South Hills School Of Business & Technology

South Hills School Of Business & Technology

South Hills School of Business and Technology was established in 1970. Founded by Paul and Maralyn Mazza, the main campus is located in State College, Pennsylvania. Popularly referred to as South Hills, the school also operates branches in Altoona, Philipsburg, and Lewistown, in Pennsylvania.

South Hills School of Business and Technology offers a number of degree and diploma programs. Career training courses are available in business, technology, healthcare, graphic arts, and legal studies.

Students of South Hills School of Business and Technology are provided financial aid in the form of Federal Pell Grants, PHEAA State Grants, subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans, Plus loans, Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, work-study programs, and Veterans Benefits. In addition, eligible candidates are awarded the South Hills School of Business & Technology Scholarship, and the New Economy Technology Scholarship.

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Contacting South Hills

South Hills School of Business & Technology
480 Waupelani Dr
State College , PA 16801-4516
General Phone: (814) 234-7755

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South Hills Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management76accounting, accounting technology, marketing, retail
Computer Science and Engineering59computer science, computer services management
Medical Administration34medical records tech, medical secretary
Medical Support and Technology24sonography and ultrasound tech
Engineering Technician10industrial tech
Law8legal secretary
Office and Administration2administrative assistant, general office occupations
Design0graphic design
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and administration

Number of programs and degrees for South Hills in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1868
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years24
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years242
Award of less than 1 academic year11

South Hills Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Hills had a total enrollment of 661 students (814 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 98%
Black 0%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 32%
20-21 27%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


South Hills Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 88 %

South Hills Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of State College, 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.

South Hills Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
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)recommended
Other Standardized Testsrequired

South Hills Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,906
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,906
Books and supplies $ 2,400

Financial Aid:
South Hills participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1326300)

South Hills Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year15$43,12331$37,161
All faculty totalacademic year15$43,12331$37,161

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

South Hills Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Graphic Design

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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South Hills Highlights

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What Sets South Hills Apart:

% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%South Hills Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%South Hills Number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 18%South Hills % of degrees in business and management
Number of students
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%South Hills Number of students

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