Douglas Education Center

Tel: (724)684-3684
237 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 237 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Douglas Education Center Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 237 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
237 students
1,287 students
Douglas Education Center Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
237 students
832 students
Douglas Education Center Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
Douglas Education Center sch enrollment Douglas Education Center sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Douglas Education Center Asian (2008-2010)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Douglas Education Center Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Douglas Education Center Black (2006-2012)
% White
Douglas Education Center White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Douglas Education Center More (2010-2012)
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 0.45
Douglas Education Center Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $18,681 is more than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $18,681 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $18,681 $5,917
Douglas Education Center In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $18,681 $10,050
Douglas Education Center Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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