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IPEDS ID: 447102
OPE ID: 02351901
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Brightwood College-Bakersfield
1914 Wible Road, Bakersfield, California 93304
General information:  (661) 836-6300
Website:  www.brightwood.edu/bakersfield-ca/
Type:  2-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  329 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  33 to 1
Net Price Calculatorenroll.brightwood.edu/npc/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.brightwood.edu/military-benefits/
Mission Statement
  Kaplan College is an institution of higher education dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate curriculum with professional
skill development, empowering students to achieve their lifelong personal and professional goals.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty314
Instructional314
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses in the Largest Program for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Largest ProgramProgram LengthAverage Completion
Medical/Clinical Assistant46 credit hours9 months
Detailed Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$14,599$14,567$14,567$14,559-0.1%
Books and supplies$1,156$1,156$1,156$1,1560.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$10,962$6,678$7,182$11,97066.7%
Other$4,158$7,227$5,877$4,167-29.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,275$4,977$4,230$4,2841.3%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Off Campus$30,875$29,628$28,782$31,85210.7%
Off Campus with Family$20,030$20,700$19,953$19,9990.2%
Next largest programs 2015-2016
ProgramProgram LengthAverage CompletionTuition and feesBooks and supplies
Dental Assisting/Assistant54 credit hours10 months$15,792$1,320
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist48 credit hours9 months$14,165$1,550
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies91 credit hours18 months$26,327$2,955
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid119490%————
Grant or scholarship aid18586%$828,225$4,477
Federal grants18285%$776,945$4,269
Pell grants18285%$761,825$4,186
Other federal grants15673%$15,120$97
State/local government grant or scholarships52%$44,247$8,849
Institutional grants or scholarships15673%$7,033$45
Student loan aid18486%$1,418,120$7,707
Federal student loans18486%$1,418,120$7,707
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid145172%$1,660,700$3,682
Pell grants44671%$1,553,012$3,482
Federal student loans32652%$2,245,894$6,889
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
AVERAGE NET PRICE IN THE LARGEST PROGRAM FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS
Largest ProgramProgram LengthAcademic Year Length
Medical/Clinical Assistant46 credit hours46 credit hours
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$22,612$21,216$20,650
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$22,545$21,125$20,261
$30,001 – $48,000$22,870$21,011$20,701
$48,001 – $75,000$24,796$22,726$22,700
$75,001 – $110,000$27,124$23,138$23,561
$110,001 and more$24,805
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance for the institution's largest program. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses for the institutions largest program. If the total length of program is greater than the academic year length, the total cost of attendance is adjusted for the academic year and the average net price is for the academic year. For programs that are less than the academic year length, the total cost of attendance and the average net price are for the entire length of the program.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)329
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment4
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 17%
Female: 83%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 71%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 8%
Two or more races: 9%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 9%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 69%
25 and over: 31%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $10
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 68%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in 2012-13
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 77%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 65%
Female: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2012-13 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Black or African American: 54%
Hispanic/Latino: 80%
White: 75%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2012-13 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2011-12 or 2012-13, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in 2011-12 or 2012-13, by Time to Completion
[Began in 2011-12]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 53%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 62%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 63%
[Began in 2012-13]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 65%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 77%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant48-
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist34-
Medical/Clinical Assistant163-
Category total245-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-30
Category total-30
Grand total24530
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $6,085
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 100%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time--33%
200 percent of normal time75%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
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  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools(!)7/1/2005 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible00
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate16.6%20.3%23.2%
Number in default181211332
Number in repayment1,0901,0361,425
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)