Bay Area Medical Academy in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

(Rating 4 based on 5 reviews)
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Bay Area Medical Academy offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 19% are women, and 81% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bay Area Medical Academy is 9078$, that is at the level of national average. 94% of full-time Bay Area Medical Academy students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bay Area Medical Academy is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bay Area Medical Academy students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000--
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000$9,078
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Pharmacy Technician/Assistant (the 2d largest program, lasting 9 months) is $5,396 per year and $64,746 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


92 of Bay Area Medical Academy undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 56 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bay Area Medical Academy number 511 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

Students at Bay Area Medical Academy awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant aid.

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Other alternative tuition plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bay Area Medical Academy.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Bay Area Medical Academy graduation rate is above the national average.

94% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bay Area Medical Academy completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bay Area Medical Academy is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Bay Area Medical Academy the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bay Area Medical Academy and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bay Area Medical Academy offers 6 programs in total: 3 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 24 universities in San Francisco county. Bay Area Medical Academy is one of the few institutions in San Francisco that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the California state average data to help you compare.


Bay Area Medical Academy provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 76 students with 68507 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bay Area Medical Academy

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Overall Rating:

I am a student of the Bay Area Medical Academy and am happy to recommend the academy to all who intend to take their careers a step further. I joined this Academy in the Phlebotomy program and am very satisfied with the education and training that I have recieved from the academy. I owe my knowledge and skill about phlebotomy to this academy. Today I am on my way to accomplishing the milestones that lay before me but am confident that very soon not only will I be able to get a job in the medical field but will also be able to make a small difference to the lives of many people who suffer from various illnesses. Phlebotomy is an important and much needed skill and I'm happy and grateful to have acquired it from Bay Area Medical Academy.I saw a few one star reviews and decided to update my review. I wonder why are there some unhappy students. I only have good things to report. My instructor Ms. B did a good job of teaching us. The labs here are amazing!!! They never run out of supplies! From day one, the process was outlined really well.Karina at externship is simply amazing!!! A thorough professional. She's very quick to respond to requests and queries and takes into consideration your needs. Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! I feel sorry for the students who haven't had a fab experience but realize, it's an academy and externship is doing all they can to place as may of us as they can at locations of our choice. It's not an easy task by any standard!! Follow their process to the 'T' and it's a very smooth sail. Also look deep within you.... were you on your A game? Did you miss a step in the process?Lastly, do realize that this school is relatively affordable as compared to the others out there and that's kudos to the board at BAMA who've kept this into consideration while designing a program.Overall, I am super satisfied and will come to BAMA over and over again for adding on new skills! No two ways on that one. Thank you BAMA for taking such good care of me and the other students. Eternally gateful.For the skeptics out there, I am in no way benefited from this review. I believe in giving credit where it's due.

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Overall Rating:

My experience with (bay area academy) I used lower case letters for the name of the school because I feel I had no help with employment, also when jobs were posted they said if you're interested feel free to send resumes to the school and they will assist students because they are affiliated with the companies. That never happened.The resume specialist did incomplete resumes for me more than once. I finished my program EKG Technician 2017 I am still not working. I went in again October 2018 to be assisted with resume still incomplete. I was prepared for a job fair in which bay area academy was to help me prepare for, again I was told I would be called to be assisted with the pre- employment They never got back to me until after it was over. Lots of students was unsuccessful in jobs. It helps to have your own resources and connections. If you have a great resume specialist in mind that could help to.

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It was literally a wing and a prayer but somehow it happened. I enrolled in the 6 weekend course, studied hard and aced my phlebotomy externship. Next thing I knew they were offering me a job at the San Francisco AIDS foundation! Not only do I love my colleagues but I appreciate them for even taking the time to consider me. Thank you Bay Area Medical Academy for my new career .

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I got lucky with having a great teacher! The training was very thorough, and the externship was very helpful. My only complaint is that BAMA GRAVELY MISLEAD me to believe that this process was short. The wait time for an externship is incredibly long, even if you can do a 2+ week one. And the state takes weeks to process your license once you are done with your paperwork. All in all, it took me about a year to get my license; and I had the luxury of doing the 3 week externship with a shortISH wait time.

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Overall Rating:

I took the weekend phlebotomy program with Ms. B. She is an amazing teacher and even though the weekend program was only 10 weekends I can say I learned all of the material necessary to become a licensed phlebotomy tech. Overall the program is worth every penny and it was very informing from the beginning to end on the process it takes to get your license.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 530 Bush Street #201


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +4152170077

Institution is active in current year: 1

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