2012 STARTING 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 2012, and completed a program of study on or before August 2018 (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 2018, and is updated annually. The current graduation rate metric will be updated shortly after the winter reporting is complete for the current year.
|Total 2012 |
of Normal Time
|Total 2012 |
*Prior 4-year average rate 58%. Computation of percentage of students in attendance in July & October 2011 (First Time/First Year) that completed their program of study by August 2017. These calculations conform to disclosures required by the Student Right-To-Know Act. This data is taken from the winter 2018 IPEDS Web-Based Data Collection System.
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. Program reporters determine the cohort with enrollment any time between August 1 and October 31, 2016 and retention based on August 1, 2017.
Full-time, first-time Fall 2017 bachelor’s cohort retention rate 85%
2017-18 – 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 |
|PELL Grant Recipients||69%|
|Subsidized Student Loan Recipients (not receiving Pell Grant)||21%|
|Students Receiving Neither PELL Grant or Subsidized Student Loan||10%|
*Subcohort of full-time, first-time students seeking other than a bachelor’s degree
Please visit the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) for more PTC statistics.
2018 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.
Associate in Science, Medical Assisting
For the 2018 reporting year, the job placement rate for PTC Medical Assisting graduates was 87.5%*. Graduates of PTC’s Medical Assisting program reported 100% satisfaction with their education. In addition, Medical Assisting employers reported 100% satisfaction with the knowledge and skills of PTC’s graduates.
*Placement rate is based on Medical Assistant students who graduated and obtained employment during 2018, as reported to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) in the 2019 Annual Report.
RECENT PROGRAM SPECIFIC LICENSURE PASS RATES
Associate in Science, Nursing
National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Pass Rate: 78.58% in 2019-20, 87.5% in 2018-19, and 97% in 2017-18.
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 100% in 2019, 76.5% in 2018, and 93.8% in 2017.
The Certified Surgical Technologist Examination (CST) Pass Rate: 82% in 2017-18.
National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Pass Rate: 91.3% in 2019-20, 100% in 2018-19, and 100% in 2017-18.