Bidwell Training Center Inc

  • 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 25:1.
  • 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 16 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Bidwell Training Center Inc is Community College of Allegheny County (0.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Bidwell Training Center Inc places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bidwell Training Center Inc(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty17 staff25 staff
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Number of Programs Offered78

Student Body

  • The student population of Bidwell Training Center Inc has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bidwell Training Center Inc 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 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:125:1
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# Full-Time Students169 students372 students
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% Asian
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2%
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% Hispanic
1%
7%
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% Black
38%
14%
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% White
60%
63%
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% Unknown races
1%
10%
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Diversity Score0.500.57
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College Completion Rate
85%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,000$34,300

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%95%
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    Median Debt for Graduates--
    Median Debt for Dropouts--
    Acceptance Rate94%84%
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    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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