Pennco Tech-Bristol

  • 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 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 37%.
  • Pennco Tech-Bristol is one of 3 community colleges within Bucks County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pennco Tech-Bristol is Kaplan Career Institute-Franklin Mills (5.0 miles away).

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.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty30 staff25 staff
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Number of Programs Offered148

Student Body

  • The student population of Pennco Tech-Bristol has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pennco Tech-Bristol diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment500 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:125:1
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# Full-Time Students345 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students155 students246 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
16300
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
13%
7%
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% Black
21%
14%
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% White
63%
63%
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Diversity Score0.540.57
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College Completion Rate
78%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,800$34,800
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%94%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,223
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
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    Acceptance Rate90%72%
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    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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