Douglas Education Center

Tel: (724)684-3684
232 students
Private for-profit

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The mission of Douglas Education Center is twofold. Our first responsibility is to provide students with a quality education that will develop the attitudes, skills, and techniques necessary to enter and succeed in their chosen field of study. Our second responsibility is to provide prospective employers with well-trained personnel. The curricula of Douglas Education Center is designed to maintain high standards of performance upon which these future employers can depend. Douglas Education Center has the obligation to create an educational atmosphere that will not only foster the highest standards of excellence in all students, but also help these students develop an awareness of social responsibility and ethical behavior.
School Highlights:
Douglas Education Center serves 232 students (99% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Douglas Education Center is one of 6 community colleges within Westmoreland County, PA.
The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts-Pittsburgh (12.2 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Douglas Education Center Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 18 staff
60 staff
Douglas Education Center Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 232 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
232 students
1,266 students
Douglas Education Center Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
21:1
Douglas Education Center student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
230 students
810 students
Douglas Education Center Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2 students
1,017 students
Douglas Education Center Part-Time Students (2008-2013)
Douglas Education Center sch enrollment Douglas Education Center sta enrollment
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Douglas Education Center Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
Douglas Education Center Black (2006-2013)
% White
79%
57%
Douglas Education Center White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Douglas Education Center More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
3%
Douglas Education Center Unknown (2006-2013)
Douglas Education Center sch ethnicity Douglas Education Center 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. 0.20 0.53
Douglas Education Center Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $18,032 is more than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $18,032 is more than the state average of $10,260. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $18,032 $5,740
Douglas Education Center In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $18,032 $10,260
Douglas Education Center Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
89%
Douglas Education Center % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Established in 1904, Douglas Education Center (DEC) is the premier creative career institution conveniently located in the Mid-Mon Valley. DEC offers programs in special make-up effects, digital film, illustration, graphic design and web, cosmetology, medical and business. In addition, this centrally located geographic area provides students with an environment rich in cultural heritage and many educational and recreational opportunities. Douglas offers a degree and/or certificate in Professional Business Technology, Health Information Technology, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing Clerk, Medical Transcription Specialist, Medical Unit Clerk, Allan and Wilson's Digital Illustration, Graphic Design and Web, Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program, The Factory Digital Filmmaking, Master Cosmetology, General Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher, Esthetician, and Esthetics and Nail Technology. The educational programs at DEC are oriented toward meeting the needs of its students by developing professionalism, leadership, and technical, interpersonal and communication skills. Douglas Education Center is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associate in specialized Business Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. In 2009 DEC became an Honor Roll Institution.

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Westmoreland, PA 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 0.12, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Westmoreland, PA is Career Training Academy-New Kensington. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.