Everest Institute-Pittsburgh

100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1320
Tel: (412)261-4520
  • 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 26:1.
  • 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 17 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Kaplan Career Institute-Pittsburgh (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty11 staff25 staff
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 526 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 47:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is equal to the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment526 students571 students
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio48:126:1
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students424 students354 students
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students102 students217 students
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Hispanic (2008-2016)
% Black
55%
14%
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Black (2007-2016)
% White
35%
63%
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
10%
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.570.57
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
42%
54%
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$20,600$34,800
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,500 is less than the state average of $16,591. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,500$16,591
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$13,000
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$6,246
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate60%84%
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Percent Admitted (2007-2012)
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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