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Altoona Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Altoona Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Altoona, Pennsylvania

There are at least 2 colleges in Altoona, listed and described below. These schools represent 4,206 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 4,295 full-time students, and a reported 901 dorm rooms.

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YTI Career Institute


Altoona, PA; York, PA

Your Journey Begins Here . At YTI Career Institute, we are your beacon-brightening your future outlook and lighting your path to a rewarding career.

  • Program Categories: Computers and Technology, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Associate, Diploma
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Altoona Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Altoona Area Vocational Technical School
1500 Fourth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602-3616

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: licensed practical nurse, clinical and medical lab science, truck and bus driver, medical assistant, nursing assistant, medical coding, dental assistant, electrician
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 172 students, 166 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Colleges in Altoona with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Altoona Beauty School
1528 Valley View Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602-6039

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor, electrolysis tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 51 students, 75 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Pk
Altoona, PA 16601-3777

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, elementary school teaching, criminal justice and safety, registered nursing, psychology, engineering, substance abuse counseling, family studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 4,034 students, 4,129 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 901 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-550. Math: 460-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Pruonto's Hair Design Institute
705 12th St
Altoona, PA 16602-2419

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 15 students, 53 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Cresson Colleges 1 1,631 1,595 344
Ebensburg Colleges 1 3,091 17 22
Huntingdon Colleges 2 6,918 1,554 1,208
Loretto Colleges 1 1,190 2,125 1,095

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