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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Overview

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is a private not-for-profit institution situated in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. West Mifflin is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Known For?

629 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the undergraduate certificate is the highest award a student can attain at PIA.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from PIA with a bachelor's degree make about $57,200 a year. That's 40% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at PIA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Mechanical Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics?

Location of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

Contact details for PIA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA 15122
Phone: 412-346-2100

How Do I Get Into PIA?

You can apply to PIA online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics?

72% Take Out Loans
9.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At PIA, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $9,243 a year. That adds up to $36,972 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at PIA is 9.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Undergraduate Student Diversity

622 Full-Time Undergraduates
8% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 622 full-time undergraduates at PIA, 92% are male and 8% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  PIA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of PIA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 29
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 462
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 38

Over 3 countries are represented at PIA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Thailand, and Pakistan.

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Ground Transportation 411 0 0 411
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 68 131 199
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 19 0 19
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Data Entry 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 411 87 131 629


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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