Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
The College that Empowers Students to Succeed

P.I.T. at a Glance

two year college

For over 60 years our college has helped students get the education and expertise they need to enter in-demand careers in technology. From computer science, pharmacy technician, and health care management degrees (plus many others, for a total of 12 Associate degrees), to certificates that help students get workplace-ready skills, we've grown over the decades. Find out how we began serving students in the Philadelphia area and our commitment to student success.

In 1953, Walter R. Garrison founded the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. His goal was to prepare students to enter the workforce or to transfer to a four-year college or university.

In 1983, The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (P.I.T.) was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE, 3264 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, 215-662-5606). Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education certifies that classroom success has been achieved by P.I.T. graduates.

The mission of P.I.T. is student success. The College is committed to providing committed learners with a quality, collegiate, and career-enhancing education in a support environment that promotes personal growth and prepares graduates for successful careers and/or college transfer opportunities.

Our students benefit from the top technology opportunities we provide; from outstanding faculty, to state-of-the-art computers and flexible learning options (on campus and online). A P.I.T. education can open up unlimited possibilities in the most sought-after career fields.

P.I.T. seeks to:

  • Provide a combination of “hands-on” and classroom learning.
  • Give students the skills and the knowledge that will ensure professional success.
  • Maximize job placement.
  • Prepare students who want to continue their education at a four-year college or university.
  • Offer support services to help all students succeed.
  • Encourage students to develop skills that will help them grow in technical career fields.

P.I.T. Highlights:

  • Affordable tuition rates
  • Financial aid
  • Scholarships


  • Over 60 years of quality education
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accredited (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267)-284-5000)
  • Approved two-year college by the Pennsylvania Department of Education


Enrollment: Approximately 800 active students

Faculty: Approximately 150 faculty members

Media Campus: Our Media campus is located at 800 Manchester Avenue in Media, Pennsylvania.

We are minutes from Baltimore Pike and easily reached by car or public transportation.

Center City Location: Our Center City location is in historic downtown Philadelphia, located at 6th and Walnut Streets.

We are two blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall with public transportation and parking options.

P.I.T. is an independent, not-for-profit, degree granting college, accredited by Middle States*
* Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267)-284-5000