About Us

At Brightwood College, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

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Why Brightwood?

Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Professional Skill Building

Within the classroom, it is our mission not only to provide vocational training, but also to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life.

The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we’ve completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.

Our History

Brightwood College opened its first campus in Dayton, Ohio, in October 2015, and expanded to Friendswood and Houston, Texas, in November 2015. In late November 2015, three more campuses in Maryland were added to the Brightwood family. Kaplan College campuses in North Carolina, Indiana, and Tennessee transitioned to Brightwood College in January 2016. In February 2016, eight Kaplan College campuses in California and eleven campuses in Texas became Brightwood College.

Education Corporation of America founded Brightwood College in October 2015.

  • October 2015: Kaplan College, Dayton campus becomes Brightwood College in Dayton, the first Brightwood location.
  • November 2015: Texas School of Business changes its name to Brightwood College in Friendswood and Brightwood College in Houston. TESST College of Technology in Maryland joins as Brightwood College in Baltimore, Brightwood College in Beltsville, and Brightwood College in Towson.
  • January 2016: Kaplan College in Charlotte, Hammond, Indianapolis, and Nashville become Brightwood College.
  • February 2016: Kaplan College's California campuses in Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Fresno, Modesto, North Hollywood, Palm Springs, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, and Vista become Brightwood College. Texas campuses in Arlington, Beaumont, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Laredo, McAllen, and San Antonio (Ingram and San Pedro) join the Brightwood College family.

 

 

My experience at brightwood was wonderful. The staff were really caring and are willing to help you with anything you...

Posted by Elaine Garza on Friday, October 21, 2016

The MA program at Brightwood College has provided me with all the materials, hands on experience and the best instructor...

Posted by MsMacy Baron on Tuesday, October 11, 2016