Career Training Academy-New Kensington

Tel: (724)337-1000
171 students
Pivate, for profit
  • Career Training Academy is an institution of specialized learning that leads to fulfilling high skilled jobs. Our mission for the Academy is to provide the educational environment that enhances not only the educational aspect but also a personal enrichment of all students via our involvement in community service. CTA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and Licensed by The State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at, careerta.edu/disclosures CTA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and Licensed by The State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education.
School Highlights
Career Training Academy-New Kensington serves 171 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
Career Training Academy-New Kensington is one of 4 community colleges within Westmoreland County, PA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Tarentum (1.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Career Training Academy-New Kensington (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 11 staff 23 staff
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Total Faculty (2006-2014)
Number of Programs Offered 8 n/a

Student Body

The student population of 171 has grown by 116% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 3:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 33% over five years.
Total Enrollment 171 students 371 students
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 24:1
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 171 students 345 students
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Black
14%
14%
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Black (2006-2014)
% White
86%
64%
Career Training Academy-New Kensington White (2006-2014)
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.24 0.55
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90% 95%
Career Training Academy-New Kensington % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The programs are housed within approximately 10,000 square feet of air conditioned space at the newly renovated main school in New Kensington, PA, and 4800 square feet at our branch location in Monroeville, PA, at the ExpoMart and 6131 square feet at out branch location in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, PA at the Northway Mall. The classrooms, laboratories and massage classrooms and Student Massage Center are completely equipped with the necessary medical and dental equipment and materials, along with all the necessary massage equipment and products essential for the training of highly skilled students. Career Training Academy provides short term training in Allied Health, Secretarial Science, and Massage Therapy careers. CTA is licensed by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. Career Training Academy offers a variety of programs for the Health Care field. AST and ASB degree programs are available as well as diploma (under one year) programs in Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant and Health Insurance Claims Examiner/Medical Biller.

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For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,120 per year for in-state students and $11,370 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,915 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.