Pittsburgh Career Institute

421 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1907
Tel: (412)281-2600
  • 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 114 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Pittsburgh Career Institute is one of 17 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Vet Tech Institute (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 63% over five years.
Pittsburgh Career Institute(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty11 staff25 staff
Pittsburgh Career Institute Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 114 has declined by 80% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment114 students571 students
Pittsburgh Career Institute Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:126:1
Pittsburgh Career Institute Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students40 students354 students
Pittsburgh Career Institute Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students74 students217 students
Pittsburgh Career Institute Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pittsburgh Career Institute Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
Pittsburgh Career Institute Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
Pittsburgh Career Institute Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pittsburgh Career Institute White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Pittsburgh Career Institute More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Pittsburgh Career Institute Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.660.57
Pittsburgh Career Institute Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pittsburgh Career Institute Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,100$34,800
Pittsburgh Career Institute Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,547 is more than the state average of $16,591. The private state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,547$16,591
Pittsburgh Career Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
Pittsburgh Career Institute % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$13,000
Pittsburgh Career Institute Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,246
Pittsburgh Career Institute Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate86%84%
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Vet Tech Institute
    Private, for profit
    372 students | 0.20 Mi125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
  • Everest Institute-Pittsburgh
    Private, for profit
    526 students | 0.40 Mi100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
  • 1,280 students | 0.40 Mi420 Boulevard of the Allies
    Pittsburgh PA  15219
  • 444 students | 0.50 Mi933 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
  • Bradford School (Pittsburgh)
    Private, for profit
    413 students | 0.80 Mi125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129
    Pittsburgh PA  15219
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For Pittsburgh private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,206 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Pittsburgh community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.41, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.