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 2 community colleges within Dauphin County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg is Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (5.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg places among the top 20% of community colleges in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg(PA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty4 staff25 staff
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Number of Programs Offered48

Student Body

  • The student population of Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment217 students618 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio54:125:1
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# Full-Time Students217 students372 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
4%
2%
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% Hispanic
18%
7%
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% Black
29%
14%
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% White
44%
63%
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% Unknown races
4%
10%
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Diversity Score0.690.57
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College Completion Rate
50%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,800$34,800
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%95%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$12,223
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,327$5,500
    This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Kaplan Career Institute-Harrisburg and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in PA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
    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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