Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township (Closed 2014)

777 Penn Center Boulevard, Building 7
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
  • Western School is dedicated to providing quality programs that enable students the opportunity to advance personally, professionally and intellectually. Our programs, led by dedicated faculty, are geared to help provide students a solid groundwork in the knowledge and skills required to acquire employment in their chosen fields.
School Highlights

School Overview

    Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township(PA) Community College Avg.
    Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
    Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit

    Student Body

    • The Sanford-Brown Institute-Wilkins Township diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 114% over five years.
    % Black
    % White
    % Unknown races
    Diversity Score0.600.57
    College Completion Rate (Year 2013)
    Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,100$34,800

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)96%94%
      Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2013)$19,993$12,126
      Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2013)$6,334$5,000
      Acceptance Rate (Year 2010)75%72%
      Source: 2013 (or latest year available) IPEDS

      School Notes

      • Western School of Health and Business Careers has been in service for 23 years and has produced over 8,000 successful graduates. The school is conveniently located at Pittsburgh and Monroeville. Day and evening programs are offered. Class size are small. Classes have facilities like industry current computer and medical labs. Modern curriculum – refresher courses are also available to help graduates keep up with ever-changing medical and business technology. Modern curriculum – refresher courses available to help graduates keep up with ever-changing medical and business technology. Supervised externships at medical and business facilities allow students an opportunity to apply classroom skills to a professional work environment. Western School's career-training programs emphasize hands-on training and focus in areas that offer strong employment opportunities. The Western School of Health and Business Careers offers targeted career training in exciting health care and business fields. Western School's Monroeville, Pennsylvania location was opened in 1989. Located just outside metropolitan Pittsburgh, offers vocational, business and health care training designed to fit your schedule with day and evening programs. The college offer three kinds of credentials. Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Medical Assistant Specialist, Pharmacy Technician, Respiratory Therapy and Surgical Technology. Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Paralegal Specialist and Business Administration. Diploma Program are offered in Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapist and Medical Office Administration.

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