Pennco Tech-Bristol

Tel: (215)785-0111
500 students
Private for-profit
Since 1973 Pennco Tech has been helping people achieve their goals. Pennco Tech has a long history of being the stepping stone people use to turn their dreams into reality. Pennco Tech's career training schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania employ instructors who know what it takes to achieve career goals; through hands-on and classroom training you will receive the necessary building blocks to succeed. Take a look at our programs and choose the right one that helps you achieve your dreams. Pennco Tech can help you bridge the gap between dreams and reality. We are a technical school with locations in Blackwood, New Jersey and Bristol, Pennsylvania and we work with you to formulate a solid plan, and then give you the training and employer connections you need to accomplish that plan.
School Highlights
Pennco Tech-Bristol serves 500 students (69% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Pennco Tech-Bristol is one of 4 community colleges within Bucks County, PA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Levittown (5.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
College Pennco Tech-Bristol 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 30 staff
62 staff
Pennco Tech-Bristol Total Faculty (2006-2014)
Number of Programs Offered 14 8

Student Body

The student population of 500 has grown by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 500 students 1,371 students
Pennco Tech-Bristol Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
Pennco Tech-Bristol Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 345 students
779 students
Pennco Tech-Bristol Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 155 students
1,083 students
Pennco Tech-Bristol Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Pennco Tech-Bristol Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Pennco Tech-Bristol Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Pennco Tech-Bristol Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Pennco Tech-Bristol Black (2006-2014)
% White
Pennco Tech-Bristol White (2006-2014)
Pennco Tech-Bristol 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. 0.54 0.70
Pennco Tech-Bristol Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

Total Dormitory Capacity 16 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
Pennco Tech-Bristol % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 1961, the School of Electronics was founded in Philadelphia by the Philco Corporation. In 1966 the Ford Motor Company, through its subsidiary, Philco-Ford, established the School of Automotive Technology, also in Philadelphia. In 1973, these two schools were acquired by Pennco Insitutes, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation. 1975, the School of Electronics and the School of Automotive Technology moved to Bristol, Pennsylvania, and consolidated as Pennco Tech. In 1978, a School of Automotive Body Repair was established in Bristol and an additional Pennco Tech facility was opened in Pennsauken, New Jersey, consisting of a School of Automotive Technology and a School of Automotive Body Repair. The college offers programs in A+/Network+ Technology, AirConditioning/Refrigeration/Heating, Automotive Technology, Auto Body Technology, Diesel Automotive Technology, Drafting/CAD, Electrician, Marine Technology, Medical Assistant-Administrative and Pharmacy Assistant. Pennco Tech can help you get the spark you need. Our programs are designed to be completed in a short amount of time allowing our graduates to enter their career field sooner while at the same time increasing their experience. Hands on instruction allows the graduate the ability to take what they've learned in the classroom and shops today and apply it on the job tomorrow. Pennco Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,366 per year for in-state students and $13,153 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,590 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania 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 0.61, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Art Institute of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.