Home » University List » Pennsylvania

Laurel Business Institute

Laurel Business Institute Rating: 5.0/5 (1 votes)

Compare This School

Nearby Schools

Schools geographically nearby

Similar Schools

Schools similar in rank, size, etc.


The Laurel Business Institute began in 1985 with the goal of training students to gain the skills they would need in the business world. The institute was and is very focused on the community while offering a personalized experience.

Laurel Business Institute offers diplomas in two programs, associate degrees in six programs, and certifications in a variety of programs. The available programs are Accounting & Business, Early Childhood Education, Cosmetology, Health Care, Information Technology, Massage, and Office Administration. The program options allow you to focus on what you would really like to accomplish in your career.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

Laurel Business Institute was the first postsecondary educational institute to have an authorized Prometric Testing Center and Microsoft Office Testing Center. So, if you want to take a certification test, Laurel Business Institute is the place to go in the area. You can use the testing centers whether you are an enrolled student or not.


In order to qualify for acceptance to Laurel Business Institute you must have a high school diploma or have earned your General Education Development (GED) degree and have passed the Wonderlic Scholastic Level exam. This is an exam that is given on campus.

Before filling out an application, Laurel Business Institute requires that you visit the school to meet with an admissions representative and a financial aid representative, and complete an admission assessment. The next step is to fill out the admissions application and submit it along with your transcripts and an application fee. You will hear from the school within two weeks of submitting your application. The three semesters begin in February, June, and September. While there is no official deadline, there are limited openings, so the earlier you apply the better.

Financial Aid

Being able to afford an education is very important to Laurel Business Institute, which is why they play such a large role in helping you receive financial aid. When you meet with one of the school’s Financial Aid Representatives you will learn of all the grants, loan, scholarships, and programs that are available to assist you in paying for your education at Laurel Business Institute. The representatives will help you throughout the entire process, from start to finish.

The grants that are available are the Pell Grant, PHEAA and OIG state grants, and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants. Possible loans are the Federal Stafford Loan, and the Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students. Veteran’s benefits are also available for veterans and their dependents that qualify.

Laurel Business Institute also offers a variety of scholarships to qualified students. For students who are graduating high school there are two possible scholarships, the Milton T. Decker Memorial Scholarship and the John D. Mihm Memorial Scholarship. The Milton T. Decker Scholarship is a full tuition award available for high school students in their senior year with a 3.5 GPA or higher. The John D. Mihm Scholarship is a half tuition award available for high school students in their senior year with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

If you are not graduating high school, there are still opportunities for you. The Christopher D. Decker Memorial Scholarship, a half tuition award, is available for potential students who are not currently seniors in high school. For example, you may have your GED, are transferring into Laurel Business Institute, or want to come back to school after a long period away. The Ruth H. and Milton T. Decker Memorial Scholarship is for current students at Laurel Business Institute. You must have completed two or more semesters in one of their associate degree programs with a GPA of 3.25.

If the school does not offer a scholarship that is a good fit for you, your Financial Aid Representative will know of other possibilities available in the community and through other organizations, which is why a meeting with them is so important.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3260th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Pennsylvania.


Although the Laurel Business Institute’s campus is not a traditional one and all students commute, they offer a lot for students as far as organization and events. Cookouts, charity events, and holiday parties are just a few of the events that students can participate in throughout the year. The two possible organizations to join are Phi Beta Lambda and Health Occupations Students of America.

The chapter of Phi Beta Lambda at Laurel Business Institute began in 2001. It has continued to grow since its start, participating in several competitions and winning many awards, including 14 National Awards of Excellence in seven years. Any current student can join Phi Beta Lambda, but to participate in events they must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have attended at least 90% of the meetings. Phi Beta Lambda is meant to be similar to the Future Business Leaders of America. Both are professional organizations tailored specifically for students who are studying business. The organization combines education and business, giving students experience and insight into a future career in business.

The Health Occupations Students of America chapter at Laurel Business Institute began in 2008 and has grown to over 45 members. It brings together education and health for students pursuing a career in health care. It is endorsed by the US Department of Education and raises awareness, skills, and knowledge of students interested in a health science education. The organization participates in several charity events throughout the year.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 156th in Pennsylvania and 2030th overall
See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list

Add an image …

Contributed Photos

building :: Laurel Business Institute

Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5 2.24
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 20 0.19
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 7 0.07
Robbery 27 0.26
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 104 1.00
Larceny 391 3.76
Vehicle theft 23 0.22

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Uniontown, PA 15401
Surrounding communitySmall suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population36,374 (30,137 urban / 6,237 rural)
Households15,083 (2.33 people per house)
Median Household Income$26,013
Families9,802 (2.93 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery small two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4209

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3648th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $8,394 $8,394 $8,394
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,050 $1,050 $1,050
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $295 $295 $295
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $10,794 $10,794 $10,794
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,144 $14,144 $14,144
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $12,044 $12,044 $12,044

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $9,379 $9,240 $9,379 $9,240 $9,379 $9,240
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $2,152 $2,554
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $640 $750
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,084 $1,200

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 199 (41 male / 158 female)
Admitted 165 (30 male / 135 female)
Admission rate 83%
First-time Enrollment 116 (25 male / 91 female)
FT Enrollment 114 (25 male / 89 female)
PT Enrollment 2 (N/A male / 2 female)
Total Enrollment212

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A / 
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other tests

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4747th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $32,676 ($35,305 male / $28,420 female)
Number of FT Faculty 18 (4 male / 14 female)
Number of PT Faculty 25
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

Add a video …

Related and Contributed Videos

There aren't any videos for this school. Be the first to share your video to thousands of people!

11 East Penn St
Uniontown, PA 15401
p. 724-439-4900
w. laurel.edu/lbi/index.html

This website and its associated pages are not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by this school.
StateUniversity.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with Laurel Business Institute.