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ITT Technical Institute
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Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2015
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While ITT has some of the best instructors in their fields, the way the school is run takes away from that. The students control the classes and most of them attend every other week just to keep their GI bill income coming. The instructors almost can't fail students if they want to keep their jobs, a failing student is a black mark on the instructor. ITT is all about the money, if students fail, they drop out and the school loses money and that's a big no no. Don't get me wrong, I would say about 20% of the students really care about their education and go the extra mile for their future, but the other 80% don't give a crap and they hurt the classes. I am a veteran, and I used my VA assistance 20 years ago to obtain an AS degree in Computer Aiding Drafting (CADD). 1 year after I graduated I decided I wanted to finish my Bachelors and started applying to universities. Guess what, not a single other school in the country would accept a single credit from my ITT degree. Left angry and stubborn, I was not going to throw away 18 months, 5 nights a week, 4 hour a night hard work and start completely over. Two years ago I discovered that ITT now had Bachelors degrees and after a visit to the campus was told that while the AS is still not recognized, the Bachelors degree was accepted by all major universities around the country. SO I signed up and off to finish my bachelors I went. I am six weeks from graduating and am going on to to my masters. One of the schools I choose was NOVA, but guess what I found out again? Nova along with other regionally accredited universities will not accept my BS from ITT Tech, the recruiter about choked trying not to laugh at me. You see, ITT technically isn't lying when they ay major universities accept their Bachelors degrees, just not the ones that hold any prestigious standings.One example is the University of Phoenix, another for profit, expensive school that is "Nationally Accredited" university like ITT and just want your money. They will take any student that has a "B" average from any school. But, Phoenix has the same reputation as ITT does in the job market, poor. Most employers won't recognize Phoenix or ITT's degrees as legit. So, would I recommend anyone going to ITT, "HELL NO" !!! Through some research and the help of one of my Doctorate level instructors, I was led to Devry. Now don't get me wrong, Devry isn't a Yale or Harvard, but they are Regionally accredited and accept ITT Grads with a 3.5 GPA or higher. And, after doing a lot of research I am finding that Devry is a far more reputable college and their job placement rate with higher paying jobs for their grads is quite impressive. While I am starting my Masters there this summer a few months after I graduate from ITT, the Masters is not their only program. They have Bachelors as well and it it recognized by other universities.I urge any one you reading this to research your schools of choice, look at their accreditation's, the cost, and what other universities will accept the degree and be sure you are getting what you are paying for. Not just the money, the the time and energy you spend earning that degree. There are other good choices out there besides DeVry, search the internet and find them, BUT STAY AWAY FROM ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE they are a complete waste of your time and money.

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this school sucks dont do it
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2006
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ITT tech sucks not a good school does not help with job placement and when they do not what u study there really a waste of time and your money I paid all that money for them to tell me I owe them full of shit and am still not working for what I went to school for wish I would have study somewhere else...

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AAS Degree Electronic Engineering
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Degree: Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Graduation Year: 1990
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My degree at ITT gave me a great foundation to enter the work force and continue to build not only my education but also experience. I highly recommend that you don't stop here, continue to build upon your formal education. My education at ITT gave me a start as an Electronic Technician, since then I have progressed into Field Engineering and Project/Program management, earning salary increases each step along the way.

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Nothing but thiefs!!!!
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Degree: Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Graduation Year: 2016
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I go to ITT to get an Associates in Drafting and Design. I'm A Military Veteran and am using my GI Bill. This place is a joke. I'm still waiting for my PELL Grant that the government sent to my school months ago. My GI Bill pays for EVERYTHING but yet ITT feels it's necessary to keep my PELL Grant money in they're account to earn interest off of it, instead of sending it to me like promised. The school is misusing money from government programs. I will be contacting the Dept of Education and BBB. I think everyone else should too! Let's get this place shut down, sued, and get our hard earned money back!!

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Zachary Ruud - 10 days ago

I'm having the same experience with my pell grant money. Have you received yours yet? I went in and spoke with the financial aid rep who says he personally requested my check on January 10.

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Unhappy Veteran - 8 days ago

I finally received my PELL Grant check from the school a couple days ago. They said it was sent out on the 6th but I got it on the 19th. I find it hard to believe the post office takes 13 days to send a letter from a few states away. Hopefully you get yours soon.

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Zack - 8 days ago

Great well I'm glad to hear you finally got it and that they are actually getting mailed out. They told me mine was requested on the 10th and that it should arrive within 10 business days. Today is day 10 so I'll be making some angry phone calls if its not in my mailbox when I get home.

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Angry Vet - 6 days ago

Yeah let me know when you finally get it. I'm curious to see how long it takes you to get it.

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Zack - 6 days ago

I just got it on 1/23 so it took exactly 10 business day for me. They said I'd get it in 7-10 business days so they delivered as promised. I talked to some of my vet classmates on 1/24 and they haven't gotten their's yet. I don't know if their's got requested after mine or not since I was bugging the financial aid guy about it for weeks.

Disapointed, over-paid, still working retail
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Degree: Computer Graphics
Graduation Year: 2013
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Waste of time and costs far too much money. I have an Associate Degree and cant find employment in my field because an Assoc. isnt good enough despite what they tell you.

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ITT tech (this is from an Instructor there) don...
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Degree: Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Graduation Year: 2099
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I was an instructor at ITT for many months. I know the inner workings, and what other employees do. I know that they high people for the purpose of writing rebuttals and fake (good only) reviews of the company. The company / school fires instructors that grade on the merit. instructors are bullied and forced by the administrative personnel on the orders of the administrative directors of the campuses into providing fake grades. Companies LAUGH at the degree, and wont hire anyone that went to ITT tech. Dont bother. go to a real college / university

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John - 27 days ago

Tesst College of Technology is the same way. These schools are notorious for scamming students. People spend thousands of dollars on lousy and worthless education that gets them nowhere.

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Graduation Year: 1980
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I enrolled on ITT Tech Electronics two year degree but dropped after completing one year. These were my reasons: 1) Tuition Costs too high. 10 times higher than a community College. Not the best value for your money. 2) Curriculum though interesting was not preparing me for what employers needed in the real world. Curriculum was lagging behind 5-10 years from current industry trends. Plus a lot of these jobs moved to China, so you were preparing for a dead end career. 3) Job placement was non-existent and I could make more $$ with an AA degree that I had already earned from a community college. 4) Low income students were suckered into obtaining loans that they would not be able to repay. 5) Degrees from these institutions are not as prestigious as Community Colleges because of Lawsuits brought in by the Federal Government. Honestly, I could not continue attending and wasting my hard earn money even though I liked the school and my instructors. At its core, Job placement and relevancy of curriculum played a role on me leaving the school. For me going back to a four year paid off handsomely at a 10th the cost of ITT's tuition. So you know, I attended Itt School in 1985. If I had to do it all over again, I should have gone and taken an AA degree from a Community College instead and saved considerable dough.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2006
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I liked the hands-on experience, but an easy A. Not a very challenging school. I was more challenged in high school and grade school then at ITT Tech. Did not offer any internships, which was very hard to get a job after graduating. Never got a job in the field I studied for, so now my Associates Degree is worthless because the technology is basically obsolete. Job placement was awful. Did not try to place me in any jobs that was really related to what I studied. DO NOT recommend the school at all.

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Louis - about 1 month ago

I wish I had read your post before. I'm on your same boat. That's exactly how I feel.

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 - 2 months 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 - 3 months ago

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

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