Erie Business Center-Erie

Tel: (814)456-7504
232 students
Private for-profit
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).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Erie Business Center-Erie is one of 5 community colleges within Erie County, PA.
The nearest community college is Triangle Tech Inc-Erie (1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Erie Business Center-Erie 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 16 staff
59 staff
Erie Business Center-Erie Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 232 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
232 students
1,282 students
Erie Business Center-Erie Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
Erie Business Center-Erie student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
139 students
810 students
Erie Business Center-Erie Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 93 students
1,017 students
Erie Business Center-Erie Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Erie Business Center-Erie Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Erie Business Center-Erie Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1% 1%
% Hispanic
Erie Business Center-Erie Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Erie Business Center-Erie Black (2006-2013)
% White
Erie Business Center-Erie White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Erie Business Center-Erie More (2012-2013)
% Unknown races
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. 0.49 0.53
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 $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,252 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $10,252 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,252 $10,294
Erie Business Center-Erie Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Erie Business Center-Erie % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 95%
Erie Business Center-Erie Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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