Dawn Career Institute Inc in Wilmington

Wilmington, DE

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Dawn Career Institute Inc offers 39-degree programs and 11 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 7.1% are women, and 92.9% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Dawn Career Institute Inc is 19460$, that is above national average. 74% of full-time Dawn Career Institute Inc students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $22,400, 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 Dawn Career Institute Inc 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, Dawn Career Institute Inc students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$19,345
$30,001 - $48,000$20,525
$48,001 - $75,000$22,133
$75,001 - $110,000$23,181

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 8 months) is $10,300 per year and $123,600 in total. Health/Medical Claims Examiner is the third largest program at Dawn Career Institute Inc, and it takes a full-time student 8 months to complete. This one will cost $10,300 per year and $123,600 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 8 months length Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician will cost you $10,300 per year, $123,600 for the complete course.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


730 of Dawn Career Institute Inc undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 79 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Dawn Career Institute Inc number 8 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Delaware.

Students at Dawn Career Institute Inc 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

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


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.

Graduation Rate


Dawn Career Institute Inc graduation rate is above the national average.

74% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Dawn Career Institute Inc 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 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 Dawn Career Institute Inc is 12:1, that means that for every 12 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 Dawn Career Institute Inc 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 Dawn Career Institute Inc and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Delaware.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Dawn Career Institute Inc offers 39 programs in total: 39 are for less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 18 universities in Delaware state, with one of the highest number of less than 1-year certificate.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 11 distance education programs that are offered in the Dawn Career Institute Inc: 11 are for less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


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 Delaware state average data to help you compare.


Dawn Career Institute Inc provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 915 students with 64350 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Dawn Career Institute Inc

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Overall Rating:

This school is by far the worst education experience I’ve had in my 20 years of living. The amount of money you pay is absolutely ridiculous considering the promises that aren’t upheld. I took the Advanced Esthetics program. Prior to signing up, we were promised full size kits, only to soon realize everything was travel size. The spa was always without supplies, in which we would have to improvise. During the 8 month course, we’ve had roughly about 5/6 teachers who either quit, or got fired (the reason for leaving we don’t know). It’s so hard trying to learn in such new environments everyday; Dawn even installed a camera in our classroom. Not every classroom. Select ones. Another thing about the staff: they hate being questioned! Why? Because they never have an answer. It’s always an ‘oh, I’ll get back to you on that’ and never follow up. They feed you with lies, to drag you along, and if you question their authority they take note of it. This school is family ran and that’s exactly what they do; stick together. They are not here for the student, simply only the dollar sign. A lot of rules are made up as they go, and majority of the instructors are NOT licensed. Please do your research on these schools guys! This school is the biggest scam I’ve ever came across.

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This school is horrible staff is only here to get paid and doesn’t really care about students and want to get their education. They don’t understand life comes with highs and lows. I’m starting to think they make everyone do a payment plan. I was told that money go towards supplies and we are always out of supplies! Attitudes are NASTY! You focus on one subject for two days. If you can take your money elsewhere please do so! Because dawn is full of it!

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I already had 7 years billing experience but started working in another field for a few years. I really missed working in healthcare & wanted to go back but a lot changed especially in coding so I signed up at Dawn in July 2014 for their online Medical Billing & Coding program. They signed me right up & mailed out my books. I had no problems with the courses & got all straight. A’s! I love the teachers, they wre flexible & worked with you!! However, there were no breaks between classes or holiday time (even at Christmas stuff was due!). I ended up having a death in the family & then had a severe illness. The school has no extension periods for time off in these cases but colleges do! The school wanted to kick me out after 6 mo for being sick! A teacher got them to agree to allow me to start back up & I was supposed to get my next class’ books but I got them 2 weeks late & (we were in 2015) & the school sent me a 2014 book. I called tge Admin to get it straightened out but I couldnt do the coursework on time due to no books. They discharged me from the program with 3 classes left & sent me a bill for $6000!!! Sorry but 3 classes don’t cist that much money & financial aid had paid for the classes I already took. I didnt terminate the contract, they did for no reason which if they didnt do that they would’ve been paid by financial aid! This school doesn’t care about you or your education! They onky care about money! Its cheapier to get an Assiciates degre at a college then go here! Be careful and read all the fine print!!!!!!

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Overall Rating:

Worse place to go!! Staff is inconsistent, they lie, and the miscommunication is horrible. Worse experience I’ve had with a school and will definitely let others know never to waste their time attending this facility. The instructors are very unprofessional diagnosing students and they are not even nurses or a doctor to give diagnosis to students after blood draws!

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The cost of enrollment is more than college. My daughter has never received grants or loans in the past, but Dawn Institute was not only going to take the full grants permitted for her attendance but they wanted a parent loan for tuition. If my daughter was going to college there would still be funding left over for expenses, but not with Dawn Institute.Be very careful with schools that overestimate their enrollment especially when there is no degree in the end. Obtaining a certificate is much cheaper than that!These folks have got to be very insensitive that they are advertising a service without quality education, but demanding higher fees than a University and College.You have got to be joking!!! 😳

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Location & Website

Address: 3700 Lancaster Pike, Suite 105


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +3026339075

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: dawncareerinstitute.edu

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