Brightwood College-Hammond

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2017 Average Net Price
$20,812
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
25.6%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
298
100% Full-Time

About

Brightwood College-Hammond is a higher education institution located in Lake County, IN. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Brightwood College-Hammond were Medical Assistant (120 degrees awarded), Dental Assisting (52 degrees), and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (14 degrees).

In 2018, 213 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brightwood College-Hammond. 94.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 5.16% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (106 degrees), 1.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,812.

In 2017, 79% of undergraduate students attending Brightwood College-Hammond received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$20,812
2017 Value
7.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brightwood College-Hammond had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,812. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brightwood College-Hammond grew by 7.87%.

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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

79%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

79% of undergraduate students at Brightwood College-Hammond received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.76% with respect to 2016, when 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Brightwood College-Hammond (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-Hammond 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-Hammond had a total enrollment of 298 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Hammond is 298 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Hammond are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Hammond, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.4% Black or African American, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% White, 2.01% Two or More Races, and 0.336% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Brightwood College-Hammond in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (49.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.8%) and White Female (12.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brightwood College-Hammond in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 298 students. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Hammond is 298 and the part-time enrollment is 0.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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-Hammond was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Brightwood College-Hammond had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Black or African American
    159 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    66 enrolled students
  3. White
    37 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Hammond is 53.4% Black or African American, 22.1% Hispanic or Latino, 12.4% White, 2.01% Two or More Races, and 0.336% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2018, 191 more women than men received degrees from Brightwood College-Hammond. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brightwood College-Hammond is black or african american (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Hammond is Medical Assistant (120 degrees awarded), followed by Dental Assisting (52 degrees) and Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (14 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Brightwood College-Hammond, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (208 degrees awarded) and Business (5 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-Hammond 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-Hammond in 2018 are Health (208 degrees awarded) and Business (5 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-Hammond are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Hammond are Health (208 degrees awarded) and Business (5 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-Hammond 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-Hammond are Health (208 degrees awarded) and Business (5 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-Hammond.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 120 degrees awarded
  2. 52 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Hammond was Medical Assistant with 120 degrees awarded.

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

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

11
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
202
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Hammond, which is 0.0545 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (202).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Hammond in Medical Assistant, which is 0.0435 times less than the 115 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Hammond in Medical Assistant, which is 23 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (73.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2013 at Brightwood College-Hammond is Female and Hispanic or Latino (73.3% graduation rate). Across all , 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
    106 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    63 degrees awarded
  3. White
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brightwood College-Hammond is black or african american (106 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (63 degrees).

9.86% of degree recipients (21 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
    101 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    58 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brightwood College-Hammond is black or african american female (101 degrees awarded). There were 1.74 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (58 degrees).

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Operations

Brightwood College-Hammond employs 7 Instructors. Most academics at Brightwood College-Hammond are Male Instructor (5), and Female Instructor (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Hammond are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 9 employees, Management, with 7 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 5 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.53M
2017 Salaries
6.5%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Brightwood College-Hammond paid a median of $1.53M in salaries, a 6.5% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
7 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
9 Employees

In 2013, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Hammond was Instructor with 7 employees.

In 2013, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Hammond were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees, Management with 7 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2013)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2013, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Hammond was Male Instructor with 5 employees, and Female Instructor with 2 employees.

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

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