Consumer Information

Blackstone Career Institute

1011 Brookside Rd, Suite 300, Allentown, PA 18106

Year Founded: 1890

First Accredited: January 2005

Accreditation Expires:

DEAC: January 2020

MSA: May 2022

CEO/President: Kevin McCloskey

Blackstone Graduate Outcomes

At Blackstone Career Institute we look forward to hearing from our graduates. It is very rewarding to learn that a high percentage of our students are completely satisfied with the studies they received and that they would recommend our programs to a friend. These survey results confirm that our graduates are achieving their goals, whether it’s to prepare for new career options, career advancement, or personal satisfaction.

Recent Grads on their Blackstone Education


“I would recommend this program to a friend.”


“I have achieved my learning goals.”


“I am completely satisfied with the studies I received.”


Source: Survey of Blackstone Career Institute Program Graduates

Accreditation(s) and Agency Contact Information

Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), 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 Accrediting Commission may be directed to Blackstone or to DEAC (1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, 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).

Out of State Required Information

Blackstone Career Institute is licensed and physically located in Pennsylvania and is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

Participation in Funding Programs

Blackstone Career Institute Mission and Description

“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.”

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.

The Goals of Blackstone Career Institute are:

  1. to provide quality distance education to students seeking to prepare themselves for a career in their chosen field as a paralegal, pharmacy technician aide, veterinary assistant, allied health professional, or entry level business professional
  2. to provide instruction from subject matter experts to guarantee that lesson materials are both applicable and up-to-date with regard to today’s industry standards
  3. to assist students in realizing their career goals throughout their educational training by encouraging ongoing professional development and lifelong learning

The mission and goals of Blackstone Career Institute are accomplished by successfully achieving the following objectives:

  • 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
  • to foster a positive, supportive learning
  • environment that motivates students to learn and accomplish educational goals through providing exceptional student support services
  • to prepare graduates for an entry level position in their chosen field through a technology-driven curriculum that incorporates practical application of learned skills
  • to supply a curriculum that prepares students to sit for a certification exam when applicable to the program of study;
  • to continually revise, update, and/or add new courses of study when appropriate, offering the most current information and meeting industry standards
  • to evaluate its mission and measure its institutional effectiveness through the continual monitoring of students’ academic progress, satisfaction, and graduate outcomes.

Student Demographic Profile

Data taken from student enrollments over a one-year period.

In 2013, Blackstone’s student body was made up of 60% male and 40% female students.


Average Program Tuition

$1,442 for Career Training Programs

$396 for Advanced Paralegal Courses

Success Indicators

Average Completion/Graduation Rate for Students: 89%


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