Science- and Technology-Focused (STF) Postsecondary Options in the Pittsburgh Area

Search providers based on county, type of degrees or certificates, and STF field

Pittsburgh-area residents have many local options for pursuing education and training to prepare for science- and technology-focused (STF) jobs. These options include colleges and universities, technical schools, coding boot camps, and workforce development centers. Potential students can use this tool to find out which types of degrees or certificates can be earned in which STF fields.

How to use the tool

The information here was compiled by the research team as they prepared the related report, Assessing Pittsburgh's Science and Technology-Focused Workforce Ecosystem. See the Data and Methods section below and Appendix C of the report, which is available as a separate file, for details. The STF fields included in the tool match those described in the report. Learn more about this project.

Users should check the provider websites using the links provided for more-recent information on programs. To suggest a provider we might have missed, please contact us at stfpostsectool@rand.org.

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68 providers found

  • Academy Pittsburgh

    Allegheny

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Business, management, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$10,000

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • All-State Career School-Pittsburgh

    Allegheny

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$17,912

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Ambulance and Chair EMS, Inc.

    Washington

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$890

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Bidwell Training Center

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion
    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**No cost

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$5,250
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$175
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree
    • Post-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$11,108
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$322
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Carlow University

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree
    • Post-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$31,446
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$737
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Engineering
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**No cost

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Carnegie Mellon University

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree
    • Post-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Business, management, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$58,485
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$800
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$650–9000

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Chatham University

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$39,902
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$934
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Citizens School of Nursing

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$36,134

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Code Differently, LLC

    Beaver

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$15,000

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$4,602
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$118
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$6,720
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$167
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$4,400

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • DCI Career Institute

    Beaver

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$13,045

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Duquesne University

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree
    • Post-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$41,892
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$1,388
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$13,944

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$8,361–23,231

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • General Assembly Pittsburgh

    Allegheny

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Business, management, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$15,950

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Geneva College

    Beaver

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$29,040
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$960
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$20,275
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$400
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$13,144
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$319
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Institute of Medical Careers

    Allegheny

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$20,200–$36,150

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • La Roche University

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$30,320
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$785
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Laurel Business Institute

    Fayette

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$10,912
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$350
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$1,795–3,445

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$16,980

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Level Up 412

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**No cost

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$3,500–7,500

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Health
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$17,313
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Penn State Beaver

    Beaver

    Public

    Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$15,513
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$619
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Engineering
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$15,513
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$619
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Penn State Greater Allegheny

    Allegheny

    Public

    Credential level(s)

    • Associate degree
    • Bachelor's degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$15,513
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$619
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Penn State New Kensington

    Westmoreland

    Public

    Credential level(s)

    • Associate degree
    • Bachelor's degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$15,513
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$619
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Per Scholas Pittsburgh

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**No cost

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$6,500

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Pittsburgh Career Institute

    Allegheny

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$15,064
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Engineering
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$16,650
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Pittsburgh Technical College

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree
    • Bachelor's degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Health
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$16,460
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$320
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Point Park University

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$34,200
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$913
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Protohaven

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$280–360

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Resilient Coders

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**No cost

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Robert Morris University

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree
    • Post-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$32,130
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$990
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Rosedale Technical College

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$15,125
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Saint Vincent College

    Westmoreland

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree
    • Post-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Business, management, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$37,604
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$1,145
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Seton Hill University

    Westmoreland

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Advanced degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$37,946
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$1,003
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree
    • Post-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$9,984
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$322
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Tech Elevator

    Allegheny

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$16,075

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Triangle Tech Inc.-Greensburg

    Westmoreland

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Engineering
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$17,758
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Triangle Tech Inc.-Pittsburgh

    Allegheny

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Engineering
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$17,792
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Business, management, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$14,114
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$549
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate
    • Associate degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree
    • Post-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$19,678
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$776
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**No cost

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$15,545
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$430
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$15,546
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$430
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$15,545
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$430
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Vet Tech Institute

    Allegheny

    For-profit

    Credential level(s)

    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$15,140
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Washington & Jefferson College

    Washington

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Advanced degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$50,170
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$1,241
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$9,049
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$12,889
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$12,184
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**$16,265

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Sub-baccalaureate certificate

    Occupational group(s)

    • Health
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$9,580
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Credential level(s)

    • Associate degree

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    • Engineering
    • Life, physical, and social sciences
    • Health
    • Business, management, and related
    • Production, maintenance, and related
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)Yes
    WIOA-eligible program(s)Yes
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)No
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*$5,866
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*$133
    Program cost**N/A

