Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg

Tel: (717)564-4112
304 students
Private for-profit
Since 1918, Thompson Institute has been providing comprehensive vocational training to those who desire it. We are committed to preparing our students for the careers they want and the lives they deserve. Our small class sizes and experienced instructors give our students the edge needed to succeed. Our classrooms are equipped with industry-specific equipment, so our students learning on the equipment used on the job. Our programs emphasize hands-on training and are relevant to employers' needs, focusing on areas that offer strong employment opportunities.
School Highlights
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg serves 304 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg is one of 4 community colleges within Dauphin County, PA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Harrisburg (1.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 73% over five years.
College Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 9 staff
61 staff
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Total Faculty (2006-2013)
Number of Programs Offered 6 7

Student Body

The student population of 304 has declined by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment 304 students 1,315 students
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
22:1
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 304 students
815 students
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
3%
5%
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
17%
20%
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
33%
15%
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Black (2006-2013)
% White
41%
49%
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
6%
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Unknown (2006-2013)
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.69 0.70
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
89%
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • At Thompson Institute we understand that personal habits and skills are just as important as the career skills taught in the classroom. Students are challenged to demonstrate dependability, interpersonal skills and business ethics, the qualities most desired by employers. With professionalism, work ethic, and self-confidence building elements integrated throughout the curricula, professional growth becomes part of the daily classroom environment The college offers certificates and programs in Allied Health, Business, Technology and Criminal Justice. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Pennsylvania public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $11,347 per year for in-state students and $14,020 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,000 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Pennsylvania community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.61, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.