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ITT Technical Institute
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Average reviewer salary: $33,478

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Percent Employed 67% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $17,500 % Degree Helped Career 13%
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Percent Employed 33% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $31,667 % Degree Helped Career 25%

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Do not go to Hanover Campus in Maryland
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Degree: Network and System Administration/Administrator
Graduation Year: 2016
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Hanover, MD is a new ITT tech campus. The teachers are atrocious except for a spare few. I am only in my first quarter and will be doing my best to bail out of this contract. It is not worth the time. I am learning nothing, I know all this information, and my teacher's are sub-par at best. Those who are in their last quarter tell me it does not get better.

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TAKE A REALLY GOOD LOOK AT SCHOOLS FIRST!!!
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Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2012
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I graduated back in December of 2012. I got my Associates in CAD Drafting from ITT. The reason I joined was because an old friend graduated and made a good living for himself. So did his friend. Did I learn a whole bunch????? Well....40,000k worth I don't know about that. I did learn a lot about Revit, AutoCAD, Inventor different software programs, details of blueprints, different views, math problems I would never of knew about, and a lot about how to properly detail sentences, paragraphs, create power points and utilize different types of programs I never would. I cannot judge ITT Tech and compare it to another college. Since I have never been to another college. I'm not going to call it the best school out there, no way. I think a lot of it depends on the person attending though. What you put into it is what you get out of it. Some of the "instructors" really don't give a crap. I think it's quite noticeable too. Overall, I do think ITT Tech is in it for the money. Since graduating though I must say.....I've been given really good job offers. Interviews to make good money. Currently I make 25.00 hourly . In Construction. The trade I've been in for 10 years. I'm really Bachelors of Science in Project Management Administration really PAYS ITS WAY!!!!!!!!! otherwise I'm s$$$ out of luck and owing 80 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO A DAMN SCHOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOAAAAHHH. I honestly really did wish I researched school before I just signed the damn paperwork!

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Not worth the high price...
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Degree: Network and System Administration/Administrator
Graduation Year: 2014
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Ask a lot of questions, but try to go to another college. Degree was not worth all the money in student loans. Too high priced and degree means nothing.

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Marcus - 10 days ago

I would like to know out right information on this school your answers are to vague. Is ITT Tech a good school to attend for engineer or not do they have a good or better than average rating for their programs do real company hire out of this and if so what the percentage I need a total break down on all tech trade schools please if u can give more detailed info.

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TMB - 9 days ago

Okay Marcus. I will be more specific. You will have a heck of a time trying to get a job that is worthwhile after graduating from ITT. The degree is not really worth the paper it is written on. As for price, you are looking at 48000 for associates, and double for Bachelor. Most people who graduate from ITT are not able to afford their loans. What else do you want to know?

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MM - 6 days ago

I am attending the University of Alaska Anchorage for a Bachelors in Construcion Project Management. I already work and the industry and I am finding myself dissatisfied with the curriculum offered at the biggest university in our state. So I decided to look into ITT Tech since it is the only other school that offers the degree up in AK (strange, since construction is and has been a booming industry up here for the last 20 years +). Honestly, I'm sad to see all the reviews from people that have attended ITT Tech on the difficulty finding jobs and deficient education. At the same time, I'm disheartened that as I attend a real university the education is just as lacking.... No wonder no one in this generation is moving forward. The false advertising by educational institutes is absurd. For the cost we pay in tuition (and made up ridiculous fees), these institutions should be held to a higher standard and be responsible for providig students with a worthwhile education...

Study elsewhere and save money!
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2013
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Avoid ITT Technical Institute like the plague. In the time that I have been a student there (2011 - Present), I have seen 5 Deans, 2 Associate Deans, a registrar that is not certified, a career services that has only placed students in low level call centers (answering phones, not doing IT networking). This school has proved to be nothing more than a diploma mill. The quality of education and value of the diploma have been vastly overstated. Some of the student body are not qualified to hold a high school diploma, much less an Associates or Bachelors degree. Seriously, one student asked an instructor "What is Google?".

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RUN AWAY!
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Degree: Engineering, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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ITT Technical Institute is not worth even half of what you pay to go to school there. The administration as a whole are incompetent. This school does not care if you learn anything here, you are just a number in a seat. Attendance is praised higher than grades, and they will pass you even if you do not make the grades so long as your financial aid is up to date. Which isn't always the case seeing how the financial aid staff is useless. You would figure a school that relies so much on financial aid would be on top of that at least, but no. Instructors are hit and miss, mostly miss(have had instructors themselves tell the class that ITT is not a real school). Parents, veterans, future students... RUN AWAY!!! This company is not what they represent themselves as. Save yourself the time, money, and headache and go somewhere else.

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Nannette - about 1 month ago

I am glad I read this review. I was getting ready to sign on dotted line. You saved me lots of buyers remorse.

