Private 2 Year

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics overview
Location West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Online pia.edu
School Type Private 2 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA), located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, stands as a specialized institution providing concentrated training in aviation maintenance and electronics fields. Situated approximately 8 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, PIA extends an opportunity for students to study near one of Pennsylvania's major urban centers. Founded in 1929 and originally linked with the pioneering efforts of Glenn Curtiss and Orville Wright, the institute carries a storied history within the realm of aeronautics education and training. PIA is distinctly recognized for its Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) program, designed to equip students with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications necessary for careers in aviation maintenance. The campus does not traditionally promote a residential college experience, thus it lacks on-campus housing facilities, but it does foster an environment focused on hands-on technical instruction. Admissions are somewhat selective, with an emphasis on candidates demonstrating a keen interest and aptitude for technical skills and aircraft systems.

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  541 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $16,995 plus fees of $150.


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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,321
Other Fees$150
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,150
Budget for Other Expenses$8,253
Total One Year Cost$38,869

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$58,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics students
Subject Percent of Class
Transportation and Materials Moving 75%
Engineering Technology 20%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215381 IPEDS survey data for Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.

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