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 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Pittsburgh Career Institute is one of 18 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 Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 11 staff 23 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 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 114 students 500 students
Pittsburgh Career Institute Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 24:1
Pittsburgh Career Institute Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 40 students 345 students
Pittsburgh Career Institute Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 74 students 155 students
Pittsburgh Career Institute Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pittsburgh Career Institute Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
3%
6%
Pittsburgh Career Institute Hispanic (2009-2016)
% Black
44%
14%
Pittsburgh Career Institute Black (2007-2016)
% White
33%
64%
Pittsburgh Career Institute White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
2%
1%
Pittsburgh Career Institute More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
18%
11%
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. 0.66 0.55
Pittsburgh Career Institute Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
35%
54%
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 $16,014. The private state tuition has grown by 33% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $17,547 $16,014
Pittsburgh Career Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 95%
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 Rate 86% 85%
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
    Pivate, for profit
    372 students | 0.20 Mi125 Seventh St
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
    (412)391-7021
    0.20372
  • 526 students | 0.40 Mi100 Forbes Ave, Suite 1200
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
    (412)261-4520
    0.40526
  • 1,280 students | 0.40 Mi420 Boulevard of the Allies
    Pittsburgh PA  15219
    (412)291-6200
    0.401,280
  • 444 students | 0.50 Mi933 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA  15222
    (412)338-4770
    0.50444
  • 413 students | 0.80 Mi125 West Station Square Drive, Suite 129
    Pittsburgh PA  15219
    (412)391-6710
    0.80413
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