New Castle School of Trades

4177 Pulaksi Road
New Castle, PA 16101-0000
Tel: (724)964-8811
  • New Castle School of Trades has been providing hands-on training in electrical, automotive and many other technical fields for Pennsylvania and Ohio residents for more than 60 years. We know what employers are looking for and what they value in an employee. We’ve structured our programs around these needs so that when you graduate, you’ll be prepared to work in a high-demand industry.
School Highlights
  • New Castle School of Trades serves 825 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.
  • New Castle School of Trades is the only community colleges within Lawrence County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is National College-Youngstown (9.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
New Castle School of Trades(PA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty39 staff25 staff
New Castle School of Trades Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered138

Student Body

  • The student population of 825 has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment825 students618 students
New Castle School of Trades Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio21:125:1
New Castle School of Trades Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students825 students372 students
New Castle School of Trades Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
New Castle School of Trades Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
7%
New Castle School of Trades Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
10%
14%
New Castle School of Trades Black (2007-2016)
% White
88%
63%
New Castle School of Trades White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
10%
New Castle School of Trades Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.57
New Castle School of Trades Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
72%
54%
New Castle School of Trades Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,400$34,800
New Castle School of Trades Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%94%
    New Castle School of Trades % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$13,000
    New Castle School of Trades Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$3,684$6,245
    New Castle School of Trades Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Acceptance Rate100%84%
    New Castle School of Trades Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • New Castle School of Trades was founded in 1945 and has become a leading technical and trade institution. Over the years, the School has evolved from educating competent tradesmen to training more sophisticated and innovative craftsmen who are looking to become today's highly skilled technicians. In 1954, NCST moved to its present location in Pulaski, PA. NCST has programs in Building Technology, Electrical Technology, Heavy Equipment Operations, Heavy Equipment Operations with CDL, Machinist Technology, Refrigeration/AC Technology and Commercial Truck Driving, as well as a Commercial & Industrial Maintenance program. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

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