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Branford Hall Career Institute-Branford: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Research the certificate programs offered at Branford Hall Career Institute. Learn about its academics, and get admission and financial aid info to decide if this is the right school for you.

About Branford Hall Career Institute

Branford Hall Career Institute is a network of schools offering 11 vocational certificate programs across 8 campuses in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Its main campus is located in the large suburban area of Branford, CT. The Branford branch was founded in 1965 and offers programs in business, computer technology, and health-related fields. Recently, the campus expanded to build a Learning Site across the street that includes classrooms, a state-of-the-art fitness lab, and a massage therapy clinic open to the public and staffed by students. Branford Hall offers both full-time day and part-time evening class options for students; each class is 50 minutes long. In addition, many of the programs encourage internships or externships.

Academics

Six program concentrations are offered at the Branford branch of Branford Hall Career Institute, including computer networking management, medical assistance, medical billing and coding, paralegal training, massage therapy, and professional fitness training. The computer networking management school is a certified Microsoft IT Academy Program that teaches students of all starting abilities about installation, preventative maintenance, networking, network administration, network security, and computer system troubleshooting. Students wishing to study professional medical assistance learn to balance skills in office and clinical settings. The medical billing and coding/health claims specialist program prepares students for the vital practice of processing insurance claims. In doing this, the program trains desiring students to take the Certified Professional Coder exam given by the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Branford Hall gives its paralegal students a strong foundation in legal concepts to allow them to understand as well as conduct legal research, analysis, and writing. This program features online as well as on-campus courses. Massage therapy students will learn techniques such as acupressure and reflexology, as well as how to work with different types of patients, including pregnant women, athletes, and the elderly. Those who want to be professional fitness trainers will work in Branford Hall's fitness center for hands-on experience as well as classroom-based concepts. The program also presents the opportunity to prepare for the Certified Personal Trainer certification test from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Admissions

Branford Hall has an open admissions policy in its commitment to career training. Applications require an on-campus interview, an online application, and a $75 application fee. Any other requirements are program-specific, and interested applicants should be sure to check with the website or an admissions counselor.

Tuition & Financial Aid

During the 2011-2012 school year, Branford Hall charged $15,420 per year for tuition. Additional fees included about $750 for books per year and approximately $10,230 for off-campus housing.

As a for-profit institution, Branford Hall relies heavily on FAFSA financial aid rather than institutional scholarships. On the main website is a list of student loans also available to interested applicants, as well as the guarantee to create flexible finance plans for enrolled students. As with program availability, students interested in campuses other than that in Branford, CT, should check with their school for other financial aid requirements or availabilities.

BRANFORD HALL CARERR INSTITUTE QUICK FACTS
School Type Less-than-2-year, private for-profit**
Degrees Offered Certificate programs**
Religious Affiliation None**
School Setting Large suburb**
Student Body 584 students**
Student Housing None**
ACADEMICS
Schools & Programs 6 program concentrations*
Student-Faculty Ratio 18:1**
Most Popular Field of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Certificate: Medical/Clinical Assistant (138)**
Graduation Rates 57% in 'normal time'
61% in 150% of 'normal time'
61% in twice as long as 'normal time'
(for students who began in fall 2007)**
ADMISSIONS
First-Year Retention Rates 72% (full-time students in 2010)
72% (part-time students in fall 2010)**
Application Due Date Rolling*
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Tuition In 2011-2012: $15,420 (figure includes institute fees)**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving It) In 2010-2011: Federal grants (56%)
Federal loans (75%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 79% in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Branford Hall Career Institute, **College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics

Contact Info

  • Address: One Summit Place, Branford, CT 06405
  • Phone: (203) 488-2525
  • Website: www.branfordhall.edu

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