B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    B-
  5. Student Experience
    A
  6. Location
    C-
Pittsburgh Technical College is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1111 McKee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$19,371/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,276/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,919/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,408/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,749/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,072/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,045Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
32%
Day Care Services
No
32%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.25 responses
42%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.24 responses
44%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.9 responses

After Pittsburgh Technical College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%

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Pittsburgh Technical College Reviews

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I'm going to give PTC five stars because I've had a stellar experience here over the past several years. With the addition of the bachelor's program, the school has enabled me to pursue opportunities I'd otherwise not have from within my current company. I admit, they're student-body is made up of some questionable characters which is pretty evident by reading the majority of these other reviews (absolutely terrible grammar from kids that barely made it through high school.... it's the "We accept EVERYONE" situation), but otherwise, this place has come a long way and I can honestly say, with their regional accreditation, I'm proud to have earned both my associate's and bachelor's degrees from PTC!
Review Pittsburgh Technical College
Fantastic location, fantastic programs, fantastic career placement services, fantastic experience. You get out what you put in. I went to one of the state's top public schools and the academic classes were a breeze. This is a trade school though, so your classes mainly focus on your career with a hands-on approach. If you aren't serious about your career, this is not the school for you.

Off-campus/commuting students (I found) had an easier time focusing on their studies since they were not a part of the on-campus drama/scene, but that also means missing a ton of student life events.

Here, you will find life-long friendships with your peers and life-long connection with your professors. Fantastic school. I would go back if I could.
My professors were all pretty knowledgeable, and were almost always willing to help. The cafeteria was also pretty decent; it offered a variety of foods to choose from at different times of the day/week. The on-campus dorms, on the other hand, were deplorable. Rooms were dirty when we moved in at the beginning of the semester (supposed to be cleaned). No enforced curfew, there were students outside at all hours of the night playing guitar, skateboarding, etc. I had to call security once due to a group outside skateboarding on the sidewalk until 4 in the morning. Avoid the housing and get an apartment with a friend if possible, it's awful and very overpriced for what it is.