Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg

  • 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 217 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg is one of 3 community colleges within Dauphin County, PA.
  • The nearest community college is Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (5.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 88% over five years.
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty4 staff25 staff
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered48

Student Body

  • The student population of 217 has declined by 44% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment217 students571 students
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio54:126:1
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students217 students354 students
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Black (2007-2016)
% White
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.690.57
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,800$34,800
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%94%
    Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$13,000
    Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,327$6,246
    Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Source: 2016 (or 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 $10,656 per year for in-state students and $14,063 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,591 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

    The average community college acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 75%. 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 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Pennsylvania is Community College of Philadelphia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.