• Professional Skills Institute is a private college that specializes in Medical training that can be completed within two years or as little as twelve months. Our current program offerings include Associate Degrees in Medical Assisting and Physical Therapist Assisting. In addition, there are diploma programs in Medical Assisting, Medical Insurance Specialist, and Practical Nursing. The college was founded in 1984 by Patricia Finch, a Toledo born registered nurse, who had the desire to teach students above and beyond the required clinical and technical skills. At the inception of the college there were only two students and two programs, and the classes were held in a small office space on Airport Highway. Today, there are nearly 400 students at PSI�s newest location at 5115 Glendale Avenue. The student body at PSI is diverse. From the student just graduating from high school to the adult learner who is looking to make a career change, PSI is definitely an alternative to larger colleges and universities.

School Highlights

Professional Skills Institute serves 355 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 355 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,361
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Professional Skills Institute ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
Professional Skills Institute
(OH) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
48 staff
91 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Professional Skills Institute has grown by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Professional Skills Institute diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
355 students
1,346 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
355 students
553 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
793 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
200 students
% Asian
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
42%
14%
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% White
47%
68%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.60
0.51
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College Completion Rate
62%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,900
$31,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $16,361 is more than the state average of $14,281. The private state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$16,361
$14,281
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$20,000
$19,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,312
$6,500
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Acceptance Rate
81%
73%
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SAT Reading
n/a
460
SAT Math
n/a
475
SAT Writing
n/a
465
ACT Composite
n/a
21
ACT English
n/a
20
ACT Math
n/a
20
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 355 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,361
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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