Laurel Business Institute

Overview of Laurel Business Institute

Laurel Business Institute can be found in Uniontown, PA (a small suburb). The school is a private, for-profit institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Laurel Business Institute.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at the school are in beauty and cosmetology, computer science and engineering, family and social work, office and administration.

Laurel Business Institute Selectivity

Laurel Business Institute does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 313 students were enrolled in the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Laurel Business Institute will provide the highest quality education and professional certifications for individuals seeking employment in various fields in response to the needs of the regional employer community."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Laurel Business Institute

Laurel Business Institute
11 East Penn St
Uniontown , PA 15401
General Phone: (724) 439-4900

Laurel Business Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology38medical assistant, pharmacy tech, respiratory therapy assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology32cosmetology, hair styling, facial treatment, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
Business and Management14accounting technology, sales and marketing
Medical Administration13medical secretary
Therapy and Counseling11massage therapy
Office and Administration10administrative assistant, executive secretary
Computer Science and Engineering8computer support
Family and Social Work6child care management
Law0legal secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Laurel Business Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree11010
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years115
Award of less than 1 academic year114

Laurel Business Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Laurel Business Institute had a total enrollment of 313 students (458 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 16%
Women 84%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 93%
Black 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 22%
20-21 15%
22-24 13%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 10%
40-49 10%
50-64 3%

Laurel Business Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 33 %

Laurel Business Institute Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Uniontown, 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.

Laurel Business Institute Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

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

Laurel Business Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,000
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Laurel Business Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2546200)

Laurel Business Institute Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year4$28,73410$34,822
All faculty totalcalendar year4$28,73410$34,822

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

Laurel Business Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

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

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Laurel Business Institute Highlights

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What Sets Laurel Business Institute Apart:

% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Laurel Business Institute % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Laurel Business Institute Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Laurel Business Institute % of degrees in office and administration
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Laurel Business Institute Number of degree programs
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Laurel Business Institute % of degrees in family and social work
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Laurel Business Institute Female % of student body

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