Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

5 Allegheny County Airport
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Tel: (412)346-2100
382 students
Private, non-profit
  • PIA, a premiere school of aviation maintenance, aviation electronics, and electronic systems training, was established in 1929. PIA’s goal has been to provide its learners with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need in order to succeed in their chosen career fields.
School Highlights
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics serves 382 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is one of 19 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
The nearest community college is Career Training Academy-Pittsburgh (5.60 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (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, non-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 36 staff 23 staff
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

The student population of 382 has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 382 students 371 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 24:1
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 382 students 345 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Black (2007-2015)
% White
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics More (2010-2015)
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.13 0.55
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $14,865 is less than the state average of $15,915. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $14,865 $15,915
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80% 95%
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1995 PIA expanded its training to meet other needs in the transportation industry with the addition of its Truck Driving Program. As skilled commercial drivers are always in demand, this course of study provides a much-needed training program in several locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In 2003 PIA again expanded its course offerings to include Heavy Equipment Operation, Corporate Training, and Computer Based Training for youth and adults. Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is located eight miles south and east of the city of Pittsburgh with its campus buildings on Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA. PIA's airport location provides an ideal atmosphere for aviation training and access to the airport runways so that the airplanes that are worked on in PIA's shops can fly to the school's facilities. The total area of school facilities is more than 120,000 square feet. In addition to classrooms and laboratory areas, the campus houses a bookstore, libraries, and printing department. Programs Offered includes Aviation Maintanence Technology (AMT), Aviation Electronics Technology (AET), Electronics Systems Technology (EST), Mechanical Systems Technology (MST), Commercial Drivers License Training (CDL), Heavy Equipment Operator (HEQ) and Rotorcraft Systems & Maintenance (RSM). The institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).

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Did You Know?
For Allegheny County, PA private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,300 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Allegheny County, PA is 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Allegheny County, PA 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 0.35, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Allegheny County, PA is Pittsburgh Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.