• 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 217 students (80% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 217 students
  • Private-state tuition: $17,547
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 209% over five years.
Pittsburgh Career Institute
(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 for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
34 staff
56 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pittsburgh Career Institute has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has increased from 2:1 over five years.
The Pittsburgh Career Institute diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
217 students
419 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
174 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
43 students
165 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
68 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
174 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
43 students
166 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
313 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
5%
4%
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% Hispanic
1%
9%
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% Black
34%
12%
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% White
53%
61%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
11%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score
0.60
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.47%
0.91%
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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)
$26,100
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $17,547 is more than the state average of $17,194. The private state tuition has declined by 29% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$17,547
$17,194
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
97%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$14,844
$13,620
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Pittsburgh Career Institute and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,334
$6,234
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Pittsburgh Career Institute 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
97%
85%
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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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pittsburgh Career Institute cost?

Pittsburgh Career Institute's private state tuition is approximately $17,547.

What schools are Pittsburgh Career Institute often compared to?

Pittsburgh Career Instituteis often viewed alongside schools like Vet Tech Institute by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of Pittsburgh Career Institute?

The acceptance rate of Pittsburgh Career Institute is 97%, which is higher than the state average of 85%.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 217 students
  • Private-state tuition: $17,547
  • Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 47%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Allegheny County, PA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Allegheny County, PA is Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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