ITT Technical Institute Reviews
I had wanted to get my bachelor's degree, yeah, wished I had done more research before attending ITT. I had an associates, so only 2 years to complete the bachelor's. I am now graduated, with no job prospects, no help from career services, and $70000.00 dollars in debt. Yes, $70000.00 for 2 years.......and the interest will only grow. I had one employer tell me the degree was worth no more than toilet paper, it was not recognized. I did graduate with a 3.75, and I thought since I was an older student, it would be easy to find a job, I was wrong. I could have attended an Ivy league school for a doctorate and still would have been cheaper. THANKS for nothing!!!!
For those of you considering attending ITT Technical Institute, please read this review before you do. I attended ITT Tech from 2006 - 2008 studying Computer Drafting and Design. For starters, the amount of useful information you will receive is of no real use in the real world. Some of this information is common sense and is not necessary for a career in CDD. You will learn more on your own than you will in class. For example, one of the courses you will take is College Physics. I learned 20 times as much AFTER graduation just from studying on my own. DO NOT be lured in by the casual way they make student loans sound. They will tell you "You can pay all the interest while you're in school and that will help tremendously." The price for a two year education at ITT is $40,000+. While this doesn't seem like a lot, you could go to a junior college for less than 10% of that. I started working at a job and my supervisor at the time had gone to a junior college who earned the SAME degree for just over $2,500 dollars!!! PLEASE consider cheaper alternatives to ITT....and PLEASE DO NOT believe the stories you hear on TV! If you do not plan on starting a business after ITT, it will leave you in a pit of debt! It's a sad testament when people ask me what's the biggest thing I regret in my life and I tell them....going to school at ITT Tech!
After completing a few courses with ITT, I decided to transfer to the local college to get some actually classroom time. I found out quickly, that the local community college and even the other colleges and universities near by would not accept one credit from ITT. SO long story short, i would not even waste your time with this place. If local colleges wont accept it, then what about when time comes to find a job. How will employers look at ITT on the resume..
Being all honest and upfront. I would not recommend going to ITT for school. The price you pay for your degree is ridiculous, you WILL be owing A LOT of money. Do research on COST not just commercial BS. Don't be fooled by commercials. I got my Associates from ITT, but then went on to UMUC to get my Bachelors degree, I am earning 23K more a year just by getting my Bachelors and getting a new job. Look into online schools and you will pay much less for them than for ITT and have a much wider range of job opportunities. You are limited to job opportunities when graduate from a Technical school compared to a non-technical.
I was an older student when I went and graduated, I was even older than the most professors! I stuck to it , studied hard, I was hired while enrolled in school at Ft. Sam Houston JBSA and 4 years later, I am now employed with one of the top 3 letter agency in the world ! Making top money and working on one of the most critical missions in the world ! Worked forty hours a week plus went to school at night ! It was worth it ! Thanks to all the professors that helped me after hours !
This is my story with ITT. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA, but was given any help finding a job. I've visited the campus career center several time without any result, or leads. I ended up call several other campus career center to get help. I was promised before enrolling into the Construction Management program placed within my degree area, upon graduation, but none of it was true. The two major courses within my degree program, I wanted to learn the most, project scheduling and estimating, won't even touch. We couldn't use any computer programs in Project Scheduling because they couldn't get them to work. In estimating, we did no estimates, the class only had five open book quizzes and a take home final. I left ITT Technical Institution owing 25,000.00 in student loans and job referrals or help of any kind, within my degree area. I'm still paying on my loans and no easy way out of this situation. I'm now back working at the same job I was before enrolling at ITT. I hope this help someone, because ITT surely didn't help me.
This school will saddle you up with a lifetime of high interest student loan debt if you don't come from a rich family. The education is terrible and you will leave this school having learned almost nothing. What you will learn is that you just spent 2 years getting completely scammed and will now have to pay for it for the rest of your life. Please do research before going to any ITT Tech campus. Just do a simple Google search and you will find thousands upon thousands of negative things written about the school. Ask yourself, is that the kind of reputation you want in a college?
Positive experience. Always have a job with a valuable skill. ITT provided me the tools and core knowledge to start a career in robotics. Pay is good and plenty of jobs. My student loan reached $24,000 which I paid off within 5 years. Had a job prior to graduation working for a high tech company in Robotics.
ITT was a great place to go to school. I had great instructors that really got to know each student and work along side them. With that and all the hands on labs, I felt like I got a great education.
Financial Aid was great, I only owed $25 000 when I graduated. I'm a Engineering Technician level 3 with a global semiconductor corporation. 30 000 employees. Living in the Southbay, working in the Southbay. I even got the CEO award for outstanding performance. Not bad for a former Bartender.