1
# Full-Time Students 169 students 341 students
% Hispanic
1%
6%
% Black
38%
13%
% White
60%
64%
% Unknown races
1%
14%
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. 0.50 0.55

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 95%
Percent Admitted 94% 85%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Pittsburgh private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,929 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.