Keiser University eCampus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (68)
Although I have not graduated yet (projected graduation date is March 2017), I wanted to take the time to express how great my experience at Keiser University has been. Yes, the school is expensive, but no more than any other private university. Everything about my experience thus far has been wonderful. The teachers I have encountered are all excellent and responsive. The one time I had to reach out to the dean of my program, she was beyond helpful in changing my course schedule to reflect the required math course I would need to transfer. If you do your part, this university will pay off.
Let me start by saying that I completed my bachelors at Keiser and went on to graduate from my first choice law school in my state. It is unfortunate that Keiser continues to be stigmatized as a result of false reports. First and foremost, Keiser is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) just like UF, FSU, UCF, USF, UM, and all other major Florida universities. So the statement that credits from Keiser will not transfer is a lie. Second, the comment "I would rather go to community college and work twice as hard." If you weren't working hard at Keiser, that's probably why you are no longer a student. Keiser's classes are one month. At a traditional school a class is four months. Thus, at Keiser, you are learning a month's worth of material each week. It is comparable to summer school courses wherein you are learning 15-16 weeks worth of material in 7. It is by no means easy and you have to be a committed, responsible student. Lastly, the financial aid process is very transparent. You are informed of the tuition (yes it is expensive) as well as federal and private financial aid options. News flash, if you do not fulfill your obligations by completing the semester, a college or university must return those federal funds to the government. Do you really think they are going to take a loss on your behalf? No. That is why you have to repay. Additionally, if you are enrolled and behind in your payments, yes, you will be blocked from class. No one is blocked just because. So do not place the blame on the school because you didn't handle your business and commit to your education.
Doctoral study is an intense program for those who are seeking a terminal degree. Students need to approach the program with resilience, open-minded, and self-motivated. Graduate school students need to be ready to face a lengthy journey. They should also be opened to share their experiences with other classmates. To be successful in this program requires student's engagement. Faculty members are available to help students develop learning. Doctoral programs require that doctoral students be disciplined as well as being ready academically. Doctoral students are asked to have commendable writing skills, be able to work independently, and cooperatively. Bowen (2005) suggested, that students peruse the subject in their field, and conduct research while reading and writing. Doctoral students need to remember to raise questions to faculty members. We are here to help you be successful. Institutions are not there to fail any student, yet they are very happy when students are able to handle pressure. Learning is a novel discovery therefore, students should enjoy learning while they are looking forward to become experts in their area of studies.
Having attended many colleges and universities on my educational journey, I can tell you this is a great college. I have attended public and private schools and once I started taking my education seriously, I learned which was the best for my learning style. I need a schedule that will allow me to work and attend to my family obligations. The online learning at Keiser is perfect. Time management is a big skill you will need. I love the way the masters program is set up. NO one can make your educational experience perfect but YOU. GOOD LUCK.. see you on blackboard~ :)
As a graduate from Keiser University, I would say this experience has taught me a life long lesson of education can take you many places. With this being said, after reading a few of the comments already listed stating that the school is unprofessional and a waste of time, I would have to diversely disagree. If you are considering Keiser University, as with any other school, you must realize that you are your number one advocator. You are the only one who will determine if you are going to be successful or not. The choice is completely up to you. I have nothing but good things to say about the staff, teachers, financial aid staff, etc., that have helped me along the process of earning my diploma. The flexible class times are AMAZING! Being able to focus on just one subject at time seemed to help me concentrate more at the subject at hand rather it be math or biology. I have four children and raising them is my full time job. Yes, there were times I was up just before midnight turning in a paper or reading an assignment but like I said, you are your first advocate…the teachers are next. They want you to succeed and will go beyond their ways most of the time to help you if you are in need. Pay attention to your financial aid; keep all your documents in one place to refer back to them if needed. Keiser is a terrific school if you are considering it for online courses. The online classroom associates you with other classmates in the same course you are in that month; there are weekly live class chats that were extremely helpful for me, plus you work at your own pace! At the moment, I am considering returning for my Bachelors.
