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ITT Technical Institute
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DO NOT GO TO ITT TECH!
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Degree: Nursing Practice
Graduation Year: 2013
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Hello, My name is A. I attended ITT Technical Institute to adquire my RN degree with their Breckinridge School of Nursing from September 2012 to March 2013. When I went there for orientation the lady from admissions gave me the most wonderful speech about how attending ITT was gonna open so many doors, I was gonna be making $45 as a registered nurse, great hands on program and I would walk away from there being a Registered Nurse and everything was gonna be great. The same day I went for orientation I got hurried into enrolling. Next thing you know I was sitting in a classroom a few days after that. The classes were very irrelevant, the teachers we're horrible and it did not really seem right, bur my mother was so proud of me I just stayed in the school. A few months after that I got very sick and spent a good amount of time at the hospital where I befriended a couple of RNs. I was telling one of them that I was going to school for Registered Nurse and when she asked me where I said "ITT Tech" she told me that that school was a horrible place to become an RN since their teaching is so poor people barely pass the NCLEX exam to obtain the nursing license. After that being said I started to do my own research and I seen nothing but bad reviews on the school all over the internet. Only 10% of the nursing students actually graduate, from which only 20% pass the NCLEX and not to mention only 30% find jobs as accordingly with their degrees. I was very upset and I had noticed the poor teaching before so in March 2013 I decided to leave ITT Tech. A couple months after that, I started to get phone calls from ITT Tech teying to get me to pay a "debt" that nobody had told me about. Apparently I owe the school almost $7,000 from a loan that I wasn't even aware about. If I knew I had to open a loan I would of never gone to that school, I could of just gone to a public college. Up to this day, November 21st, 2014 I get calls daily from ITT Tech trying to get me to pay my debt. At this point I'm a 21 year old with a score credit of 502 can't get my own apartment, nor get myself a car because this incompetent institution wanted to ruin people's life and I was too naive back then to even think that a Educational Institution could be so evil. I would love to see if I qualify for loan forgiveness because I'm in debt with horrible credit for a school that's not even worth a penny.

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Regretful ITT Tech Student - about 21 hours ago

Hey there alexxfloressx3,

Sorry to hear that you got taken in by this bunch. At least you got out early. Good for you. I stayed the course and got the degree. Staying the course and finishing things started is usually good advice. That doesn't hold true in this circumstance. It seems that having a degree from this particular school has been a really bad career move for me. Don't feel too bad that you got out when you discovered it was not a good deal. You are ahead of the game even with some debt. Even I am galled at the thought of having to pay them. They didn't give me any real value for my money. You have the time you would have otherwise spent at this school to more wisely spend at a reputable college and your debt with them even though formidable, is not enough to destroy your life, especially at your age. From my own experience, it does feel like a sucker punch from this gang. Shake it off and recover. Don't be dissuaded from pursuing your career because you had a bad experience.

I'd really like to see the school redeem its name. It wasn't always like this. Many years ago it was actually a decent tech school. If they won't recover their once good reputation though, maybe it is best that they just close their doors. In the case that they just won't do the right thing in any context, maybe they should have their doors closed for them. We, the dissatisfied customers are many. The leadership of the school are but a few. If every former student that had a bad experience with the school banded together, we would be a formidable power by sheer number that could not be ignored. There would be many avenues we could pursue. With the situation going on now for as long as it has, I really don't know why we haven't done this. Maybe it is time, and we are the ones ...every one of us that has given a negative review on this forum or any other. If nobody tells them, "No, you may not!", then in all likelihood they will continue on their current, self-serving, destructive path.

Second Post - BBB Business Review for ITT Tech ...
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Degree: Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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This should tell the prospective ITT Technical Institute student EVERYTHING he or she needs to know before enrolling: http://www.bbb.org/indianapolis/Business-Reviews/schools-academic-colleges-and-universities/itt-educational-services-inc-in-indianapolis-in-5113 Do please visit the BBB and research ITT Technical Institute for yourself. One person stating his or her opinion on a forum such as gradreports.org only carries the weight of one person's opinions and experiences, but a revoked BBB accreditation and F grade speaks volumes.

