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500 New Karner Rd
Albany, NY 12205
p. 518-456-4464
w. www.branfordhall.edu

Branford Hall Career Institute-Albany Campus

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With campuses in Branford, Southington, and Windsor, Connecticut; Springfield Massachusetts; and Albany and Bohemia, New York, Branford Hall Career Institute is a private, for-profit technical institute devoted to providing students with the essentials they need to enter the professional fields of medical assisting or medical billing,

Externships are an important part of the educational experience here. These give students the opportunity to put their acquired skills to use in a real world medical environment before they graduate. Students tend to participate in their externship throughout their last term.

The institute operates on a continuous calendar system, and programs take between one and two academic years to complete. Both day and evening courses are offered.

The institute offers certificates in medical assistance and medical billing and coding, and is accredited to award diplomas by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

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Admissions are non-competitive. Contact the admissions office for details and to register for classes.

Financial Aid

Eligible students may apply to receive financial aid from a variety of sources. In order to apply to receive grant and/or loan awards, students must first fill out and submit the necessary paperwork and forms. After that, they can schedule a private meeting with an advisor from the Financial Aid Department to review their application and discuss their individual needs.

Financial support comes in a variety of forms, from a variety of sources and programs. There are funds available through federal financial aid programs, as well as financing plans that originate from the school itself. The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) program and the Federal Family Education Loan program (FFEL) are two sources through which students can obtain Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, SALLIE MAE student financing programs, and Federal Stafford Loans (FSL).

In some cases, a combination of several types of funding—including federal and private—may be available according to the student’s needs and qualifications.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Overall, enrollment is between 100 and 150 students. The student body is fairly diverse, with about 35% of the students identifying themselves as White Non-Hispanic, about 25 % Black Non-Hispanic, and between 35 and 40% “other” or “unknown.”

The student body has a very high female to male ratio, with almost 95% female students.

Student services include academic and career counseling, career placement, and a library facility. The Career Services department helps students obtain externships to serve while they are still in school, as well as assisting them in their job searches by helping them find entry-level positions for them to enter upon finishing their programs.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Local Community

Located approximately 136 miles to the north of the city of New York, Albany is the capital city of the state of New York. Albany is a port city on the Hudson River and is home to about 95,000 residents.

Albany offers a variety of cultural, nightlife, and entertainment opportunities that students can take advantage of. The city is full of independent shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, and bars.

Because Albany is conveniently located about halfway between New York City and Montreal south-north, as well as between Buffalo and Boston west-east, it is included in many national and regional tours of artists and musical acts. There are a number of community festivals held throughout the year. Albany also has an active artistic community that many of the region’s students choose to participate in.

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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 582 0.59
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.00
Forcible Rape 33 0.03
Robbery 320 0.33
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 895 0.91
Larceny 3,514 3.57
Vehicle theft 202 0.21

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Albany, NY 12205
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population26,337 (26,270 urban / 67 rural)
Households11,045 (2.37 people per house)
Median Household Income$47,473
Families7,127 (2.95 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 1, but less than 2 academic yrs
Calendar SystemContinuous
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3620

Special Learning Opportunities

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

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

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Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 44 17 7 4 146 6 225
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 13 1 2 46 4 67
Medical/Clinical Assistant 31 16 5 4 100 2 158

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 16
FT Faculty Ratio N/A
Total Benefits N/A

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