Bryant & Stratton College Online Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (51)
First, this school is way to expensive. Second, I graduated from the VA Beach campus & decided I was going to try & get my BS in criminal justice. As a full time single working mom I was not able to complete even my 1st semester, so I dropped out. I spoke with my advisor & he said that it was completely understandable. Fast forward 8 years later, I decide to go back to college to pursue nursing because Paralegal was not getting me anywhere. I contact B&S to retrieve my transcripts & I have been getting the runaround from people in the business office. Long story short, they say I have a balance because of the grant the school gave me to get my BS degree but didnt finish. I cant move forward with my education because of them! The lady in the business office has told me on 4 separate occasions that she would call me back & she has yet to do so. Wish I would have NEVER gone to this poor excuse of a college!!
I would not recommend this program to anyone. Was told tuition would include taking the Cpc exam. But unfortunately it was not true. Now I have to come up with an additional 500 to be able to take the exam and start looking fir a coding job. Don't go here.
I absolutely would recommend this school to anyone that is looking for a school that supports you. It may be a little pricey but it is totally worth it. I have moved on to do my bachelors degree elsewhere but still keep in contact with my advisors there. Although I live in California and they are located in New York they still manage to reach out to me and see if they can help me with anything.
Way too expensive for the quality of education.this college charges the same for medical assistant and the nursing program. I got a financial aid clear slip at the end. Then was hounded by the school for not paying the $100. Library at the Parma campus is extremely small. Grade schools have better resources.
I would not recommend this school to anyone. First off they are last minute on getting there students the information they need. They make mistakes but don't take accountability for that mistake. Secondly, there instructors (at least at the Wauwatosa campus in Wisconsin) don't know how to teach the information or even know the information for which they are teaching to there students. They don't care about the overall well-being of there students. They expect them to change there schedules last minute without enough time because they don't have there crap together. The clinical experience is not the greatest either. There instructors don't care about the students and giving them experiences that will help excel there nursing careers. At the Wauwatosa campus in Wisconsin the dean of nursing who is supposed to be this person who stands up for her students and should listen to the concerns of her students does not do either of that. She, as well as her faculty blames the students for there mistakes and just expects them to fix there lives. Nursing school itself is very stressful but when you add all the extra stress from the faculty it makes it 10 times worse. When I graduated the school was already having issues with there accreditation and every semester there is something else wrong. it is to expensive of a school to have to deal with all this crap. I would not waste my time, energy and money on this school.
The real classes are great, however the education you receive from their online classes is garbage. And if you think you can get away with not taking online classes you are mistaken. It is REQUIRED due to the classes not being offered in the real world.The online courses are condensed so there is no time to learn the material only to rush through the assignments, google all the answers to the tests and hope for the best. The instructors are inaccessible and are constantly changing their methods of grading and requirements for the class. One week all of your work will be 100% and the next week you will fail all your assignments even if the quality of your work remains unchanged. You will not receive feedback and will have no idea what to fix and even if you do figure out what to fix some instructors will continue grading on a "whatever I feel like today" scale. As much as I loved Bryant & Stratton at the start of things I now feel very regretful that I continued with them in to my Bachelors program.
It is true that everyone will have their own experience. For me, it was not an option to go to a campus because I would often get out of work late. Where everyone else was receiving promotions, I lacked the minimum college education, but exceeded the work experience. Online classes was stressful and demanding with posting replies to other students. However, so is life. If you want something, you need to work for it. I worked long nights and every weekend. I took my books on vacation and studied by the pool side. Yes, it cost money and I was fortunate to receive some financial aid and loans. I will worry about paying it when the time comes, but I have a job that will allow me to make those payments. A college degree provides knowledge that one will keep for a lifetime. In my opinion, it is worth a lot more than the money. I recommend taking advantage of the school faculty. There are people in the financial office to help you understand what you will be paying each month.
I have been with B & S for a year now. As of now, I have not had any issues regarding my coursework. As a online student, you are expected to go above and beyond a little to get the information needed. For instance, if I have a question, and it is not answered quickly I will seek answers through other sources. This is my third medical coding program, I started with Fortis and attended Virginia College for a few months. I had to quit both programs due to personal issues. As of now,I will be checking in with my academic advisor soon to make sure I am still on track for graduation. My main concern is my internship, and as long as everything is okay with that I will be a happy camper!! **No matter what program or school you are in you need to be willing to do whatever is necessary to reach you desired goal.
I have been going to Bryant and Stratton for three years and will graduate in 2017 with a degree in Criminal Justice. For me this college has been nothing but fun and exciting. The instructors have been extremely helpful and challenge the students to the fullest. Just like any college some classes are easier that others but you get out what you put in. Sure you are going to have student loans to pay back just as any college but this is something you have to deal with regardless where you decide to go. I can only speak for myself and I’m proud of Bryant & Stratton and thank them for a wonderful experience!
I am a current on-line student and I am having major second thoughts about my choice. I have completed 12 out of 40 units and I am already over $13,000 in student loan debt. The classes are challenging but I have gotten an A in every class I have taken pretty much because I show up and submit "something" - there were times when I was busy and did not submit what I would call my BEST work and I get an A. You are required to interact with other students and I find it VERY difficult to do this as the rubric states 3-4 students a week and that: "Your replies specifically address the topic and build upon thoughts shared by classmates. Post inspires new, relevant discussion opportunities." I would be so desperate to find someone who didn't just reply "Good job, you really thought about your answer" I would end up just picking someone and writing a paragraph to them with a question at the end. And the most disturbing part is reading the other students posts with incorrect grammar, miss-spellings, not being even close to understanding what the requested task is, AND THE PEOPLE THAT TYPE THEIR RESPONSES IN ALL CAPS" (rude?) Basically elementary school level responses. I think, "Boy, they will just take anyone won't they?" The part weighing heaviest on my mind is that I will be about 48 years old when I graduate, $40,000 in debt and I don't know if the amount of money I would *possibly* be making would balance out the loan repayment.