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will - 15 days ago

this was great for my son he is now a rocket mechanic

I love this school
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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I don't know why there is so much bad publicity about this college. I think that this is a great college. Yes, it is a little expensive, but honestly what college isn't? What students don't realize is that other colleges may have cheaper tution but they have to pay for their books, which could be really expensive. Most of the books at ITT are provided for you and are part of the package. You also get a free laptop when you join. I think this is a great school and I recommend it to anyone looking for a college to attend.

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Erland Laund - about 1 month ago

I'm calling BS on this review. It reads like it was written by an ITT Tech representative. I know the school firsthand. It's true enough that decades ago it was one of the better tech schools, but of late, it has lost sight of its mission of education. It seems as if this for-profit school has become for-profit and nothing else ...worse yet, it looks like it has succumbed to rent-seeking behavior to obtain that profit. Not really contributing anymore. To quote one ITT Dean ..."D's get degrees". No wonder employers won't come within a mile of an applicant with an ITT Tech degree. Note to OP: at least admit that you are an ITT Tech rep. Thanks.

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Laurie Hightower - about 1 month ago

I think that you are just a person who had a bad experience. I understand your frustration, but don't you dare attack me and my opinion. My classmates also love this school. So just because you didn't get exactly what you wanted from ITT (which may be your own fault) don't take it out on me.

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jennnifer eddy - 30 days ago

You do not get a free laptop when you join ITT tech.the tutoring they offer is just for basic things like English. teachers nor tutors will help you with algebra,trig,or the trade you are taking

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Gabriel Marques - 13 days ago

It`s important to really enjoy what you want to study, because besides going to school you`re going to have to dedicate a lot of time at home on it.

What I most liked about ITT Tech is that its students are humble individuals looking to better their lives, which to me is the number 1 lesson in education.

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Stephen Ulrich - 11 days ago

I have mixed ideas about this school they supposedly have a turkey dinner and an orientation to make it sound great but, I have heard a lot of bad things about this college that they are lying to students so, I will probably go to the orientation and never come back again if you can do that.

ITT Tech Degree worse than worthless
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Degree: Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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After graduating from ITT Tech with a BSEECT and a 3.99 GPA, I sent out a mass of applications to positions well within my skill and experience level for three months and didn't receive even one response from an employer. My resume is visually appealing, represents me very well and should serve to attract any 'best-of' employer, but to no avail. I finally sought advice online as to why I wasn't receiving any responses. From the information I gathered, ITT has such a heinous reputation for being a degree mill that employers regularly use the name of the school to pre-emptively weed out unqualified applicants in the Applicant Tracking System. I can't say I disagree with this behavior. While in school, I observed several people that rightfully ought not have graduated at all, for the reason putting very little effort forward and having very little knowledge of their discipline, being awarded the same degree I earned with diligence. I further observed that many of the instructors are not qualified to teach their respective courses. It was a common occurrence that I was more knowledgeable concerning the subject matter than the instructor. The advice that I received and finally used was to leave the degree on my resume, but expunge the name of the school. With this action, I immediately started getting interviews, but so far, as soon as the topic comes up about 'which' school I had attended, the interviews are soon after terminated. It looks like the ITT Tech Degree devalues the paper it was printed on and actually serves to detriment the job seeker in obtaining gainful employment ...further, I am out several tens of thousand dollars of student loan money that I have no means to pay back after working my tail off to excel in school. I recommend strongly against this school and any like-kind, for-profit institution. I must qualify this in saying that ITT Tech did not always have this reputation. Many years ago, when I had earned my Associate's degree from this school, it was a reputable school with solid instructors. It is shameful how that has changed.

