Brightwood College Reviews - CLOSED

2.96 out of 5 stars
(40 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $14,236 - $19,760
53% of 40 students said this degree improved their career prospects
48% of 40 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.1 out of 5 stars
Rachel - 3/21/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2017
"The LPN program in Indianapolis is a joke DONT GO!! They have a Hessi test that is given to determine if you go to the next quarter or not. I don't understand how this test can determine if you will be a great nurse or not. You can have a 100% in the class but if you fail the Hessi V1 or V2 you fail the whole course with a Zero so you have to pay for the course again and this is in the second quarter. Who does this! You want even cover 90% what will be on the test you are set up for failure. They calculate your grades all wrong, the school it pro instructor and against student who pay money to get education. The instructors are thrown in without any skills on teaching what needs to be done."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Never would recommend - 3/20/2017
Degree: Vocational
Graduation Year: 2017
"Teacher are great! But doesn't teach much. They money is definitely not worth it and also they will say anything to you to get you to sign up and go! But will lie about the total amount and stuff! Another thing can never get a hold of anyone and extern is awful! They didn't tell me I had an interview until the day of!"
2.0 out of 5 stars
SummerWinter - 2/19/2017
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"The program directors are unorganized, only one teacher is reliable and honest. The teacher I had knew the system and creates a unstressed experience for her class, meanwhile the other MA teacher position is a rotating door and the students in that class were sadly steered incorrectly. Many many students were made to repeat courses due to faculty fault. I sure wouldn't pay for a re due when it was their fault. It was a discouraging experience outside of my classroom. I spent three mods watching "seniors" take priority in labs only to be disappointed in my senior mod. "Freshmen" were the new focus then. Verbal remarks regarding that. Extra lab hours left me waiting for MA director to show up for scheduled time, no show. Extremely unorganized. Promised certificates were never given. I wonder if many other students noticed all the started projects that were never completed? Externship was a horrible experience, again with organization and planning. Not one school official reached out to see how I was doing. Not supportive. Finance pulls students out of class in the middle of lectures, inhibiting student education. Medical terminology is not a course. Drama!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Brenda - 10/14/2016
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"I can honestly say my school experience was good. The problem was as soon as I went in to my externship! That's when I realized that I had not learn anything!! In my opinion the MOS program is over priced I owe 15,000 on school loans and the only job offers that I have had so far want to pay me 7.25 an hour for a Part time position !! Is it a joke? !! That's the reason I went to school because I don't want to get pay minimum wage! But don't you tell that to anyone in school because the only thing that you are going to get for an answer is not to be picky and to get experience in the field should be all it matters! Not to me!! I have bills to pay!! Don't take this program is not worth it!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Student - 9/13/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"Two words- Seriously Disorganized In the Intermediate Algebra course here; the midterm was not on the material covered for assignments or quizzes, and the assignments get changed day to day. So if you did work on assignments early. Your basically wasting your time because the assignment will just get changed on the next class. The Human Anatomy course is all over the place. You have to study everything in every chapter to survive the course. There is little guidance on what you will be tested on. The Academic Strategies course is a complete joke. None of the students in the class even know what the information on the tests will be on. None of the assignments even get graded from the first half the course until after the midterm was complete. Again, little guidance on what material is stressed for exams or quizzes. disillusionment a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Leyla - 8/18/2016
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2013
"Brightwood College was/Kaplan/Maric once you graduate they will not help you... just wait and see, that why they keep changing the names. The people that work their will refuse to help with your own loan resources that you pay for, you will not have access with anything and the name will change again, just wait and see."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Angelene Arzola - 6/7/2016
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"Brightwood college is a friendly environment! the teachers and staff make sure they can help you in every way possible to help you succeed! They also help prepare you for what to expect in your field including interview preparation which helped me a lot. I truly left the school feeling prepared!"
Molly Folse - 7/18/2016

Thank you for your review, Angelene! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Abri pena - 6/6/2016
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"I had a great experience at this school. The teachers were all amazing! I feel like they prepared me in every way possible for what I needed in the field. I am now working in the field and have been since the day after I was finished with my externship."
Molly Folse - 7/18/2016

Thank you for the kind words, Abri! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and have a job in your field.

3.0 out of 5 stars
Hard work pays off in a short time - 6/2/2016
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2016
"Fast program. Full time lots of work. Good thing graduate short time. Either days or eve. Clinical is al day. Can't miss school days or labs. Don't cancel for weather or emergency or kids which you would need back up plans and tons of support. Bad thing credits don't all transfer."
Molly with Brightwood College - 6/6/2016

Thank you for your feedback of Brightwood College! We'd like the opportunity to discuss your experience with you to see how we can improve. If you would like to talk to someone, please give us a call and ask to speak with your campus president. You can find contact information for your local campus here:

Regarding transferability of credits, the programs offered at Brightwood College are intended to be specialized, career-oriented degree and diploma programs. The credits earned at Brightwood College are generally not applicable to programs offered at other institutions. Ultimately, the decision to accept transfer credits is solely at the discretion of each receiving institution. The degree and diploma programs of the College are terminal in nature and are designed for the graduate's employment opportunities upon graduation.

2.4 out of 5 stars
Don Darnley - 4/13/2016
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2010
"Kaplan College of Las Vegas. Well here it is the teachers were good. The Dept head was great. The learning was adeuate. But the bad was after the certificate there was no jobs, no one in town liked or trusted Kaplan or there students, from what I saw 3 people in 1 whole class were hired that is awful. Suggestion is stay clear of this school which is now going by Brightwood go figure that one lolol."
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