Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

800 Manchester Ave
Media, PA 19063-4098
Tel: (800)422-0025
  • The mission of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is to provide the best collegiate career-enhancing education, personal growth experience and four-year college transfer opportunities to committed learners.
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 26:1.
  • 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 is Delaware County Community College (4.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty37 staff25 staff
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 661 has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment661 students571 students
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio18:126:1
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students444 students354 students
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students217 students217 students
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology More (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.590.57
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,600$34,800
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $12,750 is more than the state average of $10,656. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $12,750 is less than the state average of $14,063. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$12,750$10,656
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$12,750$14,063
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid96%94%
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$13,000
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,246
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Delaware County, PA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Delaware County, PA is Kaplan Career Institute-Broomall. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.