• 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 606 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 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 606 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

New Castle School of Trades ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
New Castle School of Trades
(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty
62 staff
56 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
13
21

Student Body

The student population of New Castle School of Trades has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The New Castle School of Trades diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
606 students
419 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
606 students
282 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
165 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
614 students
312 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
606 students
297 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
18 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
166 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
21 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
313 students
% Asian
n/a
4%
% Hispanic
2%
9%
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% Black
9%
12%
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% White
89%
61%
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% Two or more races
n/a
2%
% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
n/a
11%
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Diversity Score
0.20
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.96%
0.91%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.05%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,400
$34,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
92%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,684
$13,620
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,127
$6,234
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Acceptance Rate
100%
85%
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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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of New Castle School of Trades?

The acceptance rate of New Castle School of Trades is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 85%.

What is New Castle School of Trades's ranking?

New Castle School of Trades ranks among the top 20% of community college in Pennsylvania for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 606 students
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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