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 Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center - Altoona, PA

1500 Fourth Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602-3616

General information:(814)946-8450*1256
Type:< 2-Year,Public
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:No
Student population:267( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:4 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
None of the above special learning opportunities are offered
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $0
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $0
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $0
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $0
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 192 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 192 95% $960,198 $5,001
Federal grants 163 80% $768,765 $4,716
Pell grants 156 77% $711,360 $4,560
Other federal grants 7 3% $57,405 $8,201
State/local government grant or scholarships 34 17% $191,433 $5,630
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Student loan aid 131 65% $822,999 $6,282
Federal student loans 129 64% $819,499 $6,353
Other student loans 2 1% $3,500 $1,750
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 192 67% $960,198 $5,001
Pell grants 156 54% $711,360 $4,560
Federal student loans 129 45% $819,499 $6,353


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,547 $8,293 $7,933
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,029 $6,417 $6,107
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,796 $10,839 $11,602
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,728 $12,560 Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,728 $12,655 Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 267
Undergraduate enrollment 267
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 0
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


Council on Occupational Education11/19/2003 Accredited
Council on Occupational Education11/19/2003 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools05/01/1991 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11 1
Liquor law violations100
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
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Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 010
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
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• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate29.8%
Number in default288
Number in repayment965

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 01086000

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General0-
Category total0-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Graphic Communications, Other0-
Category total0-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General1-
Computer Support Specialist2-
Category total3-
Construction Trades Colleges
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other4-
Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer1-
Category total6-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General0-
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Category total0-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other-14
Dental Assisting/Assistant719
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other0-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training45-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary7-
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-0
Medical/Clinical Assistant18-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide-9
Category total7742
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician0-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician2-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician2-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/10-
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician0-
Category total14-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other0-
Category total0-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Institutional Food Workers3-
Category total3-
Precision Production Colleges
Cabinetmaking and Millwork2-
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist1-
Welding Technology/Welder4-
Category total7-
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor-3
Category total-3
Grand total11045