Brightwood College in Dayton, Ohio

A career-focused education is waiting for you at Brightwood College (formerly Kaplan College) in Dayton, Ohio. Our experienced faculty and staff strive to offer valuable insights into your career field and provide support to help you successfully complete your studies.

At our college location in Dayton, you can choose from a variety of programs: associate's degree in photography or nursing and diploma programs in allied health and professional trades.

An advantage to attending Brightwood College in Dayton is that you could continue working in your current job while pursuing an education that could lead to a rewarding career. We offer both day and evening classes, so you can balance the demands of your work, home, and education.

Through our career-focused programs, you could gain the career training and job knowledge that could provide you with marketable skills. Some of our programs also feature externships, so you could gain the relevant hands-on experience to pursue entry-level employment.

Our Goal

Brightwood College's goal is to provide programs that could prepare you for a competitive job market. Our career education and hands-on training offer a learning experience designed to empower you to achieve your professional goals.

The experienced faculty and staff at our college in Dayton foster educational growth in a pleasant and business-like environment. We offer facilities that feature program-specific classroom equipment, library facilities with Internet access, and computer labs.

History of Brightwood College, Dayton Campus

The roots of our campus stretch over 40 years.

In 1970, thirteen top professional photographers from the Midwest met in Dayton, Ohio, to explore the idea of a highly specialized and innovative photographic training center. This group formed the nucleus of the board of photographic advisors for a new school, Ohio Institute of Photography, that opened its doors in the winter of 1971.

In 1991, the demand for trained individuals in additional fields outside photography prompted Ohio Institute of Photography to change its name to Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology (OIP&T). In November 2009, Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology became Kaplan College. Kaplan College, Dayton campus became Brightwood College in October 2015.

A Convenient Dayton Location

When you attend Brightwood College, you get a convenient location that is close to downtown Dayton and within a short distance of I-75. This makes it easy to juggle your personal life, job responsibilities, and education.

Dayton is known to be a progressive, attractive community. You will find a diversity of educational and cultural resources, including an excellent philharmonic orchestra, two art centers, and numerous community theater groups. Memorial Hall and Victoria Theater host national tour company productions and special concerts.

You will also find shopping, restaurants, parks, and museums all within easy reach. Advantages of larger cities, such as Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis, are within a short driving distance.