Brightwood College-Laredo

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2017 Average Net Price
$18,477
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
34.2%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
204
100% Full-Time

About

Brightwood College-Laredo is a higher education institution located in Webb County, TX. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Brightwood College-Laredo were Medical Assistant (81 degrees awarded), Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (21 degrees), and Health Aide (21 degrees).

In 2018, 137 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brightwood College-Laredo. 83.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 16.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (135 degrees), 67.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,477.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students attending Brightwood College-Laredo received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$18,477
2017 Value
5.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brightwood College-Laredo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,477. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brightwood College-Laredo grew by 5.87%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Brightwood College-Laredo received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 25% with respect to 2016, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Brightwood College-Laredo (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.
34.2%
2015 Default Rate
442
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Brightwood College-Laredo was 34.2%, which represents 442 out of the 1291 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-Laredo had a total enrollment of 204 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Laredo is 204 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Laredo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Laredo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 98% Hispanic or Latino, 0.98% White, 0.49% Asian, and 0.49% Black or African American.

Students enrolled at Brightwood College-Laredo in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (77.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.6%) and Asian Female (0.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brightwood College-Laredo in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 204 students. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Laredo is 204 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Laredo are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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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-Laredo was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Brightwood College-Laredo had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2017)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    200 enrolled students
  2. White
    2 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Laredo is 98% Hispanic or Latino, 0.98% White, 0.49% Asian, and 0.49% Black or African American. 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, 93 more women than men received degrees from Brightwood College-Laredo. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brightwood College-Laredo is hispanic or latino (135 degrees awarded). There were 67.5 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Laredo is Medical Assistant (81 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (21 degrees) and Health Aide (21 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Brightwood College-Laredo, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (124 degrees awarded), Protective Services (8 degrees), 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-Laredo 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-Laredo in 2018 are Health (124 degrees awarded), Protective Services (8 degrees), 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-Laredo are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Laredo are Health (124 degrees awarded), Protective Services (8 degrees), 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-Laredo 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-Laredo are Health (124 degrees awarded), Protective Services (8 degrees), 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-Laredo.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 81 degrees awarded
  2. 21 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Laredo was Medical Assistant with 81 degrees awarded.

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

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

22
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
115
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 22 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Laredo, which is 0.191 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (115).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 7 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Laredo in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 7 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 75 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Laredo in Medical Assistant, which is 10.7 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Brightwood College-Laredo is Male and White (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. Hispanic or Latino
    135 degrees awarded
  2. White
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brightwood College-Laredo is hispanic or latino (135 degrees awarded). There were 67.5 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (2 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    113 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    22 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brightwood College-Laredo is hispanic or latino female (113 degrees awarded). There were 5.14 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (22 degrees).

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Operations

Brightwood College-Laredo employs 9 No academic ranks. Most academics at Brightwood College-Laredo are Female No academic rank (8), and Male No academic rank (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Laredo are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 7 employees, Management, with 2 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 2 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$1.34M
2017 Salaries
19.8%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Brightwood College-Laredo paid a median of $1.34M in salaries, a 19.8% growth 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

$466k
Instructional Salaries
9
Number of Employees

In 2017, Brightwood College-Laredo paid a total of $466k to 9 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% 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
9 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
7 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Laredo was No academic rank with 9 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Laredo were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 7 employees, Management with 2 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services 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-Laredo was Female No academic rank with 8 employees, and Male No academic rank with 1 employees.

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

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