Brightwood College-Beltsville in Beltsville

Beltsville, MD

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Brightwood College-Beltsville offers 18-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 39:1. 52.4% are women, and 47.6% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Brightwood College-Beltsville is 21771$, that is above national average. 49% of full-time Brightwood College-Beltsville students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $37,400, 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-Beltsville 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-Beltsville students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,815
$30,001 - $48,000$21,908
$48,001 - $75,000$24,709
$75,001 - $110,000$25,440

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 $20,773 per year and $249,276 in total. Computer Support Specialist is the third largest program at Brightwood College-Beltsville, and it takes a full-time student 9 months to complete. This one will cost $12,652 per year and $151,821 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 9 months length Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder will cost you $11,521 per year, $138,249 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


418 of Brightwood College-Beltsville undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 63 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Brightwood College-Beltsville number 54 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.

Students at Brightwood College-Beltsville 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.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Brightwood College-Beltsville.

Weekend/evening college

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

Graduation Rate


Brightwood College-Beltsville graduation rate is below the national average.

49% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Brightwood College-Beltsville 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 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 schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Brightwood College-Beltsville is 39:1, that means that for every 39 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 College-Beltsville 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-Beltsville 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-Beltsville offers 18 programs in total: 12 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 6 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state. Brightwood College-Beltsville 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-Beltsville provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 739 students with 22166 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Brightwood College-Beltsville

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Absolutely love this school. I went for a visit today and felt right at home. The staff was excellent, helpful and extremely friendly. I can't wait to start classes.

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Used to be TESST College of Technology at one point!

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I graduated from both IT programs and landed 2 different IT jobs afterwards. A lot of people say they can't find jobs after they graduate but it takes work to get these jobs. Don't just sit around and expect for your dream job to fall in your lap. You have to be in your Career Services Advisors office almost everyday! Very good school.

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One of pure joy Males

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Location & Website

Address: 4600 Powder Mill Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +3019378448

Institution is active in current year: 1

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