Pioneer Career and Technology Center in Shelby

Shelby, OH

Pioneer Career and Technology Center offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1. 34.9% are women, and 65.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Pioneer Career and Technology Center is 6185$, that is at the level of national average. 93% of full-time Pioneer Career and Technology Center students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

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 Pioneer Career and Technology Center is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents the program with the largest enrollment at the institution for the length of the full program, regardless of program length, and it includes undergraduates who first enrolled at any time during the academic year and who pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Pioneer Career and Technology Center students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,432
$30,001 - $48,000$4,338
$48,001 - $75,000--
$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 Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide (the 2d largest program, lasting 1 months) is $61 per year and $733 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


4 of Pioneer Career and Technology Center undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 9 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Pioneer Career and Technology Center number 341 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Pioneer Career and Technology Center awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant aid.

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

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

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


Pioneer Career and Technology Center graduation rate is above the national average.

93% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Pioneer Career and Technology Center 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 educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Pioneer Career and Technology Center is 6:1, that means that for every 6 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 Pioneer Career and Technology Center 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 Pioneer Career and Technology Center 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

Pioneer Career and Technology Center offers 6 programs in total: 6 are for less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 361 universities in Ohio state. Pioneer Career and Technology Center is one of the few institutions in Ohio that offers a less than 1-year certificate 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 Ohio state average data to help you compare.


Pioneer Career and Technology Center provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 10 students with 8552 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Pioneer Career and Technology Center

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Overall Rating:

sucks,, i wish I would've stayed at my home school

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Commander is a good guy and the classes are neat you will learn a lot and it was really a good two years

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Working closely with many Pioneer students I am constantly impressed by the student's maturity, professionalism and drive. Equally, the school is a fantastic partner with the community offering their programs as learning experiences for the students and a wonderful way for organizations to support and encourage the school. Very proud to have Pioneer in Richland County.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Terrible school. I should have left my junior year but many promises were made to my Criminal Justice class so the majority of us wanting to leave would stay.. I could write a book to list the reasons for hating this school, like these other reviews, but I’ll just leave three mains reasons.-Pioneer is not what it cracks up to be when you visit. I would say roughly 35%-40% of lab was spent doing homework or watching movies due to our instructor behind on grading assignments. Before any visitors, administration, or guests/kids would show up we were made to play the lab up as something great but was far from actually being. (Also Criminal Justice students are forced to give tours to 8th graders from surrounding schools for 1-2 weeks making students absent from classes.) (Additional side note, found it quite creepy how Juniors and Seniors were allowed to make innapropriate comments, flirt, and even going to the extent of asking 8th graders for their numbers. Even more disturbing this continued after instructors had been notified and quickly blew it off)- I was personally chosen out of the whole Criminal Justice lab for our Skills USA competition and would have moved on to State competitions but did not get enough points due to Pioneer being too cheap to buy the lab Class A uniforms which docked me enough points to let others with lower senerio scores to beat me.-Will not be listing names but our English teacher was overconfident and cocky due to thinking she was the real deal for working in a prison environment. Funny thing is she was given the choice to quit or to be fired while working at the prison. This individual also would not follow school rules and guidelines when it came to grading even when told to by administrators which became quite annoying. The administration all have a cocky attitude and act as if they are superior but with our English teacher it was most prominent.

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This review is for the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security classes. Eric Winbigler is one of the instructors you will be dealing with, but prefers to be called "Commander" so respect that. Every time I hear it I think of the word "commando" and it makes me think he isn't wearing underwear which ruins my brain for 48-72 hours. Being forced to call someone that when it has the reaction in their brain that it does is unfair, and I refuse to call someone that ever again. The classes are crooked, and they will twist laws on suspects just to complete a lesson or fulfill a certification. For example, I saw an unarmed man who was not hostile get tazed, tackled on the concrete, and arrested over child support just to fulfill a tazer certification! These classes teach you to be dirty and I highly disagree with how things are done here. Waste of time, waste of money, and I think I have brain damage from the squeeky voice. In my opinion, the classes are geared more toward the female population who strive to fulfill their lifelong goal of becoming a meter maid in a city such as Bellville, the famous breeding ground for commanders.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 27 Ryan Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +419347774442301

Institution is active in current year: 1

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