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Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh

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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

$24,700
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh

Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a small private for-profit school part of the Education Corporation of America system and offers undergrad programs. It has 250 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Construction Trades, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. 48% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $20,200.

About
🗺 933 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
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

48%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

53%

Women Graduation Rate

44%
Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh?

Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh students, on average, make $24,700 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 7-8 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh

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 - Pittsburgh. 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?

5.2%
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 - Pittsburgh.

Median Earnings of Students from Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh

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 - Pittsburgh.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh

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 - Pittsburgh.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh

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 - Pittsburgh.

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

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 - Pittsburgh.
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 - Pittsburgh? 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

11
students per faculty
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh?

No
Highest degree: Associate's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

250

Total Students

250
undergrads and grad students

Students over 25

56%

Student Median Household Income

$44,358
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

64%
of undergraduates

Men

36%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

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

This means that for every 100 women, there are 56 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 178 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh

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 - Pittsburgh study?

Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh Popular Majors

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

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

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
  3. Construction Trades
  4. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  5. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Approximately 97% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

61%

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 - Pittsburgh has a retention rate of 61% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

24
10% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh has around 24 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 10% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Brightwood Career Institute - Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

656
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

29
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.