Florida Tech Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (78)
I am currently enrolled in the IT program with Florida Tech and I would not recommend this school to anybody.
The vast majority of the work is done straight from the book. There is a distinct lack of hands on exercises or activities. They expect you to read up four chapters a week and have that memorized purely through whats offered in the text. It feels like you are paying thousands of dollars to sit down and teach yourself.
What little interaction you have with your fellow students and the teacher is done through useless discussion assignments that really have no bearing on the outcome of your overall education. Often, there will be a minimum amount of posts required to the forum every week. Your grade is almost always determined by your frequency of posts, not the quality. So you end up with a lot of people posting really useless things just to make the grade. Also, since the discussion is required, a lot of the subject will have nothing to do with what your learning. As if the teacher is having trouble coming up with topics.
Good luck trying to get help from a teacher in anyway. I recently reached out to my teacher for help and, in polite terms, I was basically told too bad get a tutor. It very much seems that these classes are just a job to F.I.Ts' instructors and they have very little care or regard for if the students pass. There is no student/teacher relationship.
For someone starting from scratch in their chosen field this school is the worst possible choice you can make. Even if you pass and get your degree, you will likely not have retained the information to be a success on the job.
I am enrolled in Florida Tech's MBA program with a specialization in marketing. I am just over halfway done with the 24 month program and have already learned so much. The thing I like the best about the program is you know you are getting a high-quality education - the professors are all leaders in their field and offer invaluable real-world advice and experience on top of the material we are learning in the textbook.
I did my research before deciding what school to earn my MBA program from and there's no doubt in my mind that I made the right decision. Florida Tech is ranked among the best schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for a reason! The education you receive is world class. Looking forward to when I can proudly say I'm a Florida Tech alumni. Go Panthers!!
I am a Florida institute of Technology online. Let me start by saying I do not understand the negative comments. I am half done with my MBA program and I have never experienced anything like the negative comments.
My advisor regularly checks in with me to see how I am doing and if I have any questions. The entire process has been smooth and enjoyable.
This school is not for people seeking an easy degree. You actually have to work hard at getting good grades. The tests are very difficult and the work requires you to put forth an effort. I can honestly say that I believe I am getting a very good education from a quality institution.
Florida Tech's MBA program is challenging and rewarding. If you aren't willing to work for a prestigious MBA, this program isn't for you. This is a real MBA from a real, traditional, nonprofit university (same curriculum and professors as on campus) with the convenience of online classes.
The materials covered in class directly relate to my current position and I'm able to apply what I'm learning immediately. The classes are flexible enough that I can easily find time in my schedule to complete the work required. With an online MBA, you should expect to read the book, apply the material to practice problems and watch streaming-video lectures to acquire the knowledge. Professors are available to answer questions and most do within a reasonable time frame. Interaction with other students generally happens on a weekly discussion board. I'm extremely happy with my experience with Florida Tech and would recommend the MBA program to other students.
I enjoyed my 2 years of taking classes at Florida Tech University online. From my first class to my very last class 2 years later, I still enjoyed the online learning experience.
The online class schedule made it easy to work full-time and be social, while simultaneously earning my degree. I enjoyed working with groups from all over the globe on projects together and even got to meet them at graduation ceremony when I walked with my class, and the rest of the graduating students on campus.
It was a very memorable experience and I'm glad to be a Florida Tech Panther!
After several consideration I choose FIT. The students services is very helpful they assist in your degree plan, they take the hassel out of deciding what class to take next. They simply recomend from the experience of other students in the degree program that have finished. I am almost done with my dgree program and it has been painless. The price of and education can not be compared to not having one. The reward out weighs the price.
Florida Tech is a rip off with a ton of hidden fees, PLEASE make sure that you ask for all expected out of pocket expenses in writing before you take the time to register for classes.
They will have you go through all of the trouble registering and then 2 days before class start they will call you and tell you that you have to pay a fee for a book through University Alliance, and you are not allowed to start classes unless you pay university alliance the money and they will assure you that financial aid does not cover the fee.
I have been attending FIT online for almost a year now in a Masters program. I decided to write this review now just as I am getting ready to take my midterm for my Managerial Economics class.
I must say that I am pleased with the school and with my experience. I received my undergraduate degree from a 4 year institution in Florida where I attended classes. My online matriculation and registration process here was much easier than what I experienced in undergrad. The classes at FIT move quickly and the exams are challenging. I am able to do well because I study, but, I believe it takes that effort on my part to be successful. I read the textbook, I participate in the classroom discussion, I complete the assignments and exams and I do fine.
I am in the MBA program with a focus on internet marketing because my career is in digital media. The course work is relevant and challenging. I have a full time career in advertising, work long hours, and am a single mother with two smaller kids.
I have no complaints for FIT. I had a choice between here and a state collage MBA program that offered a blended classroom format with online coursework and classroom meetings on weekends every six months. The tuition was the same per credit hour. I chose FIT because the specialized MBA program matched my career more accurately.
Overall I am pleased with the decision to attend and complete my degree with Florida Tech Online. I am looking forward to attending graduation!
I have been a student for almost 2-years. Finishing a Masters program with FTUO.
Let me tell you this. Save your money. My main concern is that the academic standards at this institution are not enforced or moderated. I have had multiple instructors fail to give feedback on assignments, fail to answer questions, and give passing scores on homework to students who failed to even do the assignments.
Granted, you get out of it what you put into it, but my suggestion to those who truly want to learn...go elsewhere!
I have attended FIT both on campus and online. If you want to be successful, you HAVE to work. I spend a lot of time studying and if you don't you won't make it. If you are looking for a degree mill, this is not the place. You will work and work a lot.
Credits transfer in - but they have to be relevant. Don't expect "Basket Weaving 101" to count for "Organizational Theory 4560". Transfer credits also have to come from an accredited institution. (U of Phoenix students may need to think about that.)
They also help with financial aid and help guide you through the available grant's application process. However, the cost of education is YOUR responsibility. If you apply for a grant and it is denied, that is not FIT's problem. No one owes you anything - you have to earn it.
FIT's online program works for me. After I finish my current program, I am seriously thinking of coming back and getting a second masters degree because of what I am LEARNING in the program.
If you want a free ride and a degree without working for it, go elsewhere. FIT isn't the place for you.