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Derek - about 1 month ago

For example: Ask clarifying questions, share your experience with this school, ask for more information (on classes, professors, career opportunities, etc.)Dear regretful ITT Tech Student, Oct6, 2104

Your comments are by far the most negative (and I read nine post and only two with anything negative to say concerning their ITT experience as students). Your stated 3.99 GPA and your reported lack of interviews and finally interviews which were CNX supposedly due to your mentioning ITT as your school of graduation; something just doesn't add up. Private schools. such as ITT, are expensive, no doubt...I used a lot of hard earned post 9/11 GI Bill $'s to gain my BS at a well known private school in Virginia (and campuses in NC and SC as well, but not USA-wide campuses as ITT offers).

Some students complained of the speed of instruction, which was 12 weeks of material in only 5 weeks, but hey if you sign up for accelerated learning you better be ready! Your efforts in job hunting, resume prep., interview prep., interview practice, and overall how you present yourself mean a lot to employers...some jobs require a minimum of AA or AS, some BA or BS, some years of experience plus a degree or more years of experience if you have no degree...they will tell you what is required and may allow flexibility depending on the job and what you "bring to the table". A degree by no means guarantees success, but may be required to land even an interview in some job descriptions...but leaving good communications skills and other

"soft skills" unattended to will certainly minimize chances of success, a network engineer still has to speak and write well, get along well with others (usually including a little levity in high stress situations, no body wants to work with an inflexible jerk), and at that level most generally must have management skills as well as knowing all the fine technical details of his or her craft. I wonder if you did not let others negative comments of the school infiltrate your own communication habits, and by doing so actually (inadvertently of course) suggested to career possibilities that ITT was substandard. Long story short, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, and your actions become your destiny (yes I heard this in a radio or TV sermon one time); but it is true you have to guard your thoughts, words, and actions so as to leave a decent legacy (destiny); the key to college, and any learning at all, is knowing and accepting you will always have more to learn, and ways to get better. Good Luck.

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Regretful ITT Tech Student - 26 days ago

Derek, I invite you to read not only the summary of these reviews, that at the time of this writing, indicates that there are 60 such negative 'one star' reviews (more than double the next highest 'two star' rating) but also all of the reviews ...not just nine of them. You will be educated in the experiences of other students who had similar negative outcomes. You are right about one thing though ..."something just doesn't add up" ...it sure doesn't ...somebody with supposedly no connection to the school just randomly reading school reviews and coming to ITT's defense? It just sounds too fishy. More so, it sounds like you are employed by ITTESI.

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IKnowTheRealDeal - 10 days ago

Dereck is most definitely an employee. A Director even. Verbiage like "soft skills", which is a part of the training is a big red flag.

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Regretful ITT Tech student - 10 days ago

If only, if only, IKnowTheRealDeal. If we have their attention, this is a good place to let them know that we liked the ITT Tech of yore. Bring that back please. The customers were satisfied with the good quality product you delivered in those days. It really looks like they are not satisfied with the product you deliver these days. Be reminded that profit is the reward for a job well done. If your profits are not as you would hope them to be, you are not doing a good enough job, but the remedy is to simply do a better job or offer a better product. It's that simple. If your product is better than everybody else's, even with a premium price tag, and mister employer values highly the ITT Tech graduate (it seems as that is not the circumstance these last few years - why is that?), you will have no problems filling your desks with only the highest quality students. You'll have so many potential students lined up at your doors, you'll be able to pick and choose. Right now that does not seem to be the case. I challenge the ITTESI leadership to take the high road, mend your ways and provide a product that would make the school's founders proud to know that you are the successors to their good name. It's good for your karma and keeps the Feds away.

If I can do it anyone can do it!
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Degree: Information Science/Studies
Graduation Year: 2013
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I landed a job before I graduated my BA for the Systems Security Program. For being in the IT field for less than three years I have landed an network administrator role. I just got an offer for a "security systems administrator" for a well known company. Before I started this career and school I was working at Taco Bell. I also have a drug felony I spent some time in prison for. With the combination of hard work and the degree it really did get me into the career field. If a person like me can do it then anyone can do it.

