Career Training Academy-New Kensington

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137 students
Public institution
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
School Highlights:
Career Training Academy-New Kensington serves 137 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Career Training Academy-New Kensington is one of 6 community colleges within Westmoreland County, PA.
The nearest community college is Newport Business Institute-Lower Burrell (1.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 137 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 160% over five years.
Total Enrollment
137 students
1,287 students
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
137 students
832 students
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
Career Training Academy-New Kensington sch enrollment Career Training Academy-New Kensington sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
- 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Hispanic (2010-2012)
% Black
13%
12%
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Black (2006-2012)
% White
85%
66%
Career Training Academy-New Kensington White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Career Training Academy-New Kensington sch ethnicity Career Training Academy-New Kensington sta ethnicity
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. 0.26 0.45
Career Training Academy-New Kensington Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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