Penn Commercial Business/Technical School

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,175
2022 Average Net Price
$13,461
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.3%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
64.6%
96 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
243
100% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
87.7%
64 Graduates

About

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is a higher education institution located in Washington County, PA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School were Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (40 degrees awarded), General Cosmetology (36 degrees), and Electrician (28 degrees).

In 2022, 271 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (207 degrees), 8.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is $11,175, which is $3,063 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is $11,175, which is $3,063 more than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,461.

In 2022, 50% of undergraduate students attending Penn Commercial Business/Technical School received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 52% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,175
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was $11,175. The cost of tuition at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is $3,063 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$13,461
2022 Value
9.31%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Penn Commercial Business/Technical School had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,461. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Penn Commercial Business/Technical School grew by 9.31%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,750
Room and Board
$2,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was of $6,750 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
52%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

50% of undergraduate students at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 19.4% with respect to 2021, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.3%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was 2.3%, which represents 4 out of the 174 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School received 96 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.09% annual growth. Out of those 96 applicants, 62 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.6% acceptance rate.

There were 243 students enrolled at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in 2022.

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has an overall enrollment yield of 80.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
62
Accepted Out of 96

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was 64.6% (62 admissions from 96 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 78.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.09%, while admissions declined by −10.1%..

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Enrollment

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School had a total enrollment of 243 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is 243 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77% White, 7.41% Black or African American, 4.94% Asian, 3.7% Two or More Races, and 2.47% Hispanic or Latino.

Students enrolled at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44%), followed by White Male (32.9%) and Black or African American Female (5.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 243 students. The full-time enrollment at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is 243 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Penn Commercial Business/Technical School had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    187 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    18 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    12 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is 77% White, 7.41% Black or African American, 4.94% Asian, 3.7% Two or More Races, and 2.47% Hispanic or Latino. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 23 more women than men received degrees from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is white (207 degrees awarded). There were 8.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (40 degrees awarded), followed by General Cosmetology (36 degrees) and Electrician (28 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (69 degrees awarded), Construction (28 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (67 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Registered nurses (1,395,930 people), Medical & health services managers (151,677 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (140,626 people), Pharmacists (134,200 people), and Physicians (107,987 people).

The most specialized majors at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in 2022 are Transportation (69 degrees awarded), Construction (28 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (67 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (19 degrees), and Precision Production (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Physicians, Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Transportation (69 degrees awarded), Construction (28 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (67 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (19 degrees), and Precision Production (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,485,877 people), Outpatient care centers (238,641 people), Elementary & secondary schools (223,107 people), Offices of physicians (203,001 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (136,297 people).

The most specialized majors at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Transportation (69 degrees awarded), Construction (28 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (67 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (19 degrees), and Precision Production (8 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Penn Commercial Business/Technical School.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 40 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

124
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
147
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 124 degrees were awarded to men at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School, which is 0.844 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (147).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 57 degrees were awarded to men at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, which is 4.75 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 12.3 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

70%
100% Completion Time
70%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 70% of students graduating from Penn Commercial Business/Technical School completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    207 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    8 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is white (207 degrees awarded). There were 8.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

7.75% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    107 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    100 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is white female (107 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (100 degrees).

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Operations

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School employs 25 Instructors. Most academics at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are Female Instructor (14), and Male Instructor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 4 employees, Management, with 3 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2.58M
2022 Salaries
10.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School paid a median of $2.58M in salaries, a 10.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.23M
Instructional Salaries
25
Number of Employees

In 2022, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School paid a total of $1.23M to 25 employees working as instructors, which represents 47.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
4 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was Instructor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 4 employees, Management with 3 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School was Female Instructor with 14 employees, and Male Instructor with 11 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School.

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