General Information About Ross Medical Education Center-Brighton
The new Ross Medical Education campus in Canton, MI is only in its third month of operation, but the staff, faculty, and students are already operating like a veteran campus. “We have a great family vibe!” boasts Ciera Ratliff, Admissions Representative. “Everyone here really cares about our students and their futures, so it’s a very motivating environment.” One thing the team is most is excited about is the new opportunities their campus is bringing to so many students. “The students are just thrilled that Ross is right here in their backyard,” says Coiya Wilson, Financial Aid Representative. For many of the current Ross students, their only schooling options before the Canton campus opened would have meant a 30-40 minute commute. For people already working a full-time job and raising a family, this would have been a huge obstacle. “Most of our students live within five minutes of the campus, so it makes it easier to be successful,” continues Wilson. Since opening its doors on August 23, 2010, the staff has already celebrated several milestones with their first Medical Assisting class. From helping them make the life changing decision to enroll at Ross to watching them give and receive their first injections! “It’s so rewarding to work with these students from start to finish,” says Desiray Taylor, Admissions Representative. “For many of them, they’ve been to community colleges or on wait lists, and now they are finally getting their opportunity to get started in the medical field.” And Career Development Coordinator, Alisa Biederman is currently working hard to secure externship opportunities for students to complete prior to graduation. “I’m locating externship sites that are going to match up well with our students’ goals,” says Biederman. So far, Biederman has received very positive feedback from the Canton medical community. “We train our students in both the clinical and administrative aspect of medical assisting, so it really gives them a competitive advantage.” As the Canton campus continues to grow with the next class starting at the end of November, the staff and faculty have their sights set on May 2011 when the first class will gradate and start their new careers in the medical field. For many students, this is something they couldn’t foresee even a few months ago before Ross came to Canton. As Taylor so perfectly says, “We’re changing lives.”
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Private for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Placement services for completers
- Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- Suburb: Midsize
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 826 Percent Admitted 21% Men Admitted 26% Women Admitted 20%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 365 Native American 2 Asian 2 African American 0 Hispanic 1 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 324 Enrolled FullTime Graduates