ITT Technical Institute Reviews
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I graduated ITT Tech in 1998 with a 3.8 Gpa in the field of Comupter aided drafting. The years I went to school are the same years CAD and 3D Modeling were really heating up. After graduating I stayed on at my current job for 2 years because I liked it. I did use some of what I learned at ITT at my current job. My boss quit and they pulled in a dude that I really didn't see eye to eye with. Went for a new job in 2001 with my degree and landed one.
After 9-11 and the economy crashed I lost my job and it seemed all of the CAD jobs dried up. I was left with a degree and no job with Students loans. Currently I paid off my loans and I still have not landed a job with my degree. I gave up around 2003 anyway. Now I work anywhere I can find a job. WORST MISTAKE EVER! IF I COULD GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN, I WOULD NEVER GO TO ITT.
I enrolled in ITT thinking it would give me the skills I needed to get a decent entry-level job as an engineering technician.
Instead, I got a second rate education and a $50k note to carry. My credits wouldn't carry over to any other school and in order to get a job, I had to go back and start all over.
Don't waste your time on this school. They are only after your money. My community college education got me a starting salary of $50k plus bonuses and benefits.
I still stay in touch with a few of my classmates. Most are not working or not using their degrees.
I was hoping to get some people's help on this. I currently go to ITT and I'm only in my 2nd quarter and I'm going to school on my post 9/11 gi bill. I know big mistake and i'm trying to make a get away soon.
When this quarter I'm in right now which is only my 2nd quarter is over I'm planning to leave and go to a community college. I was trying to see if anyone else on here has left like that and if they give you crap as you leave or anything like that. I have heard a rumor that if you discontinue school there they will make you pay a fine?? I'm just hoping it's a rumor.
All they care is your money nothing else. Don't waste your money and time. The dean and director are good for nothing. Please stay away form this school, you end up pay more loans.
The teachers are just there to collect a paycheck they need to keep money coming into the school so they pass people along for revenue purposes only they care not if you understand the work. 3 months i attended this school and accumlated $5000 in debt, When I advised real IT professionals that I attended ITT TECH they laughed the school is a joke and a scam for taking money they boast about accredidation but thats just more money in their pockets its really.
Don't attend this school waste of money the commercials are fake those are paid actors because the got fees taken off of their loans to participate. 1430 was a balance owed due to what loans weren't covered for 3 months. This school is a SCAM leave know while you have time.
Beware! ITT Institute is a scam.
I was a 4.0 student and was sexually harassed, financially taken advantage of, and pushed around when it came to taking classes online.
My advice is to do your research, staying far away from this school.
My decision to go to ITT was based on the course list, ads, visiting the campus, and seeing the layout of the school.
Quarter one went well, it was the basic classes, I expected them to be easy. Second quarter...just as easy. I received my Associates in Computer Networking with a 3.95 GPA and learned almost nothing. It would of been a 4.0 but honestly it was just hard to come waste my time in classes.
95% of the labs did not work. They are 11 weeks courses. The teacher I had for my linux admin class had never used linux before. My windows system admin class labs didn't work. The teacher had us try to get it to work for the first 6 classes. The problem was the VM software we were using didn't have the capability that lab needed. They were using free VM software.
Tuition was around $44k. We rarely used the books that were included in this tuition. The "tutors" were just students with A's or B's (in which should be everyone).
After I had my associates I went to start my bachelors degree (no other school would transfer over my degree). I took one quarter and had to move out of state for work. I was told my classes would transfer into any other ITT. This was not the case. The classes I was taking were not offered where I was moving therefore I was giving F's as it was past the drop deadline and they had no other way to let me finish these classes.
I did have two good teachers while I attended. Only two. This is the only good thing I can say about this school.
I graduated from ITT Atlanta with a bachelors degree in 2012 in Information Systems security. I agree that ITT is expensive, but you can attend any college and end up with the same results as far as job placement and so on.
Shortly after I graduated, I found my own job through a world-wide employer with an entry level position as a System Administrator. I didn't like the career services at my campus because they will expect for you to take any job they through at you. I feel as if you are determined enough, you will find any job you want after graduation.
I graduated from ITT Tech with an AS in software development technology. This has been the best decision I have ever made. Before ITT I would read books on software engineering and computer programming but it really didn't make sense to me. After taking the intro to programming class it all became clear. The teachers were helpful, knowledgeable, and very patient with their students. Because of my degree and knowledge I obtained from ITT I landed a job as a Data Analyst/Application Developer for a Realtor association 3 months before I even graduated.
Do not think that ITT will just hand you a job on a silver platter, I did the school work but even went beyond the required work, I practiced coding all day and read as many books on software development as I could. Before I landed my job I started looking a year in advanced for programming positions in my career field. The only thing I have noticed that you are limited on is where you can transfer your degree. I have started my BS at Strayer University who agreed to accept my entire degree from ITT Tech and the good thing is they are regionally accredited.
As far as student loans go, well I wouldn't know about that, I joined the US Navy when I was 20 years old, not only did the military pay my tuition, I actually got paid to go to school. When I asked my boss why did he hire me out of all the others who applied his exact words were "because you went to the military got the experience in IT and obtained your degree." Its all about what you make of your life you can either can blame someone else for the path you choose in life or you can take control of your own destiny.
Itt-Technical Institute was by far the worst educational experience I have ever had, the (sales man) treats you as if you have walked in to the car lot promising you everything in the world, but providing very little.
I started off with a loan for 2 years worth of school at an astonishing $40,000 the career field average doesn't even pay this amount annually, but I figured the more you spend on your education the better the education right??...Wrong! Not only was the education very lacking you paid a very large lump sum for it along with the credits being unable to transfer which of course was never mentioned just located in the fine print. I believe that it really doesn't matter how you preformed in class as long as they were receiving money you were going to pass. I am now almost $70,000 dollars in debt with Itt-tech and harassed constantly by them and Sallie Mae, this is quiet the debt for someone who makes $40,000 a year.
As with everyone I was promised a job and ended up getting job offers from Itt-Technical institutes career services that I was not qualified for nor where they even in the same field.