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 115 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

Bidwell Training Center Inc ranks 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 ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Technical ProfessionsAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty17 staff36 staff
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Number of Programs Offered78

Student Body

The student population of Bidwell Training Center Inc has declined by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The Bidwell Training Center Inc diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment115 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:123:1
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# Full-Time Students115 students361 students
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
2%
9%
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% Black
30%
16%
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% White
59%
56%
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% Unknown races
7%
11%
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Diversity Score0.560.64
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College Completion Rate
90%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,000$34,300

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Acceptance Rate69%85%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Bidwell Training Center Inc is Community College of Allegheny County (0.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 16,086 students | 0.90 Mi800 Allegheny Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15233
    (412) 323-2323
    0.9016,086
  • 149 students | 1.10 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15214
    (412) 359-1000
    1.10149
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury
    Private for-profit
    78 students | 1.10 Mi191 Performance Road
    Sunbury, PA 17801
    (570) 988-0700
    1.1078
  • Vet Tech Institute
    Private for-profit
    337 students | 1.90 Mi125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412) 391-7021
    1.90337
  • Bradford School (Pittsburgh)
    Private, for profit
    413 students | 2.20 Mi125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 391-6710
    2.20413
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