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 232 students (93% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

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 LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty24 staff36 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 increased from 7:1 over five years.
The Laurel Business Institute diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has grown by 69% over five years.
Total Enrollment232 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:123:1
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# Full-Time Students216 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students16 students210 students
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% Hispanic
1%
9%
% Black
6%
16%
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% White
93%
56%
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Diversity Score0.130.64
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College Completion Rate
64%
56%
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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 $17,025. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$9,644$17,025
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,969$12,495
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,588$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%85%
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Source: 2019 (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 Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology (4.7 miles away).
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