Erie Business Center-Erie

Tel: (814)456-7504
232 students
Public institution
Erie Business Center (EBC) is a progressive private institution offering programs of higher education for men and women. EBC is large enough to provide diverse curricula, yet small enough to give personal attention to each student. Here, every student has the opportunity to become an important part of the program. Students do not lose their identity as individuals. The purpose of Erie Business Center is to serve the people of the tri-state area by providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge and positive business mentality to contribute effectively to the business community.
School Highlights
Erie Business Center-Erie serves 232 students (60% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Erie Business Center-Erie is one of 5 community colleges within Erie County, PA.
The nearest community college is Triangle Tech Inc-Erie (1.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
College Erie Business Center-Erie Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 16 staff
61 staff
Erie Business Center-Erie Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 232 has declined by 31% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 232 students 1,315 students
Erie Business Center-Erie Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 139 students
815 students
Erie Business Center-Erie Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 93 students
1,061 students
Erie Business Center-Erie Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Erie Business Center-Erie Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Erie Business Center-Erie Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
3%
20%
Erie Business Center-Erie Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
30%
15%
Erie Business Center-Erie Black (2006-2013)
% White
62%
49%
Erie Business Center-Erie White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Erie Business Center-Erie More (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
6%
Erie Business Center-Erie Unknown (2006-2013)
Erie Business Center-Erie 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. 0.52 0.70
Erie Business Center-Erie Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $10,252 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,252 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $10,252 $5,590
Erie Business Center-Erie In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,252 $10,086
Erie Business Center-Erie Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 95%
81%
Erie Business Center-Erie Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1884, EBC is the area\'s longest established career training institution. We offer more than 20 different associate in specialized business (ASB), diploma and certificate programs in a range of career fields. The college offers programs of higher education that give people the opportunity to prepare themselves for business, computer, office, medical, legal, and tourism careers. Erie Business Center opened its doors in 1884 as Clark\'s Business College and quickly became one of the foremost business training institutions in our part of the country. The Erie campus of EBC is located at 246 West Ninth Street, just west of Sassafras Street. The New Castle campus, formerly New Castle Business School, is located at 170 Cascade Galleria in New Castle, Pa. Our facilities includes classrooms and computer labs, medical classrooms and labs, EBC Blackmer Library and Jones e-global library, academic and administrative offices and student dining and housing/referral. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award an Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) degree. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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