Brightwood College - Sacramento

56 reviews
  1. Sacramento, CA
  2. 2 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    B-
  5. Student Experience
    C+
  6. Location
    A-
Brightwood College - Sacramento is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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Address
4330 Watt Ave., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95821

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$10
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
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Application Website
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Cost

Net Price
$23,571/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,199/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,390/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,332/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,504/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,296/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
429Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
45%
Pell Grant
75%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Brightwood College - Sacramento

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
71%
National
83%

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Reviews

56 reviews
  • Excellent
    24
  • Very Good
    10
  • Average
    19
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    2
I enrolled when it was Kaplan College and graduated as a Student Ambassador with a 4.0 for the Medical Assistant Program. They did not include state certification or phlebotomy certification as part of tuition when I graduated in 2009.

After I graduated, I needed official transcripts to be sent for a nursing program and a month later the colleges have not received the transcripts. There is no phone number to contact the registrar, only e-mail correspondence.

My experience as a Medical Assistant summed up is that you are expendable to your employer since there are numerous applicants. The pay is about $10-12 per hour for private practice and anywhere from $15-22/hr for hospitals. The teachers were great, staff was mediocre, and the program itself seems like a scam.

After I graduated, I realized that Medical Career College on Kanai in Sacramento offered Radiology Technician AND Medical Assistant for the SAME price as the Medical Assistant program at Brightwood College.
  • Graduate Student
  • 6 days ago
I started when it was Kaplan, I had the honor of both Valedictorian and the Florence Nightengale Award at graduation. I was in the vocational Nursing program. Over all its decent. I felt there was a lot of drama that got catered to rather than snuffed out. I'd previously been at another private school and had no such dramatic and bullying experiences there, however the dedication of the instructors at Brightwood is what made it worth the while. My original school seemed more concerned with money than my success. The teachers have great information and knowledge to offer those who listen. I recommend this school if you have the drive to keep your head down and strive to be the best you possible. The lab area could greatly do with improvements along with the lab curriculum. It was briefly brushed by many times in my opinion. The clinical settings are varied and appropriate for job skills needed. The staff give you great support here from all departments. I am licensed in CA and ID.
  • Graduate Student
  • 20 days ago
My experience at Brightwood has been Great! The professors are amazing and hey try to do anything to help you progress academically and mentally prepare you for your desired field. I mostly love how everything is hands on. You get to learn and experience what a real life medical situation looks like. It's amazing how much more you learn by being about to actually practice the job yourself in a classroom with nothing but support and motivation.
  • Freshman
  • 3 months ago