Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell

179 Hillcrest Shopping Center
Lower Burrell, PA 15068-6308
Tel: (724)337-1000
  • 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, 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-Lower Burrell serves 120 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell is one of 4 community colleges within Westmoreland County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell is Career Training Academy-Monroeville (8.6 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty12 staff25 staff
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered88

Student Body

  • The student population of Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell has declined by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment120 students618 students
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio10:125:1
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students120 students372 students
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Asian (2007-2010)
% Hispanic
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Hispanic (2011-2013)
% Black
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Black (2007-2016)
% White
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell White (2007-2016)
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.240.57
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,300$34,800
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%94%
    Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$13,000
    Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$6,245
    Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Source: 2016 (or 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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