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 community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 25%.
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg is one of 4 community colleges within Dauphin County, PA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Harrisburg (1.5 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 73% over five years.
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
59 staff
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Total Faculty (2006-2013)
Number of Programs Offered 6 7

Student Body

The student population of 304 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
304 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1
22:1
# Full-Time Students
304 students
810 students
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hispanic
17%
7%
% Black
33%
12%
% White
41%
57%
% Unknown races
4%
3%
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. 0.60 0.53
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Diversity Score (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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