ITT Technical Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (319)
The college is a joke. I have instructors teaching English but don't speak it, teaching Linux but openly admit they have never used it or experienced it aside from what the book says, and teachers who give grades for nothing. For example, I submitted a paper with the following "Hello, my name is Jerid" Copy and pasted for 5 pages. I got a 100% on that. My courses are all online based, and I needed help in my college math. I drove to the campus in Grand rapids some 45 miles away, only to be told I need to leave and seek help via online tutors as the campus is not allowed to assist me. Now im dealing with a death in the family, and while arranging funeral related events I have neglected my course work. The instructors response, "You are not busy 24 hours out of the day. You need to better micro manage your time and get me your assignments." Seriously? This school or atleast the online only version of it is pure rubbish. I wish I never started it because while my aim is IT Cyber security, I have found that we learn entry level nothing. I know basic coding, have a masters certificate in Hardware, and ever microsoft operating system from Windows 95 to Windows 10, but they count for nothing. My military training, counts for nothing. My former college credits including core class credits count for nothing. My employer does not recognize this "Nationally" accredited college due to past issues of document falsification so there is no ED assist grants for that. The federal Government (My ultimate goal or career path) no longer recognizes the cyber security program from this school. I feel really lied to and mislead. So far its cost me around $15,000 and im not sure how to get away from that.
What an awful school! Their curriculum is completely outdated and I didn't learn a single thing here that I didn't already know. The instructors are completely clueless and just read out of the books. They read out of the incorrect books with many errors. You will actually leave this school dumber than you were when you entered. They will completely mess up your entire future by putting you into $60,000 for a useless associate's degree. Employers won't hire you with ITT Tech on your resume. Everyone by now knows that this school is a complete scam. Just don't do it. Do your research on this school and you will find nothing but trouble. Thanks ITT Tech in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for ruining mine and thousands of other peoples futures!
The first time I attended this school was hands on at an actual school. Since I was already aware that my credits didn't transfer to any other school, I waited and went back to them last year, 2015 to work towards my bachelors. Needless to say I started on the 7th but wasn't allowed to actually log into my classes until the 9th. All along I kept asking my advisor which classes would I start with, due to the fact that I didn't want to take on a major load of classes right before Christmas. Never could answer that question, and poof on the 9th my classes were loaded..........all core classes. Ridiculous. Then we went on Christmas break on the 20th, after having a death in the family over the holidays I couldn't get in contact with my advisor to let him know what was going on. Time and time again, I would tell him not to call me at work, but he would and of course when I tried to return the call no answer. LOLOL, just got a letter in the mail that I need to pay $75 in 5 days or risk being turned over to a collection company. Guess this is why they are part of the colleges that are being investigated now. Yes I have my Associates from here, but believe me it did nothing to help me, but didn't realize this until it was too late. Please do you "homework" and research before locking yourself into this school.
I graduated from ITT in 2002 with an AAS in Computer Networking Technologies. This allowed me to enter the networking and telecommunications industry. Within 5 years I was a senior consultant with a regional IT consulting firm in the Rocky Mountain region. Now I'm a CIO for a mid size community bank making a very good salary. I'll admit that the courses were not super challenging as I graduated with a 4.0, but the experience and knowledge gained from my instructors was paramount. Each of them worked in the field and were eager to pass on the knowledge they had gained from their experiences. I had children at a young age before the time of online courses, so the university and community college were not an option for me. In my experience, most of the students were there for the degree, not the knowledge being imparted by the faculty. Reading these reviews only enforces the strong feeling I had 15 years ago that most of the people that attend these schools will not be successful. However, if one does embrace the knowledge being imparted and actually learn and understand their field of study, you can be successful with a degree from ITT Technical Institute. The biggest complaint I have is about the expense. My two year degree was close to $50,000, I'm glad it paid off.
I attended to the school from 2013-2015. They kept telling me would graduate sooner than 2015 based on my transcripts. There are a few things that irritated me with this school. One was that they weren't offering Graphic Design classes when I started because they kept saying they didn't have enough students to start the program. So I ended up having to take classes I didn't particularly need. Another thing that seemed to be ongoing throughout my time at the school was that the financial aid department never seemed to be on the same page. I was told when I got accepted that my financial aid would cover my time at the school, but when I was about to graduate I found out that I had gotten a 3rd party loan somehow. The school wouldn't let me graduate unless I signed my name to a form saying I would pay it back. Come to find out, I accumulated about 30k in students loans. When I signed up for financial aid I did tell them I wanted any left over money to go back into my financial aid account but it seems to be that what was leftover seemed to disappear into thin air. I shouldn't have accumulated that much in loans considering I had transcripts from another school. Also, the career services lady at my campus just sucked. I had a total of 2 calls from her after I graduated telling me about jobs that had nothing to do with my degree. All in all this school is a waste of time. They don't show you how to do as much as other schools do as far as graphic design programs go and they certainly don't care about helping their students out wit finding jobs like they promised.
