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Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Overview

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford is a private for-profit institution located in Stratford, Connecticut. Stratford is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Known For?

1,429 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at Porter and Chester Institute may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Porter and Chester Institute.

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Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Rankings

Porter and Chester Institute is ranked #265 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 28 colleges in Connecticut, it is ranked at #6.

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.

Porter and Chester Institute has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#131 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Porter and Chester Institute.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Engineering Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Electronics Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford?

Location of Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford

Contact details for Porter and Chester Institute are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 670 Lordship Blvd, Stratford, CT 06615-7158
Phone: 860-529-2519
Website: www.porterchester.edu

How Do I Get Into Porter and Chester Institute?

You can apply to Porter and Chester Institute online at: www.porterchester.edu/apply-online/

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford 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 Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford?

81% Take Out Loans
26.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Porter and Chester Institute, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $10,634 a year. That adds up to $42,536 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Porter and Chester Institute is 26.0%. 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.

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,300 Full-Time Undergraduates
44% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,944 undergraduate students at Porter and Chester Institute, with 1,300 being full-time and 644 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Porter and Chester Institute

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,300 full-time undergraduates at Porter and Chester Institute, 56% are male and 44% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Porter and Chester Institute

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Porter and Chester Institute Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 299
Hispanic or Latino 331
White 515
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 131

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 290 290
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 214 214
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 207 207
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 182 182
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 161 161
Dental Support Services 157 157
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 147 147
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 37 37
Health & Medical Administrative Services 34 34
TOTAL 1,429 1,429

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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