Bidwell Training Center Inc

1815 Metropolitan St
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-0000
Tel: (412)323-4000
  • Bidwell Training Center has a proven record of success. With over forty years of experience, Bidwell Training Center attracts national recognition for its innovative and career-oriented training. Additionally, we are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology and a member of over 10 national and regional professional organizations. ?We change lives? is more than just a saying, it?s a vocation for our students and staff. Our majors give you the tools you need to build a better future; they are designed to fill employer needs through strong partnerships with leading regional corporations, agencies and organizations. Many of BTC?s courses of study feature externships, gaining you practical on-the-job experience plus valuable professional contacts and references. Our teachers take the extra steps needed to ensure you have what you need to succeed.
School Highlights
  • Bidwell Training Center Inc serves 169 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Bidwell Training Center Inc is one of 17 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Community College of Allegheny County (0.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 57% over five years.
Bidwell Training Center Inc(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty17 staff25 staff
Bidwell Training Center Inc Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered78

Student Body

  • The student population of 169 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment169 students571 students
Bidwell Training Center Inc Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:126:1
Bidwell Training Center Inc Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students169 students354 students
Bidwell Training Center Inc Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bidwell Training Center Inc Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Bidwell Training Center Inc Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Bidwell Training Center Inc Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Bidwell Training Center Inc Black (2007-2016)
% White
Bidwell Training Center Inc White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Bidwell Training Center Inc Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.500.57
Bidwell Training Center Inc Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Bidwell Training Center Inc Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,000$34,800

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
    Bidwell Training Center Inc % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Graduates-$13,000
    Median Debt for Dropouts-$6,246
    Acceptance Rate94%84%
    Bidwell Training Center Inc Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    Nearby Schools

    • College Location Mi. Students
    • 17,153 students | 0.90 Mi800 Allegheny Ave
      Pittsburgh PA  15233
    • Triangle Tech Inc
      Private, for profit
      n/a students | 1.10 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
      Pittsburgh PA  15214
    • Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh
      Private, for profit
      226 students | 1.10 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
      Pittsburgh PA  15214
    • Everest Institute-Pittsburgh
      Private, for profit
      526 students | 1.90 Mi100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200
      Pittsburgh PA  15222
    • Vet Tech Institute
      Private, for profit
      372 students | 1.90 Mi125 Seventh St
      Pittsburgh PA  15222
    Recent Articles
    March 14, 2018
    Although California’s real estate may be soft, the state’s community college constructions projects are booming. Learn about where the $1.6 billion is going and how community colleges are improving their facilities.
    March 11, 2018
    Community colleges face many hurdles, ranging from budget constraints to increased enrollment, but a new study pinpoints some of the largest issues - which may surprise you.
    March 11, 2018
    Be surprised by the results from the first ever national community college survey, which found that students value their internet connection more than their instructors!
    Did You Know?
    For Pittsburgh private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,206 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

    Pittsburgh community colleges have a diversity score of 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.