Carrington College-San Jose in San Jose

San Jose, CA

(Rating 1.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Carrington College-San Jose offers 60-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 24:1. Acceptance Rate is 100%. 11.9% are women, and 88.1% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Carrington College-San Jose is 18246$, that is above national average. 64% of full-time Carrington College-San Jose students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $29,600, 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 Carrington College-San Jose 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).

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$18,246
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Carrington College-San Jose students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$16,746
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000$20,617
$75,001 - $110,000$21,165
$110,001+$21,165

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Student charges

    Historical tuition and fees

    Historical books and supplies cost

    Student charges by the largest programs

    The estimated cost of the Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant (the 2d largest program, lasting 22 months) is $62,638 per year and $751,652 in total. Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training is the third largest program at Carrington College-San Jose, and it takes a full-time student 12 months to complete. This one will cost $36,139 per year and $433,668 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 11 months length Dental Assisting/Assistant will cost you $18,487 per year, $221,848 for the complete course.

    Finance

    Percent of students with financial aid

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    9%

    Types of financial aids

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    1076 of Carrington College-San Jose undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 87 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Carrington College-San Jose number 262 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in California.

    Students at Carrington College-San Jose awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Salary After Attending

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    $29,600

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    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

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    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 Carrington College-San Jose.

    Weekend/evening college

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

    Graduation Rate

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    64%
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    Carrington College-San Jose graduation rate is above the national average.

    64% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Carrington College-San Jose 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 educational institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    2 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school record
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school GPA
      • Secondary school rank
      • Completion of college-preparatory program
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • Admission test scores
      • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      100%

      In comparison to National Average

      Carrington College-San Jose acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 33%.

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      100%
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      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Carrington College-San Jose acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 32%.

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      100%
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      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      59%

      Total

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      50%

      Full time

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      9%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      89%

      Part-time retention rate

      86%

      The Carrington College-San Jose full-time retention rate is 89% and part-time retention rate is 86%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Carrington College-San Jose 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

      24:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      8
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      1%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Carrington College-San Jose the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Carrington College-San Jose and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in California.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Carrington College-San Jose offers 60 programs in total: 31 are for Associate's degree, 26 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 28 universities in Santa Clara county. Carrington College-San Jose is one of the few institutions in Santa Clara that offers an Associate's degree program.

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      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 California state average data to help you compare.

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      Carrington College-San Jose provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 932 students with 27966 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Carrington College-San Jose

      Overall Rating:

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      I am a working registered dental hygienist who graduated from Carrington College back when they were at their previous location relatively close by on San Ignacio. I can't speak for the program now since alot has probably changed in terms of administration, but our program director Sherry Heaney, department of hygiene staff, and supervising doctors were all great and provided us with excellent, rigorous education. We had a very thorough clinical and classroom education there at Carrington which allowed my graduating class to pretty much all go through the program and pass our National and regional boards for hygiene.The cost for the programs I will admit is a bit pricey as it is a private tech school, but they do have loan options. I just recently paid off my student loans after working part time for 3-4 years as a dental hygienist. Also keep in mind that the program was only about 1.5 years full-time vs the 2 years you would expect to go through from one of the renown lottery local community college programs at foothill, Diablo, etc. By all means if you are lucky enough to get into those programs go there as you will save a ton of money, but education-wise my education was on par with those schools. After we graduated I received many phone calls checking up on me to ask if I had been employed yet, so they do seem to check up on how we were doing after going through the program.If you are coming into this clinic as a patient, understand that this isn't a dental practice. Carrington makes nothing from having you come in for their essentially free treatment. They don't "prey" on people without dental insurance because Carrington receives no benefit from you coming into the department for treatment, and rather it is more of a service to you and the local community. That being said, you will be treated by STUDENTS and their only gain from you will be clinical experience. Treatment planning and the amount of time you spend in the clinic will also be ALOT longer than it would be if you were to go to a dental office. I'm talking about a few days of you coming in for appointments vs an hour at a dental office.To Nichole's review, since I can't directly respond to your review: I am unaware of how your periodontal health was before treatment but most likely you had gum disease. If you are having gum recession after treatment that you didn't expect, then I am afraid maybe you didn't have enough patient education. That is something that just happens if you have gum disease and receive treatment for it. Your gums recede because they are swollen initially and you already have bone loss around your teeth. Once they firm up they will naturally recede to match your bone levels.As a practitioner it triggers me when the patient blames the doctor or staff for the patient's own negligence even though as practitioners we have the heart to basically do charity work for them. It is sad that you feel entitled to free treatment and then blame your healthcare provider. Just my two cents here.

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      Overall Rating:

      If I could Give this school a negative star I would. The management and staff are horrible. When I started This program (Surgical Technology) I thought I made The best decision in my life. The program director was amazing and was always supportive of her students. I heard Bad things about this school from gradauates of the program from before ms Hamricks time and it made me question if I was Doing the right thing. But since she’s left it has gone down quickly. Esther the dean is horrible and targets students. She was told things about the instructor and did nothing about it. I can Write a book on how bad things have gotten since the program director left in January. Do not waste your 40k on this program. Look into Uniteck or SVSTI not Carrington. They are only care about making money. Ms Hamrick was the one that held that program together and truly cared about the success of her students. They do not care about the students at all. Take my advice and run the other direction

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      Overall Rating:

      This school is a joke. Since the day I started I’ve had issues. Let’s start with the enrollment reps. They are nothing but sales people trying to get their numbers. Then the finance department will call you even when you do not have a payment due and harass you saying you do. Good luck trying to get your tax form in time. The new assistant dean does not know what she’s doing either. Now, the program. Well do not go to the Surgical Technology program here. Since the program director Ms Hamrick left this place is hell. No one knows what they are doing and students do not have clinical sites for their externship. They lie to students and are only about looking good to their boss and getting your money. Stay away from this school and the ST program you will regret it. The students do not even have basic supplies needed such as mask, gloves, sutures and hats for the lab. Ms Hamrick tried to get us equipment for the lab with no luck. Surg Techs need to know how to use the cautery and suction for one and we do not have working ones in our lab. I can’t tell you enough how bad this place is now. Stay away!!!! They won’t tell you anything. Not even like their other ST program has lost accreditation and they aren’t telling new students this. They have a part time instructor that stirs the pot and an agency instructor that is only doing a contract there then leaving. The instructors fight and they drag the students into it. Good luck if you go here. You won’t be placed at a site as they promised or graduate on time. They are making students wait an entire year to graduate. Who wants to go back to that hell hole after a year. Not me

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      Overall Rating:

      Save your money and go elsewhere. The surgical tech program director left and the entire program went downhill. The school does not have good staff and does not care about student success after they take your money.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Very bad place I'm going to sue them, they pray on people that are poor thinking nothing will happen when the hurt your smile. I went here to have my teeth cleaned because I had no insurance. They grinded on my teeth so bad I have bad scar tissue pockets on my front teeth that is causing my gums to reseed very fast. These people are bad people that don't know what they are doing at all. Do not become a victim of there abuse they will cause on your smile. This place should be shut down.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 5883 Rue Ferrari

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Differs by program

      General Phone Number: +4089600162

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: carrington.edu

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