Western Area Career & Technology Center
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Overview

Type Less than 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Differs by program
Total enrollment 113
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
No
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
No
Employment services for students
No
Placement services for graduates

Admission

77%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Western Area Career & Technology Center is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 35 applications and 27 students were granted admission. Western Area Career & Technology Center is at the #32 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 96 Less than 2 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

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

Western Area Career & Technology Center 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 $15,641 (79.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical public vocational/career school)

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

$9,127
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $10,507
$15,641
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $8,716
$15,641
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $8,716
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Western Area Career & Technology Center's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 77% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,677 (which is 9.9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Western Area Career & Technology Center in 2016-2017, was 11, which is 85% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $11,674 (which is 76.1% above the national average.)

$4,677
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,257
$11,674
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,628
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 80%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Western Area Career & Technology Center has enrolled a total of 113 students (78 students full-time and 35 on a part-time basis). The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 11% men and 89% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

113
Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 79%

Black/African American: 21%

Two or more races: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Asian: 0%

Hispanic: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 1 largest majors offered at Western Area Career & Technology Center.

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
Health Professions And Related Programs 67% 70

Graduation & Dropout Rates

58%
Graduation rate
national average: 75%

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 Western Area Career & Technology Center full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

11%
Still enrolled
32%
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

$20,400
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,419

The typical median income of Western Area Career & Technology Center graduates 6 years after enrollment is $20,400. Last year, out of the total 64 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 64 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 74 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 74 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $20,400 $30,400
Employment Rate 100% 100%
Total Graduates 64 74