Penn Commercial

Overview of Penn Commercial

Penn Commercial is in Washington, PA. Washington is a large suburb. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Penn Commercial issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at the school include construction trades, engineering technician, medical adminstration, therapy and counseling.

Penn Commercial Selectivity

Not all applicants to Penn Commercial are accepted.

Student Body

Approximately 435 students study at the school (in 2007-2008).

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Penn CommercialÆs mission is to provide the best available instruction for individual needs in the shortest time possible and at the lowest practical cost. Our training is aimed at men and women who desire to prepare themselves for a business, medical, or technological career, and also retrain those who desire to reenter the job market. While the emphasis at Penn Commercial is on providing quality instruction in technical skills, our educational philosophy recognizes the need for students to develop a foundation of related skills that will make them adaptable to an ever-changing job market and provide support for our students in achieving their career goals. We strive to provide quality programs that will prepare our students for the best available jobs."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Penn Commercial

Penn Commercial Inc
242 Oak Spring Road
Washington , PA 15301
General Phone: (724) 222-5330

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Penn Commercial Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology31medical coding, phlebotomy
Construction Trades25construction
Medical Administration25medical transcription, medical office assistant, medical secretary
Business and Management18business management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling17massage therapy
Engineering Technician17HVAC tech, computer systems tech, drafting
Computer Science and Engineering10information technology, computer networking
Law2legal secretary
Office and Administration0administrative assistant, office data entry

Number of programs and degrees for Penn Commercial in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree6910
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years646
Award of less than 1 academic year121

Penn Commercial Student Body

In 2007-2008, Penn Commercial had a total enrollment of 435 students (338 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 9%
Hispanic 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 14%
20-21 6%
22-24 11%
25-29 16%
30-34 19%
35-39 20%
40-49 8%
50-64 2%

Penn Commercial Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %
Part-Time 100 %

Penn Commercial Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Washington, 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.

Penn Commercial Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot 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

Penn Commercial Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,750
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,750
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Penn Commercial participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 490200)

Penn Commercial Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year7$28,4008$28,903
All faculty totalcalendar year7$28,4008$28,903

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

Penn Commercial Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Penn Commercial Highlights

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What Sets Penn Commercial Apart:

% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Penn Commercial % of degrees in medical administration
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Penn Commercial Number of degree programs
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Penn Commercial % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Penn Commercial % of degrees in construction trades
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Penn Commercial % of degrees in engineering technician

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