Everest Institute-Pittsburgh

  • Our mission at Duff's Business Institute is to provide men and women of all ages with the practical skills, education and training needed to excel in their chosen fields. The college thus provides an invaluable and timely service to society by preparing candidates to meet and exceed existing needs in the employment arena.
School Highlights
  • Everest Institute-Pittsburgh serves 526 students (81% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Everest Institute-Pittsburgh is one of 16 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Everest Institute-Pittsburgh is Kaplan Career Institute-Pittsburgh (0.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Everest Institute-Pittsburgh places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh(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
Total Faculty11 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Everest Institute-Pittsburgh has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Everest Institute-Pittsburgh diversity score of 0.57 is equal to the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment526 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio48:125:1
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# Full-Time Students424 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students102 students246 students
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% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
1%
7%
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% Black
55%
14%
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% White
35%
63%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
10%
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Diversity Score0.570.57
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College Completion Rate
42%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$20,600$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,500 is less than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,500$16,683
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
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Acceptance Rate60%77%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Duff´s Business Institute has a long-standing history of providing quality, relevant education to students. It is nationally recognized as the oldest business school in the country, offering superior skills and training since its inception. Peter Duff, a thirty-seven-year-old Scotsman, ventured into the city on his way to rebuild his molasses business in New Orleans. Known for his knowledge and proficiency, Duff provided accounting education to the local townspeople. As the number of students rapidly increased, Duff dedicated his efforts to providing business training on a full-time basis. In 1851, a perpetual charter was granted by the Pennsylvania legislature, enabling Duff´s Mercantile College to become the first business college in the United States. The college has been known as Duff's Mercantile College, The Pioneer Business College in America, Iron City Commercial College, Duff's Iron City College, and Duff's Business Institute. Our programs emphasize real-world training that is tailored to meet the needs of potential employers. The fields of study focus on industries that offer solid, long-term career opportunities for graduates. Here at our campus, we maintain a well-defined program philosophy of providing a quality education that emphasizes practical skills; employ a highly skilled and dedicated faculty; and cater to students seeking a strong knowledge base and the experience needed to succeed in their chosen fields. The college offers programs in Accounting, Administrative Secretary, Business Administration, Career Access Program, Criminal Justice, Legal Administrative Secretary, Medical Administrative Secretary, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing/Coding, Paralegal, Patient Care Technician and Pharmacy Technician. The college provides a positive learning environment, offering small class sizes, experienced faculty members, and placement assistance. We want to provide you with well-rounded knowledge and experience in your chosen field of study. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas and associate degrees.

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