Pennco Tech-Bristol

Tel: (215)785-0111
  • Since 1973 Pennco Tech has been helping people achieve their goals. Pennco Tech has a long history of being the stepping stone people use to turn their dreams into reality. Pennco Tech's career training schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania employ instructors who know what it takes to achieve career goals; through hands-on and classroom training you will receive the necessary building blocks to succeed. Take a look at our programs and choose the right one that helps you achieve your dreams. Pennco Tech can help you bridge the gap between dreams and reality. We are a technical school with locations in Blackwood, New Jersey and Bristol, Pennsylvania and we work with you to formulate a solid plan, and then give you the training and employer connections you need to accomplish that plan.
School Highlights
  • Pennco Tech-Bristol serves 500 students (69% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Pennco Tech-Bristol is one of 4 community colleges within Bucks County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Levittown (5.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 53% over five years.
Pennco Tech-Bristol (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 30 staff 23 staff
Pennco Tech-Bristol Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered 14 8

Student Body

  • The student population of 500 has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 500 students 500 students
Pennco Tech-Bristol Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 24:1
Pennco Tech-Bristol Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 345 students 345 students
Pennco Tech-Bristol Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 155 students 155 students
Pennco Tech-Bristol Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pennco Tech-Bristol Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
16 300
Pennco Tech-Bristol Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% Asian
Pennco Tech-Bristol Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Pennco Tech-Bristol Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pennco Tech-Bristol Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pennco Tech-Bristol White (2007-2016)
Pennco Tech-Bristol Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.54 0.55
Pennco Tech-Bristol Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pennco Tech-Bristol Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $34,800 $34,800
Pennco Tech-Bristol Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73% 95%
Pennco Tech-Bristol % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 $13,000
Pennco Tech-Bristol Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 $6,246
Pennco Tech-Bristol Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 90% 85%
Pennco Tech-Bristol Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 1961, the School of Electronics was founded in Philadelphia by the Philco Corporation. In 1966 the Ford Motor Company, through its subsidiary, Philco-Ford, established the School of Automotive Technology, also in Philadelphia. In 1973, these two schools were acquired by Pennco Insitutes, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation. 1975, the School of Electronics and the School of Automotive Technology moved to Bristol, Pennsylvania, and consolidated as Pennco Tech. In 1978, a School of Automotive Body Repair was established in Bristol and an additional Pennco Tech facility was opened in Pennsauken, New Jersey, consisting of a School of Automotive Technology and a School of Automotive Body Repair. The college offers programs in A+/Network+ Technology, AirConditioning/Refrigeration/Heating, Automotive Technology, Auto Body Technology, Diesel Automotive Technology, Drafting/CAD, Electrician, Marine Technology, Medical Assistant-Administrative and Pharmacy Assistant. Pennco Tech can help you get the spark you need. Our programs are designed to be completed in a short amount of time allowing our graduates to enter their career field sooner while at the same time increasing their experience. Hands on instruction allows the graduate the ability to take what they've learned in the classroom and shops today and apply it on the job tomorrow. Pennco Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,785 per year for in-state students and $14,187 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,759 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.