Brightwood College-Las Vegas

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2017 Average Net Price
$21,009
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
19.5%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
670
100% Full-Time

About

Brightwood College-Las Vegas is a higher education institution located in Clark County, NV. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Brightwood College-Las Vegas were Medical Assistant (265 degrees awarded), Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (34 degrees), and Pharmacy Technician (34 degrees).

In 2018, 405 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brightwood College-Las Vegas. 82.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (155 degrees), 1.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,009.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students attending Brightwood College-Las Vegas received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$21,009
2017 Value
6.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brightwood College-Las Vegas had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,009. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brightwood College-Las Vegas grew by 6.86%.

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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
76%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Brightwood College-Las Vegas received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 16.7% with respect to 2016, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Brightwood College-Las Vegas (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.
19.5%
2015 Default Rate
149
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Brightwood College-Las Vegas was 19.5%, which represents 149 out of the 763 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-Las Vegas had a total enrollment of 670 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Las Vegas is 670 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Las Vegas are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Las Vegas, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.9% Black or African American, 31% Hispanic or Latino, 16.3% White, 7.91% Asian, 4.48% Two or More Races, and 3.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brightwood College-Las Vegas in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (29.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (24.9%) and White Female (14%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brightwood College-Las Vegas in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 670 students. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Las Vegas is 670 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Las Vegas are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
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-Las Vegas was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (73%), Brightwood College-Las Vegas 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
    234 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    208 enrolled students
  3. White
    109 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Las Vegas is 34.9% Black or African American, 31% Hispanic or Latino, 16.3% White, 7.91% Asian, 4.48% Two or More Races, and 3.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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, 261 more women than men received degrees from Brightwood College-Las Vegas. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brightwood College-Las Vegas is hispanic or latino (155 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Las Vegas is Medical Assistant (265 degrees awarded), followed by Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (34 degrees) and Pharmacy Technician (34 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Brightwood College-Las Vegas, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (381 degrees awarded) and Protective Services (24 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-Las Vegas 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-Las Vegas in 2018 are Health (381 degrees awarded) and Protective Services (24 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-Las Vegas are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Las Vegas are Health (381 degrees awarded) and Protective Services (24 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-Las Vegas 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-Las Vegas are Health (381 degrees awarded) and Protective Services (24 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-Las Vegas.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 265 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Las Vegas was Medical Assistant with 265 degrees awarded.

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

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

72
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
333
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 72 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Las Vegas, which is 0.216 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (333).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 43 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Las Vegas in Medical Assistant, which is 0.191 times less than the 225 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 225 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Las Vegas in Medical Assistant, which is 5.23 times more than the 43 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (82.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Brightwood College-Las Vegas is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (82.6% 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
    155 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    129 degrees awarded
  3. White
    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brightwood College-Las Vegas is hispanic or latino (155 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (129 degrees).

3.46% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    128 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    107 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    46 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brightwood College-Las Vegas is hispanic or latino female (128 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (107 degrees).

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Operations

Brightwood College-Las Vegas employs 13 No academic ranks. Most academics at Brightwood College-Las Vegas are Female No academic rank (12), and Male No academic rank (1).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Las Vegas are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 17 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 7 employees, and Management with 4 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$3.7M
2017 Salaries
5.17%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Brightwood College-Las Vegas paid a median of $3.7M in salaries, a 5.17% 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

$962k
Instructional Salaries
13
Number of Employees

In 2017, Brightwood College-Las Vegas paid a total of $962k to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 26% 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
13 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
17 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Las Vegas was No academic rank with 13 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Las Vegas were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 17 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 7 employees, and Management with 4 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-Las Vegas was Female No academic rank with 12 employees, and Male No academic rank with 1 employees.

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

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