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Keiser University
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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
% career related to degree: 52%
Average reviewer salary: $37,826

Keiser University's Top-Rated Degree Programs

Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Occupational Therapy Assistant Average Rating
Percent Employed 75% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $30,000 % Degree Helped Career 25%
Nursing Average Rating
Percent Employed 50% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $38,000 % Degree Helped Career 25%
Radiology Technician Average Rating
Percent Employed 80% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $67,500 % Degree Helped Career 57%

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Go somewhere more affordable
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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I am posting this for anyone who is considering attending Keiser University's online program in the hopes that they will consider other universities so they won't end up in the situation I am in currently. I just completed my business degree program with Keiser and come to find out that they will not release my transcripts nor my degree until I pay them a $2k balance which my student loans / financial aid did not cover while I was in school. This would be okay, if this had been communicated to me when I was solicited by their aggressive telemarketers to attend Keiser back in early 2011. What these telemarketers tell you is that you are required to pay $50 per month while you are attending school and that student loans and financial aid will cover the rest of your tuition. Now I'm in a position where I owe $60k in student loans which I'm going to have to start paying on in 6 months, but cannot pursue a decent paying job because they will not release my degree or transcripts. The other thing I would like to mention is that nobody from the school will get back with you if you have a concern. This has happened to me frequently over the last 3.5 years. I emailed the dean on this matter and she just ignores it and will not even reply. If you are considering attending Keiser, looking back, I would suggest you look into other schools that are more affordable. For the most part, the instructors are decent, but now that I'm finished there, I feel like I paid for a Cadillac and received a Chevy Cobalt.

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Degree: Radiologist Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
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Do not sign up for diagnostic medical sonography! First off yes its a great career but thats if you actually get a job. The market is way oversaturated but they of course wont tell you that when you sign up. I am registered and have been out of school 6 months and havent even gotten an interview. Oh and the financial aid dept is the worst I mean worst non functioning dept ever. They wont even give my dipolma because I have a balance because they " forgot to send my pell grant" and then had the unprofessional nerve to say "its our bad". Btw they still havent sorted out the situation Im a VA student way to serve the veterans!

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Love It!!!!!!
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Degree: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Graduation Year: 2015
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Reading these reviews is mind blowing to me. I have attended Keiser University Daytona and online and I have not had any of these issues. My financial aid was fast and easy, my admissions was fast and I always get a fast response whenever I contact anyone. I failed a class once and was able to retake it free and I also was able to take a medical leave without accruing any additional costs. However, I will say that Keiser does not babysit. They expect you to manage yourself and course work accordingly to your life. They will not chase you down to attend or turn in work but I think that is all colleges across the board. They also work with you on your monthly payments. They let me attend 9 months of classes without my monthly payment and then allowed me to catch them up. I have never had any issues like I have read on here and I do not know any of my classmates who have either. I think the success you have at Keiser depends on your dedication and your willingness to stay on top of your own academic success. It is a fast paced curriculum and if you are not 110% dedicated, it won't end well. As far as the cost.... they were extremely upfront and honest about everything. Even giving me a sheet of paper with a complete break down of costs and total cost per semester. I am completely satisfied with Keiser, would recommend it and I already have an internship at my counties Probation Office that I start in May while I continue my education at Keiser for my BA. I have no issues with Keiser. It has been a great experience the last year and a half.

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Sports Medicine Degree
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Degree: Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Graduation Year: 2013
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I received an AS degree in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology in Nov 2013. I still can't find work after applying for 20+ jobs in my related field. I could have saved $36,000 and got a certified personal training certificate, because that is all this degree allows you to get! I am forced to continue my education and get a BS in order to find a descent job. The school should also give you along with this degree a certificate for personal training. I did not want to be a trainer.

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davionna - about 1 month ago

How much dose the school give if your looking into getting a scholarship? Or how do you get one?

Proud Keiser Alumni
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Degree: Radiologist Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
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Keiser was an excellent choice for me! Yes it was expensive but what school isn't? A community college where you have to wait years to get into the program? Good luck with that! I loved my teachers and my class was small so everyone that I graduated with we are still in contact. The school was clean, the curriculum was easy to follow. I passed my registry the day after graduation!

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Degree: Physical Therapy/Therapist
Graduation Year: 2017
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I see there are a lot of negative reviews! First off, I'd like to mention that Keiser isn't for everyone! You have to have the right mindset with the ability to go at a fast pace. I'm currently in my second month and I have no complaints. The students and instructors are all very personable. Yes, the tuition is high. If it wasn't that high the quality of instructors would be terrible. I'm fine with paying a high price if it means getting a quality education. Some of the books are pricy, but many can be purchased used. I love Keiser!

