Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE)

  • The mission of Business Institute of Pennsylvania is to serve both the traditional student, who continues training shortly after graduation from high school, as well as the nontraditional student, who has been away from school for some time. In fulfilling this mission, an opportunity for all students to maintain marketable skills for employment in today's business and medical offices and to become successful both personally and professionally is provided.
School Highlights
  • Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) serves 125 students (90% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) is one of 2 community colleges within Crawford County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) is University of Pittsburgh-Titusville (25.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE)(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty10 staff25 staff
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Total Faculty (2014-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment125 students618 students
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Total Enrollment (2014-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:125:1
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Student Staff Ratio (2014-2016)
# Full-Time Students112 students372 students
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Full-Time Students (2014-2016)
# Part-Time Students13 students246 students
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Part-Time Students (2014-2016)
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Hispanic (2014-2016)
% Black
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Black (2014-2016)
% White
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) White (2014-2016)
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.150.57
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Diversity Score (2014-2016)
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $9,644 is less than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,644 is less than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,644$10,533
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,644$14,058
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%95%
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2014-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$12,207$12,223
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$4,750$5,500
Acceptance Rate90%84%
Laurel Technical Institute (MEADVILLE) Percent Admitted (2014-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Business Institute of Pennsylvania, founded in 1926, is a dynamic learning institution serving the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio areas. The present owners took over the operation of the school in 1977 and have been instrumental in the numerous changes that have occurred. The approval to award an Associate in Specialized Business Degree was granted this institution early in 1982 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It is a worthy milestone, which gives graduates of the school enhanced credibility in the academic world as well as the local business community. In 1987, Business Institute of Pennsylvania opened an extension in Crawford County to provide opportunities for the residents of Northwest Pennsylvania. In 1994, this extension became a branch campus. The Business Institute of Pennsylvania, an accredited and locally owned business school, has campuses in Sharon and Meadville, Pennsylvania. The Business Institute offers customized training for area businesses. The minimum class size and material taught are negotiable and would be dependent on the specific needs of the business. Training is available on-site at the business or at the Business Institute. The Business Institute of Pennsylvania, specializing in education for professional careers. The college offers Associate in Specialized Business Degree Programs in Health Information Technology, Medical Office Assistant, Business Administration, Computerized Office Technology, Executive Administrative Assistant, Legal and Medical. 12-Month Diploma Programs are offered in Medical Transcription and 6-Month Diploma Programs includes Business Skills for College Graduates and Receptionist. The Business Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to grant diplomas and Associate in Specialized Business Degrees to graduates who earn them.

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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.