Erie Business Center-Erie (Closed 2014)

246 W Ninth St
Erie, PA 16501
  • Erie Business Center (EBC) is a progressive private institution offering programs of higher education for men and women. EBC is large enough to provide diverse curricula, yet small enough to give personal attention to each student. Here, every student has the opportunity to become an important part of the program. Students do not lose their identity as individuals. The purpose of Erie Business Center is to serve the people of the tri-state area by providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge and positive business mentality to contribute effectively to the business community.
School Highlights
  • Erie Business Center-Erie is one of 4 community colleges within Erie County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Erie Business Center-Erie is Triangle Tech Inc-Erie (1.0 miles away).

School Overview

    Erie Business Center-Erie(PA) Community College Avg.
    Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
    Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit

    Student Body

    • The Erie Business Center-Erie diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
    % Asian
    % Hispanic
    % Black
    % White
    % Hawaiian
    % Two or more races
    % Unknown races
    Diversity Score0.550.57
    College Completion Rate (Year 2013)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,300$34,800

    Finances and Admission

    • The private state tuition of $10,252 is less than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
    Private State Tuition Fees$10,252$16,683
    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)95%94%
    Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2013)$15,623$12,126
    Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2013)$5,575$5,000
    Acceptance Rate (Year 2013)91%75%
    Source: 2013 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • Founded in 1884, EBC is the area's longest established career training institution. We offer more than 20 different associate in specialized business (ASB), diploma and certificate programs in a range of career fields. The college offers programs of higher education that give people the opportunity to prepare themselves for business, computer, office, medical, legal, and tourism careers. Erie Business Center opened its doors in 1884 as Clark's Business College and quickly became one of the foremost business training institutions in our part of the country. The Erie campus of EBC is located at 246 West Ninth Street, just west of Sassafras Street. The New Castle campus, formerly New Castle Business School, is located at 170 Cascade Galleria in New Castle, Pa. Our facilities includes classrooms and computer labs, medical classrooms and labs, EBC Blackmer Library and Jones e-global library, academic and administrative offices and student dining and housing/referral. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award an Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) degree. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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