Pace Institute

606 Court St Suite 404
Reading, PA 19601-3542
  • Pace Institute began as the training division of Professional Practice Management Association, a Reading, PA-based consulting organization founded in 1977 by Rhoda E. Dersh. To meet the expanding need for services, Pace became a licensed business school and embarked on a sustained growth curve.
School Highlights
  • Pace Institute serves 5 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Pace Institute is one of 3 community colleges within Berks County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pace Institute is Reading Area Community College (0.5 miles away).

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School Overview

    Pace Institute(PA) Community College Avg.
    Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
    Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
    Total Faculty- staff25 staff
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    Student Body

    • The student population of Pace Institute has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    • The Pace Institute diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
    Total Enrollment5 students618 students
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    Student : Teacher Ratio0:125:1
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    # Full-Time Students5 students372 students
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    % Hispanic
    64%
    7%
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    % Black
    11%
    14%
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    % White
    20%
    63%
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    % Two or more races
    5%
    2%
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    Diversity Score0.540.57
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    College Completion Rate
    83%
    59%
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    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,200$34,800
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    Finances and Admission

    • The private state tuition of $9,240 is less than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
    Private State Tuition Fees$9,240$16,683
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    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%94%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$12,826$12,572
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,445$5,411
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    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • Pace Institute awards Associate in Specialized Business degrees and Associate in Specialized Technology degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Computer Programming/Network Operations, Electronic & Network Engineering Technology, Executive Secretarial Administration, Fashion & Retail Merchandising/ Business, Legal Office Assistant / Paralegal, Medical Office Assistant / Administrator and Travel and Tourism / Business. Pace Institute also offers Diploma Programs in 48 Semester Credit Programs, Administrative Office Assistant, Business Network System, Electronic Technology, Legal Secretary / Shorthand Option, Legal Secretary / Word Processing Option, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Secretary / Word Processing Option and PC Programming & Applications. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

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