Student Achievement

2013 COHORT - GRADUATION RATES*

The mission of Pittsburgh Technical College, as a degree-granting institution, is to empower its students to succeed in today’s dynamic world by integrating general studies and professional skills into a sound career-focused education necessary for students to realize their full potential and career goals.

The faculty and staff at PTC strive every day to further the mission of PTC, and work to continuously improve each student’s learning experience and potential for success. The graduation rate is a metric used to track retention and the success of PTC students.

The metric shown below includes first-time full-time students who started at PTC in July and October 2013, and completed a program of study on or before August 2016 (which is 150% of the normal time to complete the program). This data was reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) in the winter of 2017, and is updated annually. The current graduation rate metric will be updated shortly after the winter reporting is complete for the current year.

 

  Revised 2013 Cohort Total 2013 Completers
within 150%
of Normal Time
Total 2013 Exclusions 2013 Graduation Rate
Men 446 253 0 57%
Women 266 171 0 64%
TOTAL 712 424 0 60%

*Prior 4-year average rate 55%. Computation of percentage of students in attendance in July & October 2013 (First Time/First Year) that completed their program of study by August 2016. These calculations conform to disclosures required by the Student Right-To-Know Act. This data is taken from the winter 2017 IPEDS Web-Based Data Collection System.

 

MEN

ETHNICITY 2013 Completers
within 150%
of Normal Time
Percentage of
2013 Total Cohort
White 213 51%
Black or African American 10 3%
Hispanic/Latino 5 1%
Two or more races 14 3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0 0%
Unknown 11 3%
TOTAL 253  

 

WOMEN

ETHNICITY 2013 Completers
within 150%
of Normal Time
Percentage of
2013 Total Cohort
White 131 32%
Black or African American 10 3%
Hispanic/Latino 5 1%
Two or more races 14 3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0 0%
Unknown 11 3%
TOTAL 171  

 

2016-17 RETENTION RATE

The retention rate is a separate metric that tracks first-year full-time students who complete the first year of the program for which they are enrolled and return to PTC the following year to continue in the same program.

Retention Rate for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees*    59%

*% of students who began their studies in fall 2016 and returned in fall 2017

 

2016-17 - PELL Grant Information

A Pell Grant is an educational grant the U.S. federal government provides for students who need it to pay for college. Federal Pell Grants are limited to students with financial need, who have not earned their first bachelor's degree, or who are enrolled in certain post-baccalaureate programs through participating institutions.

A loan that is subsidized by the federal government is provided to help out students with a financial need and usually are offered at a better rate than unsubsidized loans (which are not limited to students with a financial need). 

The metric shown below details the percentage of PTC students who received a PELL Grant, subsidized loan, and/or unsubsidized loan. Students who took multiple loans may be counted in more than one metric.

  % of Total 2013 Cohort
PELL Grant Recipients 69%
Subsidized Student Loan Recipients (not receiving Pell Grant) 24%
Students Receiving Neither PELL Grant or Subsidized Student Loan 7%

 

MORE INFORMATION

Please visit the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) for more PTC statistics. 2017-18

 

CAREER ASSISTANCE DATA

PTC has a dedicated team of Career Service professionals to assist students in securing employment. The most recent graduate success information can be found on PTC’s Career Assistance page of the PTC website.

 

RECENT PROGRAM SPECIFIC LICENSURE PASS RATES

Therapeutic Massage Practitioner
PTC's pass rate for first-time Therapeutic Massage Practitioner MBLEX test takers as reported by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) is 93.8% for the 2017 calendar year and 68.4% for the 2016 calendar year.

Associate in Science, Nursing
National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Pass Rate: 80% - 2016-17, 38% - 2015-16, and 38% - 2014-15

Practical Nursing
National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Pass Rate: 87% - 2016-17, 60% - 2015-16, and 66% - 2014-15.

Surgical Technology
The annual (8/1/2016-7/31/2017) Certified Surgical Technologist Examination (CST) pass rate is 73%.

 


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Pittsburgh Technical College, 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale PA, 15071
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Pittsburgh Technical College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.