Brooks Institute: Review & Facts

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Brooks Institute is a private for-profit school with 695 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1945 and is one of the 8 colleges located in Santa Barbara, California.

Academic Offerings

Brooks Institute will give you the option to receive a several-month certificate, bachelor's degree, or master's degree.

Brooks Institute implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 6 majors. The most popular concentrations are Photography, Film and Acting, Communication and Journalism, English and Literature, and Theater and Drama. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.

Student Retention
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Brooks Institute is fair at 72% (close to California average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
The graduation rate at Brooks Institute is low: 45%.

Student to faculty ratio at Brooks Institute is pretty good -- 12:1. Find out more on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans

Tuition and fees per year
Average tuition charges are high - about $19,700 annually. The additional fees at Brooks Institute beyond tuition are nearly $500; this totals $20,200 per year.

Read the details about Brooks Institute additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information

According to recent data, 730 applications were submitted and 720 were accepted; so it is very easy to get accepted at this school.

Brooks Institute might accept your credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities) and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

Dual Credits
The undergraduate application fee at Brooks Institute is $50.00. The graduate application fee is $50.00.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Brooks Institute and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (805) 966-3888 or check Brooks Institute Website.

Opportunities and Services

Brooks Institute offers a distance education program and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Brooks Institute, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Presently there is no on-campus housing at Brooks Institute.

Based on the college crime data, Brooks Institute seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Brooks Institute Location and Maps

Post Address: Brooks Institute, 25/27 Mason Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, USA
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