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Newport Business Institute 941 W 3rd St Williamsport, PA 17701 Phone: (570) 326-2869
  • General Information
    About Newport Business Institute

    The Newport Business Institute was founded in 1895 by Professor Harry Sayre and was then known as “Sayre Business College.” The name was later changed to “New Kensington Commercial School” to more properly identify the school with the geographic area it served. The name was registered in Westmoreland County and in Harrisburg, the state capital. Since acquiring an additional school in Williamsport, the names of the two schools were combined to create our new name, “Newport Business Institute.” Subsequent administrators of the school were Miss Rosetta Turner, Professor Dinninger, Mr. Harry Gould, Mrs. Bertha Kile, Dr. Joseph J. Pallone, and Dr. Harry E. Ryan. In 1973 New Kensington Commmercial School was purchased and formed into the Mullen Corporation under the laws of Pennsylvania. The school was administered by Robert J. Mullen. On January 2, 1990, J. Bryant Mullen and Michelle L. Mullen purchased the Mullen Corporation and the Newport Business Institute. J. Bryant Mullen, the president of Newport Business Institute, brought many years of experience in education and business to the institution. Neither subsidized nor endowed, the two-year business training institution is entirely dependent for its continuance and success upon the quality of its training as evidenced by the achievement of its graduates. Newport Business Institute is located at 945 Greensburg Road. It moved to its present location in September 1975. It serves the research and industrially oriented Allegheny-Kiski Valley, which borders Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


    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 for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 59%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 167
    Native American 0
    Asian 0
    African American 42
    Hispanic 2
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 112
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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