ITT Technical Institute Reviews
I graduated from ITT in 2002 with an AAS in Computer Networking Technologies. This allowed me to enter the networking and telecommunications industry. Within 5 years I was a senior consultant with a regional IT consulting firm in the Rocky Mountain region. Now I'm a CIO for a mid size community bank making a very good salary. I'll admit that the courses were not super challenging as I graduated with a 4.0, but the experience and knowledge gained from my instructors was paramount. Each of them worked in the field and were eager to pass on the knowledge they had gained from their experiences. I had children at a young age before the time of online courses, so the university and community college were not an option for me. In my experience, most of the students were there for the degree, not the knowledge being imparted by the faculty. Reading these reviews only enforces the strong feeling I had 15 years ago that most of the people that attend these schools will not be successful. However, if one does embrace the knowledge being imparted and actually learn and understand their field of study, you can be successful with a degree from ITT Technical Institute. The biggest complaint I have is about the expense. My two year degree was close to $50,000, I'm glad it paid off.
I attended to the school from 2013-2015. They kept telling me would graduate sooner than 2015 based on my transcripts. There are a few things that irritated me with this school. One was that they weren't offering Graphic Design classes when I started because they kept saying they didn't have enough students to start the program. So I ended up having to take classes I didn't particularly need. Another thing that seemed to be ongoing throughout my time at the school was that the financial aid department never seemed to be on the same page. I was told when I got accepted that my financial aid would cover my time at the school, but when I was about to graduate I found out that I had gotten a 3rd party loan somehow. The school wouldn't let me graduate unless I signed my name to a form saying I would pay it back. Come to find out, I accumulated about 30k in students loans. When I signed up for financial aid I did tell them I wanted any left over money to go back into my financial aid account but it seems to be that what was leftover seemed to disappear into thin air. I shouldn't have accumulated that much in loans considering I had transcripts from another school. Also, the career services lady at my campus just sucked. I had a total of 2 calls from her after I graduated telling me about jobs that had nothing to do with my degree. All in all this school is a waste of time. They don't show you how to do as much as other schools do as far as graphic design programs go and they certainly don't care about helping their students out wit finding jobs like they promised.
Instead of complaining about just the negatives of this school, I will give a review from a person who actually finished a degree at this school. First, the good. I learned a lot from the teachers here, who ALL came from the field in which they were teaching. The teachers do care about the students who put forth effort in their education. It is not difficult school if you read your text, do your homework, and do the extra work in the classes. The large number of people who dropped out of class, as mentioned in other reviews, were people who did not really try. They would skip class, not ask questions, and complain about everything like the one star reviews here. I did not get a job in the specific field I was looking into from this degree, but my education here did lead me into a very well paying job that is taking care of me and my family, so I am very appreciative of the education I received at this school. Now the bad. Yes they are accredited, but they never tell you that if you tried to transfer your credits to another school that 99% of the schools out there won't take them. Granted they are very specific field classes that no other school has, so it should have been a little more obvious. They are expensive. I finished after less than two years with $31K in loans, and that was with a quarter and a half of credits transferred from community college (they at least take other schools credits). I am still paying them off now in 2016. The "career center" was not helpful in the electronics field. The head of that part of the school changed probably three or four times while I was there and the only electronics jobs they ever posted was for soldering circuit boards for $12/hr. Sorry but I would never pay of $31k in loans with that job. For what is out there, in my area, for electronics, they were probably the best I could get. Like I said earlier, I learned a lot, graduated with high honors, and wouldn't change that experience. The staff was helpful in every way, and you can't fault them for doing the best with what they have to work with. I think the system of the school is flawed though because I even heard the teachers complain about how they were scheduled. It must be bad when teachers complain to their students about their working conditions. But what job is truly perfect in every way.
AMAZING COLLEGE!!!!! Was a great college that helped me with my path of being a video game designing. I would absolutely recommend this for future college students. I even got a masters degree for taking this college and exceeding it. I enjoyed my time here. Wish I can go here again!
I currently attend the school and from what I see people do drop out frequently I started with 25 people in class now down to 11. The teaching methods do semi suck because there is a lot of work in this school. As for people saying its a scam I think they are simply the ones who could not handle the workload. This school is basically like life it's all about who you know and if you doing good then I'm pretty sure that they will actually help you. I mean why would they give someone a job who flunked half their classes?
I have read some horrible reviews on ITT, but let me start off by saying my class started off as over 50 students and ended with 8. I believe most of these bead reviews are from students who could not keep up with the difficult program. Sure you do not want to go to ITT for anything else other than technology related, after all this is why the school is in existence. I think a degree is any field other than technology is a waste of time and a big money maker for ITT. Many of my classmates were graduating students from well known universities and local colleges and they said the Electronics program at ITT was more difficult than their previous studies.
This school is full of crap!!!!!! Do not attend they lie steal, and cause you so many problems! they do not help the students what so ever!. some of the teachers here(NORFOLK VA) are so rude, Don't help the students are inconsiderate ect. I have been attending since 2014 and expect to graduate 2016 this year. I have had so many problems here its beyond frustrating! the career department cannot even help you find a job. The medical program is wack! They cannot even keep it afloat! I can go on and on about this particular campus but I will warn you DO NOT COME HERE YOU WILL WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!! WHICH THEY POCKET ANYWAY!
Please whatever you do... do not go to this school. It will not make you more employable. It will ruin your life, seriously. Do yourself a favor and apply to your local community college, degrees there are a quarter of the price. Also for scale a 4 year university is 1/2 the price of itt. Itt-tech doesn't even have degrees. They have pieces of paper with the word degree on it, but that doesn't mean it's a degree. If I put the word potato on a duck, does it make it a potato? The facility does not care about their job or helping their students. The administration specializes in marked up predatory loan. The Army's Ranger school has a higher graduating class percentage than itt-tech's degree programs. They both have one thing in common to make you fail. If you don't believe me: check out John Oliver report on student loan debt. Also look at the lawsuits that are currently (and past) going against them. The only lesson that I learned is from itt-tech is to never trust a company. Stay away from factitious for-profit schools.
My experience was positive. Prepared me very well for a career in factory automation. I have been employed from the day of graduation with great pay. I have enjoyed a great career and my skills seem to be always in demand. I attended the campus in Fort Wayne, IN.
I went to ITT years ago. Although it was expensive I did gain a lot out of it. OUR graduating class started with 100+ students but 15 graduated in my class. I Am currently working in one of the most respected companies in the WIRELESS industry now, over 15 years. Straight out of school ITT placed me in a Military contracting company specializing in Microwave systems. I mention this because, what you get from a school, work or the military is what you put into it. We also had a teacher who was not cutting it, the students took action and requested a new teacher, the school responded and replaced the teacher immediately. I had hard time getting to class and was put on academic probation several times. BUT I managed to get my butt moving and get it together. Yes some companies don't recognize this school, In my opinion your resume, how you carry yourself, back up your skills and handle interviews nails you the job. It's you.