Pittsburgh Career Institute

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$15,612
2021 Average Net Price
$15,631
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.38%
on Student Loans
2021 Enrolled Students
284
48.2% Full-Time

About

Pittsburgh Career Institute is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Pittsburgh Career Institute were Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (26 degrees awarded), Respiratory Care Therapist (22 degrees), and Surgical Technologist (21 degrees).

In 2022, 105 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pittsburgh Career Institute. 95.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 4.76% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (54 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (42 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pittsburgh Career Institute is $15,612, which is $671 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pittsburgh Career Institute is $15,612, which is $671 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,631.

In 2021, 86% of undergraduate students attending Pittsburgh Career Institute received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$15,612
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pittsburgh Career Institute was $15,612. The cost of tuition at Pittsburgh Career Institute is $671 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,942).

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Average Net Price

$15,631
2021 Value
30.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 Pittsburgh Career Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,631. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of Pittsburgh Career Institute grew by 30.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,557
Room and Board
$1,462
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pittsburgh Career Institute was of $11,557 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,462. The cost of books and supplies increased by 12.9% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Pittsburgh Career Institute received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a decline of 3.37% with respect to 2020, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.38%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pittsburgh Career Institute was 2.38%, which represents 5 out of the 210 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Pittsburgh Career Institute had a total enrollment of 284 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at Pittsburgh Career Institute is 137 students and the part-time enrollment is 147. This means that 48.2% of students enrolled at Pittsburgh Career Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pittsburgh Career Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.4% White, 39.8% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 1.41% Hispanic or Latino, 0.704% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.352% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pittsburgh Career Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (56.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (29.9%) and Two or More Races Female (3.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pittsburgh Career Institute in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 284 students. The full-time enrollment at Pittsburgh Career Institute is 137 and the part-time enrollment is 147. This means that 48.2% of students enrolled at Pittsburgh Career Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2021 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Pittsburgh Career Institute was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Pittsburgh Career Institute had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    143 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    113 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    13 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pittsburgh Career Institute is 50.4% White, 39.8% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 1.41% Asian, 1.41% Hispanic or Latino, 0.704% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.352% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3 students (1.06%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 95 more women than men received degrees from Pittsburgh Career Institute. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pittsburgh Career Institute is white (54 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (42 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Pittsburgh Career Institute is Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (26 degrees awarded), followed by Respiratory Care Therapist (22 degrees) and Surgical Technologist (21 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pittsburgh Career Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (97 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pittsburgh Career Institute are Registered nurses (1,394,826 people), Medical & health services managers (151,000 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,087 people), and Physicians (107,616 people).

The most specialized majors at Pittsburgh Career Institute in 2022 are Health (97 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pittsburgh Career Institute are Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Pittsburgh Career Institute are Health (97 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pittsburgh Career Institute are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,206 people), Outpatient care centers (237,556 people), Elementary & secondary schools (215,578 people), Offices of physicians (201,917 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (129,843 people).

The most specialized majors at Pittsburgh Career Institute are Health (97 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pittsburgh Career Institute.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 26 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Pittsburgh Career Institute was Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician with 26 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
100
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Pittsburgh Career Institute, which is 0.05 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (100).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 2 degrees were awarded to men at Pittsburgh Career Institute in Respiratory Care Therapist, which is 0.1 times less than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Pittsburgh Career Institute in Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician. There were no male recipients with the same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Pittsburgh Career Institute is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    54 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    42 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pittsburgh Career Institute is white (54 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (42 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    53 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    39 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pittsburgh Career Institute is white female (53 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (39 degrees).

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Operations

Pittsburgh Career Institute employs 3 Instructors, 0 Lecturers. Most academics at Pittsburgh Career Institute are Female Instructor (3), Male Instructor (0), and Male Lecturer (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pittsburgh Career Institute are: Business and Financial Operations, with 5 employees, Management, with 2 employees, and Sales and related with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.55M
2021 Salaries
22.3%
decline from 2020

In 2021, Pittsburgh Career Institute paid a median of $1.55M in salaries, a 22.3% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$215k
Instructional Salaries
3
Number of Employees

In 2021, Pittsburgh Career Institute paid a total of $215k to 3 employees working as instructors, which represents 13.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
3 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
5 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pittsburgh Career Institute were Instructor with 3 employees, and Lecturer with 0 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pittsburgh Career Institute were Business and Financial Operations with 5 employees, Management with 2 employees, and Sales and related with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pittsburgh Career Institute was Female Instructor with 3 employees, Male Instructor with 0 employees, and Male Lecturer with 0 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pittsburgh Career Institute.

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