Brightwood College-Nashville (246202)

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2017 Average Net Price
$22,788
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
30%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
309
100% Full-Time

About

Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) is a higher education institution located in Davidson County, TN. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) were Medical Assistant (86 degrees awarded), Dental Assisting (56 degrees), and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (43 degrees).

In 2018, 223 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202). 85.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 14.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (104 degrees), 1.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (72 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,788.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students attending Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$22,788
2017 Value
8.12%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,788. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) grew by 8.12%.

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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

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 14.9% with respect to 2016, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
30%
2015 Default Rate
176
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) was 30%, which represents 176 out of the 586 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-Nashville (246202) had a total enrollment of 309 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) is 309 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202), both undergraduate and graduate, is 57% Black or African American, 26.2% White, 7.12% Hispanic or Latino, 1.29% Two or More Races, 0.324% Asian, and 0.324% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (51.5%), followed by White Female (21%) and Black or African American Male (5.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 309 students. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) is 309 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
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-Nashville (246202) was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Black or African American
    176 enrolled students
  2. White
    81 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    22 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) is 57% Black or African American, 26.2% White, 7.12% Hispanic or Latino, 1.29% Two or More Races, 0.324% Asian, and 0.324% 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.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 21 students (6.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2018, 159 more women than men received degrees from Brightwood College-Nashville (246202). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) is black or african american (104 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (72 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) is Medical Assistant (86 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Assisting (56 degrees) and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (43 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (22 degrees awarded), Health (191 degrees), and Legal (10 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-Nashville (246202) 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-Nashville (246202) in 2018 are Construction (22 degrees awarded), Health (191 degrees), and Legal (10 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-Nashville (246202) are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) are Construction (22 degrees awarded), Health (191 degrees), and Legal (10 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-Nashville (246202) 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-Nashville (246202) are Construction (22 degrees awarded), Health (191 degrees), and Legal (10 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-Nashville (246202).
Most Common (2018)
  1. 86 degrees awarded
  2. 56 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) was Medical Assistant with 86 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of degree-majors recipients from 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate programs at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) according to their major.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

32
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
191
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202), which is 0.168 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (191).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) in Electrician. There were no female recipients with the same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) in Medical Assistant, which is 22 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (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. Black or African American
    104 degrees awarded
  2. White
    72 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) is black or african american (104 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (72 degrees).

7.17% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. Black or African American Female
    94 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) is black or african american female (94 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (59 degrees).

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Operations

Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) employs 7 No academic ranks. Most academics at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) are Female No academic rank (5), and Male No academic rank (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 9 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 3 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.7M
2017 Salaries
0.292%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) paid a median of $1.7M in salaries, a 0.292% 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

$352k
Instructional Salaries
7
Number of Employees

In 2017, Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) paid a total of $352k to 7 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.8% 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
7 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
9 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) was No academic rank with 7 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202) were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees, and Management with 2 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-Nashville (246202) was Female No academic rank with 5 employees, and Male No academic rank with 2 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Brightwood College-Nashville (246202).

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