Bidwell Training Center

Overview of Bidwell Training Center

Bidwell is in Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Bidwell issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at the school include computer science and engineering, cooking and culinary arts, landscaping and horticulture, medical adminstration, science and laboratory technician.

Bidwell Selectivity

Not all applicants to Bidwell are accepted.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most.

Student Body

Approximately 187 students study at Bidwell (in 2007-2008). Many of the students at the school are in their forties, or even older.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Bidwell

Bidwell Training Center Inc
1815 Metropolitan St
Pittsburgh , PA 15233
General Phone: (412) 323-4000

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Bidwell Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Administration44health unit coordinator, medical office management, medical records tech, medical transcription, medical secretary
Science and Laboratory Technician26chemical tech
Computer Science and Engineering20computer support
Cooking and Culinary Arts19chef training
Medical Support and Technology17pharmacy tech
Landscaping and Horticulture10applied horticulture

Number of programs and degrees for Bidwell in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year485
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years624
Associate's degree261

Bidwell Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bidwell had a total enrollment of 187 students (211 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 65%
Women 35%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 45%
Black 53%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 13%
20-21 10%
22-24 9%
25-29 15%
30-34 9%
35-39 13%
40-49 19%
50-64 11%
65+ 1%

Bidwell Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 89 %

Bidwell Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Bidwell Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Bidwell Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Bidwell participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3101500)

Bidwell Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year9$32,27213$35,765
All faculty totalcalendar year9$32,27213$35,765

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bidwell Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

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Bidwell Highlights

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