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Professional Business College
Professional Business College 125 Canal Street New York, NY 10002 Phone: (212) 226-7300
  • General Information
    About Professional Business College

    Professional Business College provides to all students an opportunity to obtain a quality career education in office and business skills as well as providing an awareness of self-worth. The faculty and staff are committed to students who are seeking an educational experience that encourages a high degree of competence and professionalism in business activities such as word processing office procedures, accounting, and computers. The career education provided at PBC is designed to help various ethnic groups to enter the job market successfully within a short period of time. The primary educational mission at PBC is to create a learning environment that encourages the individual student to achieve his/her career goals. The faculty and staff have accepted the responsibility of offering an education that will enable each student to reach his/her potential in both intellectual development and business career skills. The mission is accomplished by (1) small classes, (2) an effective classroom experience, (3) individual student advisement, (4) career counseling and job placement services, and (5) developmental and ESL classes. In addition to teaching specific skills, the academic programs at PBC are intended to develop open-mindedness and a willingness to learn, so that our students will become effective and efficient members of their chosen professions and productive citizens of the community. PBC faculty and staff subscribe to the following statement of the mission of the college: * To provide educational and employment opportunities through concentrated, highly structured programs of study that prepare students for entry-level positions. * To provide curricula that reflect the needs of a changing job market. * To provide an opportunity for students to acquire the skills for occupational growth, including the understanding of employer expectations. * To provide graduates with assistance in securing employment. * To provide students with the skills and attitudes to continue learning throughout their lifetimes.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • None
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,312
    Percent Admitted 57%
    Men Admitted 63%
    Women Admitted 55%
    Full Time Retention Rate 28%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,494
    Native American 0
    Asian 742
    African American 297
    Hispanic 445
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 676
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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