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Pittsburgh Technical College Overview

Pittsburgh Technical College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Oakdale, Pennsylvania. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Pittsburgh Technical College Known For?

644 Undergraduate Awards
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Pittsburgh Technical College.
  • In 2017-2018, 60% of the faculty were full-time.

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Pittsburgh Technical College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Pittsburgh Technical College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Homeland Security Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Computer Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Pittsburgh Technical College?

Location of Pittsburgh Technical College

Contact details for Pittsburgh Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1111 Mckee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071
Phone: 412-809-5100
Website: www.ptcollege.edu

Pittsburgh Technical College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Pittsburgh Technical College?

83% Take Out Loans
18.3% 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 Pittsburgh Technical College, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $6,844 a year. That adds up to $27,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pittsburgh Technical College is 18.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Pittsburgh Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,651 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,651 full-time undergraduates at Pittsburgh Technical College, 57% are male and 43% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Pittsburgh Technical College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pittsburgh Technical College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pittsburgh Technical College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 125
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 1,054
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 452

Over 3 countries are represented at Pittsburgh Technical College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saint Martin, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Pittsburgh Technical College

160 Took All Classes Online
409 Took At Least One Class Online
0.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 409 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Pittsburgh Technical College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 80th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Pittsburgh Technical College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pittsburgh Technical College was 0.8%. This is the #1,978 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Pittsburgh Technical College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Pittsburgh Technical College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 28%
Business, Management & Marketing 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Pittsburgh Technical College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Pittsburgh Technical College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health & Medical Administrative Services #315

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Pittsburgh Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Computer Engineering Technology 0 76 0 28 104
Computer Software & Applications 0 52 0 0 52
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 30 21 0 51
Culinary Arts 16 30 5 0 51
Precision Metal Working 0 36 8 0 44
Business Administration & Management 0 29 0 14 43
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 42 0 0 42
Allied Health Professions 0 37 0 0 37
Computer Programming 0 33 0 0 33
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 33 0 0 33
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 18 15 0 33
Other Homeland Security 0 29 0 0 29
Nursing 0 25 0 0 25
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 24 0 24
Hospitality Management 0 20 0 0 20
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 0 17 0 17
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 4 0 0 4
Mining & Petroleum Technology 2 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 18 494 90 42 644

References

*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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