Laurel Business Institute

  • Laurel Business Institute will strive to provide the highest quality career education and professional certifications for individuals seeking employment in various programs in response to the needs of the regional employer community.
School Highlights
  • Laurel Business Institute serves 233 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Laurel Business Institute is one of 3 community colleges within Fayette County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Laurel Business Institute is Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly (0.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Laurel Business Institute places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Laurel Business Institute(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty24 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Laurel Business Institute has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Laurel Business Institute diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment233 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:125:1
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# Full-Time Students233 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students-246 students
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% Black
4%
14%
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% White
96%
63%
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Diversity Score0.080.57
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College Completion Rate
64%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$23,100$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $9,644 is less than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$9,644$16,683
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,252$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,864$5,500
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Acceptance Rate94%84%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Our goal is to provide you with quality career education and to help you develop your talents, skills, and knowledge for a sustainable career in a strong and viable industry. Laurel Business Institute, was established in 1985 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania in order to meet the employment and training needs of the business community. We were originally located on the eighth floor of the what was then the Gallatin Bank building, and it was here that we began growing. We found a new location in 1991 when we purchased our first building. This structure, pictured above and located on Penn Street, was formerly West Penn Power and West Penn Railways Company, Uniontown's primary trolley and bus depot through the early and mid 1900s. The school's second building (1999), across the street from the Penn Street facility on the corner of Penn and Beeson Boulevard, was built in 1924 and was Uniontown's original downtown Sears, Roebuck and Company. Programs offered at Laurel Business Institute includes Accounting & Business, Child Care, Cosmetology, Health Care, Information Technology, Massage, Office Administration and Certifications.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.