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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 San Antonio (Ingram), 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

  • Programs approved and regulated by the: 
    Texas Workforce Commission 
    Career Schools and Colleges 
    101 East 15th Street 
    Austin, Texas 78778-0001 
    512.936.3100
  • Approved by the: 
    Texas Veterans Commission 
    P.O. Box 12277 
    Austin, Texas 78711-2277 
    512.463.6564
  • Brightwood College has received a Certificate of Authorization to operate degree programs from: 
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) 
    1200 E. Anderson Lane 
    Austin, Texas 78752
  • The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
  • The Vocational Nursing program is approved by the: 
    Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas 
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460 
    Austin, Texas 78701 
    512.305.7400
  • The Nurse Aide program is approved by the: 
    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) 
    701 W. 51st St. 
    Austin, Texas 78751 
    512.438.3011
  • The Medical Assistant and Paralegal Studies programs are not programmatically accredited.
  • There is no programmatic accreditation for the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program.
  • Brightwood College in San Antonio (Ingram), TX is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students.
  • Brightwood College, San Antonio (Ingram), TX campus is approved under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, to train eligible persons and veterans.

Memberships

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Career Colleges and Schools of Texas (CCST)
  • San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • 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 S0440.
  • 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.