Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Washington, PA 15301-6822


Type 2 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 254
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 254 applications and 223 students were granted admission. Penn Commercial Business/Technical School is at the #56 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 168 2 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School's tuition was $21,500 for all students regardless of residency (56% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 2-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $18,092
In State Tuition
National Average = $13,780
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $13,780
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Penn Commercial Business/Technical School's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 94% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $1,904 (which is 56.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School in 2016-2017, was 80, which is 91% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $1,815 (which is 75.9% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,407
Federal Loan
National Average = $7,529
Financial aid
National Average = 88%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has enrolled a total of 254 students (254 students full-time and 0 on a part-time basis). The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 31% men and 69% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 90%

Black/African American: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Asian: 0%

Hispanic: 0%


Listed below are the 7 largest majors offered at Penn Commercial Business/Technical School.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 34% 129
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 18% 68
Construction Trades 7% 26
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 6% 22
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 22
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3% 10
Precision Production 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 61%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Penn Commercial Business/Technical School full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $23,536

The typical median income of Penn Commercial Business/Technical School graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,100. Last year, out of the total 505 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 404 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 415 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 320 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,100 $27,900
Employment Rate 80% 77%
Total Graduates 505 415

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Penn Commercial Business/Technical School.

Douglas Education Center
18.5 mile away
Bradford School
21.3 mile away
Vet Tech Institute
22 mile away