Brightwood Career Institute

Why Did They Close?

Brightwood Career Institute was a private for-profit institution in Philadelphia that abruptly closed. Specializing in trade and healthcare certification programs, it served a nontraditional/ and online student body before losing accreditation. The private, for-profit career institute in Philadelphia met an abrupt end due to the actions of its parent company, Education Corporation of America (ECA).

The institute, which caters to a nontraditional and online student body, specializes in providing trade and healthcare certification programs.

The unforeseen closure came in the wake of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, ECA’s accreditor, suspending accreditation. This suspension raised significant concerns about the institute’s ability to maintain academic standards and meet accreditation requirements. The sudden shutdown left enrolled students uncertain, disrupting their educational pursuits and leaving them without the anticipated certifications.

Programs & Courses


  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician

HVAC & Building Services

  • HVAC
  • Electrical

Computer & Information Technology

  • Computer Systems Technician

Campus Locations

Broomall 1991 Sproul Rd. Ste 42, Broomall PA 19008

Harrisburg 5650 Derry St. Harrisburg PA 17111

Philadelphia 3010 Market St. Philadelphia PA 19104

Philadelphia 177 Franklin Mills Blvd. Philadelphia PA 19154

Financial Aid Services

Those who enroll at Brightwood Career Institute have many different options when it comes to paying for school. After filling out the FAFSA, students might be eligible for grants, federal loans, or work-study programs. Applicants can also receive aid from private scholarships. Some of these require prospective students to be in high school for consideration.

Student Services

The college offers a career development department that helps people navigate the job market before and after graduation. Services include resume writing workshops and interview tips. The Brightwood Career Institute staff will even assist students who want to find part-time work while enrolled in classes. Learning resources like tutoring and advising are also available.

Veteran and Military Services

The Military Student Center works to ensure the success of veterans, those currently serving, and service member families. The department provides help with financial aid, programs of study, transcripts, and more. At Brightwood Career Institute, these students may qualify for military tuition assistance as well.