Pittsburgh Technical College

Pittsburgh Technical College Photo #1 - Pittsburgh Technical Institute’s convenient locations on the outskirts of Pittsburgh means you avoid the congestion but won't miss the action.
Pittsburgh Technical College Photo #1 - Pittsburgh Technical Institute’s convenient locations on the outskirts of Pittsburgh means you avoid the congestion but won't miss the action.
  • With more than 30 degree and non-degree programs, Pittsburgh Technical College provides education that prepares our students for career success. The learning is immersive, project-based, and as real as it gets. 
  • All degree-seeking, on-site students have internships or clinical rotations before they graduate; 2 out of 3 available PTC students accepted job offers from their internship employers, and 97% of available graduates work in their career field.* 
  • PTC is a nonprofit institution. 
  • *Showcases graduates from 2017 classes. Data includes those who were available for work and were offered and/or received career search assistance from 1/1/2017-4/30/2018. Includes full-time, part-time, or freelance positions. Visit PTCollege.edu/employmentstats to learn more.
School Highlights
  • Pittsburgh Technical College serves 2,045 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Pittsburgh Technical College is one of 17 community colleges within Allegheny County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Pittsburgh Technical College is Rosedale Technical College (5.1 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has declined by 34% over five years.
Pittsburgh Technical College(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty96 staff25 staff
Pittsburgh Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Pittsburgh Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pittsburgh Technical College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 153% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,045 students618 students
Pittsburgh Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:125:1
Pittsburgh Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,045 students372 students
Pittsburgh Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pittsburgh Technical College Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Pittsburgh Technical College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% Hispanic
Pittsburgh Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pittsburgh Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pittsburgh Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Pittsburgh Technical College Hawaiian (2008-2009)
% Two or more races
Pittsburgh Technical College More (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Pittsburgh Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.560.57
Pittsburgh Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pittsburgh Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,300$34,800
Pittsburgh Technical College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $15,657 is more than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $15,657 is more than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$15,657$10,533
Pittsburgh Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$15,657$14,058
Pittsburgh Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%95%
Pittsburgh Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$17,068$13,000
Pittsburgh Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$6,245
Pittsburgh Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate85%84%
Pittsburgh Technical College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Career-focused programs are designed to meet the needs of the individual seeking an associate in science degree. Busy adults can select from a menu of shorter, evening certificate programs. Some degree offerings are available in an on-site/on-line format that blends flexible learning with classroom instruction. PTC offers career choices in technical, business, design, computer, Microsoft certification, safety and security, travel, hospitality, medical and surgical fields. The college offers programs in Accounting, Business, Computer Aided Drafting, Computer Programming, Electronics, Graphic Design, Home and Commercial Systems Integration, Hospitality, Information Technology, Marketing, Medical Office Administration, Medical Assisting, Multimedia, Retail Management, Safety and Security, Surgical Technology, Therapeutic Massage and Travel and Tourism. PTI is the first two-year career school in Western PA to receive regional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.Pittsburgh Technical Institute is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSA), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, 267.284.5000, (www.msche.org). MSA is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Find more information here: http://www.pti.edu/consumer.php

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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.