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Campus Accreditation

For more information about the recent decision regarding ACICS and how it affects Brightwood College, please view our Notice About ACICS Accreditation.

Choosing an accredited school is important to your education. Accreditation signifies that the school has met certain standards of quality in education, so you can feel confident in the value of the education you receive.

Brightwood College in Brownsville, TX is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS): 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington DC 20002-4242. For questions about our accreditation, call 202.336.6780. The ACICS website is located at www.acics.org.

Approvals

  • Brightwood College, Brownsville campus, is approved and regulated by the:
    Texas Workforce Commission
    Career Schools and Colleges
    101 East 15th Street
    Austin, TX 78778-0001
    Tel: 512.936.3100
  • Brightwood College, Brownsville campus, has received a Certificate of Authorization to operate degree programs from:
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
    1200 E. Anderson Lane
    Austin, Texas 78752
  • Approved by the:
    Texas Veterans Commission
    P.O. Box 12277
    Austin, Texas 78711-2277
  • There is no programmatic accreditation for the Computer Support Technician, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration and Medical Practice Management, and Medical Office Specialist programs.
  • The Medical Assistant program is not programmatically accredited.
  • Brightwood College in Brownsville, TX is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students.
  • Brightwood College, Brownsville, TX campus is approved under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, to train eligible persons and veterans.

Memberships

Brightwood College, Brownsville campus is a member of the following organizations:

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Career College Association
  • Career Colleges and Schools of Texas
  • National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)

TWC Complaint Policy

Student Complaint Policy

  • The School has a certificate of approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to operate a career school or college in the state of Texas. The School code is S2034.
  • The School's education programs are approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The School is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Schools and Colleges (ACICS).
  • Students must address their concerns about the School or an educational program by following the grievance process outlined in the School's catalog.
  • Students dissatisfied with the School's response to their complaint can file a formal complaint with the TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable.
  • Information on filing a complaint with the TWC can be found on its Career Schools and Colleges Website at http://www.texasworkforce.org/careerschoolstudents.
  • Information about the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) complaint procedures can be found on its website:
    http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/studentcomplaints.
  • Information about the Texas Administrative Code governing student complaint procedures can be found at: http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=19&pt=1&ch=1&sch=E&rl=Y.