Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

  • 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 661 students (67% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is one of 5 community colleges within Delaware County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is Delaware County Community College (4.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty37 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Pennsylvania Institute of Technology has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment661 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:125:1
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# Full-Time Students444 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students217 students246 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
7%
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% Black
61%
14%
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% White
13%
63%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
14%
10%
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Diversity Score0.590.57
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College Completion Rate
32%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,600$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $10,260 is less than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$10,260$16,683
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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