Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby in Upper Darby

Upper Darby, PA

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Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby offers 18-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1.8% are women, and 98.2% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby is 36196$, that is above national average. 91% of full-time Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $32,500, 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 Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby 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, Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$36,196
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


207 of Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 37 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby number 208 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant 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

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

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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


Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby graduation rate is above the national average.

91% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby 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 index 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 picture. 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 Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby is 13:1, that means that for every 13 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.

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Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby 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 Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby 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

Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby offers 18 programs in total: 8 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 6 - for Associate's degree, and 4 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby 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.


Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 170 students with 5100 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby

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Overall Rating:

Study hard and stay focused. The teachers are there to help you so appreciate their time. Evening schedule is great for full time workers, I didn't have to change my work schedule. Shot out to Mr. Keyes for making med math so easy to understand, Ms. Janice for relating the material to real life, Ms. Kellie and Ms. Marcia are great as well.

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I’m currently a student at prism the classes aren’t easy if you don’t study you won’t pass. So make sure that if you want to come here your committed cause you don’t want to waste your money for nth

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Overall Rating:

The school persay isnt bad its these students that have mindsets of children. The ones who cheat and the ones who just constantly talk. I feel that if they screen the students better PRISM will have an overall better judgement by the community. Its said to say that schools accept whoever but to me so far i feel its an OK school. But some teachers need to know how to give material so the studrnts will get it. Its not bad tho i like it. Just like hospitals every one has alot of complaints or likes.

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Overall Rating:

Its what you make of it really....dont get caught up in drama and you'll be fine. Alot of colleges and universities dont accept their credits although the last graduating class had a 92% pass rate which is their highest so far!

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Overall Rating:

Going to Prism Career Institute was the best decision I made. The instructors and administration were helpful and patient even when we get a little frustrated. Ms. Jaqueline Mcord was our rock she helped our class more than she will ever know. My class was PN 28 which I think is one of the best classes prism has had we always encouraged each other. You know life some times catches up with us especially when we have a goal in place we always made sure to keep each other focused. We are family and always will be. Thank you Prism in showing us what our full potential can be.

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Location & Website

Address: 6800 Market Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6107896700

Institution is active in current year: 1

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