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 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 25:1.
  • 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 14 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pittsburgh Career Institute is Vet Tech Institute (0.2 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pittsburgh Career Institute(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty11 staff25 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Pittsburgh Career Institute has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pittsburgh Career Institute diversity score of 0.66 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment114 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:125:1
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# Full-Time Students40 students372 students
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# Part-Time Students74 students246 students
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% Hispanic
3%
7%
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% Black
44%
14%
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% White
33%
63%
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% Two or more races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
18%
10%
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Diversity Score0.660.57
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College Completion Rate
35%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,100$34,800
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $17,547 is more than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,547$16,683
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$20,000$12,223
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate (Year 2007)86%81%
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

  • The nearest community college to Pittsburgh Career Institute is Vet Tech Institute (0.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Vet Tech Institute
    Private, for profit
    372 students | 0.20 Mi125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
    (412) 391-7021
    0.20372
  • Everest Institute-Pittsburgh
    Private, for profit
    526 students | 0.40 Mi100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
    (412) 261-4520
    0.40526
  • 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
  • 17,153 students | 1.30 Mi800 Allegheny Ave
    Pittsburgh PA  15233
    (412) 323-2323
    1.3017,153
  • Triangle Tech Inc
    Private, for profit
    n/a students | 1.60 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA  15214
    (412) 359-1000
    1.60n/a
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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,533 per year for in-state students and $14,058 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,683 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.