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 136 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 44%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pittsburgh Career Institute(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Health ProfessionsBaccalaureate / Associates 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 Faculty11 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pittsburgh Career Institute has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The Pittsburgh Career Institute diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment136 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:123:1
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# Full-Time Students136 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students74 students210 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Hispanic
1%
9%
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% Black
41%
16%
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% White
50%
56%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
5%
11%
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Diversity Score0.580.64
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College Completion Rate
39%
56%
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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 $17,025. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$17,547$17,025
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%92%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Pittsburgh Career Institute and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$17,859$12,495
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 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$5,500
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Acceptance Rate (Year 2007)86%81%
Source: 2019 (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
    337 students | 0.20 Mi125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
    (412) 391-7021
    0.20337
  • 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
  • 16,086 students | 1.30 Mi800 Allegheny Ave
    Pittsburgh PA  15233
    (412) 323-2323
    1.3016,086
  • 149 students | 1.60 Mi1940 Perrysville Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA  15214
    (412) 359-1000
    1.60149
  • Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury
    Private for-profit
    78 students | 1.60 Mi191 Performance Road
    Sunbury PA  17801
    (570) 988-0700
    1.6078
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