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 240 students (83% 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 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Laurel Business Institute(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty48 staff56 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 decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The Laurel Business Institute diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment240 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:112:1
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# Full-Time Students199 students331 students
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# Part-Time Students41 students146 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Black
6%
15%
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% White
92%
56%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.150.64
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College Completion Rate
69%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$23,100$34,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $9,644 is less than the state average of $10,168. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,644 is less than the state average of $14,356. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,644$10,168
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,644$14,356
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,302$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
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Acceptance Rate91%86%
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Laurel Business Institute is West Virginia Junior College-United Career Institute (4.7 miles away).
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