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 1,233 students (99% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty66 staff36 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology has grown by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has grown by 43% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,233 students571 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
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# Full-Time Students1,220 students361 students
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# Part-Time Students13 students210 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
601330
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
13%
9%
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% Black
10%
16%
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% White
64%
56%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
% Unknown races
3%
11%
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Diversity Score0.560.64
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College Completion Rate
67%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,500$34,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,430 is less than the state average of $9,886. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,430 is less than the state average of $14,398. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,430$9,886
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,430$14,398
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,924$12,495
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,046$5,500
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Acceptance Rate77%85%
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (0.9 miles away).
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