Brightwood College-Dayton in Dayton

Dayton, OH

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Brightwood College-Dayton offers 21-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 19.6% are women, and 80.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Brightwood College-Dayton is 22018$, that is above national average. 50% of full-time Brightwood College-Dayton students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $22,700, 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-Dayton 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-Dayton students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$21,852
$30,001 - $48,000$22,839
$48,001 - $75,000$22,334
$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 Dental Assisting/Assistant (the 2d largest program, lasting 9 months) is $12,603 per year and $151,236 in total. Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse is the third largest program at Brightwood College-Dayton, and it takes a full-time student 18 months to complete. This one will cost $61,628 per year and $739,530 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 12 months length Electrician will cost you $20,934 per year, $251,208 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


452 of Brightwood College-Dayton undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 81 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Brightwood College-Dayton number 133 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at Brightwood College-Dayton 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-Dayton graduation rate is below the national average.

50% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Brightwood College-Dayton 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 perception. 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-Dayton 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 Brightwood College-Dayton 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-Dayton 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-Dayton offers 21 programs in total: 15 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 25 universities in Montgomery county. Brightwood College-Dayton is one of the few institutions in Montgomery 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.


Brightwood College-Dayton provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 595 students with 17858 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Brightwood College-Dayton

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Overall Rating:

This school doesn’t deserve any stars, but it would not allow me to review without selecting one. Bright wood does not care about their students. Most of these students are from the military and the admin office always seems to be messing up to where they cannot submit their paperwork on time to allow the students to have their GI bill processed. We are always waiting for our payments and we get letters from the military charging us for the classes. While you’re in class the instructors are not qualified and they sit around eat food and shoot the breeze with the students. The programs should be cut in half so they don’t have to waste their time. You can easily learn this stuff in about 6-9 months vs. 12 months. Also a few months ago, they had an active shooter simulation and they did not advise the students of this!!!!! Some students were in the war, so some of them had to go home due to triggering their PTSD. This school is abusive to their students, financially and mentally. We had word that they were losing their does a school lose accreditation in the first place?? This caused lots of stress about paying back the military for the classes in which we were taking. Before they were brightwood they were Kaplin and they were sued for basically not having qualified instructors. Many instructors relocated to other schools to teach. The students are only as good as their teachers....We have pretty much trained ourselves while we are there....for example they have an HVAC person to teach ELECTRICIAN classes....Shame on this “school” it’s literally just a scam for people’s money, and I am happy to hear that they are closing this ‘college’ down in 2019. I would advise you look into better education institutions.

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Very excited to start school 9/19/18! The staff were extremely helpful and organized. Which is hard to find in programs like this. Brightwood staff were extremely knowledgeable about using military benefits for school as well. However, I was informed 9/11/18 that the school would be closing its doors as of 2019. Meaning I would no longer be able to attend the nursing program I have prepared for. Not only did they cancel the program, but they also got rid of their admission team as well, which means there was no one available to answer my questions! So I would have to say the 1 star rating is relevant. I completely dedicated myself to this nursing program (leaving my federal job & moving closer to the facility) and now am left with what feels like a "shrug of the shouler". Thanks for the false hope!

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Very welcoming, the teachers are amazing and very genuine.

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Location & Website

Address: 2800 East River Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +9372946155

Institution is active in current year: 1

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