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Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg

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Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Average Salary in 10 Years

$25,100
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg

Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is a small private for-profit school part of the Education Corporation of America system and offers undergrad programs. It has 178 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. 69% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $19,800.

About
🗺 5650 Derry Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111
Mission Brightwood Career Institute is an institution of higher education dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate curriculum with professional skill development, empowering students to achieve their lifelong personal and professional goals.
🌐 www.brightwoodcareer.edu
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

69%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

38%

Women Graduation Rate

74%
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg?

Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg students, on average, make $25,100 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 6% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

6.1%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg.

Median Earnings of Students from Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg.
Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

24
students per faculty
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg?

No
Highest degree: Associate's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

178

Total Students

178
undergrads and grad students

Students over 25

38%

Student Median Household Income

$42,641
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

77%
of undergraduates

Men

23%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 30 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 335 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg study?

Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
  3. Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Approximately 100% of students choose to study one of these majors.
Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

75%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg has a retention rate of 75% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

15
8% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg has around 15 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 8% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Brightwood Career Institute - Harrisburg as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

1,156
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

102
in 2017
Source: FBI
Politics in Pennsylvania
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Pennsylvania tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 48% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 48% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.