4-year, Regionally accredited
Affiliation: Seventh Day Adventists
Degrees: Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master’s
In our search for colleges providing degree programs in the health professions we were looking for schools with reasonable costs, a variety of programs, a professional and committed faculty and administration, and overwhelmingly positive student comments. We found all of these attributes at Kettering College, a repeat Best Value School Designee, and continue to suggest potential enrollees consider this institution.
The college is affiliated with Kettering Health Network, a network of eight hospitals in the Cincinnati-Dayton area, a strong plus for students interested in the health professions. Their three-year nursing programs graduate BSNs or LP-BSNs, and offer an online BSN completion degree for RNs; their PA program awards master’s degrees.
The school’s enrollment – about 800 – is comprised of both fulltime (54%) and part time students, who average 25 years of age. Their reported average net cost to attend for fulltime students, at $16,500 (2012-13 school year), is reasonable for a college specializing in health profession programs. As a sign that Kettering College’s graduates find employment, their default rate on student loans is very low at less than 4% (national average default rate is almost 12%).
"Advisers are absolutely willing to help you work with your schedule. There are only 6 majors at Kettering College, they're all medical related, and it's not incredibly complicated to switch to another major if that's what you decide you want to do. If you're looking for flexibility inside of your major with your class schedule, your adviser will absolutely be supportive. "
"A Comfortable Environment! I have attended community colleges and a large university previously and have found Kettering College of Medical Arts a great place to be. There is a great mix of students from many different backgrounds and it seems that interaction with other students is promoted. There is a positive atmosphere about the school and it seems that there is a religious element at work as well. "