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Career and trade schools
(Ranked by enrollment)

Originally published Aug. 20, 2021

RankSchool
Address
2020 enrollment
Fall 2020 tuition
Financial aid?
Website
Phone
Degrees offered
Student:faculty
Total campuses
Year established locally
Programs offered
1.
Lancaster County Career & Technology Center
1730 Hans Herr Drive
Willow Street, PA 17584
2,072
Short-term programs $550 to $10,000; certificate/diploma/degree programs $11,200 to $40,250
Yes
www.lancasterctc.edu
717-464-7050
Specialized associate degrees, certificates, diplomas
DNR
4
1971
Dozens of secondary and post-secondary programs in manufacturing, construction, transportation, consumer services, culinary, and visual arts
2.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
750 E. King St.
Lancaster, PA 17602
1,300
$8,030
Yes
www.stevenscollege.edu
717-299-7701
800-842-3832
Associate degrees, certificates
16:1
1
1905
Only state-owned, two-year college of technology
3.
Cumberland Perry Area Career and Technical Center
110 Old Willow Mill Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17025
1,150
Public high school affiliated with 13 school districts
No
www.cpavts.org
717-697-0354
Certificates, industry credentials in 22 career and technical education programs
35:1
1
1967
22 programs, including manufacturing, health sciences, construction, human services, transportation/logistics and arts/technology
4.
YTI Career Institute
1405 Williams Road
York, PA 17402
873
$6,000-$36,771
Yes
www.yti.edu
717-757-1100
800-227-9675
Specialized associate degrees, diplomas
14:1
4
1967
Business, computer, technical, culinary, allied health
5.
Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. dba ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545
384
Tuition often paid by employer
No
www.abckeystone.org
717-653-8106
Jouneyman certificate issued by Pa. Department of Labor and Industry in one of eight trades
1:14
1
1959
Trade association with apprenticeship programs in carpentry, electrical, heavy equipment, HVAC, masonry, plumbing, sheet metal and craft laborer
6.
Lancaster School of Cosmetology
50 Ranck Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17602
256
$3,700-$12,600
Yes
www.lancasterschoolofcosmetology.com
717-299-0200
Diplomas leading to state licensure
17:1
1
1979
Cosmetology, aesthetics, massage therapy
7.
Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School
833 Metro Drive
Lebanon, PA 17042
191
$8,525-$12,575
Yes
www.lcctc.edu
717-273-8551
Certificates
4:1
1
1965
Secondary and adult programs, including PLC, welding processes, blueprint reading, plumbing, HVAC, electrical systems, hydraulics, health careers
8.
York County School of Technology Adult Education Department
2179 S. Queen St.
York, PA 17402
130
$4,595-$15,130
Yes
www.ytech.edu/adulted
717-747-2130
Post-secondary diplomas
10:1
1
1969
Public post-secondary, career-focused training
9.
Empire Beauty School-York
2592 Eastern Blvd.
York, PA 17402
130
$7,500-$17,000
Yes
www.empire.edu
717-600-8111
Certificates
25:1
105
1929
Cosmetology and hair styling, nail technology
10.
Empire Beauty School-Harrisburg
3941 Jonestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
120
$7,500-$17,000
Yes
www.empire.edu
717-303-5683
866-232-2771
Certificates
24:1
105
1929
Cosmetology and hair styling, nail technology
11.
Franklin County Career and Technology Center
2463 Loop Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202
60
$16,350
Yes
www.franklinctc.com
717-263-5667
Licensed practical/vocational nurse training
10:1
1
1969
Promotes lifelong learning and prepare students for careers and post-secondary education
12.
Empire Beauty School-Lancaster
1801 Columbia Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603
58
$7,500-$17,000
Yes
www.empire.edu
717-394-8561
Certificates
18:1
105
1929
Cosmetology and hair styling, nail technology
13.
Empire Beauty School-Hanover
1000 Carlisle St.
Hanover, PA 17331
58
$7,500-$17,000
Yes
www.empire.edu
717-633-6201
Certificates
19:1
105
1929
Cosmetology and hair styling, nail technology
14.
Empire Beauty School-Lebanon
1776 Quentin Road
Lebanon, PA 17042
33
$7,500-$17,000
Yes
www.empire.edu
717-272-3323
Certificates
21:1
105
1929
Cosmetology and hair styling, nail technology