Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby (Closed 2016)

6800 Market Street
Upper Darby, PA 19082

School Highlights

Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby served 543 students
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 was higher than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment was 95% of the student body (majority Black), which was more than the state average of 39%.

School Overview

Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
21 staff
59 staff
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Student Body

Total Enrollment
543 students
458 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
n/a
292 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
166 students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
195 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
513 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
243 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
5%
9%
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% Black
81%
12%
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% White
5%
61%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
5%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.34
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
78%
62%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,800
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

In-State Tuition Fees
$22,731
$9,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$22,731
$13,863
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$15,105
$12,126
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,624
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
100%
79%
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SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2013 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby cost?
Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby's tuition is approximately $22,731 for In-State students and $22,731 for Out-State students.
What is the acceptance rate of Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby?
The acceptance rate of Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 79%.

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