Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township

777 Penn Center Boulevard, Building 7, Pittsburgh
PA, 15235
Tel: (412)373-6400
342 students
Public institution
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 342 students (57% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township is one of 21 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Pittsburgh (0.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 342 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 53% over five years.
Total Enrollment
342 students
1,287 students
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
195 students
832 students
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 147 students 1,021 students
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township sch enrollment Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Asian (2007-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Hispanic (2010-2012)
% Black
25%
12%
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Black (2006-2012)
% White
71%
66%
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township More (2007-2012)
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township sch ethnicity Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township sta ethnicity
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. 0.43 0.45
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $14,653 is more than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,653 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $14,653 $5,845
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,653 $10,047
Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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