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Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

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Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is a 2 year, independent college, which has been serving the higher education needs of the local community for more than 50 years. PIT maintains a 94% job placement rate for its degree graduates, and the credits which are earned at the college may be transferred to numerous public and private four-year institutions. The school offers numerous Associate Degrees as well as many Career Certificates. The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


PIT offers a vast array of academic programs for matriculates to choose from. The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology’s Allied Health Programs has long been a main source of education and training for regional health industry workers. The program offers numerous career certificates, such as those for pharmacy technician or practical nursing. PIT’s Allied Health Program also includes three Associate degree options, those of Allied Health Technology, Allied Health Technology/Pre-Nursing Track, and Medical Office Management Technology. The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology also has programs in business, information technology, and engineering. Within the business program, two Associate degrees are offered, and in the information technology and engineering programs, numerous Associate degrees and career certificates are offered. PIT strives to provide its students not only with exceptional classroom instruction, but with real-world opportunities related to their field of interest. Thus while homework assignments, essays, and readings are undoubtedly an essential and integral part of any student’s education at PIT, the school also emphasizes the importance of hands-on, practical training for its matriculates.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

One unique, and very popular, program offered by the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is the Drexel at PIT program. Through this program, students at PIT can utilize their first two years of coursework towards completing their requirements for their Bachelor’s Degree from Drexel. Thus the program essentially allows current PIT students to spend their first two years completing the equivalent coursework required by Drexel. Students then simply finish their last two years with Drexel, and receive their Bachelor’s degree. There are numerous PIT majors available for those participating in this program, including, but not limited to: mechanical engineering technology, business administration technology, allied health technology, and architectural engineering technology. Students interested in the Drexel program must apply through PIT, and must plan to have completed their associate’s degree before matriculating at Drexel.


Those considering attending the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology can apply online by downloading the official application from the school’s website. Further information may also be requested at the official PIT site. Those applying will need to specify their desired location, either the Media Campus, located on Manchester Avenue, or the Center City Location, located at 6th & Walnut Street. The admissions office of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is open from 8 am-7 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, from 8 am-5 pm Wednesday, and from 8 am-4:30 pm Friday. PIT seeks to enroll students from diverse backgrounds, who share a common interest in learning and advancing their knowledge and skill sets. Applications for admittance to the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology are reviewed on a rolling basis. Thus although preference is not given to those who apply earlier in the academic year, it is generally advised that students apply as soon as possible due to the limited number of seats available in each class.

Financial Aid

The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology seeks to help ensure that as many potential students as possible are able to have the opportunity to pursue a higher education. As a result of this commitment, PIT maintains a friendly, knowledgeable Financial Aid Staff that offers assistance to matriculates as well as potential students. Individual consultation appointments are available for PIT students seeking to discuss different potential avenues through which they might finance their education. The Financial Aid Staff will help with questions related to filling out applications for Federal and State Grant and Student Loan programs, and will also counsel students on the various scholarships available through PIT directly. One unique feature of the financial aid packages put together at PIT, is that many include tuition-reimbursement programs with participating local employers.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5426th for the average student loan amount.
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Information Summary

Ranks 207th in Pennsylvania and 3291st overall
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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 N/A N/A
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 29 0.54
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 13 0.24
Larceny 73 1.37
Vehicle theft N/A N/A

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Media, PA 19063-4098
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population37,327 (36,930 urban / 397 rural)
Households14,433 (2.37 people per house)
Median Household Income$60,821
Families9,094 (3.04 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private Not-for-profit
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4207

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3031st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $11,250 $11,250 $11,250
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $425 $425 $425
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 $14,150 $14,150 $14,150
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $21,450 $21,450 $21,450
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $15,150 $15,150 $15,150

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $11,400 $12,300 $11,400 $12,300 $11,400 $12,300
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,400(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 $6,330(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,000(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,000(N/C)

Admission Criteria

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

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

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 1 172 19 5 1 54 43 303
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 1 105 12 3 1 23 29 177
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 5 2 1 8
Business Administration and Management, General 7 3 10
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 5 1 6 1 14
Engineering Technology, General 6 1 8
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 4 2 8
Medical Office Management/Administration 20 5 1 3 3 33
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 9 1 1 1 1 14
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other 20 6 5 31

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2190th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $60,906 ($55,046 male / $49,627 female)
Number of FT Faculty 24 (8 male / 16 female)
Number of PT Faculty 80
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $312,253

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