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Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford is a private for-profit institution located in Stratford, Connecticut. The suburban atmosphere of Stratford makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

1,137 Full-Time Undergraduates
$17,590 Avg In-State Tuition

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Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Porter and Chester Institute.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#10 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Allied Health Services Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Electrical & Power Installation Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford?

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Contact details for Porter and Chester Institute are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 670 Lordship Blvd, Stratford, CT 06615-7158
Phone: 860-529-2519
Website: www.porterchester.edu/

Can I Afford Porter and Chester Institute?

$17,590 In-State Tuition
84% Take Out Loans
25.3% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Porter and Chester Institute paid $352 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $17,590 $17,590
Books and Supplies $1,750 $1,750

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Porter and Chester Institute, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $9,065 a year. That adds up to $36,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Porter and Chester Institute is 25.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,137 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,819 undergraduate students at Porter and Chester Institute, with 1,137 being full-time and 682 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 1,137 full-time undergraduates at Porter and Chester Institute, 50% are male and 50% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 310
Hispanic or Latino 282
White 425
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 102

Online Learning at Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford

119 Took All Classes Online
1,408 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 1,408 students took at least one online class at the school.

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Electrician 253 253
Medical/Clinical Assistant 191 191
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 182 182
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 173 173
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 154 154
Dental Assisting/Assistant 118 118
Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician 93 93
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 41 41
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 25 25
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 19 19
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 10 10
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 6 6
TOTAL 1,265 1,265

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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