Berks Technical Institute in Wyomissing

Wyomissing, PA

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)
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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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Percent of students with financial aid

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24%

Types of financial aids

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861 of Berks Technical Institute undergraduates 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 a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account 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 institutions.

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 education 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 require on-campus meetings. So explore 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

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Overall Rating:

Their CDL classes are abysmal. the first four days is spent 10 hours each sitting in a classroom watching videos till your brain melts, and then when you get out to the range (which is all the way in Fleetwood), you have the instructors BARELY do anything.They will go through the minimum amount of what to do with pre-trip, driving, and backing maneuvers (and by minimum, I mean anything you could cover on a Youtube video), and then they will sit in a shed while the students pretty much self-teach each other. Our 30 minute lunch break lasted an hour and a half because we didn't know if they were planning to set up anything new for the afternoon, and they spent their time sitting around shooting the breeze and being on their phones.This is not even scratching the surface of how horrible the experience was. These are not teachers. These are people who want to coast by until they can get a paycheck. Not worth wasting $5k on this kind of "education"

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Won’t stop calling my phone after repeatedly telling them not to

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I see all of these negative reviews and it makes me wonder how much of it is due to the effort put in my the student. I went to BTI. Graduated and had a job before I graduated because I did not sit back and expect the school to do all the work for me as I am an adult. I watch the students in this school and have obviously experienced them. They talk in class. Ignore the teachers. Talk over the teachers. They act like children. The disrupted my ability to learn many times. no fault on the teacher but lack of discipline on the students end. Before you judge a tech school that is here to teach you, you should look in the mirror and evaluate yourself first. I love BTI and they helped me even when the students tried to disrupt it. Thanks BTI

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School doesn't care about their students. All they want is money and could care less about having you on hold for 15minutes plus. Call more then once and they hardly answer or they just keep putting you on hold or saying let me transfer you to this guy and never answer. Would highly advise to move on to a different school!

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I recommend their IT program. The school is a bit expensive true, but I had a job before I even finished school here on a help desk down the road. You will finish with an Associates in IT and a CompTIA A+ cert and will have a skillset that is of value. Make sure that wherever you go to college you actually learn things because even with a degree you have to provide more value to the company than you cost. Every course here had a purpose.Frankly, I think public universities should be subject to the same kind of scrutiny that a for profit school is. The Federal Government acts like it is a monstrous thing to want to make a profit somehow. Keep in mind, a for profit school has an incentive to provide quality service, otherwise it would go out of business. Competition is important in any marketplace.My instructors were very good at teaching. I cannot say the same about Kutztown University. I wish I had never gone there, it was worse than having my appendix removed.

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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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