Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster (Closed 2018)

2124 Ambassador Cir
Lancaster, PA 17603-0000
Tel: (717)394-6211
Lancaster campus
Lancaster campus
  • Located in beautiful south central Pennsylvania, CSB is a small, private school with campuses in York county and Lancaster county. Our Associate in Specialized Business degree and diploma programs provide students with relevant, practical, problem-solving curriculums for today's world of business and technology.
School Highlights
  • Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster serves 99 students (96% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster is one of 4 community colleges within Lancaster County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty8 staff25 staff
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered98

Student Body

  • The student population of 99 has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment99 students618 students
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:125:1
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students95 students372 students
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4 students246 students
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Asian (2007-2010)
% Hispanic
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Black (2007-2016)
% White
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.660.57
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,200$34,800
Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
    Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$16,911$13,000
    Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$6,245
    Consolidated School of Business-Lancaster Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • In August 1986 the Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools approved CSB licensure to open a second business school in Lancaster. The school was awarded accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) in December 1987. In August 1994 the Lancaster School moved to its new location. The Lancaster campus includes 14 classrooms, a medical lab, a learning resource center, a student lounge, and a student patio. The building is situated on 3.5 acres with 200 on-site parking spaces available. The college offers Associate in Specialized Business Degree Programs (18-Month) in Business Administration: Management Trainee, Computerized Accounting Management, Computerized Office Management, Legal Administrative Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant. Diploma Programs (9-Month) are offered in Clerical Accounting Specialist, Legal Office Specialist, Medical Office Specialist and Office Associate. CSB is an authorized Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) certification testing center. In addition, certification tests are also available to graduates of CSB's accounting and medical ASB degree programs.

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