Pittsburgh Community Colleges

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you can find 17 community colleges serving 26,331 students.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is less than the 27:1 state average.

Pittsburgh, PA Community Colleges:

Recent Articles
Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
Community Colleges Prep for the Future by Focusing on STEM
As careers in science, technology, engineering, and math become more prevalent, community colleges are shifting their focus to meet demand and secure their place in a rapidly changing educational landscape.
Community Colleges: Bigger Buck Bang than For-Profits
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.
Did You Know?
For Pittsburgh public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $12,432 per year for in-state students and $13,148 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,372 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pittsburgh is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Academy of Court Reporting and Technology. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.