ITT makes big promises with little delivery
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Degree: Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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I was a student at ITT-Technical Institute in Everett, WA. I took a 4 year course and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Entertainment and Game Design. Once graduated I was hoping to get into the job field, however ITT never offered or provided any job hunting assistance as they promised. I continued to try and find a job, and wanted to further my education and get some specialized studies. I took a 3 month course at the non-credited school, FuturePoly. FuturePoly’s courses cost significantly less than ITT’s, and I learned more about game design in 3 months than I had in my entire 4 years at ITT. The courses there were taught by people who worked in the industry for leading Game Company’s and worked on major projects and games being released this year. The teachers there saw my level of experience after taking 4 years at ITT and informed me that the training I had received there was not even to Entry Level Standards for a position on a Video Game Development Team. This was devastating information to receive, and I have still not been able to find a job in the related industry. But regardless of my job status, I have started receiving notifications and calls about my student loan situation. I was contacted by the Private Lender that ITT has financed me through, whose information I had never been privy to until they began calling me. I was pushed forward through the ITT application process and everything was done digitally so I never got to speak to or know more about the lender who would be handling my private loans. Now I have a lender who split my private loans into two separate loans. They are charging 10.25% interest on my loans, and offer zero options to lessen the monthly payment to something I can afford on my income. When I called them and asked for help making my payments more affordable, the only option they gave me was to file for economic hardship for 6 months, which only delays the payments but raises the interest rate. After the 6 months were over I still have to pay the full amount with no payment options or flexibility. I simply can’t afford those private loans in addition to the federal student loans I also have to pay, while affording rent and car payments. I have tried to seek out alternative Credit Unions that would be able to consolidate or refinance my Private Student loans, however I have been absolutely unable to find a Credit Union that will accept my private loans because of my status as a student of ITT Technical Institute. I have tried several different Credit Unions and Banks to try and get this loan payment consolidated and more affordable. No Credit Union will work with ITT, leaving me in a position of zero alternative options. I called the Everett ITT campus to speak with Financial Aid about my situation, and they referred me to the student borrower services. However, the Student Borrower Services for ITT Technical Institute were of zero assistance. When I asked them for any recommendations to other Credit Unions I could work with for my Private Loans they had nothing to offer and told me they could not help me. So now I have an extremely high payment for a Private Student Loan that refuses to give me any payment options, an inability to seek a consolidation or refinance through any other bank or credit union, and a degree that will get me nowhere in the job industry because its training did not even meet entry level requirements for Game Designers. ITT Technical Institute takes advantage of student’s dreams of a lifelong career, while instead delivering sub-par education and incorrigible student loans.

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This school is a lie.
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Degree: Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2015
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I do not know about the rest of the ITT schools. But this school will lie to you in a heartbeat. Then when confronted about the lies will tell another lie to cover that lie. And then they will get mad at you because you caught them in the lie. This degree is not going to be worth the paper it is written on. They are only concerned in getting their money. But when it is time to release the students money (Pell grants ) they hold them for as long as they can. They have no concern for the students.

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Beware - about 1 month ago

Hello,

I don't know if you had about the lawsuit This school has on them or not.. but you might want to check into it. Me and my fiance now have a lawyer and are trying to get all the student debt due to this horrible school dismissed. there are a lot of causes in which you will not have to pay a dime. They swindled many students to get money and made crazy charges adding more to the loan amount and pocketing it.

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/newsroom/cfpb-sues-for-profit-college-chain-itt-for-predatory-lending/

Bad School
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Degree: Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other
Graduation Year: 0000
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Went to the Tampa campus and it was the biggest mistake I could have made, there are very few teachers that are any good. I actually had one teacher told us it was a mistake going there and alot of the people who promised alot of things there are all gone now..Alot of the teachers there play favorites to much to other students in the electeronics dept.They told us one thing to get you in there then all of the sudden that all changed,the head of the dept I was in told me one thing and then that all changed when something happened..He told me I could hand in somethings then when i did i was told they could not take it...I would NOT recommened this campus to anyone who was thinking of going there...