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Unprofessional lying thieves!!!
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Degree: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Graduation Year: 2014
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It a rush to get you in but no rush to help you whenever you have questions that are unanswered make a visit sign some papers you can start school in less than two weeks they care 0 about student actually making it all they care about is money admission counselor Rena seals is a big fat liar !!!!!! Don't trust anything these people tell will elaborate more on what occurred once I am done with this semester & they can mess me up in any way not too sure if they view these reviews.... 

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Shell Spears - about 1 month ago

I absolutely agree that this school is a total rip of. It is so unfortunate that while they are there to help you advance in new endeavors and provide council towards effective student planning, they are only interested in expanding their own pockets. As students you are expected to read the fine print and understand you academic and financial responsibilities and this could not be more true. For all future college students looking to educate themselves and gain experiences, this has been a real eye opening life lesson for me. This is a business like any other, one who sells and profits. They are dishonest and it is in your best favor to very closely monitor your rights and obligations.Understand the rules on the paper NOT WHAT KEISER VERBALLY ADVISES. Not understanding this 100 percent can cost you thousands or more importantly your education. I learned the hard way paying money not truly owed. It will get resolved because once you have decided to commit to your goals, one should never quit. Just know that this school will tell you what you want to hear and will hide what they think you don't know. DO NOT BELIEVE that anyone is there to truly advise you. You must get that support somewhere else. Know exactly what you want and what you're entitled to when you speak to any faculty member. If you do not think they are being honest trust you gut and request time to review and understand it better. They will DELIBERATELY tell you misleading information. They will even tell you that you have to pay more money and or that it has to be paid immediately. DO NOT ATTEMPT to get ahead on your payments, give everything a chance to calibrate and catch up. Doing this can and will result in money being sent back to Financial Aid resulting in further debt out of your own pocket. There may be a few pleasant people there but they are still all about the bottom line, and will carry this out unlawfully.

Keiser is waaay better than expected.
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Degree: Radiologist Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
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There are a lot of bad reviews on here for Keiser, but I personally find it to be a great school. I have not had one problem with any of the staff. In fact they have been more helpful than I could ever imagine. They're always willing to work with you no matter what you have going on. I am currently in my 3rd month of the RT program and I'm loving it. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and understanding of home situations and 8/10 students find jobs after getting their licenses. Yes it is expensive, but well worth it in my opinion.

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A complete waste of money and time
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Graduation Year: 2013
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After graduating, I was called back for two second interviews, and both cancelled after telling me they don't hire people with online degrees. I feel like I have wasted my money and time. I was told the online online degrees worth anything are from major universities.

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Jennifer - about 1 month ago

I am currently attending keiser now and love it. Sorry if I don't have proper grammar on here I am not on a computer typing this. Anyways online degrees are weighed the same as going on campus. An employer can't tech ask if you went online. I'm this from experience with my other online degree.

Great School but 3 to 4 times the price of a st...
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Graduation Year: 2016
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I have went to Valencia College to get most of my AS degree finished and then went on to Kieser Orlando campus to finish up the last 3 classes of that AS degree.The instructors will help you out and want you to succeed. My A&P 2 Professor Dr. Boer is the best professor I have had out of all of them. Then I swithched over to the Lakeland campus to start the PTA program because they dont offer it in Orlando. Once you get into the core classes you need to be ready to commite your time to the program. It is fast paced, and your first class they have a test called a one and done, you either pass or fail. no excuses. The information is not all that difficult to retain in the fast pace but you cannot fall under a C grade or get less than a 70% on any test. Thats what happened to me on one of my final tests and it was because I got distracted with work. Now I am waiting to get back in rotation for the next semester. There is no mysteries or people trying to mislead you. Your just not going to skate through though, it is the same classes you will take at non-private colleges but fast paced. I wish it was cheaper though, it is 3 times the price of regular college. Valencia college 5,000 for a 2 year AS, and then another 3,000 for your R.N. degree. Keiser will cost you 35,000 for the same degree. Up to you. I am already locked in to Keiser. Good Luck!

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Jackie Brown - 2 months ago

Thanks for this review! I contacted the law school I want to enroll in and asked them if they would accept an online degree and they were the ones that recommended Keiser. I looked into it and they have all the certifications and accreditation, but the one thing that is holding me back is justifying the $20k more of tuition, but when time is money, the costs of sitting in a car commuting in rush hour traffic there and back, the gas, the mileage, and the babysitters to watch the kids while at school, Keiser seems like the better choice.

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