Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

  • PIA, a premiere school of aviation maintenance, aviation electronics, and electronic systems training, was established in 1929. PIA’s goal has been to provide its learners with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need in order to succeed in their chosen career fields.
School Highlights
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics serves 382 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is one of 17 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is Career Training Academy-Pittsburgh (5.6 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty36 staff25 staff
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has grown by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment382 students618 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio11:125:1
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students382 students372 students
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Asian (2007-2012)
% Hispanic
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics More (2009-2016)
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.130.57
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$56,800$34,800
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $19,125 is more than the state average of $16,683. The private state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$19,125$16,683
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid80%94%
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,498$12,223
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,877$5,500
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate94%72%
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1995 PIA expanded its training to meet other needs in the transportation industry with the addition of its Truck Driving Program. As skilled commercial drivers are always in demand, this course of study provides a much-needed training program in several locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In 2003 PIA again expanded its course offerings to include Heavy Equipment Operation, Corporate Training, and Computer Based Training for youth and adults. Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is located eight miles south and east of the city of Pittsburgh with its campus buildings on Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA. PIA's airport location provides an ideal atmosphere for aviation training and access to the airport runways so that the airplanes that are worked on in PIA's shops can fly to the school's facilities. The total area of school facilities is more than 120,000 square feet. In addition to classrooms and laboratory areas, the campus houses a bookstore, libraries, and printing department. Programs Offered includes Aviation Maintanence Technology (AMT), Aviation Electronics Technology (AET), Electronics Systems Technology (EST), Mechanical Systems Technology (MST), Commercial Drivers License Training (CDL), Heavy Equipment Operator (HEQ) and Rotorcraft Systems & Maintenance (RSM). The institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).

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Did You Know?
For Allegheny County, PA private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,398 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Allegheny County, PA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Allegheny County, PA is Pittsburgh Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.