Pennco Tech-Bristol in Bristol

Bristol, PA

(Rating 3.8 based on 5 reviews)
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Pennco Tech-Bristol offers 30-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. 90.1% are women, and 9.9% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Pennco Tech-Bristol is 17117$, that is above national average. 79% of full-time Pennco Tech-Bristol students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $32,600, 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 Pennco Tech-Bristol 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).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Pennco Tech-Bristol students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,667
$30,001 - $48,000$17,742
$48,001 - $75,000$17,298
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (the 2d largest program, lasting 9 months) is $16,721 per year and $200,655 in total. Electrician is the third largest program at Pennco Tech-Bristol, and it takes a full-time student 6 months to complete. This one will cost $9,039 per year and $108,462 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 19 months length Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician will cost you $32,371 per year, $388,455 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


519 of Pennco Tech-Bristol undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 73 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Pennco Tech-Bristol number 173 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Pennco Tech-Bristol awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


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

Students services


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

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

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.

Graduation Rate


Pennco Tech-Bristol graduation rate is above the national average.

79% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Pennco Tech-Bristol 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Pennco Tech-Bristol is 17:1, that means that for every 17 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



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Pennco Tech-Bristol the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Pennco Tech-Bristol and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 3815 Otter St address in Bristol, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Pennco Tech-Bristol with 0.2% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Pennco Tech-Bristol offers 30 programs in total: 18 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 6 - for Associate's degree, and 6 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Pennco Tech-Bristol is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers an Associate's degree program.


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.


Pennco Tech-Bristol provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 514 students with 462283 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Pennco Tech-Bristol

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Pennco has an employee base that cares a lot about finding their students the best jobs that are available. They follow up with you on your resume and building interviews/relations with employers.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Literally don’t waste your money. If you want to be a pharmacy technician, you’ll learn more if you apply for an entry level job and get trained on the job. The staff is very nice, but the Pharmacy program was a complete waste of my time and money. I’m sure the mechanic program and electrician programs are much more necessary for their jobs, but the pharmacy program almost feels like a scam. I had a great female teacher for my first term, she was very knowledgeable. My second term had a newly hired man, and he was extremely prejudiced and downright mean and cruel. Wish I could just get my money back for that whole second term, because it was extremely disappointing. The male pharmacy was fired shortly after my graduation, thank goodness. I would also like to add in that the career services are an absolute joke. Never did they do anything to help me find a job in my field, and the figures they liked to throw around about the money I would make after my program were downright lies. I made 75 entire cents more than minimum wage, even though they said the majority of the students made over 12/hour and upward of 20/hour after graduation. Complete lies. I was very disappointed. And now I’m stuck with this lovely student loan, when I don’t even work in the field that I studied.

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Overall Rating:

people do not get mixed up with pennco there are two campuses, I go to the one in bucks county and i am extremely satisfied and happy with the training I am getting, the teachers are great and so are the advisors, I would recommend anybody looking for a trade to go here, it's an amazing hands on enviorment and keeps us working the bucks county campus is great. Do get the two campuses mixed

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Overall Rating:

pennco is a fun light hearted environment that is easy to work in. i went through the electrical course which was a simple six months. the front office is very involved in trying to get you jobs starting as soon as you get into your last term. overall i am happy with my choice to come to this school and would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to start work in a trade.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

great place to learn. friendly staff and always helpful. would recommend to everyone looking for a trade. you see bad reviews because some of those people may have failed out and got a little butthurt.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 3815 Otter St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +2157850111

Institution is active in current year: 1

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