Bradford School in Columbus

Columbus, OH

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Bradford School offers 39-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. 28.6% are women, and 71.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bradford School is 17582$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $17375 and $24567 per year. 71% of full-time Bradford School students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $25,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

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 Bradford School 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, Bradford School students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,088
$30,001 - $48,000$16,649
$48,001 - $75,000$18,852
$75,001 - $110,000$22,456



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6220

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


322 of Bradford School undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 73 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bradford School number 141 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Bradford School awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

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

Tuition payment 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.

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.

Graduation Rate


Bradford School graduation rate is above the national average.

71% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bradford School 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 consider 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 picture. 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 Bradford School is 18:1, that means that for every 18 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 Bradford School 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 Bradford School and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2469 Stelzer Road address in Columbus, Ohio.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bradford School with 0.68% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bradford School offers 39 programs in total: 24 are for Associate's degree and 15 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 40 universities in Franklin county. Bradford School is one of the few institutions in Franklin that offers an Associate's degree 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 Ohio state average data to help you compare.


Bradford School provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 671 students with 18830 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bradford School

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I attended the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School. It was the best experience of my life and also the most challenging. The staff and teachers are amazing. Everyone there cares about helping you succeed and reach your goal. I love that there were no long breaks from learning. Once you started, you just sprinted through so that you could graduate that much sooner. Dont get me wrong. Due to the fact that this particular program is accelerated, it is EXTREMELY challenging! I have always been able to do bare minimum and get good grades, but that does not work here! You have to study every day and do every homework assignment. Not only to pass the classes but to ensure that you are truly retaining the knowledge to later pass the VTNE. If you are not 100% committed to this as a career choice, then you will not make it through this particular program. You should be absolutely sure that this is what you want or you're just going to waste your money. I knew that working with animals is what i wanted to do more than anything so no matter how challenging i found that material, i gritted my teeth and plowed through. As i said before, the teachers there are amazing and will help you with anything you need, if you ask. They have so many experiences to share with you and do their best to help you understand. They will even come in early and stay later if that is what you need. The on-site kennel of animals is another excellent resource that allows you to practice and hone the skills you learn and you can always enlist the help of your fellow class mates and teachers. I loved the class i graduated with. We were all different but everyone came together to help one another, whether it was with homework, studying for tests, or with skills practice. That may not be the case with every class but i was blessed enough to be with such a wonderful group of girls. Bradford school is not for everyone but if you are committed to working hard for the education you desire, want to learn from experienced and dedicated teachers, and working with other staff members who will do everything they can to help you with your financial aid or future career employment, then i highly recommend Bradford School. I am so glad that i made the choice to attend and cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for me!

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I had a great educational experience at Bradford Schools. Compared to students I know from Columbus State, I feel like I came out of school knowing much more about my field. It's also great that my program lasted 18 months. For someone who waited so long to decide what career path to take, I had no time to lose. I made lots of great friends and memories as well as being prepared for my career.

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Being in my mid thirties, and a single Mom, I was hesitant about going back to school, it was the best decision I ever made. Hard work and dedication is needed for an accelerated program like Bradford offers, but the end result is worth it. The class sizes are small, and you and your class move together through the program as one unit. The faculty and staff are amazing. They truly care about you, not just to get you through the program. They start caring the moment that you walk in and apply for school. The library, although small, is an star asset on campus, and that's saying something because I hate libraries, or I did until now. Career services is amazing, helping you with getting a resume together, and assisting with job placement as well. Even though my college career is over, the career services department will always be there to help me with any future job placement that I may need. Basically, it's like the old TV show Cheers, everyone knows your name, they get to know you as an individual, and they are always happy to see you and assist. Bradford was the best choice for me, hope that this review helps you decide if it's right for you too!

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The school itself is fine. However if you are serious about your program and are looking to stay in the dorms, I don't recommend it. Security is a joke, and by proxy Bradford should be classified as a party school.

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This is a school that you need to take seriously if you want to get the education you pay for. Yes, it is a tech program, it is fast paced, and it is not excessively personalized to fit each and every student. That being said, it will teach you the technical skills for the profession you choose, present you with an intense curriculum designed to make you a faster/better learner, and make you feel as though you are learning in a workplace, (not a community college supplemented with hand-holding from your instructors). I feel that the way the material is presented is logical and complete IF YOU ARE WILLING TO PUT FORTH THE OUTSIDE EFFORT TO LEARN. Which, in my opinion, if you are committed to your education and career, should be something you as a student WANT to do. This school is extremely hands on, and relies strongly on the individual's drive to learn. I feel, even as a student who has attended two different Bradford Schools locations, that Bradford Schools at Columbus is an institution that has, and will continue to, prepare me for realistic situations in practice. I recommend this school (specifically, the VTI program), strongly to students that are independent, passionate learners. If you don't fit that criteria, don't be surprised if you feel you've been "cheated" out of an education. You made that choice.

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Location & Website

Address: 2469 Stelzer Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6144166200

Institution is active in current year: 1

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