Duff's Business Institute has changed names to Everest Institute

Duff's Business Institute is the former name of Everest Institute's Pittsburgh campus. It offers career college programs in a variety of areas specializing in short-term diploma programs that take less than a year to complete.

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The career programs offered at Everest vary by campus. However, Everest also provides degree programs online so that you can take our programs online anytime, anywhere, including Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice and an online MBA program. Programs will vary by campus.

History of Duff's Business Institute

In 1840, the city of Pittsburgh was considered the "Gateway to the West,” through which thousands of immigrants passed in search of their fortunes in a new and free land. Among these immigrants was a thirty-seven- year-old Scotsman named Peter Duff, who was on his way to New Orleans to rebuild his molasses business.

While waiting for transportation, he accepted a temporary position as an accountant for a mercantile house. He was known for his knowledge and proficiency, and young men sought him out for instruction in accounting during the evening after a day's work in the mills and factories.

Soon after, Peter Duff established the first business college in the United States. In 1851, a perpetual charter was granted to "Duff's Mercantile College" by the Pennsylvania legislature.

Through the years, Duff's has been known as Duff's Mercantile College, The Pioneer Business College In America, Iron City Commercial College, Duff's Iron City College, and Duff's Business Institute. It is nationally recognized as the oldest business school in the country.

The Institute was acquired by Rhodes Business Group, Inc. on October 17, 1996. In June of 2006 the name of the school was changed to Everest Institute.

Everest Institute - Pittsburgh Campus

100 Forbes Ave., Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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