Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

  • The mission of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is to offer a two-year technical education to academically qualified students of Pennsylvania. The college serves financially disadvantaged and non-scholarship students as well as indigent orphans. Stevens, a residential college, prepares students for skilled employment and full, effective lives as citizens of the community, the Commonwealth, and the nation. Stevens is committed to lifelong learning, community outreach, and economic development by contributing to the technical workforce of Pennsylvania.
School Highlights
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology serves 913 students (95% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is one of 4 community colleges within Lancaster County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (0.9 miles away).

Top Placements

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty66 staff25 staff
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment913 students618 students
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio14:125:1
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students867 students372 students
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students46 students246 students
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Part-Time Students (2012-2016)
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
485300
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
2%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
10%
7%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
7%
14%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Black (2007-2016)
% White
77%
63%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
3%
10%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.390.57
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
62%
54%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,500$34,800
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $7,430 is less than the state average of $10,533. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,430 is less than the state average of $14,058. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,430$10,533
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,430$14,058
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%94%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,358$13,000
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,011$6,245
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate24%84%
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a two year technical college that provides an education in seventeen programs. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Stevens is located in southeastern Pennsylvania in Lancaster. The 18 buildings comprising the Stevens campus are situated on a 32.5 acre tract of land located at the eastern edge of the City of Lancaster. These include 5 residence halls, a dining hall, a laboratory/classroom building with computer and learning labs, and new and expanded technical laboratory facilities. The Learning Resources Center was completed in the summer of 1995. Also available for student use are an athletic field with a track, and a newly renovated student center. Two-year technical programs in the following areas lead to Associate Degrees: Architectural Technology, Automotive Technology, Cabinetmaking and Wood Technology, Carpentry, Collision Repair Technology, Computer & Network Systems Administration, Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, Machine Tool and Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Masonry Construction Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Metals Fabrication/Welding Technology, Office Administration, Plumbing, Graphic Communications and Printing Technology and Respiratory Care. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has been changing the lives of students for over 90 years. Stevens provides a well-rounded, two-year education that virtually guarantees a good job and the opportunity for a better life. While most students select one of several job offers upon graduation, some choose to further their education.

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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.