Commonwealth Technical Institute

Overview of Commonwealth Technical Institute

Commonwealth can be found in Johnstown, PA (a small suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Commonwealth.

Areas of Study

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at Commonwealth are in construction trades, cooking and culinary arts, engineering technician, mechanics and repair, media, office and administration.

Commonwealth Selectivity

The school is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.


Classes at Commonwealth are less crowded than at many schools.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 248 students were enrolled in the school. A very high share of students at Commonwealth are male.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Commonwealth. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of the Commonweatlh Technical Institute at the Hiram G. Andrews Center (CTI@HGA) is to offer quality individualized post-secondary education which provides career opportunities and independent life skills."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Commonwealth

Commonwealth Technical Institute
727 Goucher St
Johnstown , PA 15905-3092
General Phone: (814) 255-8200

Commonwealth Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Construction Trades36construction, property management, building inspector
Cooking and Culinary Arts33chef training, culinary arts services
Business and Management29logistics, accounting, sales and marketing, retail
Engineering Technician19computer systems tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Mechanics and Repair15jewelrymaking, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics
Medical Administration14medical secretary
Nursing and Emergency Medicine11nursing assistant
Media6printing press operation
Medical Support and Technology6dental assistant, dental lab tech
Family and Social Work1merchandising and retailing

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years479
Associate's degree507
Award of less than 1 academic year735

Commonwealth Student Body

In 2007-2008, Commonwealth had a total enrollment of 248 students (147 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 16%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 28%
20-21 35%
22-24 14%
25-29 9%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Commonwealth Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 67 %

Commonwealth Room and Board (2007)

Commonwealth offers campus housing for 340 of its 147 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 7 meals per week.

Commonwealth Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,838
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,838
Room and board $ 14,274
Other expenses $ 101

Financial Aid:
Commonwealth participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2536600)

Commonwealth Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2111

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year21$58,60811$62,476
All faculty totalcalendar year21$58,60811$62,476

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Commonwealth Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Logistics and Materials Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician
Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking

Printing Press Operator

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

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What Sets Commonwealth Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Commonwealth Male % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%Commonwealth Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 12%Commonwealth Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Commonwealth % of degrees in media
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Commonwealth % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Commonwealth % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Commonwealth % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Commonwealth % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Commonwealth % of degrees in construction trades

checked Open admission
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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