Keiser University eCampus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (71)
I got my AA and BA in Health Services Administration from Keiser University online campus and was told about all the possibilities after graduation. I received no help in finding employment nothing was offered. They tried to recruit me to get my masters from Keiser. The education was meaningful, I did learn. The promises are empty though. I got my MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Columbia Southern University this an online school as well. I am now a Prevention Specialist in the Health Department making $25, 872.00 and I owe $91, 300.00 in student loan debt. I cannot get a mortgage, car loan, credit card with such a high debt to income ratio, My credit is clean I have no negatives on my credit report. But this student loan is so huge! I am just stuck and cannot do anything. Please beware of student loan debts and read everything. When someone tells you it is only $10,000. you need to see in writing is it $10,000. per semester, per class, per month, per year etc. Please know the facts. Make sure your school is fully accredited by all accrediting agencies and not by one accrediting agencies. Make sure your degree means something get a degree that you can get certified. Certification is what gives you the pay. It says you have done the courses and passed a state test and you are capable according to the state. Do not do what I did my life is on hold my life is stuck.
Keiser University is a great school and whether online or in school, the level of support is great and the teachers are very helpful and understanding to your personal life. They do plenty to help you get through your classes.
The only downside is that the school is expensive and, even if you qualify for full financial aid, the loans are pretty steep. So, I guess if you can afford it, Keiser University is a great selection of a school.
I went and got my AA and returned to get my BBA. After registering for classes I took online and after 3 days I realized that I was not going to be able to go to school because of personal reasons. I tried to contact them, but no one was ever available to take my call to the point where I had to drive all the way to see them and then they turned around and charged me $1400 for just 3 days of class.
Even though I complained and went to them for more than 2 years they sent my account to a collections agency. Now they are forcing me to pay the full amount in a month and will no longer accept me just paying $50 a month. Their customer services is horrible and they promise to help you find a job when you finish and they don't.
I graduated that school with a 3.4 GPA and was always one of the top students in my class but even that did not help me get a job. You are better off going to a public college or university, but if you want to go to Keiser and graduate owing $20,000+ with no job after...then Keiser is the school for you.
Just a horrible school all around. Most of us are still unemployed than employed! They suck!
I can only speak for the nursing program at the Tampa campus of Keiser University, but, IT'S INSANELY TERRIBLE!
1. Instructors are abrasive, rude and have no idea what they're doing. They recently lost their only two valuable instructors due to infighting amongst the staff in which students were used like pawns. They DO NOT TEACH. They read to you from the textbook without bothering to give you any kind of explanation of the topic. You are required to do all the work and expected to magically memorize hundreds of pages of material in 48 hours while also taking other classes and doing clinical rounds. The tests are poorly written and there is no discussion or revision after the tests have been taken EVEN IN INSTANCES WHERE STUDENTS HAVE DIRECTLY SHOWN THE INSTRUCTOR THAT THE "CORRECT" ANSWER ON THE TEST IS IN DIRECT OPPOSITION TO WHAT IS IN THE BOOK! And here's a funny example of the poor quality of our instructors... One of them (no names) REALLY did not know that carbon monoxide was odorless. REALLY?!
2. Terminal levels of disorganization. They have no idea what is going on and when it is going on even if it is something the instructor is directly responsible for. They cannot seem to schedule tests. They cannot seem to correctly schedule clinicals. They cannot seem to keep track of what classroom you are even in. You will not get a calendar of class requirements until well into the semester and when you do there's no point in looking at it because it changes on a daily/wekkly basis.
3. The program director is one of the most off putting human beings I have ever had the misfortune to come across. Abrasive. Rude. Ignorant. Arrogant. Childish. Condescending and Petty are just a few descriptors that come to mind.
4. Quality of education is EXTREMELY poor. You'd get more out of flatly reading the textbook than you would spending your hard earned money at this farce of an institution.
In a nutshell the point it this. If you are considering entering the nursing RN program at Keiser University of Tampa... Run! Rune in the opposite direction as far and as fast as you can.
I am currently attending keiser university, the pembroke pines campus for medical assisting. Yes the school is "pretty" & they treat you like gold when you come in to ask about the school or call. But everything changes as soon as they take your money!! Not only is the school ridiculously expensive, but administration is a joke!! I have gotten lucky and have had great teachers.
However anytime that I have had to speak with financial aid or with anyone in academics you are treated like garbage. They might as well place a bag of rocks in each of their seats, guaranteed the rocks will better assist you than those dimwits. Please think twice before coming to keiser. Its truly not worth it.
My complaint is the misinformation I have been given buy the Administrative and Admissions staff.
Firstly when I met with a counselor in May 2011 I was advised that the program I wanted was not offered at the school yet but it would be available in the fall 2011. I was told that it would be beneficial for me to enroll in another program that would augment the one I wanted and that when that program started I'd be able to switch it.
A few months passed and I approached the counselor about the program I originally wanted. I was told that I misunderstood her at the initial meeting and the program was not going to be offered at that location. I was now stuck in this school enrolled in a program I did not choose. I decided to finish the classes because at that point I was past the halfway point in courses and knew some classes might not transfer elsewhere.
With my last class being in August 2012 I contacted the school for the date of graduation so I could tell my family. I was told that graduations are always in June and because I finish in August I'd have to wait until June 2013. I asked if there was a waiver or some way to be able to participate in June 2012 and was told NO. I am truly disappointed that not only will I be graduating with a degree they tricked me into but I won't even get to participate in the graduation.