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • WIT PGH Hacking Barriers to Entry

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)Yes
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**No cost

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

  • Year Up

    Allegheny

    Nonprofit

    Credential level(s)

    • Certificate of completion

    Occupational group(s)

    • Computing and math
    Grant eligibility
    Pell-eligible program(s)No
    WIOA-eligible program(s)No
    Flexibility
    Remote program(s)Yes
    Evening/part-time program(s)No
    Cost
    Undergraduate annual cost*N/A
    Undergraduate per-credit cost*N/A
    Program cost**No cost

    * Available for providers in the IPEDS that report annual costs

    ** Available for providers in IPEDS that report costs at the program level and providers not in IPEDS

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Using the Tool

This interactive tool provides some basic information about providers and programs. You can use it to get a sense of the options available. The tool includes links to provider websites to enable you to learn more about specific programs, costs, and financial support available.

Scroll through the list to look for providers based on county, type of degrees or certificates, and STF field. You can click on a dropdown menu for more information on costs, when available; whether remote, part-time, or evening programs are available; and whether funding may be available. The research team considered two types of funding: Pell Grants and workforce development funding.

To see only the providers with the right type of program for you, use the filter options. “County” lets you select where the provider is located. “Institutional control” limits the list to for-profit, nonprofit, or public providers. “Credential level” lets you choose the type of degree or certificate you want to earn. The "Credential level" filter includes certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees. “STF occupational group” lets you pick the types of future jobs you might be able to get.

For most of the filters, once you choose the credential level, the list shows the providers that offer that credential and that meet other selected criteria. For example, if you pick “associate degree” and “health” occupations, the results would show providers that offer associate degrees in health. You would not see providers that offer health programs only at other levels or associate degrees only in other fields.

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Data and Methods

We compiled the list of providers and programs in this tool using two main sources:

  1. the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), which tracks the characteristics of providers, programs, and students at colleges, universities, and other institutions that are eligible to process federal financial aid1
  2. Pennsylvania’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), which lists nonprofit and for-profit training providers with programs for which participants might be eligible to receive support under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).2

We also reviewed Pennsylvania Department of Education lists of postsecondary education providers, a federal compilation of WIOA-eligible programs, programs listed on industry- or occupation-focused websites, and news articles.3 We talked with local experts as well.

We restricted our list to providers in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.4 We identified whether these providers had programs that prepared workers for STF occupations as we defined them in our report.5 We also identified whether STF programs were most directly connected to jobs in the following groups:6

  • computing and math
  • engineering
  • life, physical, and social sciences
  • health
  • business, management, and related
  • production, maintenance, and related.

We categorized programs according to the level of credentials they offered.7 Three are types of degrees and three are types of certificates:

  • associate degree
  • bachelor’s degree
  • advanced degree (either a master’s or doctoral degree)
  • sub-baccalaureate certificate
  • post-baccalaureate certificate
  • certificate of completion.

The first two types of certificates often are credit-bearing, and earning them typically results in college credits that might be applied to further postsecondary education. Non-credit-bearing certificates of completion include those offered by coding boot camps, professional groups, workforce training centers, and some for-profit organizations.

We also explored things that might affect individuals’ ability to access and afford the programs. For example, are part-time or evening programs available? Is there funding available to help pay for the program? We include this information in the tool as well.

A few notes on the tool contents to keep in mind:

  • The tool is limited to postsecondary programs.
  • It does not include short-term programs of less than four weeks or 160 hours.
  • Apprenticeships and high school career and technical education programs are not included in the tool. We do discuss these programs in Appendix C of our report.
  • Locations in multiple counties are unique entries—for example, Pitt and Penn State’s multiple campuses. We identify program availability for each county separately.
  • Multiple locations within the same county are not listed separately. For example, there is just one entry for each county community college.

Finally, we conducted our scan in early 2022 using data available to us at the time.8 However, the education and training landscape in the region is dynamic. Some providers and programs might no longer exist. Other programs might have been launched after our scan in early 2022. Costs inevitably will change from those reported here. Please refer to the provider websites for more-current and more-complete information on offerings.

