Pittsburgh Career Institute

  • Pittsburgh campus of Sanford-Brown, where we are committed to preparing motivated individuals for rewarding careers in the healthcare industry. Sanford-Brown Institute-Pittsburgh is part of a network of private schools committed to educating trained, confident professionals for a growing number of career opportunities in the healthcare and related industries.

School Highlights

Pittsburgh Career Institute serves 66 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Pittsburgh Career Institute(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Health ProfessionsAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty34 staff56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pittsburgh Career Institute has declined by 42% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The Pittsburgh Career Institute diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment66 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio2:112:1
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# Full-Time Students66 students331 students
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# Part-Time Students74 students146 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
1%
11%
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% Black
21%
15%
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% White
66%
56%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
11%
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Diversity Score0.520.64
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College Completion Rate
75%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,100$34,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $17,547 is more than the state average of $17,415. The private state tuition has declined by 29% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,547$17,415
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid93%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$19,495$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,500
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Acceptance Rate90%86%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Western School of Health and Business offer three kinds of programs, Associate in Specialized Technology Degree programs, Associate in Specialized Business Degree programs, and Diploma program. Western's programs emphasize hands-on training, are relevant to employers' needs, and focus on areas that offer strong long-term employment opportunities. The Western School offers different specialized degree and diploma programs in exciting career fields. Our Medical Technology Career Training Programs (AST) includes Anesthesia Technologist, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II, Medical Assistant Specialist and Radiographer. Our Business Degree Programs (ASB) includes Paralegal Specialist and Business Administration. Our Diploma program includes Criminal Justice, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration, Veterinary Technology and Massage Therapist. Western School of Health and Business is part of the Career Education Corporation network. Career Education Corporation is pleased to make placement assistance available for our graduates and alumni. On-site agencies, with global access to candidates and job opportunities from our domestic and international sites, are located on many of our campuses and can aid in securing employment that is both exciting and rewarding. Career Services department at the Western School of Health and Business is focused on two primary goals. One is to provide the best employment opportunity for our graduates and the second is to supply a high demand employment market with the best qualified candidates.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pittsburgh Career Institute is Vet Tech Institute (0.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 339 students | 0.20 Mi125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (412) 391-7021
    0.20339
  • Bradford School (Pittsburgh)
    Private, for profit
    413 students | 0.80 Mi125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    (412) 391-6710
    0.80413
  • 16,031 students | 1.30 Mi800 Allegheny Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15233
    (412) 323-2323
    1.3016,031
  • 145 students | 1.60 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15214
    (412) 359-1000
    1.60145
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury
    Private for-profit
    84 students | 1.60 Mi191 Performance Road
    Sunbury, PA 17801
    (570) 988-0700
    1.6084
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The average community college acceptance rate in Pittsburgh is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pittsburgh community colleges have a diversity score of 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.