New Castle School of Trades

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 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • 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 declined by 15% over five years.
New Castle School of Trades (PA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 39 staff 23 staff
New Castle School of Trades Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered 13 8

Student Body

  • The student population of 825 has grown by 12% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 825 students 500 students
New Castle School of Trades Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 24:1
New Castle School of Trades Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 825 students 345 students
New Castle School of Trades Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
New Castle School of Trades Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
1%
6%
New Castle School of Trades Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
10%
14%
New Castle School of Trades Black (2007-2016)
% White
88%
64%
New Castle School of Trades White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
1%
11%
New Castle School of Trades Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.22 0.55
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 Aid 92% 95%
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 $6,246
New Castle School of Trades Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 100% 85%
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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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,785 per year for in-state students and $14,187 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,014 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania 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 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.