Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys

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2017 Average Net Price
$21,349
After Financial Aid
2015 Default Rate
14%
on Student Loans
2017 Enrolled Students
623
100% Full-Time

About

Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2018, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys were Medical Assistant (241 degrees awarded) and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (62 degrees).

In 2018, 363 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (196 degrees), 3.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (60 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,349.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students attending Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$21,349
2017 Value
10.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,349. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys grew by 10.7%.

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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

70%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys received financial aid through grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 12.9% with respect to 2016, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
14%
2015 Default Rate
99
Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys was 14%, which represents 99 out of the 706 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-Los Angeles-Van Nuys had a total enrollment of 623 students in 2017. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys is 623 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.1% Hispanic or Latino, 19.4% White, 11.2% Asian, 6.58% Black or African American, 2.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.44% Two or More Races, and 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (29.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.9%) and White Female (11.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys in 2017, both undergraduate and graduate, is 623 students. The full-time enrollment at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys is 623 and the part-time enrollment is 0.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
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-Los Angeles-Van Nuys was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar (79%), Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

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

The enrolled student population at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys is 49.1% Hispanic or Latino, 19.4% White, 11.2% Asian, 6.58% Black or African American, 2.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 1.44% Two or More Races, and 0.321% 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 is 35.2% White, 26.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 17.4% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 60 students (9.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2018, 79 more women than men received degrees from Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys is hispanic or latino (196 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (60 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys is Medical Assistant (241 degrees awarded), followed by Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (62 degrees).

In 2018,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (363 degrees awarded).

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-Los Angeles-Van Nuys 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-Los Angeles-Van Nuys in 2018 are Health (363 degrees awarded) (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-Los Angeles-Van Nuys are Surgeons, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Podiatrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Media and communication workers, all other

The most specialized majors at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys are Health (363 degrees awarded) (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-Los Angeles-Van Nuys 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-Los Angeles-Van Nuys are Health (363 degrees awarded) (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-Los Angeles-Van Nuys.
Most Common (2018)
  1. 241 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded

In 2018, the most common 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate concentration at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys was Medical Assistant with 241 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

142
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2018
221
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2018

In 2018, 142 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys, which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (221).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2018, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys in Medical Assistant, which is 0.607 times less than the 150 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2018, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys in Medical Assistant, which is 1.65 times more than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2017 at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all , 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
    196 degrees awarded
  2. White
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys is hispanic or latino (196 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (60 degrees).

6.89% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2018)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    130 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    66 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    34 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys is hispanic or latino female (130 degrees awarded). There were 1.97 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (66 degrees).

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Operations

Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys employs 12 No academic ranks. Most academics at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys are Female No academic rank (8), and Male No academic rank (4).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 13 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 10 employees, and Management with 3 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$3.96M
2017 Salaries
3.63%
decline from 2016

In 2017, Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys paid a median of $3.96M in salaries, a 3.63% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar is 668k (13.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$979k
Instructional Salaries
12
Number of Employees

In 2017, Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys paid a total of $979k to 12 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $446k (66.8%) for similar Unknown.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
12 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
13 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys was No academic rank with 12 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 10 employees, and Management with 3 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-Los Angeles-Van Nuys was Female No academic rank with 8 employees, and Male No academic rank with 4 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Brightwood College-Los Angeles-Van Nuys.

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