• 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 238 students (95% 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 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 238 students
  • Private-state tuition: $9,644
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 5%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Laurel Business Institute ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
Laurel Business Institute
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
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
48 staff
56 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 5:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Laurel Business Institute diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
238 students
419 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
227 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
11 students
165 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
271 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
227 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
11 students
166 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
313 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
4%
% Hispanic
n/a
9%
% Black
3%
12%
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% White
95%
61%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
1%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.10
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.61%
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)
$23,100
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $9,644 is less than the state average of $17,194. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$9,644
$17,194
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
96%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,116
$13,620
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,428
$6,234
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Acceptance Rate
95%
85%
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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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Laurel Business Institute cost?

Laurel Business Institute's private state tuition is approximately $9,644.

What schools are Laurel Business Institute often compared to?

Laurel Business Instituteis often viewed alongside schools like West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Laurel Business Institute?

The acceptance rate of Laurel Business Institute is 95%, which is higher than the state average of 85%.

What is Laurel Business Institute's ranking?

Laurel Business Institute ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Least expensive tuition.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 238 students
  • Private-state tuition: $9,644
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 5%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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