Pennco Tech-Bristol

3815 Otter St
Bristol, PA 19007
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • 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 511 students (68% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 511 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Pennco Tech-Bristol ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pennco Tech-Bristol
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
60 staff
58 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
12
21

Student Body

The student population of Pennco Tech-Bristol has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The Pennco Tech-Bristol diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
511 students
448 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
345 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
166 students
166 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
311 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
345 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
166 students
243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
16 students
330 students
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% Asian
4%
4%
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% Hispanic
15%
9%
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% Black
22%
12%
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% White
56%
61%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score
0.61
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
80%
59%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,800
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
75%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,667
$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,639
$6,111
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Pennco Tech-Bristol and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
90%
74%
This chart display the percent admitted of Pennco Tech-Bristol and the community college average percent admitted of PA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Pennco Tech-Bristol?
The acceptance rate of Pennco Tech-Bristol is 90%, which is higher than the state average of 74%.
What is Pennco Tech-Bristol's ranking?
Pennco Tech-Bristol ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Highest completion rates and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 511 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 90%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,911 per year for in-state students and $13,863 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,857 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is ASPIRA City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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