CET Alexandria

Overview of CET Alexandria

CET is found in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Certificate at CET.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in construction trades, mechanics and repair, office and administration.

CET Selectivity

CET accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.

Student Body

Students numbered 140 in 2007-2008 at the school. CET has a large minority student population. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at CET are male.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of CET, an economic and community development corporation, is to promote human development and education by providing people with marketable skills training and supportive services that contribute to economic self-sufficiency."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting CET

6295 Edsall Rd, Plaza 500, Ste. 220
Alexandria , VA 22312
General Phone: (408) 287-7924

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CET Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair42HVAC
Construction Trades24property management, construction trades
Medical Administration19health and medical administrative
Office and Administration10administrative assistant, office data entry

Number of programs and degrees for CET in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years162
Award of less than 1 academic year794

CET Student Body

In 2007-2008, CET had a total enrollment of 140 students (193 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 2%
Black 84%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 2%
20-21 6%
22-24 8%
25-29 23%
30-34 17%
35-39 16%
40-49 20%
50-64 7%

CET Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 77 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 69%

CET Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Alexandria, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

CET Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
CET participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2332840)

CET Degree Programs (2007)

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Construction Trades, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

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CET Highlights

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What Sets CET Apart:

Minority % of student body
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Male % of student body
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Top 5%CET Male % of student body
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%CET % of degrees in construction trades
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%CET % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%CET % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%CET % of degrees in office and administration

checked Open admission
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study

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