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7351 Spring Hill Drive, Suite 11
Spring Hill, FL 34606
p. 352-684-3007
w. www.atafl.edu

ATA Career Education

ATA Career Education Rating: 3.0/5 (5 votes)

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Founded in 1994 as an information technology school, ATA switched focus and is now training future professionals in the allied health field. Within the two campuses, one in Largo and the other in Spring Hill, students are offered the following programs:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Limited Medical Radiography
  • Limited Medical Radiography with Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Phlebotomy

Day and evening classes are available along with practical hands-on learning in campus classrooms and externships. Each program has its own requirements for lab hours and coursework but many programs can be completed in as little as 10 months, making this an ideal situation for people looking to start careers in the allied health field or for those looking to train for a new profession.

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The school has an open admissions policy, and they offer courses starting at the beginning of every month. Students who wish to enroll in a program must contact the recruiting office and arrange for a personal interview. All applicants must be 18 years or older and must have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent. Prospective students are encouraged to make an appointment with an admissions officer at least one week prior to enrollment. The school has a non-competitive admissions policy, allowing a qualified applicant to enroll so long as there is room. Applicants are advised to apply three weeks prior to enrollment in order for their financial aid packages to be approved.

Financial Aid

Counseling and assistance are offered for students applying for state and federal and even private financial aid programs. ATA offers a Gap Scholarship for students who are not eligible for outside financial assistance and the school offers an installment payment plan for students who need to finance their tuition along with providing special financing for those in the military.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 849th for the average student loan amount.
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A commuter school that provides a small classroom environment, classes are restricted to fewer than 20 students. The student body is primarily made up of professionals and working adults. Although the classrooms are technologically inclined, most students bring and use their own laptop to complete their regular assignments.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Additional School Information

ATA works hard to keep their students and graduates up to date on current medical technology and trends, so graduates are welcome to come back and attend lectures for free. Current students can take advantage of the free tutoring program in order to achieve success in their classes, and students are encouraged to use the Graduate Services program. This program helps with career placement by networking with the students in their chosen career paths, sending students to job fairs, and sitting down to provide one-on-one counseling for resume writing and interview skills.


This school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Information Summary

Ranks 94th in Florida and 2430th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 239 0.30
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 32 0.04
Robbery 101 0.13
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 617 0.78
Larceny 2,327 2.96
Vehicle theft 104 0.13

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Spring Hill, FL 34606
Surrounding communityMidsize suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population24,179 (24,179 urban / N/A rural)
Households11,108 (2.16 people per house)
Median Household Income$31,877
Families7,786 (2.54 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1211

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3438th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $9,900 $9,900 $9,900
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $25 $25 $25
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $12,085 $12,085 $12,085
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,956 $22,956 $22,956
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $15,333 $15,333 $15,333

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees N/A $9,925 N/A $9,925 N/A $9,925
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A $1,728
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A $7,452
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A $3,690
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A $3,690

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

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Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 4 10 37 29 80
Dental Assisting/Assistant 2 4 15 21
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 1 1 6 8
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 4 4
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 2 20 2 25
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 4 5 2 11
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 3 2 6 11

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4992nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $19,233 (N/A male / $33,751 female)
Number of FT Faculty 3 (N/A male / 3 female)
Number of PT Faculty 25
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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