Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

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Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh offers 40-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 24:1. 34% are women, and 66% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh is 18970$, that is above national average. 28% of full-time Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $21,900, 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-Pittsburgh 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-Pittsburgh students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$18,896
$30,001 - $48,000$22,677
$48,001 - $75,000$17,852
$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 Electrician (the 2d largest program, lasting 12 months) is $18,054 per year and $216,648 in total. Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician is the third largest program at Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh, and it takes a full-time student 12 months to complete. This one will cost $17,094 per year and $205,128 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 21 months length Occupational Therapist Assistant will cost you $61,065 per year, $732,774 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


631 of Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 83 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh number 167 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh 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

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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.

Graduation Rate


Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh graduation rate is below the national average.

28% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh 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 consideration 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-Pittsburgh is 24:1, that means that for every 24 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-Pittsburgh 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-Pittsburgh 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-Pittsburgh offers 40 programs in total: 21 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 19 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 48 universities in Allegheny county. Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh is one of the few institutions in Allegheny 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-Pittsburgh provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 797 students with 23914 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Brightwood Career Institute-Pittsburgh

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I went here when this was "Kaplan" although they did help me get a job I would not recommend this program to anyone. You can't transfer credit and the curriculum was sub part mostly theory and no hands on training for real.

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Overall Rating:

This is a great school. Whether you would like to pursue a career as a medical assistant, an occupational therapy assistant, any of the other trades offered here. Please do not hesitate to call or stop down to the school to find further information. All of the staff, including, teachers, students, admission representatives and financial aid personnel are great people and are willing to help you succeed in any way.

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Overall Rating:

I love Brightwood. The staff and students work really hard here. The staff are 100% dedicated to the students success. Graduating from here will be an awesome experience. The Occupational Therapy program here is awesome! All the staff are either OTR or COTAS. The head of the department is amazing and helpful. I am very excited and proud to be a student here! I am happy I go to school at a place where I feel like I belong.

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Overall Rating:

Brightwood is a great school with wonderful OTA program. One of the best thing I did for my self was making the choice to come here and get my education. The instructors are very helpful, positive and always welling to help you. You will never leave the class confused or lost because they always make sure you understand the subjects.

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I enjoyed attending Brightwood Career Institute. All the staff were very friendly and approachable at all times. They really want you to succeed in the school. There are so many there that helped me succeed.

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Location & Website

Address: 933 Penn Avenue


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +4123384770

Institution is active in current year: 1

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