Brightwood College-Towson

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2017 Average Net Price
$21,872
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
28.4%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
309
100% Full-Time

About

Brightwood College-Towson is a higher education institution located in Baltimore County, MD. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Brightwood College-Towson were Medical Assistant (104 degrees awarded), Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (34 degrees), and Computer Support Specialist (18 degrees).

In 2018, 174 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brightwood College-Towson. 79.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (125 degrees), 5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (25 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,872.

In 2017, 84% of undergraduate students attending Brightwood College-Towson received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$21,872
2017 Value
8.38%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brightwood College-Towson had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,872. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brightwood College-Towson grew by 8.38%.

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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

84%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

84% of undergraduate students at Brightwood College-Towson received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 27.3% with respect to 2016, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Brightwood College-Towson (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.
28.4%
2015 Default Rate
80
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Brightwood College-Towson was 28.4%, which represents 80 out of the 282 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-Towson had a total enrollment of 309 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Towson is 309 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Towson are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Towson, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.2% Black or African American, 13.6% White, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, 3.88% Two or More Races, and 1.62% Asian.

Students enrolled at Brightwood College-Towson in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (54%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.1%) and White Female (10.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brightwood College-Towson in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 309 students. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Towson is 309 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Towson are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%
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-Towson was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Brightwood College-Towson 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
    223 enrolled students
  2. White
    42 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    13 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Towson is 72.2% Black or African American, 13.6% White, 4.21% Hispanic or Latino, 3.88% Two or More Races, and 1.62% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2018, 102 more women than men received degrees from Brightwood College-Towson. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brightwood College-Towson is black or african american (125 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (25 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Towson is Medical Assistant (104 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (34 degrees) and Computer Support Specialist (18 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Brightwood College-Towson, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (138 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (26 degrees), and Protective Services (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-Towson 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-Towson in 2018 are Health (138 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (26 degrees), and Protective Services (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-Towson are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Towson are Health (138 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (26 degrees), and Protective Services (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-Towson 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-Towson are Health (138 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (26 degrees), and Protective Services (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-Towson.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 104 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Towson was Medical Assistant with 104 degrees awarded.

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

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

36
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
138
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Towson, which is 0.261 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (138).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Towson in Computer Support Specialist, which is 3.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 97 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Towson in Medical Assistant, which is 13.9 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Brightwood College-Towson is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, 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
    125 degrees awarded
  2. White
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brightwood College-Towson is black or african american (125 degrees awarded). There were 5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (25 degrees).

4.6% of degree recipients (8 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
    100 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    25 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brightwood College-Towson is black or african american female (100 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (25 degrees).

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Operations

Brightwood College-Towson employs 3 No academic ranks. Most academics at Brightwood College-Towson are Female No academic rank (3), and Male No academic rank (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Towson are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 8 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 3 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.42M
2017 Salaries
0.503%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Brightwood College-Towson paid a median of $1.42M in salaries, a 0.503% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$170k
Instructional Salaries
3
Number of Employees

In 2017, Brightwood College-Towson paid a total of $170k to 3 employees working as instructors, which represents 12% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Towson was No academic rank with 3 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Towson were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8 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-Towson was Female No academic rank with 3 employees, and Male No academic rank with 0 employees.

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

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