Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township

777 Penn Center Boulevard Building 7
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Tel: (412)373-6400
93 students
Private for-profit
Western School is dedicated to providing quality programs that enable students the opportunity to advance personally, professionally and intellectually. Our programs, led by dedicated faculty, are geared to help provide students a solid groundwork in the knowledge and skills required to acquire employment in their chosen fields.
School Highlights:
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township serves 93 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township is one of 22 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Pittsburgh (0.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 6 teachers has declined by 75% over five years.
College Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 6 staff
61 staff
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 93 has declined by 82% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.81 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 161% over five years.
Total Enrollment 93 students 1,296 students
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 46 students
814 students
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 47 students
1,040 students
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Part-Time Students (2012-2013)
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Black (2006-2013)
% White
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Unknown (2006-2013)
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township 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. 0.81 0.68
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Western School of Health and Business Careers has been in service for 23 years and has produced over 8,000 successful graduates. The school is conveniently located at Pittsburgh and Monroeville. Day and evening programs are offered. Class size are small. Classes have facilities like industry current computer and medical labs. Modern curriculum – refresher courses are also available to help graduates keep up with ever-changing medical and business technology. Modern curriculum – refresher courses available to help graduates keep up with ever-changing medical and business technology. Supervised externships at medical and business facilities allow students an opportunity to apply classroom skills to a professional work environment. Western School's career-training programs emphasize hands-on training and focus in areas that offer strong employment opportunities. The Western School of Health and Business Careers offers targeted career training in exciting health care and business fields. Western School's Monroeville, Pennsylvania location was opened in 1989. Located just outside metropolitan Pittsburgh, offers vocational, business and health care training designed to fit your schedule with day and evening programs. The college offer three kinds of credentials. Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Medical Assistant Specialist, Pharmacy Technician, Respiratory Therapy and Surgical Technology. Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Paralegal Specialist and Business Administration. Diploma Program are offered in Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapist and Medical Office Administration.

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