Brightwood College-Indianapolis

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2017 Average Net Price
$22,558
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
25.6%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
463
100% Full-Time

About

Brightwood College-Indianapolis is a higher education institution located in Marion County, IN. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Brightwood College-Indianapolis were Medical Assistant (175 degrees awarded), Dental Assisting (55 degrees), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (33 degrees).

In 2018, 288 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brightwood College-Indianapolis. 92.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 7.64% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (119 degrees), 1.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,558.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students attending Brightwood College-Indianapolis received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$22,558
2017 Value
9.02%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brightwood College-Indianapolis had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,558. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brightwood College-Indianapolis grew by 9.02%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Brightwood College-Indianapolis received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.48% with respect to 2016, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Brightwood College-Indianapolis (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
25.6%
2015 Default Rate
175
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Brightwood College-Indianapolis was 25.6%, which represents 175 out of the 684 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Brightwood College-Indianapolis had a total enrollment of 463 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Indianapolis is 463 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Indianapolis are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Indianapolis, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40% Black or African American, 35.6% White, 9.94% Hispanic or Latino, 6.26% Asian, 3.24% Two or More Races, and 0.216% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Brightwood College-Indianapolis in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (35.9%), followed by White Female (33.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brightwood College-Indianapolis in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 463 students. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Indianapolis is 463 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Indianapolis are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Brightwood College-Indianapolis was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Brightwood College-Indianapolis had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Black or African American
    185 enrolled students
  2. White
    165 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    46 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Indianapolis is 40% Black or African American, 35.6% White, 9.94% Hispanic or Latino, 6.26% Asian, 3.24% Two or More Races, and 0.216% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2018, 244 more women than men received degrees from Brightwood College-Indianapolis. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brightwood College-Indianapolis is white (119 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Indianapolis is Medical Assistant (175 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Assisting (55 degrees) and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (33 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Brightwood College-Indianapolis, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (278 degrees awarded), Construction (8 degrees), and Protective Services (2 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Indianapolis are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,639,335 people), Other managers (2,238,430 people), Registered nurses (1,850,364 people), Software developers (1,446,628 people), and Accountants & auditors (1,374,574 people).

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Indianapolis in 2018 are Health (278 degrees awarded), Construction (8 degrees), and Protective Services (2 degrees) (as of 2018).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Indianapolis are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Indianapolis are Health (278 degrees awarded), Construction (8 degrees), and Protective Services (2 degrees) (as of 2018).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Indianapolis are Elementary & secondary schools (5,586,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,275,256 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,452,532 people), Computer Systems Design (2,343,824 people), and Construction (1,303,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Indianapolis are Health (278 degrees awarded), Construction (8 degrees), and Protective Services (2 degrees) (as of 2018).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Brightwood College-Indianapolis.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 175 degrees awarded
  2. 55 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Indianapolis was Medical Assistant with 175 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate programs at Brightwood College-Indianapolis according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

22
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
266
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Indianapolis, which is 0.0827 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (266).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Indianapolis in Medical Assistant, which is 0.0479 times less than the 167 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 167 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Indianapolis in Medical Assistant, which is 20.9 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Brightwood College-Indianapolis is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2018)
  1. White
    119 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    89 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brightwood College-Indianapolis is white (119 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (89 degrees).

5.21% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. White Female
    112 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brightwood College-Indianapolis is white female (112 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (81 degrees).

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Operations

Brightwood College-Indianapolis employs 16 No academic ranks. Most academics at Brightwood College-Indianapolis are Female No academic rank (15), and Male No academic rank (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Indianapolis are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 14 employees, Management, with 3 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$2.78M
2017 Salaries
1.08%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Brightwood College-Indianapolis paid a median of $2.78M in salaries, a 1.08% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$888k
Instructional Salaries
16
Number of Employees

In 2017, Brightwood College-Indianapolis paid a total of $888k to 16 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
16 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
14 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Indianapolis was No academic rank with 16 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Indianapolis were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 14 employees, Management with 3 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2017)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Indianapolis was Female No academic rank with 15 employees, and Male No academic rank with 1 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Brightwood College-Indianapolis.

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