Private Career College

"Private Career College" submitted by SchoolGrantsfor Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 22nd July 2011

Private Career College is a for-profit institution offering a course of study, degree or job skills beyond high school. Depending on the kind of university or college it is (e.g., private, technical, etc.) it may also be accredited by institute-type specific agencies. Career colleges can be quite different in character, size, location and in the programs they offer. Therefore there are several organizations which represent and accredit career colleges in the US.

Private career schools and colleges in US contribute to the training of employees with the skills to meet employer demands. Private career schools produce employees with market specific skills in high demand fields including allied health care, business administration, computer technology, cosmetology, culinary, dental, electronics, legal administration, massage therapy, medical billing & coding, pharmacy, photography and many more.

The training at private career schools is generally completed in a short period of time, is affordable and leads to rewarding careers.

During this economic downturn the opportunities available for students in private career schools is particularly critical. Many private career school offers a valuable alternative to the financial burden imposed by two and four-year colleges. Moreover, private career schools have excellent retention and completion rates and offer students access to education and training not always available at traditional colleges.

Private Career College Accrediting Agencies are Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). They are accreditation of US private post-secondary institutions offering certificates, diplomas, associate's, bachelor's, or master's degrees in professional, technical, or occupational programs. Visit: