Pennco Tech-Bristol

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  • 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 368 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

Top Placements

Pennco Tech-Bristol places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pennco Tech-Bristol(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Technical ProfessionsBaccalaureate / Associates 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 Faculty30 staff36 staff
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Number of Programs Offered128

Student Body

The student population of Pennco Tech-Bristol has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The Pennco Tech-Bristol diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment368 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:123:1
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# Full-Time Students234 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students134 students210 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
16330
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
14%
9%
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% Black
30%
16%
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% White
49%
56%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.650.64
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College Completion Rate
76%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$34,800
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Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid76%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,495
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,586$5,500
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Acceptance Rate90%72%
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Source: 2019 (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).

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pennco Tech-Bristol is Lincoln Technical Institute-Northeast Philadelphia (6.8 miles away).
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