Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell in Lower Burrell

Lower Burrell, PA

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Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell offers 24-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 3.4% are women, and 96.6% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell is 12544$, that is at the level of national average. 68% of full-time Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $22,900, 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 Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell 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, Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,312
$30,001 - $48,000$12,411
$48,001 - $75,000$14,635
$75,001 - $110,000$15,233

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Dental Assisting/Assistant (the 2d largest program, lasting 10 months) is $12,503 per year and $150,040 in total. Medical/Clinical Assistant is the third largest program at Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell, and it takes a full-time student 16 months to complete. This one will cost $32,908 per year and $394,896 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 18 months length Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder will cost you $34,851 per year, $418,212 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


155 of Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 59 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell number 247 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell 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

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

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 Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell graduation rate is above the national average.

68% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell 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 take into consideration 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell is 16:1, that means that for every 16 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



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell 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 Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell 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

Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell offers 24 programs in total: 12 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 9 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers an Associate's degree 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.


Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 257 students with 10795 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Career Training Academy-Lower Burrell

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CTA wasn't just a classroom you sit in on and listen to lecture... It's an amazing experience and opportunity to be taught by such loving caring and down to earth women/men. All the instructors are so understanding and only want you to succeed! Don't miss out on a great opportunity to further your education and start your career! I can't thank CTA enough for all they did!

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I am so very happy to have chosen Career Training Academy. I love the small class size. I am impressed that the instructors are so willing to help if you need any. The material is fantastic. I am enjoying my experience immensely !

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I am currently enrolled in the Medical Assistant program and as an adult with a busy life (kids, family and work) it phenomenal! The structure is so great for students, class sizes are small and personal, and the teachers are such a great asset!!! There is so much help, confidence and drive to help you succeed! These are among the best teachers I have had as a college veteran! I am so grateful this school was recommended to me because I honestly would never have though about it before!!! I am so glad to be here and learning in such a hands on and exciting way!!! Thank you CTA for really helping us all to succeed!

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I'm currently enrolled in the Medical Assistant Comprehensive program. I love how my experience is going, and I'm so glad that I decided to make the choice and come back to school. Waking up every morning is definitely a struggle, but once I'm here in school I don't mind be awake. The instructors are very helpful and friendly, and will do anything they can to help you! I highly recommend The Career Training Academy to anyone!

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I love my experience here at Career Training Academy! The Instructors are so amazing in teaching and helping you out. I am so glad I made this choice in coming here! I drive an hour and twenty minutes, it's a struggle to get up, but once I leave to go to school I don't mind the drive, because I love coming here four days a week. I highly recommend coming to Career Training Academy!

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Location & Website

Address: 179 Hillcrest Shopping Center


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +7243371000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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