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Not for everyone
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Degree: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Graduation Year: 2001
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I graduated from IttTechnical Institute in April 2001 after 2 years of classes 4 hours 5 days a week. I was in the third class to Graduate from the Albany campus. The first class graduated two out of thirty, second six out of thirty and my class we had eight out of thirty. This leeds to a 17 percent graduation rate. The quality of instruction is adequate even though some of the instructors were constantly drunk. However those who didn't have basic understanding before the first class soon got left behind. More then 10 years latter I still have 27% of my loan to lay back. Fortunaty for me I landed a 4Ok a yr job 3 months before graduating now the same job pays 65k. I work with many people who have no degrees. So I can say my time getting the degree was worth it but I was overcharged then it was around 26K.

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This College is Great!
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Degree: Nursing Education
Graduation Year: 2016
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This school is very good. The administration and representatives were and are very helpful. I have not had any problems with this school. The financial aid office is great as well. I like my classes and my instructors are helpful. I would and have recommended this school to other people. Everyone takes their learning seriously.

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Erland Laund - about 1 month ago

Reads like it was written by an ITT Tech representative. I know the school I'm calling BS on this review.

ITT-Tech is a Great School
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Degree: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Graduation Year: 3.94
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I joined ITT Technical Institute in Seattle WA where I had no money and nothing. I was working all kind of hard working jobs to make a living. After I joined ITT-TECH and I did all my homework’s and read the books carefully. I was going to the school even when I had no classes and I got with the teacher and asked those questions. I learned a lot and I am still learning. After two quarters in ITT I got an assembler job and I worked in that position for almost a year than I changed to work in technician roll for another company. After 6 months in the technician job I got an offer from another company to be there test tech level one engineer where they were making circuit boards. Now I am in my last year before graduation I work in medical devices as test engineer level ll. I succeeded because I did my work and I worked hard for what I want. I did not sit in the end of the class playing with my phone and copy pasting other people work. If you do your work does not matter what school you go to you will always succeed. ITT taught me a lot and I am very thankful to them.

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Mark Grammar - 2 months ago

Unfortunately your English grammar is not good.

Go to ITT but please do your Homeworks and Read...
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Degree: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Graduation Year: 2013
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I will write my story about ITT-TECH. I went to ITT when I was doing security officer jobs. I was making 12 $ an hour and I work every day. I had no life before ITT. So one of my friends said you have to go to ITT. You can change your life. So I did go to ITT but I am not a normal student. I study above and beyond, no mater if the teacher finish the book or no I read the whole book page to page. I buy extra books and I study hard. Within the first two quarters I got a job in aerospace where I was doing assembly than I moved to another company after 5 months to be a test tech. Later I got another job to be a test tech engineer and now I am in my Bachelor program also in ITT and I have a job in engineering " Test Engineer II" and I have a life. I have my new car, my own place and a good life. The school did a lot to teach me but I did a lot too to learn and be better than others.

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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015
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I am a student in Center City Philadelphia and this will be my last year. I wrote about this school in 2013 when I started and I'm still going strong. This school will make you work for your grades. You will not pass if you do not do the work and they don't pass you for just showing up. I've seen people get dropped or having to repeat a class if they don't get there work in. And attendance is a must or you will be getting a phone call from your teacher. They do try to work with you and help you to pass but it's up to you. They won't give it to you, you must earn it trust me because I had a hech of a time with math 1 and 2 but passed with a c and a c+ and they didn't give that to me one bit. Right now I am holding a gpa of 3.5 all I can say is do the work, come to class and you will be fine. ITT TECH has a lot to offer you just have to put the efford in. Maybe the other ITT TECH schools are run of the mill but the one here in Philly I still think it is all that. Good luck...

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Stephen Ulrich - 11 days ago

This place I've heard sucks.

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