New Castle School of Trades

  • 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 582 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

New Castle School of Trades ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
New Castle School of Trades(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPrivate not-for-profit
Total Faculty62 staff56 staff
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Number of Programs Offered1316
School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of New Castle School of Trades has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The New Castle School of Trades diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment582 students477 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:112:1
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# Full-Time Students582 students331 students
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% Hispanic
2%
11%
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% Black
10%
15%
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% White
88%
56%
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Diversity Score0.220.64
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College Completion Rate
74%
56%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,400$34,900
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$13,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,835$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%86%
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to New Castle School of Trades is Winner Institute of Arts & Sciences (21.2 miles away).
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