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Dean Institute of Technology
Dean Institute of Technology 1501 W Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Phone: (412) 531-4433
  • General Information
    About Dean Institute of Technology

    Dean Institute of Technology, formerly West Penn Tech, established in 1947, has achieved an enviable success record in the training and placing of thousands of graduates. With over Sixty Years of experience in technology training, we have unquestionable insight as to what it takes to qualify you in a new and demanding career as a highly skilled craftsman. Originally located in Downtown Pittsburgh, the school moved to its present facility in 1969. Founded by the late Dr. John Renwick Dean, the school became Dean Institute of Technology at the time of the move. Dean Tech remains completely owned and operated by the Dean family. Dean Tech is a nationally accredited Trade and Technical School offering technical training which will prepare the graduate for employment opportunities. Students are required to develop a high degree of proficiency and skill in their work before they can qualify for a diploma or be eligible for the Occupational Associate Degree. Our methods, procedures, individualized instruction, standard textbooks, and excellent facilities promote an efficient and progressive school. Dean Tech is proud of its high standards and the success of its graduates, and assures its students of the continued efforts to promote the efficiency of their training and welfare. Admission is granted without reference to race, religion, age, sex, or national origin, or disability (as long as such disability is not harmful to the individual or others in the workplace). We welcome qualified students, as well as faculty and staff from all racial, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

    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
    • None
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    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
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants
    Full Time Retention Rate 98%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 135
    Native American 0.0
    Asian 0.0
    African American 24.0
    Hispanic 0.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 132
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates

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