- 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.
|Pace Institute||(PA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Institution Control||Private, for profit||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||- staff||25 staff|
|Total Enrollment||5 students||618 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||0:1||25:1|
|# Full-Time Students||5 students||372 students|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$28,200||$34,800|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 4,198 students | 0.50 Mi10 S Second St
Reading,  PA  19603
- 985 students | 2.90 Mi2205 Ridgewood Rd
Reading,  PA  19610
- n/a students | 15.50 Mi101 College Drive
Pottstown,  PA  19464
- 540 students | 25.70 Mi5151 Tilghman St
Allentown,  PA  18104
- 1,269 students | 26.20 Mi735 Cumberland St
Lebanon,  PA  17042
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