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|940 West Port Plaza Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146
|President||Mr. Chris Gearin|
|Accreditation||Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools|
|Programs||Business, Technology and Health Care|
Hickey College is a small, for-profit career college located in St. Louis, Missouri. It originally was founded in 1933 by Dr. Margaret Hickey, and now has campuses in Westport Plaza and on North Lindbergh Boulevard near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. It has nearby housing for students but over half of students come from the St. Louis area. Hickey was located in Clayton, MO in 1991.
Student body, admissions, and outcomes
According to Peterson's (http://www.petersons.com) and recent institutional publications, Hickey College has an undergraduate population of 396. Of 852 applicants, 615 (or 72%) were admitted. According to College Navigator, in the most recent reporting year the graduation rate was 81%.
Hickey College provides career-focused courses to high school graduates. Hickey College's programs generally offer hands-on learning opportunities that help prepare graduates to start working immediately. Some programs offer externships as well. Students can graduate in 8–12 months by earning a diploma. Associate degree programs can be completed in 16–20 months. Upperclassmen pursuing bachelor's degrees generally work during the day and take evening classes. Hickey College divides its nine major areas of study into four main categories: Business, Technology, Health Care, and Culinary/Design. These major areas are listed below.
- Office Administration
- Legal Office Administration
- Paralegal Studies
- Computer Systems Management
- Computer Specialist
- Veterinary Technician
- (In 1991, Medical Assisting Program was begun. Currently, there is no Medical Assisting Program.)
- Culinary Arts
- Graphic Design
Hickey College's newest offerings are the veterinary technician program (stlouis.vettechinstitute.edu) and the culinary arts program (http://www.CI-STL.com). Both programs feature new facilities designed for each program.
The tuition prices for Hickey College averages around $12,300 for every academic year, although 97% of the student body receives some sort of loan or financial aid assistance averaging $5,100 annually per student. The on-campus housing at Hickey College has capacity for about 200 students, and costs roughly $5,500 per year for each student.
Hickey College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (http://www.acics.org) to award diplomas, associate degrees, and bachelor's degrees. The Veterinary Technician program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA, http://www.avma.org/education/cvea/about_cvtea.asp).