Platt College-Berks Technical Institute

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2019 Average Net Price
$19,613
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
26.3%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
579
91.7% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
43.7%
173 Graduates

About

Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is a higher education institution located in Berks County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute were .

In 2019, 335 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute. 54.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (141 degrees), 1.07 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (132 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is $0, which is $−7,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is $0, which is $−7,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,613.

In 2019, 72% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$19,613
2019 Value
2.76%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Platt College-Berks Technical Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $19,613. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Platt College-Berks Technical Institute grew by 2.76%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 28.6% with respect to 2018, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
26.3%
2017 Default Rate
4336
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute was 26.3%, which represents 4336 out of the 16510 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Platt College-Berks Technical Institute has a total enrollment of 579 students. The full-time enrollment at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is 531 students and the part-time enrollment is 48. This means that 91.7% of students enrolled at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54.9% Hispanic or Latino, 29.2% White, 6.56% Black or African American, 5.18% Two or More Races, 0.864% Asian, 0.864% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (39.9%), followed by White Female (16%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (15.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 579 students. The full-time enrollment at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is 531 and the part-time enrollment is 48. This means that 91.7% of students enrolled at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

46%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute was 46%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Platt College-Berks Technical Institute had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    318
  2. White
    169
  3. Black or African American
    38

The enrolled student population at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is 54.9% Hispanic or Latino, 29.2% White, 6.56% Black or African American, 5.18% Two or More Races, 0.864% Asian, 0.864% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 29 more women than men received degrees from Platt College-Berks Technical Institute. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is white (141 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (132 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (96 degrees awarded), Legal (10 degrees), and Protective Services (22 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute are Registered nurses (1,388,562 people), Software developers (522,326 people), Other managers (196,264 people), Medical & health services managers (154,182 people), and Police officers (145,228 people).

The most specialized majors at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute are Transportation (96 degrees awarded), Legal (10 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (33 degrees), and Health (115 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Radiologic technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute are Transportation (96 degrees awarded), Legal (10 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (33 degrees), and Health (115 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,518,120 people), Computer Systems Design (568,212 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (376,192 people), Elementary & secondary schools (297,096 people), and Outpatient care centers (243,552 people).

The most specialized majors at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute are Transportation (96 degrees awarded), Legal (10 degrees), Protective Services (22 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (33 degrees), and Health (115 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Platt College-Berks Technical Institute.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

153
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
182
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 153 degrees were awarded to men at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute, which is 0.841 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (182).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, which is 18.2 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 57 degrees were awarded to women at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute in Medical Assistant, which is Infinityk times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 27% of students graduating from Platt College-Berks Technical Institute completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 56% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Associates Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.578% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    141 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    132 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is white (141 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (132 degrees).

4.18% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    78 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    74 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute is hispanic or latino female (78 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (74 degrees).

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Operations

Platt College-Berks Technical Institute has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $15.1k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Platt College-Berks Technical Institute had a total salary expenditure of $8.87M. Platt College-Berks Technical Institute employs 18 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute are Female Instructors (12), Male Instructors(6), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 6 employees, Management, with 5 employees, and Sales and related with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Platt College-Berks Technical Institute has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Platt College-Berks Technical Institute stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Platt College-Berks Technical Institute received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$3.16M
2019 Salaries
17.2%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Platt College-Berks Technical Institute paid a median of $3.16M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($8.87M) and a 17.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 14.6% growth from 2017 and a 9.8% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$813k
Instructional Salaries
18
Number of Employees

In 2019, Platt College-Berks Technical Institute paid a total of $813k to 18 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
6 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute were Instructor with 18 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 6 employees; Management with 5 employees; and Sales and related with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute was Female Instructor with 12 employees, Male Instructor with 6 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Platt College-Berks Technical Institute.

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