Commonwealth Technical Institute in Johnstown

Johnstown, PA

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Commonwealth Technical Institute offers 45-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1. 1 high safety campus. 66.7% are women, and 33.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Commonwealth Technical Institute is 25852$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $17184 and $31207 per year. 71% of full-time Commonwealth Technical Institute students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $16,900, 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 Commonwealth Technical Institute 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, Commonwealth Technical Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$25,392
$30,001 - $48,000$27,374
$48,001 - $75,000$27,051
$75,001 - $110,000--



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 16470


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


100 of Commonwealth Technical Institute undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 45 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Commonwealth Technical Institute number 258 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Commonwealth Technical Institute awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant 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

Graduation Rate


Commonwealth Technical Institute graduation rate is above the national average.

71% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Commonwealth Technical Institute 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 a huge number of students. This indicator 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 picture. 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 Commonwealth Technical Institute is 8:1, that means that for every 8 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 Commonwealth Technical Institute 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 Commonwealth Technical Institute and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 727 Goucher St address in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Commonwealth Technical Institute with 0.45% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Commonwealth Technical Institute offers 45 programs in total: 18 are for Associate's degree, 18 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 9 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. Commonwealth Technical Institute 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.


Commonwealth Technical Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 351 students with 10543 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Commonwealth Technical Institute

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My son graduated in 2017 with a warehouse management and distribution certificate. He was employed within weeks of graduation in the field which he trained, at an extremely reputable company. He did not enjoy his time at Hirum G. and wanted to come home frequently, but knowing my son, that would have been the case no matter where he went. He made some good friends at HIrum G. and had an OUTSTANDING counselor who was able to make an indelible impression on him and his future. We are very thankful for places like Hirum G. where those who don't quite fit in or make the grade at community colleges still have an opportunity to further their education in a safe and forward thinking environment. I don't know where he would be now without this opportunity.

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I enjoyed my class which was retail distribution. It really didn't help me get a job.

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All the disability support services and supports advertised for autistic kids are not provided. There is not enough supervision or care in selection of students. Ridiculous to have ex-cons rooming with socially naive students. If it's a long distance issue- don't depend on the school to help. A traumatic experience for my son and us.

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My son goes here for Networking, Has done Excellent. Drama, yes that is every where. You have to learn to adjust. You are no longer in HS so they will treat you as an adult. He has made it into Honors which I am very proud of him. Yes you have to some times stay on top of things but if you show effort you will be rewarded.

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I graduated back in December of 2009. Lots of Drama? Of course. What place doesn't. I have very little learning disabilities but still decided to go here. I graduated with my AST Drafting Degree, Hey it was free schooling! I am now and have been for the last 3 years been a Drafter for a Multimillion dollar Chemical Plant. Anything is possible!

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Location & Website

Address: 727 Goucher St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8142558200

Institution is active in current year: 1

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