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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 0000
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When I started at ITT Online, I had a really good experience. The instructors were very communicative and prompt. I managed to do very well in my classes. For the first time, I managed to get a 4.0 GPA. My family was really proud. Then came the Electronics courses. When I started DC-AC Electronics, the student toolkit did not come in on time. As a result of this, I was a week behind on all labs, which constituted a majority of my grade. To top this off, I had a hard time finding the extra resources for the provided textbook. I had contacted the instructor about this, but instead of directing me straight to the resources (and giving me a reminder of noting where the resources were for future reference, which is understandable), he had simply said to look in the course materials, adding to the the already growing frustration of catching up on late work. Unfortunately, due to an emergency shifts at my job, I had to retake the course. The situation got even worse when I started my Solid State Devices course. Some of the materials that were required in the labs I didn't even have (for example, I only had one 1uF electrolytic capacitor shipped with the toolkit when the lab required two.). Also, I ended up having to research substitutes for some of the components. For example, lets say that lab required an integrated circuit chip with the code Axx. But I do not have an IC chip Axx. I only have IC chip Zxx's, Txx's, and a couple of Dxx's. If I use the wrong component, I could end up either frying the circuit, frying the myDAQ, or lock up my computer from software issues. So I now have to see if one of these is a substitute. After some time I had found out that a Txx IC chip should be an acceptable substitute. However, I now have more concerns. The readings will be different than intended, as well as the settings the circuit has to run on. I definitely have to cross my fingers since now I am not sure if I am doing the assignment correctly. Contacting the instructor or another student was quite frustrating at best. Most of the students did not respond at all, and when one did, they were in the same boat as I was. When I try to contact the instructor, especially when there was an issue with the assignment that I needed to have resolved as soon as possible (mainly the labs), I could not get a timely response. (Unlike my other instructors, in which I would get a response the same day, if not early the next day at the latest.) Sometimes I would not get a response until sometime in the next week, long after the assignment was due. Once again it ended up in a vicious cycle. My computer being repaired (a fault on my behalf) made it even worse. I was originally hoping to drop this course since I was transferring to another school. However, I was told by student support that, since I was under the Opportunities Scholarship, I had no choice but to finish the course, which does not make sense, since (please correct me if I made an error) the scholarship only required two classes during the quarter (I'm registered for three: Composition 1, DC-AC Electronics, and Solid State Devices. I have already completed Composition 1 and DC-AC Electronics) and a minimum 2.0 GPA. I am now afraid that my failure in Solid State Electronics will opt me out of the Scholarship, which I really need to cover the costs that I am not able to pay at this time. When it comes to the Electronic course sessions by themselves, the classes are far too fast paced. Five to six weeks is a short amount of time to cram in a very large amount of information. In my opinion, Electronics is a very complicated subject, more complicated than Composition and Algebra, maybe even Calculus, and it should never be rushed. Due to the shortness and intensity of the sessions, I felt that I had actually barely learned anything. I just simply went through the motions of completing the assignments. And that's not a good thing, since it would impact me negatively in the long run. There also needs to be more videos on the Electronics subject. Videos are a great way to bridge the gap between the words describing how something works and showing how something works physically. Also, real-world equipment, like an actual Oscillator, should be considered. Overall, the general ed. online classes were very well planned out. However, even though it has potential, the Electronics courses need a little bit more work. 

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014
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I'm a 4.0 student in my final year of ITT's Information System Security (ISS) program. I achieved my two year degree in Computer Network Systems (CNS) on campus, but I am now finishing my ISS bachelor's degree online. I also run a private ITT student group which I created to support fellow online students. My group now has 30+ members from various ITT online programs. I say all this to demonstrate that I have taken my education seriously. I work very hard to maintain my grades and help fellow students who are struggling. Having said all this, it is my opinion that ITT is a borderline scam, if not simply one of the worst technical school one could possibly attend. I regard my decision to attend this institution as the worst and most costly mistake of my life. While the institution may have some good qualities (e.g. career services), providing a basic education is not one of them. Because of my private ITT student group, it has become apparent to me that I maintain higher grades and produce higher quality work than virtually any online student, yet I remain highly ignorant of networking and security technology. I have learned almost nothing attending this institution, despite shedding sweat, blood, and tears over their curriculum. Specifically regarding my experiences on campus, the hands-on labs only worked about 50% of the time. A lot of hands-on experience was lost due on this. Regarding my experience in the online school, the entire ISS online program is a joke. Being conservative, at least 10% - 15% of every quiz and exam they have given me either contains blatant errors or is so poorly worded it can't be reasonably understood. I have documented all errors, citing their own course material as proof, yet instructors typically ignore them or make sloppy excuses. The ISS instructors are impressively incompetent, sloppy, and unresponsive. They don't answer questions with anything useful, they don't understand their own course material, and, more importantly, they don't care. They hand out high grades, to be sure, but I see that as a problem. I'd like some critical feedback as part of my education. Some of these instructors don't even seem to read what we turn in. The worst part of the online ISS program is the curriculum itself. It makes absolutely no sense. The weekly reading material, assignments, labs, and quizzes have very little to do with one other. They simply don't correlate. If you were to memorize your weekly text book reading, you would still not be prepared for the assignments, quizzes, and labs. Each one looks like it was prepared by an unrelated third party. More importantly, many assignments are not adapted to the online environment. They make absolutely no sense outside the context of hands-on labs which are not provided to students. There was very little planning in the construction of the ISS online assignments. I could go on and on about the problems with ITT. If education is not a top priority to you, ITT may be right for you. But I will be doing everything in my power to inspire change in this institution. What they are doing to students through their incompetence is wrong. I should end by saying there isn't a single ISS online student in my group who doesn't agree with my assessment on some level. We all hate this school and we are all trapped in it because of their stupid accreditation status.

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