Instead of complaining about just the negatives of this school, I will give a review from a person who actually finished a degree at this school. First, the good. I learned a lot from the teachers here, who ALL came from the field in which they were teaching. The teachers do care about the students who put forth effort in their education. It is not difficult school if you read your text, do your homework, and do the extra work in the classes. The large number of people who dropped out of class, as mentioned in other reviews, were people who did not really try. They would skip class, not ask questions, and complain about everything like the one star reviews here. I did not get a job in the specific field I was looking into from this degree, but my education here did lead me into a very well paying job that is taking care of me and my family, so I am very appreciative of the education I received at this school. Now the bad. Yes they are accredited, but they never tell you that if you tried to transfer your credits to another school that 99% of the schools out there won't take them. Granted they are very specific field classes that no other school has, so it should have been a little more obvious. They are expensive. I finished after less than two years with $31K in loans, and that was with a quarter and a half of credits transferred from community college (they at least take other schools credits). I am still paying them off now in 2016. The "career center" was not helpful in the electronics field. The head of that part of the school changed probably three or four times while I was there and the only electronics jobs they ever posted was for soldering circuit boards for $12/hr. Sorry but I would never pay of $31k in loans with that job. For what is out there, in my area, for electronics, they were probably the best I could get. Like I said earlier, I learned a lot, graduated with high honors, and wouldn't change that experience. The staff was helpful in every way, and you can't fault them for doing the best with what they have to work with. I think the system of the school is flawed though because I even heard the teachers complain about how they were scheduled. It must be bad when teachers complain to their students about their working conditions. But what job is truly perfect in every way.
AMAZING COLLEGE!!!!! Was a great college that helped me with my path of being a video game designing. I would absolutely recommend this for future college students. I even got a masters degree for taking this college and exceeding it. I enjoyed my time here. Wish I can go here again!
I currently attend the school and from what I see people do drop out frequently I started with 25 people in class now down to 11. The teaching methods do semi suck because there is a lot of work in this school. As for people saying its a scam I think they are simply the ones who could not handle the workload. This school is basically like life it's all about who you know and if you doing good then I'm pretty sure that they will actually help you. I mean why would they give someone a job who flunked half their classes?
I have read some horrible reviews on ITT, but let me start off by saying my class started off as over 50 students and ended with 8. I believe most of these bead reviews are from students who could not keep up with the difficult program. Sure you do not want to go to ITT for anything else other than technology related, after all this is why the school is in existence. I think a degree is any field other than technology is a waste of time and a big money maker for ITT. Many of my classmates were graduating students from well known universities and local colleges and they said the Electronics program at ITT was more difficult than their previous studies.
ITT Tech is like anything else in life. You get out of it what you put into it. I graduated in 1999 from Houston campus. We had some excellent teachers, and we had some OK teachers. There was a very high dropout rate because many people underestimated the commitment necessary to graduate. It isn't a cheap solution, and it doesn't guarantee a job. I graduated 16 years ago and I am now making around 6 figures. Here is what I got for my money: 1. debt - this will happen with any school. If you don't commit to the school and dropout, you will get debt without a degree - not smart. 2. job - After graduation, I spent 2-3 months looking for a job. ITT helped me work on my resume (they also help you find a job while attending school as they don't want you to drop out). ITT provided my resume to employers (Employers contact ITT for recent graduate lists). ITT helped me with interviewing skills, and I got my job through this placement service provided by them. 3. Hands-on experience. I work with a lot of Electrical Engineers, none of them know Electronics like I do. EET doesn't immediately make you an Engineer, it makes you a Technologist. You can develop into an Engineer, you can develop into a consultant, or you can immediately become a technician or Field Service Engineer. 4. Balanced education - They have Written and Oral Communications classes as well as Success Orientation classes. This isn't vocabulary or English 101. This is how to communicate effectively and interpret other's communication. This is where many other schools fall short. 5. Future job help - contact your local office. Tell them where you graduated. They will help you. If you have worked hard and have a good resume, you will get another job in your field. ITT isn't a get-rich quick method. It is a service you can buy that will give you a way to find a career, as long as you completely commit and try really hard. If you don't graduate, all you get is debt. You need to work very hard or else you are wasting your time at any school.