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 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 to New Castle School of Trades is National College-Youngstown (9.6 miles away).

Top Placements

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

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
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Number of Programs Offered138

Student Body

  • The student population of New Castle School of Trades has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The New Castle School of Trades 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:125:1
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# Full-Time Students825 students372 students
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% Hispanic
1%
7%
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% Black
10%
14%
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% White
88%
63%
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% Unknown races
1%
10%
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Diversity Score0.220.57
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College Completion Rate
72%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,400$34,800
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%94%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,223
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$3,684$5,500
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    Acceptance Rate100%84%
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    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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