Gretna Career College

Overview of Gretna Career College

Gretna Career College is in Gretna, LA. Gretna is a large suburb. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Gretna Career College issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school tries to provide students with lots of choices, and does not tend to focus on only a few programs of study. Fields of study in vogue at Gretna Career College include computer science and engineering, medical adminstration.

Gretna Career College Selectivity

The school's open admission policy attracts a range of prospective students.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Body

Approximately 55 students study at Gretna Career College (in 2007-2008). The school is particularly welcoming to minority students. Gretna Career College is a largely female school.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Gretna Career College strives to prepare students to become competent technicians for entry and intermediate level positions in Nursing and Computer Technology. Our primary objective is to promote self-esteem and to develop the maximum potential of each student by providing quality career training in a professional environment. The college seeks to graduate every student that begins career training."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Gretna Career College

Gretna Career College
1415 Whitney Ave
Gretna , LA 70053
General Phone: (504) 366-5409

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Gretna Career College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology65medical assistant
Computer Science and Engineering17computer support
Medical Administration6medical office management, medical billing, medical secretary
Nursing and Emergency Medicine4nursing assistant
Business and Management3business management

Number of programs and degrees for Gretna Career College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year924
Associate's degree33

Gretna Career College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gretna Career College had a total enrollment of 55 students (4,524 full-time equivalent).

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 15%
20-21 15%
22-24 31%
25-29 24%
30-34 11%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%

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


Gretna Career College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %

Gretna Career College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Gretna Career College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Gretna Career College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3095100)

Gretna Career College Faculty

Gretna Career College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*7$30,000
All faculty totalcalendar year0*7$30,000

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

Gretna Career College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

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

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Gretna Career College Highlights

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What Sets Gretna Career College Apart:

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