Pittsburgh Institute Of Aeronautics

Overview of Pittsburgh Institute Of Aeronautics

Students attend Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in West Mifflin, PA, a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in engineering technician, transportation.

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Selectivity

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics 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 289 students at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (as of 2007-2008). A very high share of students at the school are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"PIA is committed to the pursuit of high education that is both meaningful to the individual and valuable to society. The Institute believes that it serves the dual functions of providing its learners with opportunities, while furnishing the community with its most valuable resources, skilled men and women who possess the willingness to learn and the propensity to mature as contributing members of society. To accomplish its objectives, PIA believes that school programs must: a0develop specific career-related skills, b0 broaden abilities in essential academic areas, and c0 form attitudinal traits compatible with career goals. In order to be effective, these studies must be dispensed through an appropriate collection of instructional techniques, each designed to best achieve its specific objective(s). In reaching these goals, PIA accomplishes its purpose as a provider of career opportunities and fulfills its role as an institution of higher learning."

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Contacting Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
5 Allegheny County Airport
West Mifflin , PA 15122
General Phone: (412) 346-2100

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation382truck and bus driver
Engineering Technician60aerospace engineering tech
Mechanics and Repair22electrical maintenance and repair, avionics maintenance

Number of programs and degrees for Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree823
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01
Award of less than 1 academic year3821

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics had a total enrollment of 289 students (390 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 40%
20-21 9%
22-24 10%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 2%
40-49 8%
50-64 8%

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of West Mifflin, 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.

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics 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)required

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,670
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,670
Books and supplies $ 2,519

Financial Aid:
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 531000)

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year24$40,6042*
All faculty totalcalendar year24$40,6042*

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

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Degree Programs (2007)

Engineering Technician
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician

Mechanics And Repair
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Highlights

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What Sets Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Apart:

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% of degrees in transportation
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% students 40 years or older
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