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 5 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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