Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia

  • Since 1918, Thompson Institute has been providing comprehensive vocational training to those who desire it. Our small class sizes and experienced instructors give our students the edge needed to succeed. From the moment our students enroll until it's time to start the job search, Thompson Institute is there every step of the way. Our classrooms are equipped with industry-specific equipment, so our students learn on the equipment used on the job.
School Highlights
  • Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia serves 610 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the state community college average of 25:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia is one of 13 community colleges within Philadelphia County, PA.
  • The nearest community college to Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia is Lincoln Technical Institute-Center City Philadelphia (0.6 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia(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 Faculty13 staff25 staff
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Total Faculty (2012-2016)
Number of Programs Offered68

Student Body

  • The student population of Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment610 students618 students
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio47:125:1
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Student Staff Ratio (2012-2016)
# Full-Time Students610 students372 students
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Enrollment Breakdown PA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Black (2007-2016)
% White
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia White (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.480.57
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,800$34,800
Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%95%
    Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$13,000
    Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$5,327$6,245
    Kaplan Career Institute-Philadelphia Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • Our programs emphasize hands-on training and are relevant to employers' needs, focusing on areas that offer strong employment opportunities. Thompson Institute instills in all its students the excitement and passion to continue along the path of knowledge for lifelong learning. At Thompson Institute students learn not only the skills they need to assist in securing their desired jobs, but also those necessary to develop the professional qualities necessary for longevity and continued professional growth. The Career Services Department works hand-in-hand with school faculty to provide professional development skills. The college offers programs in Allied Health and Trades. The College offers Medical Assisting Diploma, Medical Office Management Diploma, Dental Assistant amongst others. The college is accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas. The Thompson Institute/Philadelphia Campus, Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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