All-State Career School-Lester in Lester

Lester, PA

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)
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All-State Career School-Lester offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 27:1. 94.4% are women, and 5.6% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at All-State Career School-Lester is 13911$, that is at the level of national average. 72% of full-time All-State Career School-Lester students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $32,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The All-State Career School-Lester is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, All-State Career School-Lester students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,780
$30,001 - $48,000$14,121
$48,001 - $75,000$15,040
$75,001 - $110,000$16,886

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Welding Technology/Welder (the 2d largest program, lasting 11 months) is $20,306 per year and $243,672 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


394 of All-State Career School-Lester undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes All-State Career School-Lester number 195 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at All-State Career School-Lester awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in All-State Career School-Lester.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


All-State Career School-Lester graduation rate is above the national average.

72% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to All-State Career School-Lester completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at All-State Career School-Lester is 27:1, that means that for every 27 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In All-State Career School-Lester the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at All-State Career School-Lester and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

All-State Career School-Lester offers 6 programs in total: 6 are for less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. All-State Career School-Lester is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


All-State Career School-Lester provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 618 students with 18540 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for All-State Career School-Lester

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Im currently attending & About 80% done the Class A Cdl course & here are my thoughts about the program... Firstly, You do about 3 months in the classroom in which I had the instructor Jim Huff. By far the best instructor of the program. The classroom work wasn’t to bad and was manageable. Then the rest of the program you do on the “range” which is the biggestttt downfall of the program .... My class has about 15-20 students with 1 instructor. That instructor has to “teach” everyone as well facilitate the program. If your looking for solid instructions and HELP for you to master each skill, this school isn’t for you. They are 100% under staffed and for students paying 11,000 it’s completely blasphemy. The staff that are on the range aren’t bad people and are there to help but the student to teacher ratio is about 20:1. The morning and Weeknd classes are worse. It’s merely impossible for them to help everyone. Frank(African American) on the range is a hell of a instructor as well. 100%.Here’s the confusing/funny partThe school has contracts with companies, specifically peco. The companies pay the school upfront for their workers(trying to obtain a cdl) They get a 1 on 1 training course with the other instructors they have in the school. However if your on the range with 20+ other classmates you have only 1 instructor. I wonder why *cough cough* it’s all about the money... Which is a little irritating to say the least.All in all, they are understaffed especially were you need it most, the range. Solid instructors, with a lot of knowledge. Just isn’t enough of them lol. They are clearly under paid and working here after retirement. However I would still recommend this school, these are just my thoughts.

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I was very eager to attend Allstate Career School, I spoke with a representative who took my information & stated someone would get back with me. A recruiter called a couple of days later & I enlightened them with the nature of my situation (CDL B looking to get an A), I was told someone in particular had to handle my call & this is when the waiting game began. After leaving 3 messages (I left my name & number each time) & speaking with that person (Kevin I think) in question whom was busy at the time I gave up. It shouldn't be a difficult task to pay to go to school! Due to the negligence of the staff I enrolled at Smith Solomon. Disappointed!!

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My nephew went to get a quote to start driving for our company. The recruiter that spoke to him gave him a quote of 11k plus! I almost died. We have been in the trucking industry for years. My husband has been driving trucks for years, along with my son and I will tell you that I have NEVER seen a quote like that. As of yesterday this company (All-State Career Truck School) is being reported. I believe that they are trying to scam people who do not know the difference in Truck schooling fees. We sent my son to school and we only paid $3500.00 thats it!Upon finding this out I immediately called the company. A man named Richard got on the phone and proudly explained the fee. I asked if that fee included a brand new truck and he laughed. He said no it does not. I asked him why in the world would they charge that much for a 5 month program? He couldn't even answer the question. I'm almost certain that it has to do with financial assistance. So what they're really doing is.......scamming the government and the community!Stay clear from this school or you will be losing!P.s. I wouldn't have given them not even a HALF of a star, but sadly, it wouldn't give me anymore options!Thumbs down on this one!

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I graduated from here back in 1990. I took the full time 7 week course 10 1/2 hours a day Monday through Friday and I came in on the weekends for extra wheel time. I feel they taught me everything a person could be taught in the timeframe allotted. 26 years later I'm still driving with a perfect license and100% service record. If your looking for a driving school I would not a "get your cdl quick" course. Take your time to really learn what it means and what all it entails to be a professional driver. I graduated from All state with the tools I needed to be come a professional.

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I was a prospective student when I went for a tour. It didn't really impress me that much. I didn't feel it took six months to learn what competing schools were teaching in 4-6 weeks with better success rates. Then when I got hit with the price, I realized what was happening. They overcharge so they can get your funds from fafsa. Most of the other schools don't take financial aid and they are much cheaper. When I informed the admissions rep I was concerned about this tactic, he simply said "well go to another school!" As an African American woman, I felt that the school was obviously a diploma mill for undereducated poor class individuals. I was also sad to see that most of the students were African American as well. They didn't seem really interested in what was happening in the class I observed. As you probably have taken from this review, I decided to attend another school and pay out of pocket.(Oh and for the review before mine I just have one question. Negroes?)

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Location & Website

Address: 501 Seminole St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +61052118181226

Institution is active in current year: 1

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