• Erie Institute of Technology is a premier educational facility providing training for the cutting-edge technological careers of tomorrow. EIT is dedicated to developing the individual abilities of each student by providing them with the necessary skills and supporting knowledge to meet the job-entry level requirements in the fields of electronics, computers and business. In order to achieve this, programs at EIT provide students with a combination of practical laboratory training and classroom instruction. EIT then offers placement assistance to aid its graduates in locating gainful employment.

School Highlights

Erie Institute of Technology Inc serves 225 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 225 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,770
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 18%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Erie Institute of Technology Inc
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
45 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Erie Institute of Technology Inc has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The Erie Institute of Technology Inc diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
225 students
477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
225 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
146 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
384 students
351 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
225 students
339 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
186 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
11%
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% Black
6%
15%
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% White
82%
56%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score
0.32
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.91%
0.91%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,300
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $13,770 is less than the state average of $17,150. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$13,770
$17,150
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,032
$13,620
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,705
$6,234
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
86%
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • The most important prerequisites of a student are good attitude and initiative. EIT's overall objective and philosophy is to combine these attributes with the school's programs to help individuals toward a career in the fields of electronics, computers or business. Erie Institute of Technology, formerly known as American Television Electronics School (A.T.E.S.), founded in 1958, is an end product of many years of experience and planning in the field of technical education. In 1976, the school name was changed to Erie Institute of Technology and was incorporated with the principal officers being Clinton L. Oviatt, Jr. and Charles J. Wettekin. Roger C. Scarlett became an additional officer of the corporation in 1993. In the fall of 2001, EIT was acquired by Rick Griffith -- owner of Great Lakes Institute of Technology. The Institute moved to EBCO Park in 1981. In 1986, EIT was authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education to award the Associate in Specialized Technology Degree for an expanded curriculum in Electronic Engineering Technology. A new modern facility was built in the Fall of 2001 at 5539 Peach Street -- conveniently located near the Millcreek Mall and the Great Lakes Institute of Technology Main Campus -- ready for the Winter 2002 term. EIT is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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How much does Erie Institute of Technology Inc cost?

Erie Institute of Technology Inc's private state tuition is approximately $13,770.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 225 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,770
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 18%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,793 per year for in-state students and $14,891 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,150 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Workforce Institute's City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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