Berks Technical Institute

2205 Ridgewood Rd
Reading, PA 19610-1168
Tel: (610)372-1722
School Highlights
  • Berks Technical Institute serves 985 students (72% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Berks Technical Institute is one of 3 community colleges within Berks County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Reading Area Community College (2.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Berks Technical Institute(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty65 staff25 staff
Berks Technical Institute Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 985 has declined by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is equal to the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment985 students571 students
Berks Technical Institute Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:126:1
Berks Technical Institute Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students706 students354 students
Berks Technical Institute Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students279 students217 students
Berks Technical Institute Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Berks Technical Institute Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Berks Technical Institute Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Berks Technical Institute Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Berks Technical Institute Black (2007-2016)
% White
Berks Technical Institute White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Berks Technical Institute More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Berks Technical Institute 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.0.570.57
Berks Technical Institute Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Berks Technical Institute Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$34,800
Berks Technical Institute Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $10,120 is less than the state average of $16,591. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,120$16,591
Berks Technical Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
Berks Technical Institute % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$16,566$13,000
Berks Technical Institute Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$6,246
Berks Technical Institute Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate63%84%
Berks Technical Institute Percent Admitted (2008-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,656 per year for in-state students and $14,063 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,591 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania 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 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.