Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

800 Manchester Ave
Media, PA 19063
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • The mission of Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is Student Success. The College provides a supportive environment to enable committed students to succeed by offering the best collegiate education for career advancement, transfer opportunities, and personal growth.

School Highlights

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology serves 454 students (46% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 454 students
  • Private-state tuition: $10,260
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
(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 not-for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
69 staff
59 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pennsylvania Institute of Technology has grown by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has increased from 5:1 over five years.
The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment
454 students
458 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
211 students
292 students
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# Part-Time Students
243 students
166 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
263 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
211 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
243 students
243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% Asian
2%
4%
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% Hispanic
3%
9%
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% Black
52%
12%
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% White
26%
61%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
13%
11%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.64
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
33%
57%
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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)
$36,600
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $10,260 is less than the state average of $17,991. The private state tuition has declined by 23% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$10,260
$17,991
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$15,315
$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$6,111
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Pennsylvania Institute of Technology 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
n/a
85%
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

  • The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology was founded in April 1953 by Walter R. Garrison, a practicing engineer. He recognized the need for practicing engineers to perform stress analysis in the aircraft and civil/architectural fields. An office and classroom were secured in Upper Darby, PA, and classes began in mathematics, stress analysis and other technical subjects. By 1962 students and classes had outgrown those rented facilities and P.I.T. purchased larger facilities in Upper Darby. P.I.T. remained in Upper Darby for almost 20 years until the growth of the programs and students necessitated a move in 1982 to today's lovely, spacious, 14 acre Rose Valley campus. P.I.T. recently renovated nine classrooms to accommodate the addition of its Allied Health division. P.I.T. offers two-year Associate's Degrees in technical, business and medical programs which prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce or transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition, P.I.T. offers an Accelerated Business degree that can be completed within one year via both "brick and click." Degree and Certificate programs at P.I.T. are recognized, supported, and developed with the help of business, industry, and other institutions. P.I.T. offers students nine Associate's Degree programs and a number of certificate programs in Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology and Business. The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It also is approved as a two-year College by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pennsylvania Institute of Technology cost?
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology's private state tuition is approximately $10,260.
What schools are Pennsylvania Institute of Technology often compared to?
Pennsylvania Institute of Technologyis often viewed alongside schools like Pittsburgh Technical College, Reading Area Community College by visitors of our site.
What is Pennsylvania Institute of Technology's ranking?
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 454 students
  • Private-state tuition: $10,260
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Verified school update

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