Pennco Tech Bristol

Overview of Pennco Tech Bristol

Students attend Pennco Tech in Bristol, PA, a large suburb. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Pennco Tech degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in engineering technician, mechanics and repair.

Pennco Tech Selectivity

Pennco Tech is selective and does not offer open admission.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

There are 445 students at Pennco Tech (as of 2007-2008). A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

A lot of students at Pennco Tech attend part-time. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Development of an individual by formal education and training leads to a more fruitful life for that individual, promotes his/her moral and intelligence, conserves human resources and efforts, aids in the production of wealth, and contributes to economic stability and progress. From a practical point of view this philosophy indicates that, since learning takes place within the student, the school is dedicated to helping the student learn. Further, since the school is sensitive to the student's ultimate objective, employment, and employers needs, learning involves not only technical information, but the other qualitiesand attitudes that develop the total human being. Thus, the student is made aware of the need for self dicipline, neat appearance, clear and concise writing, confident speech, cooperation, honesty, and the many other characteristics that the employer finds desirable in a good employee."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Pennco Tech

Pennco Tech
3815 Otter St
Bristol , PA 19007
General Phone: (215) 785-0111

Pennco Tech Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair208computer repair, electrical maintenance and repair, autobody repair, vehicle maintenance
Engineering Technician75HVAC tech
Medical Administration29medical secretary
Construction Trades7plumbing
Family and Social Work7child care provider
Medical Support and Technology6pharmacy tech

Number of programs and degrees for Pennco Tech in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2418
Award of less than 1 academic year332
Associate's degree582

Pennco Tech Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennco Tech had a total enrollment of 445 students (495 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 87%
Women 13%
Full-Time 77%
Part-Time 23%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 25%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 18%
20-21 24%
22-24 22%
25-29 17%
30-34 7%
35-39 3%
40-49 7%
50-64 1%

Pennco Tech Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 63 %

Pennco Tech Room and Board (2007)

Pennco Tech offers campus housing for 16 of its 495 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bristol, 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.

Pennco Tech Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
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

Pennco Tech Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Pennco Tech participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 944900)

Pennco Tech Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year21$49,8023$45,755
All faculty totalcalendar year21$49,8023$45,755

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

Pennco Tech Degree Programs (2007)

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Engineering Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

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Pennco Tech Highlights

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What Sets Pennco Tech Apart:

% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 4%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Pennco Tech % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Pennco Tech % of degrees in engineering technician
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Pennco Tech Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Pennco Tech Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Pennco Tech % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Pennco Tech Number of degree programs

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