I am not very fond of online coursework and prefer the physical environment of a brick-and-mortar education institution. However, work and other activities outside of work forced me into the online environment t complete my doctorate, so I was very picky about what I wanted in an online educational relationship. I throughly checked-out several other online institutions, places like Capella and Walden. I was far from comfortable with those online institutions after only a week of being in their programs and dropped them quickly so that I would not be obligated financially. I landed at Keiser University Graduate School Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program and from the beginning, the overall experience with my admissions counselor (L M) was a very comfortable and pleasant one. My financial aid counselor also was able to help me obtain two separate scholarships for my military service and my employment with the federal government. The learning experience has been a comfortable extension of the one I received in the universities admission process. My only complaint is that the university recently converted from Moodle to the student unfriendly BlackBoard Online Learning System like many other online learning institutions. BlackBoard, at times, requires students to spend more time navigating the BlackBoard online portals, than in the actual classroom if you want to get anything done. Keiser really should have stuck with the much more student friendly Moodle set-up. But where BlackBoard fails Keiser, the professors make up in a very big way and I have been tolerating the BlackBoard Online Learning System. At Keiser University Graduate School I am extremely confident that I will earn my doctorate and I am enjoying my learning relationship with my professors. As far as online institutions are concerned I am very happy that I am here, and I have been proudly recommending it to friends and family that seeking an online education degree program. I ask them to steer clear of the haters out there that rate the school poorly, they seem to have an axe to grind and take it out in these forums. Of course everybody is entitled to their opinion, but in my opinion and experience Keiser University Graduate School stands far above many other online institutions when compared to many others that are out there purely for the education money grab.
I am a first semester student. Yes, it is expensive. But to all the haters, Keiser switched to a non-profit. The instructors are great, classes are small, and 3 classes go throughout the year. Have had the opportunity to talk to a lot of RN's out there, and they are all Keiser.
Hospitals are looking for Keiser students since we have more training and more time out in real life scenarios. Pick your school, State College of Florida is on academic probation from the the nursing group that governs them.
Keiser passed with flying colors. Don't hate, people are looking for the best, and apparently Keiser is winning.
Received my Associates from Keiser 8 yrs ago and am back to get my Bachelor's. I have had nothing but good experiences with classes & staff. These are accelerated courses!!! Not for sissies. Online typically is geared toward the student who is also working to pay for school and needs a flexible schedule.
Online offers this. Do I have 10 years to take one or two classes a semester at a regular school? No, I have to work. I enjoy the variety of instructors and real world knowledge they offer. You have to commit to this to reap the rewards. Good luck!
Let me begin by saying, Keiser is EXPENSIVE. That is no secret, so it's laughable to read some of these comments with people saying they weren't properly informed of the cost. Tuition and fees are clearly detailed in a financial aid package that MUST be accepted or declined by the student PRIOR to enrollment. The benefit far outweighed the cost, because I was a full time, working mother, with one on the way, and it was not feasible for me to complete my education in the traditional sense. The online option was great or me.
Keiser IS accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), which as someone else noted, is the same accrediting body for the Univ of Florida, Florida State, Univ of South Florida, Univ of Central Fl, etc. They accepted my math and social science credits from a community college, eliminating the need for me to take those courses. If they were only about money, they wouldn't have allowed the credit transfer.
I had NO issues throughout the duration of my enrollment, not with books, financial aid, administration, nothing. When the bookstore didn't have computer software compatible with my computer (VISTA), my instructor allowed me to do a replacement project. When I gave birth, during a different class, my instructor left my access to class open and gave me time to complete all of my assignments. I chose not to participate in the graduation ceremony, and my degree was delivered promptly to my house, and it looks great on the wall in my house!
The course work was NOT easy, or light, nor should it be. It's college, it's supposed to be challenging and stimulating. My instructors actively participated in ALL of our threaded discussions, and during a tough time when I was slacking in my American Lit class, my instructor CALLED ME to make sure everything was ok.
At the end of each semester, I had no problems selling my books to an online book buy back company. I also used all of my tuition expenses as a tax deduction and got a very sizable tax return.
My only suggestion to Keiser would be to market itself better, and make it visible that they are indeed a legitimately accredited school. There is still skepticism amongst many employers as to the quality of Keiser's instruction, but obviously they are doing something right! I know several people who graduated from their Radiology Tech program who have had NO trouble finding jobs in hospitals, and one with a mobile x-ray company. Keiser is a good school that offers quality programs!
This school is a wonderful school. yes, it is ONLINE but it is also the same degree at a campus based school. I was skeptical at first about going to an online school but after i did my research the cost out weighed the benifits. This school hase intructors who are in the field and has a staff that goes above and beyond constantly, to make sure you are ready to go. One class a month and 24 hour access for an accredited degree you cant beat that. I loved attending this school.