Welder Training and Testing Institute in Allentown

Allentown, PA

(Rating 3.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Welder Training and Testing Institute offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 96.3% are women, and 3.7% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Welder Training and Testing Institute is 13063$, that is at the level of national average. 82% of full-time Welder Training and Testing Institute students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

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 Welder Training and Testing 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, Welder Training and Testing Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,237
$30,001 - $48,000$13,805
$48,001 - $75,000$14,758
$75,001 - $110,000$14,805

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 8 months) is $5,910 per year and $70,920 in total. Welding Technology/Welder is the third largest program at Welder Training and Testing Institute, and it takes a full-time student 6 months to complete. This one will cost $3,625 per year and $43,500 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 5 months length Welding Technology/Welder will cost you $2,563 per year, $30,750 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


72 of Welder Training and Testing Institute undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 44 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Welder Training and Testing Institute number 283 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Welder Training and Testing Institute awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

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 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.

Graduation Rate


Welder Training and Testing Institute graduation rate is above the national average.

82% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Welder Training and Testing 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 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Welder Training and Testing Institute is 15:1, that means that for every 15 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 Welder Training and Testing 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 Welder Training and Testing Institute 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

Welder Training and Testing Institute offers 6 programs in total: 3 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Welder Training and Testing Institute 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.


Welder Training and Testing Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 79 students with 70697 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Welder Training and Testing Institute

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Over all it was a very educational curriculum and the instructors are extremely skilled and have a lot you can learn from. I dealt with a unique situation and was in the program through funding for several mental and physical health issues. I was absolutely disgusted with the lack of understanding for the conditions I was dealing with when I was only in the program to better my life. Also had repetitive experiences dealing with instructors sending myself and other students home or reprimanding them for childish things like taking to long of a break from welding. Complete disregard for people's personal circomstances. Most people work full time while attending either part time or full time in the course. Others have children. It's frustrating coming into school for a program that has been paid for out of pocket for most people and being treated like children when we are freely working through projects that have no exact deadline. Also, I signed up for the course with little explination for what I was signing up for. I asked to be put into a short course to brush over most of the processes and be able to focus on procedures I didnt have a chance to learned in previous trade schooling while brushing over theory again. instead I was entered into the longest course that they have which also took much longer then they told me it would and was eventually met with financial stress to the point that I was forced to to drop out prior to completing the course. When I dropped out I was aprox. a month away from graduating the program and finished well over half of the curriculum. I was behind the ball but had been forced to weld procdures I was already fairly confident in and had absolutely no practice doing processes of welding I had not yet had a chance to learn in my previous schooling which was basically the whole reason why I attended. That and The intent was also to leave with certifications, which after i was forced to drop out i called to schedule a weld test and was given a rate that was ranging close to 300 dollars for one certification when the certifictions where included in the course i took. The other discerning part for me was how much some of the instructors picked on students for a few laughs. It's fine to have humor but at times it was taken to far to the point of picking on students which I found to be very unprofessional. However I can say most students have an average time going through this school every step of the way was torture for me and I believe that's what people need to hear prior to attending this school.

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Overall Rating:

Really slimy operations going on here.. criminals for students.. ppl running the school are clearly in it for the money not the training of students. it's basically teach yourself.

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I spent over eleven months at this school and completed four of their welding courses. The faculty are awesome and go out of their way to help you learn the material and techniques involved in the welding processes. The office staff was always extremely professional and went above and beyond to aid me in working with the VA as well as working with me on scheduling when a family emergency arouse. I highly recommend this school for anyone from the young recent high school graduate up to anyone wishing for a career change.

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I came to the school about 1 1/2 years ago, when 50. I come from an office background. Not only were the instructors fantastic but so were my fellow students. I learned a lot, they were patient with me, and they made me laugh. Not only were the instructors helpful, but the students who were already there helped me out as well. It was one of the most positive and enjoyable experiences of my life. I'm still at my office job, but I do welding on the side.

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Overall Rating:

CWI training was presented well and was very informative.

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Location & Website

Address: 729 E. Highland Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +6104379720

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: welderinstitute.com

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