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Atlanta, GA 30319
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Brown Mackie College-Atlanta

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The Brown Mackie Colleges started in 1892 as a single school, Kansas Wesleyan School of Business. In ensuing years, this school and others were consolidated under American Education Centers and was then acquired in 2003 by Education Management Corporation of Pittsburgh.

The Atlanta campus, located in Brookhaven, was originally founded in 2003 as the Asher School of Business. The school has expanded to include programs in healthcare and wellness, business and technology, legal studies, and early childhood education. The school is very career oriented, giving students a combination of traditional classwork and clinical experiences so they are prepared to enter the work force upon graduation.


Business and Technology

The General Business certificate offers courses on business ownership, marketing, personnel, and finance, accounting theories and principles, and computer operations and programs. The certificate prepares students to be executive assistants, bookkeepers, customer service and banking representatives, and sales assistants.

The Business Management associate of applied business degree offers the same courses plus accounting and business decision-making and development of small business courses. Graduates are prepared for jobs as an office manager, human resources or marketing associate, and account representative. The office management associate degree offers instruction on applying software products to business problems, general business courses, and effective communication for an office setting, preparing students for entry level jobs in human resources, or as an office manager, account representative, or marketing associate.

Those seeking the Bookkeeping Specialist certificate will learn to organize financial records for small to large businesses.

The Accounting Technology associate of applied business degree gets its graduates into entry-level positions at companies to assist in tax reports, payroll, accounting, and to help manage financial documents.

Early Childhood Education

Those enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program take classes in environments, resources, and materials appropriate for young children; best practices with children in an educational setting; and classroom management strategies. By earning this associate of applied science degree, students are prepared for entry level jobs in preschools and nursery schools, center-based and school-age programs, family childcare homes, early childhood development centers, and childcare resource and referral organizations.

Healthcare and Wellness

The Healthcare Administration associate in applied science degree offers courses in such subjects as ethics in healthcare, automated scheduling and billing, and professionalism and communication in a healthcare setting. Graduates are prepared for any entry level job in a healthcare setting, such as hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, home healthcare, and public health,

The Medical Assisting associate of applied science offers courses in the structure and function of the body, routine procedures for a physical exam, and automated scheduling and billing procedures. Those who go through the program are prepared for entry level jobs under the direct supervision of a physician or medical office manager.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant associate in applied science degree offers courses in the human body, kinetics and kinematics, and diseases and disorders of the physical system. This program prepares students to work with disabled patients who need occupational therapy.

The Pharmacy Technology associate in applied science degree offers instruction in structure and function of the body, pharmacy practice, and all aspects of safe preparation and distribution of medications. Graduates of the program are prepared to work in either retail or institutional settings and to sit for the national certification exam.

Legal Studies

The Criminal Justice Specialist certificate program offers courses in guidelines for law enforcement officers, criminal law, and legal research and writing. Those who earn the certificate can go on to a criminal justice degree, or if the student already has a degree or work experience, it can be used for a career change.

The Criminal Justice associate in applied business degree provides training in guidelines for law enforcement officers, criminal and other areas of law, and an understanding of police agencies, defense and prosecution, and judge and juries. Those earning this degree are qualified for jobs in corrections, investigations, juvenile law, and security.

The Paralegal associate in applied business degree offers courses in legal research and writing, application of the principles of law, and drafting basic contracts and other legal documents. Paralegals are prepared for entry level jobs under the supervision of an attorney and perform much of the background work for a law firm or agency.

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Applicants must provide proof of graduation from an accredited high school or state approved secondary curriculum, or a GED. Academic record and career interest are factors for admission. Some programs have special admission requirements. The catalog contains complete admission requirements.

Regarding transfer students, the school evaluates credits from other accredited institutions, looking at accreditation of other institution, the age of credits, the compatibility of course descriptions, and if the credit hours are convertible. To be transferrable, grades must be a C on a 4.0 scale.

A former student can come back to finish a program by filling out a request to return form (available online). A student who withdraws from school can only re-enroll once every nine months.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for students is readily accessible at this school. Students should apply for financial aid as soon as they are accepted at the school. Financial aid counselors are available to guide students through the process. Students can apply for grants and scholarships, federal and state aid, student loans, and work/study.

For those filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please be sure to use the Atlanta code on the form.

Financial aid staff will also work with students regarding eligibility for veteran’s benefits. The school can defer tuition, fees, and book costs until the Veterans’ Affairs paperwork is completed and processed.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3435th for the average student loan amount.
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Students at the Brown Mackie College Atlanta campus can participate in such clubs as the Business Bulldogs, Legal Eagles, Medical Awareness, and Student Ambassadors. The clubs have banded together to sponsor children through the Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree Project, to raise money for food banks, and to purchase phone cards for injured soldiers so they can call home.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Additional School Information

Students attend one course a month in a unique educational program to help them master the course content without juggling several other subjects at once.

Also, the school network is switching over to using iPad tablets instead of textbooks. Students will be able to load their books onto one lightweight tablet instead of carrying around heavy books. The tablets will also make sharing and reviewing class notes easier and they will be able to connect with other students and faculty more readily.

Information Summary

Ranks 140th in Georgia and 3994th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,518 0.83
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 88 0.02
Forcible Rape 148 0.03
Robbery 2,343 0.55
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 7,499 1.76
Larceny 17,274 4.06
Vehicle theft 5,371 1.26

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Atlanta, GA 30319
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population36,783 (36,783 urban / N/A rural)
Households16,554 (2.14 people per house)
Median Household Income$61,017
Families7,757 (2.84 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1306

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2928th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $13,176 $13,176 $13,176
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $810 $810 $810
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $14,586 $14,586 $14,586
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $26,275 $26,275 $26,275
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $22,769 $22,769 $22,769

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $11,108 $13,896 $11,108 $13,896 $11,108 $13,896
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500 $650
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,613 $5,541
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,327 $6,249
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $8,358 $8,252

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 213 9 3 3 22 250
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 7 1 8
Business/Commerce, General 36 1 1 1 1 40
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 30 2 32
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 16 1 1 2 20
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 12 1 2 15
Medical Office Management/Administration 19 1 20
Medical/Clinical Assistant 52 5 4 61
Occupational Therapist Assistant 17 1 6 24
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 13 1 1 15
Surgical Technology/Technologist 11 1 3 15

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3917th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $45,523 ($40,815 male / $35,079 female)
Number of FT Faculty 5 (3 male / 2 female)
Number of PT Faculty 31
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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