Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia offers 18-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 49:1. 32.9% are women, and 67.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia is 21164$, that is above national average. 53% of full-time Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $26,200, 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 Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia 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, Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$21,061
$30,001 - $48,000$21,830
$48,001 - $75,000$24,437
$75,001 - $110,000$25,635

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Electrician (the 2d largest program, lasting 12 months) is $18,955 per year and $227,460 in total. Dental Assisting/Assistant is the third largest program at Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia, and it takes a full-time student 9 months to complete. This one will cost $12,607 per year and $151,281 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 18 months length Criminal Justice/Safety Studies will cost you $46,440 per year, $557,280 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


883 of Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 83 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia number 154 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia 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

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

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Tuition payment plan

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 Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia graduation rate is above the national average.

53% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia 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 indicator 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia is 49:1, that means that for every 49 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 Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia 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 Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia 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

Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia offers 18 programs in total: 15 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Philadelphia county. Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia is one of the few institutions in Philadelphia 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 Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 986 students with 29571 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Brightwood Career Institute-Philadelphia

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I’m currently attending Brightwood Career Institute I love and enjoy it. I have learned so much in this school how they prepare me for my future career . My career choice was becoming a Dental Assistant that's when I chose Brightwood as a great school. I am also in the Ambassador program and it is a great program to be in because it shows how much you can build your confidence up and be a role model for others. That is how I feel about being at Brightwood Career Institute.. I highly recommend anyone wanting to get into the Dental field to go here. They do the certification test right at the school and they really do help you with anything you need. Looking forward to graduation and starting my job as well as continuing my education.

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Nice place

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My daughter graduated back in June 2017 was sent to do her externship at a place that in my opinion just used her by having her work for free when my daughter asked to be transfer because she felt she wasn’t getting any experience on what she took up the person in charge in told her she would have to start from beginning in doing her hours later found out it was bull that she could of without losing her hrs daughter was the top in her class never missed a day helped out new students and now she sits home applying for jobs that are not hiring without the experience and person who got paid that suppose to be helping her find a job is not helping her daughter is constantly contacting her and she sends her out to other jobs in which she didn’t take up when we applied to this school they assured us that she would have a job at the end 7 months later still nothing and loan had to be paid off will not recommend this school to no one

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My experience when it was Kaplan back to 2014 sucked !!!! The staff the career advisor they horrible they just wanna get you out on extern and move they kept sending me to MA sites Instead in MOA and then refused to help me when it came to refresher courses and employment after they said they had an open door policy I currently enrolled at Franklin mills where I was suppose to start in the beginning but 30th st was closer but I regretted it ever since

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The institute workers made a good impression.BUT don't let them fool you the dental assistant program is a non credit program.IF you don't believe me check the website itself.My nephew was going to attend this institute but he seen it was a non credit program.Just go to community college of philadelphia it will all be worth it !FAFSA will cover 4 classes and your books!You shouldn't have to go through any loans your first two years in my opinion.

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Location & Website

Address: 3010 Market Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +2155944020

Institution is active in current year: 1

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