Pace Institute

606 Court St Suite 404
Reading, PA 19601
Top Ranked (2021-22): View Rankings
  • 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 44%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pace Institute(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates 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 Faculty4 staff36 staff
This chart display total faculty of Pace Institute and community college average number of faculty in PA by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.

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 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5 students571 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Pace Institute and community college average number of enrollment of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio0:123:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Pace Institute and community college average student staff ratio of PA by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
# Full-Time Students5 students361 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Pace Institute and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Pace Institute. This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of PA.
% Hispanic
64%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pace Institute and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Black
11%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pace Institute and the percentage of Black community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% White
20%
56%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pace Institute and the percentage of White community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Two or more races
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Pace Institute and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pace Institute. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.540.64
This chart display the diversity score of Pace Institute and the community college average diversity score of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate
83%
59%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Pace Institute and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of PA by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,200$34,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Pace Institute and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of PA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $9,240 is less than the state average of $17,025. The private state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$9,240$17,025
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Pace Institute and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Pace Institute and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$12,826$12,572
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Pace Institute and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,445$5,411
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Pace Institute and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pace Institute is Reading Area Community College (0.5 miles away).
Recent Articles
Learn more about how community colleges and federal loans can help you affordably finance your community college education.
Many degree programs require students to take electives but what are the pros and cons of elective courses?
Many community college students are the first in their family to attend college, and this designation comes with its own share of responsibilities and challenges. Learn about the support available specifically for first-generation community college students.
Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,886 per year for in-state students and $14,398 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,025 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Hussian College School of Art. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.