Olean Business Institute (Closed 2013)

301 N Union St
Olean, NY 14760
  • Olean Business Institute was founded in 1961 as an independent, coeducational business college. Since its inception, the college’s purpose has been to offer practical programs designed to provide students with the most current business education and training available, to prepare students for successful careers, and to maximize each student’s personal, professional, and social development in a caring environment.
School Highlights

School Overview

    Olean Business Institute(NY) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
    Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit

    Student Body

    • The Olean Business Institute diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
    % Unknown races
    Diversity Score0.000.69
    College Completion Rate (Year 2013)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$22,800$35,200

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)100%91%
      Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2013)$13,625$12,000
      Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2013)$6,188$5,149
      Source: 2013 (or latest year available) IPEDS

      School Notes

      • Olean Business Institute provides instruction and training in the kinds of practical skills and knowledge that will allow you to prepare for a successful career in business or information technology. The workshops, lectures, simulations, and hands-on sessions provide the training and learning environment to maximize the candidate's potential. The college offers Degree Programs for Administrative Professional, Health Information Specialist, Business Administration / Accounting, Business Administration / Management, Computer Technology, Office Technology and Paralegal. Diploma Programs includes General Business, Office Assistant (General Secretarial), Legal Office Assistant (Legal Secretarial), Medical Office Assistant (Medical Secretarial) and Office Computer Technology. Our enrollment is limited to approximately 250 students. Since emphasis at OBI is on individual attention, you will be a person - not just a number. Our small enrollment also allows each student more time and experience on computers or other equipment. The curricula at Olean Business Institute are registered by the New York State Education Department. The school is authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer the Associate Degree (Applied Science and Occupational Studies) in its approved two-year programs of study. OBI is accredited to award academic associate degrees by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

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