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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is an Associate's college with 354 students located in West Mifflin, PA.

Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions


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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 354
Gender 95% Male / 5% Female
Geography 66% In State / 34% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 42% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 84%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 12%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


Student Publications: The Technician

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor financial aid counseling
  • Facilities: fleet of over 8 aircraft, modern aviation maintenance, aviation electronics shops and labs
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician (75%), Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician (24%), Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other (0%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing and testing aircraft, spacecraft and their systems. Includes instruction in aircraft/spacecraft systems technology, design and development testing, prototype and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.


A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of aircraft operating, control, and electronic systems. Includes instruction in flight instrumentation, aircraft communications and homing systems, radar and other sensory systems, navigation aids, and specialized systems for various types of civilian and military aircraft.

Job Opportunities:

Avionics Technicians
Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

Any instructional program in electrical and electronics equipment installation and repair not listed above.

Administration & Faculty

President John Graham III
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Full-time Faculty 33
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 93 : 6
Percentage of Faculty Members
No Status Faculty 100




Selectivity Score: 22/100

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $23,536 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $21,065
$30K-$48K $23,069
$48K-$75K $19,456
$75K-$110K $25,522

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $18,975, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $18,975 Same as On-Campus
Fees $150 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $7,638
Books $2,900 $2,900
Total (before financial aid) $22,025 $29,663

Students Receiving Aid

56% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 86% $6,987
Federal Scholarships/Grants 42% $4,291
Institutional Grants 12% $2,458
Other Loans 6% $6,268
Pell Grants 42% $4,291
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 24% $3,307
Student Loans 86% $7,415

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

69% of students graduated on time.

70% of students graduated in six years.

67% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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