Douglas Education Center
- The mission of Douglas Education Center is twofold. Our first responsibility is to provide students with a quality education that will develop the attitudes, skills, and techniques necessary to enter and succeed in their chosen field of study. Our second responsibility is to provide prospective employers with well-trained personnel. The curricula of Douglas Education Center is designed to maintain high standards of performance upon which these future employers can depend. Douglas Education Center has the obligation to create an educational atmosphere that will not only foster the highest standards of excellence in all students, but also help these students develop an awareness of social responsibility and ethical behavior.
- The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Douglas Education Center||(PA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||20 staff||25 staff|
|Total Enrollment||267 students||618 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||263 students||372 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4 students||246 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$23,700||$34,800|
- Established in 1904, Douglas Education Center (DEC) is the premier creative career institution conveniently located in the Mid-Mon Valley. DEC offers programs in special make-up effects, digital film, illustration, graphic design and web, cosmetology, medical and business. In addition, this centrally located geographic area provides students with an environment rich in cultural heritage and many educational and recreational opportunities. Douglas offers a degree and/or certificate in Professional Business Technology, Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing Clerk, Medical Transcription Specialist, Medical Unit Clerk, Allan and Wilson's Digital Illustration, Graphic Design and Web, Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program, The Factory Digital Filmmaking, Master Cosmetology, General Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher, Esthetician, and Esthetics and Nail Technology. The educational programs at DEC are oriented toward meeting the needs of its students by developing professionalism, leadership, and technical, interpersonal and communication skills. Douglas Education Center is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associate in specialized Business Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. In 2009 DEC became an Honor Roll Institution.
- The nearest community college to Douglas Education Center is Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (13.3 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 382 students | 13.30 Mi5 Allegheny County Airport
West Mifflin,  PA  15122
- 5,638 students | 17.80 Mi145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood,  PA  15697
- 166 students | 18.40 Mi1501 W Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh,  PA  15226
- 335 students | 18.60 Mi242 Oak Spring Road
Washington,  PA  15301
- 717 students | 19.30 Mi2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace,  PA  15456