Laurel Technical Institute

  • 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 serves 108 students (84% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 90% over five years.
Laurel Technical Institute(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociates 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 Faculty19 staff56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Laurel Technical Institute has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The Laurel Technical Institute diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment108 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:112:1
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# Full-Time Students91 students331 students
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# Part-Time Students17 students146 students
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% Hispanic
2%
11%
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% Black
2%
15%
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% White
87%
56%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
11%
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Diversity Score0.240.64
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College Completion Rate
53%
56%
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $9,644 is less than the state average of $17,415. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$9,644$17,415
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,550$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
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Acceptance Rate92%86%
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Laurel Technical Institute is University of Pittsburgh-Titusville (25.0 miles away).
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