ITT Technical Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (320)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.