Branford Hall Career Institute

Branford Hall Career Institute - Bohemia, NY

With a campus located in Bohemia, New York, Branford Hall Career Institute is a private, for-profit college that offers comprehensive, short-term career programs. Read about the pros and cons of the school, plus ranking, tuition and admission information.

Is Branford Hall Career Institute-Bohemia, NY the School for You?

The Branford Hall Career Institute (BHCI) is a private, for-profit vocational school with multiple campuses throughout New York, Maine and Connecticut. The Bohemia, New York, campus is about an hour's drive east of New York City. Review the following information to determine if the Bohemia campus of BHCI is the school for you.

Pros

  • For the 2012-2013 school year, the cost of tuition and fees was $3,810 less than the national average for comparable schools
  • The school offers career services to students

Cons

  • The student to faculty ratio was 26 points higher than the national average for comparable schools
  • Limited number of academic programs
  • The institution does not accept dual or advanced placement (AP) credits

Ranking & School Analysis

Although private, for-profit institutions tend to be more expensive, information from the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) indicated that the cost of tuition and fees at BHCI during the 2012-2013 school year was only $11,250. According to the College Board, the national average for private, for-profit institutions during the same school year was $15,060, making BHCI nearly $4,000 cheaper comparatively.

While tuition and fees might be fairly low, the student to faculty ratio at BHCI is incredibly high at 37:1, according to the NCES. This is in comparison to the national average of 11:1 for private schools. Furthermore, there are very few academic programs offered at the Bohemia campus. Out of the 11 vocational programs offered by BHCI, the Bohemia campus only offers those for medical billing and coding specialists, paralegals, professional medical assistants and HVAC/R (heating, venting, air conditioning, cooling and refrigeration) repair workers. However, while this campus may not offer many programs, BHCI does offer career services to students, including on-the-job training, job referrals and post-graduation career counseling.

BHCI does not accept dual or AP credits, which is not unusual for a vocational institute. However, according to NCES records in 2010, 61% of students completed their programs within 150% of 'normal time.' This is higher than the state average for for-profit schools, which was 34.8%, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Getting in & Financial Aid at Branford Hall Career Institute-Bohemia, NY

BHCI accepts admissions applications year-round. If you are interested in attending school at the Bohemia campus, BHCI's website indicates that you should contact their facility as soon as possible. The admissions process usually includes a one-on-one interview with an admissions specialist. At that time, the specialist will also help you fill out your application as well as applications for financial aid. According to the school's website, students can find out if they are accepted to the program rather quickly, and many students start classes within a few weeks of applying to BHCI.

Information from the NCES shows that the cost of tuition and fees varies by program. For example, during the 2012-2013 school year, tuition and fees for the medical billing or the medical insurance specialist programs were only $11,050. By comparison, tuition and fees for the HVAC/R technology program were $17,050, but the HVAC/R technology program takes 12 months to complete, whereas the medical billing or the medical insurance specialist program only take eight months to complete.

Applications & Tuition Info
Regular Application Deadline (2013) Rolling admission policy*
Financial Aid Application Deadline (2013-2014) June 30***
Application Fee (2012-2013) $100**
Tuition & Fees (2012-2013) $11,250**
Average Scholarship or Grant Aid (2011-2012) $3,692**
Student Loan Default Rate (2010) 21.8%**

Living at Branford Hall Career Institute-Bohemia, NY

The Institute does not list any student organizations available on campus, nor is there any affiliated Greek life associations listed. Like most vocational institutions, BHCI does not provide on-campus housing.

BHCI does offer multiple campus locations besides the campus in Bohemia, so if you need to transfer to another campus, you can probably do so fairly easily, provided the other campus has your program available. Regarding the Bohemia campus, information from BHCI's website shows that the school is accessible to students with disabilities. This campus also has extended hours, staying open from 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday. On the weekends, the hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Student Life Info
Campus Setting Large suburban area**
Student Population (2012) 892**
Male-to-Female Student Ratio (2012) 40% Male to 60% Female**
% of Full Time Students (2012) 67%**
% of In-state Students (2011) 100%**
% of International Students (2011) 0%**
Retention Rate (2011-2012) 81%
Campus Housing Available No*
Extracurricular Activities No clubs or student organizations listed*

Sources: *University website, **NCES, ***FAFSA.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, Branford Hall Career Institute, 565 Johnson Ave., Bohemia, NY 11716
  • Phone: (631) 589-1222