Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby (Closed 2016)

6800 Market Street
Upper Darby, PA 19082
School Highlights
  • Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby serves 543 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby is one of 4 community colleges within Delaware County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby is The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College (2.7 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 110% over five years.
Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty21 staff25 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby has grown by 443% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
  • The Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby diversity score of 0.34 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 37% over five years.
Total Enrollment543 students618 students
Student:Teacher Ratio26:125:1
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.340.57
College Completion Rate (Year 2013)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,800$34,800

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $22,731 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 $22,731 is more than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$22,731$10,533
Out-State Tuition Fees$22,731$14,058
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)100%94%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2013)$15,105$12,126
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2013)$4,624$5,000
Acceptance Rate (Year 2012)100%77%
Source: 2013 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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.