Professional Business College

Professional Business College

Professional Business College, PBC, is now located in the Chinatown area of New York City, New York, but was initially located in Rockland County. It moved to its present location in the fall of 1990.

Professional Business College offers Associate of Occupational Studies degree in accounting, office technology, and business management. It also provides certificate programs in English as a second language, office specialist, general business, and accounting assistance.

PBC participates in State and Federal financial aid programs. Institutional grants and scholarships such as The Bella Nayyer Educational Grant and The Dr. Shou-Ting Lee Scholarship Fund are awarded to those who are eligible. PBC's library has a vast collection of resources including printed materials, recorded information, audio-visual materials, sound recordings, and materials that are used with computers.

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Contacting Professional Business College

Professional Business College
125 Canal Street
New York , NY 10002-5049
General Phone: (212) 226-7300

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Professional Business College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management91business management, accounting, accounting and related services, business and related services
Office and Administration63administrative assistant, business support services

Number of programs and degrees for Professional Business College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1523
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years23

Professional Business College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Professional Business College had a total enrollment of 673 students (1,008 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 1%
Black 14%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 52%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 18%
20-21 19%
22-24 20%
25-29 17%
30-34 6%
35-39 8%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

Professional Business College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 34 %
Part-Time 29 %

Professional Business College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Professional Business College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot 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

Professional Business College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,635
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,635
Books and supplies $ 1,339

Financial Aid:
Professional Business College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2306500)

Professional Business College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year17$37,31214$34,003
All faculty totalcalendar year17$37,31214$34,003

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

Professional Business College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

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What Sets Professional Business College Apart:

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