Everest Institute-Pittsburgh

100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1320
Tel: (412)261-4520
526 students
Private for-profit
Our mission at Duff's Business Institute is to provide men and women of all ages with the practical skills, education and training needed to excel in their chosen fields. The college thus provides an invaluable and timely service to society by preparing candidates to meet and exceed existing needs in the employment arena.
School Highlights
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh serves 526 students (81% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh is one of 21 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
The nearest community college is Academy of Court Reporting and Technology (0.10 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
College Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 11 staff
62 staff
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 526 has declined by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has decreased from 53:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 526 students 1,371 students
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 48:1
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 424 students
779 students
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 102 students
1,083 students
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Asian (2007-2014)
% Hispanic
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Hispanic (2007-2014)
% Black
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Black (2006-2014)
% White
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Unknown (2006-2014)
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh 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. 0.56 0.70
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,500 is more than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,500 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,500 $5,664
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,500 $10,360
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Duff´s Business Institute has a long-standing history of providing quality, relevant education to students. It is nationally recognized as the oldest business school in the country, offering superior skills and training since its inception. Peter Duff, a thirty-seven-year-old Scotsman, ventured into the city on his way to rebuild his molasses business in New Orleans. Known for his knowledge and proficiency, Duff provided accounting education to the local townspeople. As the number of students rapidly increased, Duff dedicated his efforts to providing business training on a full-time basis. In 1851, a perpetual charter was granted by the Pennsylvania legislature, enabling Duff´s Mercantile College to become the first business college in the United States. The college has been known as Duff's Mercantile College, The Pioneer Business College in America, Iron City Commercial College, Duff's Iron City College, and Duff's Business Institute. Our programs emphasize real-world training that is tailored to meet the needs of potential employers. The fields of study focus on industries that offer solid, long-term career opportunities for graduates. Here at our campus, we maintain a well-defined program philosophy of providing a quality education that emphasizes practical skills; employ a highly skilled and dedicated faculty; and cater to students seeking a strong knowledge base and the experience needed to succeed in their chosen fields. The college offers programs in Accounting, Administrative Secretary, Business Administration, Career Access Program, Criminal Justice, Legal Administrative Secretary, Medical Administrative Secretary, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing/Coding, Paralegal, Patient Care Technician and Pharmacy Technician. The college provides a positive learning environment, offering small class sizes, experienced faculty members, and placement assistance. We want to provide you with well-rounded knowledge and experience in your chosen field of study. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas and associate degrees.

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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.