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PIA is an above-average private college located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 368 undergraduate students. The PIA acceptance rate is 100%. Graduating 66% of students, PIA alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,200.
About Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
5 Allegheny County Airport
West Mifflin, PA 15122
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Cost

Net Price
$25,394/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,859/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,866/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,138/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,846/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,335/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
368Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
53%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) Reviews

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I have been putting of going to PIA for years and I wish I would have sooner or right after high school. It is teaching me new things, interesting things that not only will help me as a career in aviation but also at home. It is fun, sometimes frustrating with some of the projects but it will al be worth it, even though I do commute 4 hours a day.
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I was not in the aviation maintenance program, but rather electronics. Overall I did not have a good experience there. Very little in terms of career services and helping you to find entry-level opportunities. Expensive in that you have to pay to make up days if you missed due to illness, appointments, etc. because you have to clock so many hours in order to get your degree (this is a requirement to obtain a maintenance license from the FAA but not for electronics certification - but it doesn't matter, all majors have to play along). PIA has some of the highest transcript fees of any school I've been to...$20 a copy.

It's a good program if you just want to get a specialized degree rather quickly. The schedule is like HS so if you can tough it out, you'll get through it (lots of supportive instructors really care about you learning). Not for everyone though.
The campus overall had a very professional look and placement.
The professors as while as the students attending looked very professional as well.
They had a good verity of aircraft for the students to work on and learn.