About EBI

From the time you enroll, the faculty, staff and instructors at EBI are dedicated to helping you succeed. We are also dedicated to the community and we feel everyone benefits immensely when qualified professionals are available to organizations in the community, to contribute and become industry and community leaders.

Our goal is the same as yours: Completing career training and finding the right job opportunity. You'll not only get top-tier, tech-driven training, you'll benefit from small classes and caring knowledgeable instructors who will instill you with confidence, a sense of pride and passion for learning.

EBI History

Founded in 1858 as Elmira Business and Shorthand College, EBI is dedicated to helping people and the community. This trade school, a leader in postsecondary education, was located just blocks from EBI's current location at Langdon Plaza in Elmira, New York. EBI is now in a new building, equipped with the proper facilities and lab equipment as a supplement to classroom learning. In 2003, EBI opened their second location in the Vestal area, and is currently the only career school in this area.

EBI's Mission

  • To provide educational and employment opportunities and prepare students for successful careers in business technology and allied health.
  • To provide curricula that reflects the needs of a changing job market.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to acquire the skills for occupational growth, including the understanding of employer expectations.
  • To provide graduates with assistance in securing employment.
  • To provide students with the skills and attitudes to continue learning throughout their lifetimes.

Elmira Business Institute's Accreditation

EBI is authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to award the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) Degree in Accounting, Office Technologies, Medical Assisting, Medical Coding and Billing Reimbursement Specialist, Business Administration with concentrations in Financial Services, Human Resources and Small Business Management and its programs are registered with the New York State Education Department.

EBI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates and associate's degrees.

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. Its accreditation of degree granting institutions is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Only the Elmira Business Institute Associate in Occupational Studies (Two-Year) Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE).


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