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Consumer Information and Student Achievement Disclosure

Blackstone Career Institute
P.O. Box 3717, Allentown, PA 18106

Year Founded: 1890
First Accredited: January 2005
Accreditation Expires: January 2015

CEO/President: Kevin McCloskey

Accreditation(s) and Agency Contact Information

Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), Washington, D.C. This commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Questions about the Distance Education and Training Council may be directed to Blackstone or to DETC (1601 18th Street, N.W., Suite 2, Washington, D.C. 20009, Telephone: (202) 234-5100, Fax: (202) 332-1386).

Blackstone Career Institute is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Questions about Middle States may be directed to Blackstone or to MSA (3624 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, Telephone: (215) 662-5603, Fax: (215) 662-0957).

State Approval and Contact Information

Blackstone Career Institute is a private licensed school regulated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.  For questions or more information please contact Blackstone or Pennsylvania Department of Education (Bureau of Postsecondary Education, Occupational Training Schools, 333 Market Street, 12th Fl, Harrisburg, PA  17126-0333, Telephone: (717) 783-8228, Fax: (717) 772-3622).

Participation in Funding Programs

Mission and Description

Institution Mission Statement

“A pioneer in distance education, Blackstone Career Institute has been meeting the needs of adult learners since 1890. The school’s mission is to change people’s lives through education, teaching them new skills and preparing them for entry-level careers in today’s high demand fields. Blackstone offers adult learners convenient and affordable training that accommodates their busy schedules while helping them successfully meet their educational goals. As a nationally and regionally accredited school, we fulfill our mission by providing high-quality, effective, technology-driven distance education programs and services.”

Areas of Special Focus

Description of Institution

Our objective is to provide high-quality distance education and training to individuals seeking entry-level training, para-professionals seeking continuing education, and adults seeking to enrich their lives.  We provide students with the technology-driven training they need to improve their prospects for meaningful employment or advancement in their current career, all as a part of lifelong learning. Year after year, we seek to improve our overall student completion rates.

Student Demographic Profile

Data taken from student enrollments over a two-year period.
(10/14/09-10/14/11)

In 2010, Blackstone’s student body was made up of 45% male and 55% female students.

Courses/Programs/Degrees

Blackstone offers training programs in the following career fields:

Blackstone offers certificate courses in the following paralegal specialties:

Average Program Tuition

  • $1,442 for Career Training Programs
  • $396 for Advanced Paralegal Courses

Success Indicators

Average Completion/Graduation Rate for Students: 86%

Student Survey Results

Question % of Yeses
I achieved my
learning goals
  96%

 

I would recommend
this institution to a friend.
  97%
I am completely
satisfied with the
studies I received.
  97%

 

 

Download Blackstone’s Career Consumer Information Disclosure (PDF), a public form for DETC accredited institutions.