  1. National Center for Education Statistics, “IPEDS: Compare Institutions,” webpage, undated, as of November 17, 2022: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/DataFiles.aspx?goToReportId=7.
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  2. Pennsylvania Career Link, “Search Training,” webpage, undated, as of November 17, 2022: https://www.pacareerlink.pa.gov/jponline/JobSeeker/ManageServices/SearchTrainings.aspx.
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  3. Pennsylvania Department of Education, “EdNA: Search Educational Entities,” webpage, undated, as of November 17, 2022: http://www.edna.pa.gov/Screens/wfSearchEntity.aspx; U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, homepage, undated, as of November 17, 2022: https://www.trainingproviderresults.gov; Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, Roboticscareer.org, homepage, undated, as of November 17, 2022: https://www.roboticscareer.org; Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, “Directory of Institutions,” webpage, undated, as of November 17, 2022: https://portal.abhes.org/directory/; Remake Learning, “About Remake Learning,” webpage, undated, as of November 17, 2022: https://remakelearning.org/about/; Sophie Burkholder, “Want to Transition to a Tech Career? These Pittsburgh Coding Bootcamps Could Be Your Launchpad,” Technical.ly, June 9, 2021.
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  4. There are seven counties in the Pittsburgh metropolitan statistical area: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland.
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  5. The research team used Occupational Information Network (O*NET) data on knowledge requirements by occupation to categorize as STF those occupations that require either a high level of knowledge in one of seven “core” STF knowledge domains (biology, chemistry, physics, computers and electronics, engineering and technology, mathematics, and medicine and dentistry) or a high level of knowledge in one of three “secondary” domains (mechanical, production and processing, and building and construction), along with moderately high knowledge in one of the seven “core” domains. We assigned education and training programs as STF if they prepare people for an STF occupation. ETPL data typically list the occupations for which the programs offer preparation. For programs in the IPEDS data, we leveraged a crosswalk from academic program codes to occupational codes to categorize programs as STF. We aimed to identify programs that were most likely to lead to STF jobs while recognizing that students pursuing other programs of study might ultimately land in an STF job. For this crosswalk, see O*NET Resource Center, “Crosswalk Files,” webpage, undated, as of November 17, 2022: https://www.onetcenter.org/crosswalks.html.
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  6. Our STF occupational groups include STF occupations (as we define those occupations) within Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) major occupational groups (with two-digit occupational codes using the Standard Occupational Classification [SOC] system) as listed below:

    • computing and math: computer and mathematical (15)
    • engineering: architecture and engineering (17)
    • health: healthcare practitioners and technical (29); healthcare support (31)
    • life, physical, and social sciences: life, physical, and social science (19)
    • business, management, and related: management (11); business and financial operations (13); educational instruction and library (25); arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media (21); office and administrative support (43)
    • production, maintenance, and related: protective service (33); food preparation (35); building and grounds cleaning and maintenance (37); personal care and service (39); installation, maintenance, and repair (49); construction and extraction (47); production (51); transportation and material moving (53).

    Occupations in these major groups that we do not define as STF are not included in the STF occupational groups. In the case of the first four groupings, most occupations in the listed BLS major groups are considered STF occupations. In the case of the last two “catchall” categories, most occupations in those BLS major groups do not meet our STF knowledge standards and are not categorized as STF occupations. Only those that do meet our STF knowledge standards form the STF occupational group. We have a similar process for assigning academic programs to STF occupational groups using the first two digits of the program’s Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code. See Appendix C of the report for details.
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  7. We do not list apprenticeships in STF fields in this tool, though we do provide a discussion of them in Appendix C of the report. We do not list industry-recognized certifications and occupational licenses as separate credential levels because programs at various credential levels could prepare people to obtain certifications or licenses and because available data sources do not systematically record whether programs yield these credentials. Other researchers have noted the difficulties of parsing out these programs. See Kathryn A. Edwards, Melanie A. Zaber, and Daniel Schwam, What Are the Skills Required to Obtain a Good Job? An Analysis of Labor Markets, Occupational Features, and Skill Training for the Youth ChalleNGe Program, RAND Corporation, RR-A271-3, 2022, as of December 30, 2022: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA271-3.html; and Lindsay Daugherty, The Credentials Students Earn Beyond a High School Diploma, RAND Corporation, PE-A1141-4, 2021, as of December 30, 2022: https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PEA1141-4.html.
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  8. For IPEDS, we downloaded the most-current data available, as of January 2022. Data used to identify STF programs are from the 2019–2020 academic year, costs were those reported for 2020–2021, and directory information was from 2021–2022. We also reviewed the websites of providers included in IPEDS data to identify whether new programs had been added between 2019–2020 and early 2022. We extracted data on providers and programs on the ETPL that were current as of January 2022. Reviews of other sources occurred between January and June 2022 and reflect information on programs available as of that period.
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