Brightwood College-Baltimore in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Brightwood College-Baltimore offers 21-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 32:1. 30.7% are women, and 69.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Brightwood College-Baltimore is 21440$, that is above national average. 50% of full-time Brightwood College-Baltimore students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $33,800, 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 College-Baltimore 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 College-Baltimore students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$21,302
$30,001 - $48,000$20,603
$48,001 - $75,000$22,709
$75,001 - $110,000$25,124

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder (the 2d largest program, lasting 9 months) is $11,577 per year and $138,924 in total. Pharmacy Technician/Assistant is the third largest program at Brightwood College-Baltimore, and it takes a full-time student 9 months to complete. This one will cost $12,076 per year and $144,909 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 12 months length Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician will cost you $19,394 per year, $232,728 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


743 of Brightwood College-Baltimore undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 78 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Brightwood College-Baltimore number 47 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at Brightwood College-Baltimore 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

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

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 College-Baltimore graduation rate is below the national average.

50% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Brightwood College-Baltimore 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 a huge 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 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 Brightwood College-Baltimore is 32:1, that means that for every 32 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



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Brightwood College-Baltimore 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 College-Baltimore 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 College-Baltimore offers 21 programs in total: 18 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 98 universities in Maryland state. Brightwood College-Baltimore is one of the few institutions in Maryland 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 Maryland state average data to help you compare.


Brightwood College-Baltimore provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 921 students with 27639 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Brightwood College-Baltimore

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Overall Rating:

How do you have a Computer Support Technician program and an Internet Connection that just don't work well?My teachers Mr. Dhanesar and Mr. Hackendorn were both very good at what they do and in typical teacher fashion, they made many adjustments and changes to deal with the internet issues we have been having since my enrollment. I have voiced my concerns to both of them and they then took it to management and nothing was done. Here we are 11/20/2017 and the problem still exist. Go figure.I even took it a bit further and mentioned it to Ms. Welch and her rude and unprofessional response just showed how much she cares about what we go through here CST students. It's also very sad that my review about how the CST students are treated isn't the only one out there. I so wished I have done my reviews before enrolling here but my excitement to get into this program got the best of me and I failed to check reviews on this campus.I will love to put the good word out there about Ms. Cathy, she is just amazing at what she does. She is very caring and a wonderful motivator. Thank you for showing me your kindness, professionalism and your love for education. Thanks again to Mr. Dhanesar and Mr. Hackendorn for putting up with and doing the best you all can given the situation.STARS GIVEN are for my teachers and Ms. Cathy.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I went to Brightwood college when it was still Kaplan. It was a great experience!!!!!!!!!! My teacher, Dr. Kc, was the best!!!!!!!! I really learned and developed my skills there!! The staff and career counselors were very supportive and guided me when I needed!!!! I highly recommend it!!!!!!

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...........Is all i can say. I'm still waiting on my A+ tutor to show up, and I graduated, last year(August 2016). LMAO. They treated the NURSING students likes gods, and the rest of the programs like second class citizens, especially if you were in computer support; which I was in. Never fixed or needs or have things organized. The teachers, I had no problems with, but even they were asking for help and not getting it. And once your time up, your time was up. They would cram 9 Months of tech knowledge into your, put you out and say come back on graduation day, and you're standing at the door, like what the hell just happened. Not to mentioned that they don't contact you, to let you know when your graduating. My whole class didn't find out until the day of. Let's just say that was the longest walk across stage, when you're the only one in the CST program walking....sad. They promise to get you jobs, even after graduating, my phone hasn't rung yet. I was forced to go back to my last job, just so I can start paying off, THE HIGH SCHOOL LOAN PAYMENTS. That right people, I left this job to go to school, graduated, and had to go back, with nothing to show for it. I will give props to my computers teachers though. With all the struggles these two manage to put information know-how into our heads and we did learn something. Thank you MR.H AND MR.D. Brightwood, get it together. Now, BACK ON THE JOB HUNT, I GO.......

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I graduated from this school when it was previously name TESST COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, obtaining my certification and being able to work in the best nursing facilities there is. I am currently looking to obtain my EMT Certification, there are Phenomenal staff at Brightwood aka TESST, I AM GRATEFUL.. To have met so many nice ppl. I wish u all the BEST, stay focus stay determined and EXCEL

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I learned some new stuff, but they don't teach as well as they should, and the school is never organized with anything. Don't have everything they need to teach us and staff is always changing. It's not worth the time here

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1520 South Caton Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +4109516641

Institution is active in current year: 1

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