Brightwood College-Palm Springs

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2017 Average Net Price

$21,665

After Financial Aid

2017 Enrolled Students

261

100% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

83.2%

153 Graduates

About

Brightwood College-Palm Springs is a higher education institution located in Riverside County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Brightwood College-Palm Springs were .

In 2017, 218 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brightwood College-Palm Springs. 82.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 17.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (179 degrees), 7.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brightwood College-Palm Springs is $0, which is $-14,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Brightwood College-Palm Springs is $0, which is $-14,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,665.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 79% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$21,665

2017 Value

12.6%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brightwood College-Palm Springs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,665. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brightwood College-Palm Springs grew by 12.6%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

79%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Brightwood College-Palm Springs received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.94% with respect to 2016, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Brightwood College-Palm Springs has a total enrollment of 261 students. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Palm Springs is 261 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Palm Springs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.28% White, 6.13% Black or African American, 1.53% Asian, 0.766% Two or More Races, 0.383% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Brightwood College-Palm Springs in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (65.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.3%) and White Female (6.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brightwood College-Palm Springs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 261 students. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Palm Springs is 261 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% 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-Palm Springs was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Brightwood College-Palm Springs had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    211

  2. White

    19

  3. Black or African American

    16

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Palm Springs is 80.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.28% White, 6.13% Black or African American, 1.53% Asian, 0.766% Two or More Races, 0.383% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% 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 Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 140 more women than men received degrees from Brightwood College-Palm Springs. The majority of degree recipients at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are hispanic or latino (179 degrees awarded). There were 7.16 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brightwood College-Palm Springs is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Brightwood College-Palm Springs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (199 degrees awarded) and Protective Services (19 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are Registered nurses (1,301,801 people), Medical & health services managers (138,889 people), Pharmacists (129,593 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (120,652 people), and Police officers (119,106 people).

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are Health (199 degrees awarded) and Protective Services (19 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Physicians, Podiatrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are Health (199 degrees awarded) and Protective Services (19 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,429,082 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (304,804 people), Elementary & secondary schools (258,792 people), Outpatient care centers (203,576 people), and Offices of physicians (188,245 people).

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are Health (199 degrees awarded) and Protective Services (19 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Brightwood College-Palm Springs.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brightwood College-Palm Springs was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 39

  2. 179

In 2017, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Palm Springs, which is 0.218 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (179).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 11 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Palm Springs in Medical Assistant, which is 0.129 times less than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 85 degrees were awarded to women at Brightwood College-Palm Springs in Medical Assistant, which is 7.73 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%

100% Completion Time

70%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 63% of students graduating from Brightwood College-Palm Springs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 71% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Brightwood College-Palm Springs is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.654% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    179 degrees awarded

  2. White

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    6 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brightwood College-Palm Springs is hispanic or latino (179 degrees awarded). There were 7.16 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (25 degrees).

2.75% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    146 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    33 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Brightwood College-Palm Springs is hispanic or latino female (146 degrees awarded). There were 4.42 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (33 degrees).

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Operations

Brightwood College-Palm Springs has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Brightwood College-Palm Springs had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Brightwood College-Palm Springs employs 7 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are Female No academic ranks (6), Male No academic ranks(1), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Palm Springs are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 8 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 3 employees, and Management with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Brightwood College-Palm Springs has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Brightwood College-Palm Springs stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Brightwood College-Palm Springs received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.64M

2017 Salaries

10.6%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Brightwood College-Palm Springs paid a median of $1.64M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 10.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.99% decline from 2015 and a 12.9% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$364k

Instructional Salaries

7

Number of Employees

In 2017, Brightwood College-Palm Springs paid a total of $364k to 7 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $318k (20.1%) for similar Special Focus Two-Year: Other Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

7 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

8 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Palm Springs were No academic rank with 7 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Palm Springs were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 8 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 3 employees; and Management with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Palm Springs was Female No academic rank with 6 employees, Male No academic rank with 1 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Brightwood College-Palm Springs.

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