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Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology was awarded 3 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

CPI was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CPI?

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Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At CPI, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

Freshmen Retention Rate

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100
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100

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Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 160 undergraduates at CPI with 129 being full-time and 31 being part-time.

CPI Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 14.80 out of 100, CPI is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  14.80 out of 100
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How Much Does Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Cost?

The overall average net price of CPI is $9,660. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CPI

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,684 $10,189 $10,765 $13,163 $13,598

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CPI, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CPI, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,921 a year. That adds up to $27,684 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CPI is 18.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do CPI Graduates Make?

Location of Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

Located in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Location of Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

Contact details for CPI are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 540 N Harrison Rd, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
Phone: 814-359-2793
Website: www.cpi.edu

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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