179 Hillcrest Shopping Center
Lower Burrell, PA 15068
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  • 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-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 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, for profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
12 staff
56 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
8
22

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 0.64. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
120 students
477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
120 students
331 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
146 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
300 students
351 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
120 students
339 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
4 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
186 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
330 students
% Asian
n/a
3%
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% Hispanic
n/a
11%
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% Black
14%
15%
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% White
86%
56%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell and the percentage of White community college students in PA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
n/a
3%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score
0.24
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
50%
59%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of PA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$25,300
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in PA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$12,696
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,334
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
86%
SAT Reading
n/a
450
SAT Math
n/a
465
SAT Writing
n/a
435
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
20
ACT Writing
n/a
7
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell's ranking?

Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Highest completion rates and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,793 per year for in-state students and $14,891 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,150 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Workforce Institute's City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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