ITT Technical Institute Reviews
The school is a profit machine, pure and simple. Driven by greed and deception that comes from the top down. The CEO, he resigned after indictment, of ITT Tech faces fraud and racketeering charging along with other top officers. This school will bury you and leave you in debt for a lifetime. Do yourself a favor and start at your local Junior or Community College.
Instructors are sub-par, lab equipment is garbage and the place is a diploma mill. You can learn more on your own through self study. You can gain employment in the I.T. field by earning a few industry certs on your own and save a ton of money. The C.E.O. and top executives of I.T.T. Tech are under Federal indictment and face criminal charges by the Government for fraud and racketeering. Four years separated from the rat-hole I am still trying to recover financially. As part of ITT Tech's ongoing fraud between 2009 and 2012 the school took out private student loans on behalf of (and without knowledge) students and lined their pockets. Today I have a great job in the IT field, no thanks to ITT tech. My credit was destroyed by them and these private student loans. I have recovered, for the most part. I have a credit scores in the high 600's and low 700's and make $78k a year but can't but a house because of the derogs from these P.S. Loans. I have been on my job for over four years. I work for a Fortune 100 company, it's an opportunity that I found on my own. ITT's job placement services are worthless.
I went to ITT and got my Associates and my Bachelors, the tuition is high but worth it. I am a Cheif Technology Officer of a WEB base company and I also design VOIP and computer networks for another company. One thing that I learned through out life if you want to succeed you have to put in work. A lot of my classmates said they didn't learn anything at ITT, but they didn't study either. I studied and built my on small network at home and practiced on it all the time. Teachers are not going to grab you by the hand and show you everything, you got to want to learn and strive to be the best at what ever you do. My teachers saw I was thirsty for knowledge, and they all worked with me and they all help me get my career off the ground. I now also serve on the Program advisory committee board at ITT. ITT education is basic, it is up to the individual to advance their knowledge.
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?