Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

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2022 Average Net Price
$9,444
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.61%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
127
84.3% Full-Time

About

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center is a higher education institution located in Blair County, PA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center were Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (39 degrees awarded), HVAC Maintenance (19 degrees), and Welding Technology (15 degrees).

In 2022, 141 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (133 degrees), 33.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,444.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$9,444
2022 Value
16.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,444. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center grew by 16.8%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 100% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.61%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center was 2.61%, which represents 3 out of the 115 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center had a total enrollment of 127 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center is 107 students and the part-time enrollment is 20. This means that 84.3% of students enrolled at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 88.2% White, 2.36% Black or African American, 1.57% Hispanic or Latino, 0.787% Asian, and 0.787% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (63.6%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Asian Female (0.935%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 127 students. The full-time enrollment at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center is 107 and the part-time enrollment is 20.

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Retention Rate over Time

57%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center was 57%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    112 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    3 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center is 88.2% White, 2.36% Black or African American, 1.57% Hispanic or Latino, 0.787% Asian, and 0.787% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 39 more women than men received degrees from Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center is white (133 degrees awarded). There were 33.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center is Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (39 degrees awarded), followed by HVAC Maintenance (19 degrees) and Welding Technology (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (15 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (23 degrees), and Construction (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center are Registered nurses (1,403,843 people), Software developers (542,370 people), Other managers (172,718 people), Medical & health services managers (156,232 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,302 people).

The most specialized majors at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center in 2022 are Precision Production (15 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (23 degrees), Construction (5 degrees), Health (96 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center are Precision Production (15 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (23 degrees), Construction (5 degrees), Health (96 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,538,691 people), Computer Systems Design (579,057 people), Elementary & secondary schools (279,167 people), Outpatient care centers (249,709 people), and Offices of physicians (213,404 people).

The most specialized majors at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center are Precision Production (15 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (23 degrees), Construction (5 degrees), Health (96 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (2 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 39 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 39 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate programs at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

51
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
90
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 51 degrees were awarded to men at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center, which is 0.567 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (90).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 19 degrees were awarded to men at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center in HVAC Maintenance. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 12 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

84%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 84% of students graduating from Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    133 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    4 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center is white (133 degrees awarded). There were 33.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (4 degrees).

0.709% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    85 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    48 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center is white female (85 degrees awarded). There were 1.77 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (48 degrees).

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Operations

Salary Expenditure

$870k
2022 Salaries
7.79%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center paid a median of $870k in salaries, a 7.79% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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