New Castle School of Trades
New Castle, PA 16101


Type 2 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Differs by program
Total enrollment 669
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

New Castle School of Trades is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 324 applications and 324 students were granted admission. New Castle School of Trades is at the #68 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 168 2 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

New Castle School of Trades calculates tuition for each program it provides using clock hours or credit hours. In 2016-2017 academic year, the combined tuition and fees to attend a program that takes one year to complete was $19,410 (2.4% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 2 year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about cost of the largest programs offered by the institution.

Average Net Price
National Average = $18,092
In State Tuition
National Average = $18,962
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $18,962
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 92% of New Castle School of Trades's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 80% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,887 (which is 11.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at New Castle School of Trades in 2016-2017, was 390, which is 53% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,231 (which is 17.2% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,407
Federal Loan
National Average = $7,529
Financial aid
National Average = 88%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, New Castle School of Trades has enrolled a total of 669 students (669 students full-time and 0 on a part-time basis). The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 96% men and 4% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 89%

Black/African American: 8%

Hispanic: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Asian: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 4 largest majors offered at New Castle School of Trades.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 28% 415
Precision Production 21% 310
Transportation And Materials Moving 17% 253
Construction Trades 17% 252

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 61%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of New Castle School of Trades full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $23,536

The typical median income of New Castle School of Trades graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,000. Last year, out of the total 701 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 582 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 672 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 538 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,000 $34,100
Employment Rate 83% 80%
Total Graduates 701 672

Campus Location

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