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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 Laredo, 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

The Laredo campus of Brightwood College is proud of the accreditations and institutional certifications under which it operates.

  • Approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission: 
    Texas Workforce Commission 
    Career Schools and Colleges 
    101 East Fifteenth Street 
    Austin, Texas 78778–0001 
    Tel: 512.936.3100
  • Approved by the: 
    Texas Veterans Commission 
    P.O. Box 12277 
    Austin, Texas 78711-2277 
    512.463.6564
  • There is no programmatic accreditation for the Business Administration, Computer Support Technician and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist programs.
  • The Medical Assistant program is not programmatically accredited.
  • Brightwood College in Laredo, TX is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students.
  • Brightwood College, Laredo, TX campus is approved under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, to train eligible persons and veterans.

Memberships

  • Career Colleges and Schools of Texas
  • National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)
  • Laredo Chamber of Commerce

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 S1016.  
  • 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.