Berks Technical Institute in Wyomissing

Wyomissing, PA

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Overview

Berks Technical Institute offers 51-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 37.9% are women, and 62.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Berks Technical Institute is 15037$, that is above national average. 48% of full-time Berks Technical Institute students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Berks Technical Institute is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$15,037
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Berks Technical Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,926
$30,001 - $48,000$20,851
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000$20,851
$110,001+--

Finance

Charges:

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  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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24%

Types of financial aids

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861 of Berks Technical Institute undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Berks Technical Institute number 125 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Berks Technical Institute awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$29,800

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Berks Technical Institute.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate

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48%
BELOW AVERAGE

Berks Technical Institute graduation rate is below the national average.

48% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Berks Technical Institute completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Berks Technical Institute is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

15:1
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Men/Women

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Berks Technical Institute the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Berks Technical Institute and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Berks Technical Institute offers 51 programs in total: 42 are for Associate's degree, 6 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Berks Technical Institute is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance learning programs that are offered in the Berks Technical Institute: 3 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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Berks Technical Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1062 students with 67064 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Berks Technical Institute

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Pay $30k and get taught off of youtube

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Class of 2010, INE. Good school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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CDL A Program, DO NOT GO HERE! So here were my concerns for future students thinking about enrolling at this school & particular this program. You have Tony M. the Lead. This is the instructor that is in charge of other instructors. Since day one of class every time I asked him a question he didn’t know the answer or said let me find that out. Once again I currently have my CDL B w/ airbrakes & all my other classmates on have regular driver’s licenses. So my permit for my CDL A looked a little different from my classmates, I only had 3 exams & they had 7 exams to take to obtain our CDL A. So Tony told me that Penndot made a mistake on my permit and I had to go back and get it fixed. Well the reason Tony said that is because he never had a student in this program before that already had a CDL, so his immediate response was that someone else made a mistake. Well I wasn’t going to Penndot because I know I didn’t need airbrakes cause I already have them, so my wife contacted penndot and got the answer that I knew all along. My permit was correct & I didn’t need what all my other classmates needed. I continued to ask him to schedule me for my CDL test and he kept blowing smoke up my A** saying that he can’t until he has all his hours are in; (BTI requires 160 hours) which is a bunch of bull. This is the course breakdown: 50 hours of classroom time- that’s a lie, only in classroom four 10 hour days, where is the other 10 hours coming from? 50 hours (Range/ Backing) that gets done because the instructors don’t won’t to take us on the road; we have to tell them that we want to go on the road. And 60 hours of road time. Now what if a student misses a day or 2, leaves early, comes late? Do they have to make it up? According to Tony, yes they have to make it up. No they do not have to make it up, so how are they fulfilling their 160 hours? Reason I’m saying this cause I have classmates in my class that have missed a day or two, left during class, came in late & they are still done the same day as me & I didn’t miss any days.. HMM sounds like falsifying students records to make them have all there hours. Another reason I’m saying this is because Tony stated to us that our class was over on April 11, 2019. My wife argued with me stating that is 5 weeks and I told her that’s what Tony said. Well I received a call last night 4/3/2019 around 7ish from Tony stating that our last day of class is tomorrow 4/4/2019. Mind you this is the lead at BTI, he doesn’t even know when the program ends and is in charge of other employees, & I see a big problem there. Let’s talk about Delores, another instructor that has been there about 3 weeks, she can’t drive the truck properly or do pre-trips the right way, students have to correct her when other students miss things. She supposedly “bumped her head” on the truck a day that Tony was out getting eye surgery and no one saw her do it. Now she has a concussion, I call Bulls***! I think that is pretty shady. Oh & when we went out on the road there were seven people in the truck, some sitting on the floor of the truck while students are driving. 1st off is that legal??? RED FLAG Oh and they day she “bumped her head” she sent us home early and said SHH “we were here till 5”. RED FLAG, falsifying our student hours & properly her timesheet as well. Then there is Kevin, another worthless instructor, all I have seen him do was eat, stand with his hands in his pockets, & sit in the shed. I have not once seen him drive a truck or say a word. Now what type of instructor is that? Here is the kicker, one of my classmates got let go from the class on his 3RD wk, because he wasn’t catching on as fast as others. Now isn’t that the instructors responsibility to help the students, not everyone learns the same. WRONG & UNFAIR! There is so much misleading and false information on the website about this program. You can earn your CDL A in 4 weeks or less- TOTAL LIE!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I graduated from here last year (2018) and had mixed experiences with the school. While being a student here the school changed ownership multiple times. (4 if I remember correctly) Every time being promised better computers and books and other things for classes. I was in the drafting department and had pretty decent teachers. The issue was the books and the computers and the printer were all dated and needed updating. Now that I have left I do know they got New updated books, The computers have been cleaned up a bit, and the school bought a new Plotter finally after a year with none. Maybe the school is finally heading in the right direction. Courses were to short for what was required to learn as well. Should've/ could've easily been a 3-4 year program and not 21 months.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I graduated from the business program. While the program was great and the teachers amazing, I'm now having trouble getting my transcripts because I have a small balance owed to the school that I was never told about until i went to get my transcripts. I started a new job and am in need to show my transcripts but the school is refusing to even release them to my Supervisor. Now I'm at risk of losing my job. They're no help what so ever, all they keep saying is, i don't know what to tell you but the balance needs to be paid before we can release them. Guess I lose my job and the ability to pay my student loans or support my family. Thanks BTI!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2205 Ridgewood Rd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +6103721722

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: berks.edu

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