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University of Phoenix
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Avg. time to find work: Found a job before graduating
% career related to degree: 70%
Average reviewer salary: $44,694

University of Phoenix's Top-Rated Degree Programs

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Business Average Rating
Percent Employed 88% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $52,941 % Degree Helped Career 67%
Psychology Average Rating
Percent Employed 80% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $28,571 % Degree Helped Career 68%
Healthcare Administration Average Rating
Percent Employed 78% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $30,000 % Degree Helped Career 50%

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Don't go UoP
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Degree: Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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I'm very unsatisfied. It has done little to enhance my knowledge. I had a 3.42 GPA my first few months give or take about .03 points but got dropped because one teacher graded few assignments so finished with a low c abd my GPA dropped to a 2.68. I've had bad experiences with half the instructors. Everytime I get up to a 3 or higher they accuse me of plagiarism even though even I run through checker it rates at a zero or one percent similarities and everything is document therefore instead of getting decent grade I don't. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I didn't review when I applied but lately have and majority of people have more negative then positive to say.

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My University of Phoenix Experience
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
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University of Phoenix's Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program is excellent. The coursework was paced appropriately and the content is indepth. The diverse faculty and their professional insights enhance the course. It is important to note that there is a tremendous amount of reading required. However, this is typical of any quality graduate program. Although many students find the cohort format daunting, the University of Phoenix has designed a system that allows students to benefit from the rotating course schedules and by rotating members within one's cohort.

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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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The University of Phoenix (UOP) is an excellent school for the working class adult to earn a degree in a expedited period of time. The hybrid online/on-site classroom setting is convenient and reasonable. The coursework is compacted into 6-week courses which could really be challenging to complete but not impossible. Instructors are credentialed and well-versed in their specialties. Final exams are all online and not very difficult to complete.

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2012
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What they do not tell you is that they will work your class schedule to where there is a class left over to where you are not 'full time status' and you will have to pay out of pocket for it. But every check they send of 'extra money' should have been saved for the extra class that is not covered. They do not tell you this. Its just another way for them to get more money out of you. Then when you have to drop out because you cannot afford to pay $1200.00 out of pocket they will send it to collections right away.

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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When I graduated from high school I was on my own and working two jobs. I had decided that I was not going to be able to go to a college campus full time and still be able to provide for myself. I decided that my best option was to take online classes. I began my degree in late 2010 and ended early 2014. Normally for an Associates degree you would only take 2 years to complete, but I still have alot of bumps along the way. My couselors were great. They understood what I was going through with changing jobs, moving to different states and just all around changes in my life. They worked with me every step of the way and working with me helped to complete and finish my degree. I am thankful for all the help I received and would recommend University of Phoenix to anyone that is in similar situation or just wants to go back to school and still be able to continue working and living their daily lives.

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The Beginning to a new start
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Degree: Medical Office Management/Administration
Graduation Year: 2012
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The University helped me step by step to completing my Associates Degree. They were very flexible with my full time work and single mother schedule. The online classes were very beneficial for my hectic schedule and both the Financial and Student Adviser were always there to answer all my questions. If it weren't for my employer offering a discount with another online school I would still be attending.

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How my Career in Social Work Almost Ended Befor...
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Degree: Human Services, General
Graduation Year: 2008
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The reason I joined UOP was to be able to help people one day. What happened to me almost prevented me from ever fulfilling my life's dreams. The salesman and their tactics was the worst! They would call and try to talk to me every day to ask me when I was going to start. It was never ending. I should've known then... Everyone, all universities offer online courses and most are a lot cheaper and have much more valid credentials than U of P. I was supposed to be a social worker by now, according to the salesman who roped me into them. Too bad UOP isn't accredited by the Council on Social Work education (CSWE) or else I would be and in order to be a social worker you have to receive a degree from an CSWE accredited institution. But they won't tell you that. Same thing for many professions such as lawyers, and many others. Go here to find out if your intended profession is one of them: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ Thanks UOP for putting me so deep into debt for a degree I cannot use! Please read: I have many issues I am very passionate about and many of them are very controversial. The issue right now that I am pretty enamored in is the issue of for profit colleges taking advantage of the disadvantaged population by telling them they are educating them to work in a certain industry only for the recipients to find out after they graduate that they spent 24,000 -60,000 dollars on their education which they cannot get a job for due to the degree not being properly accredited or because of the poor reputation of some of these schools. I have heard many stories where people are told that they will not be hired because that company does not accept people who have degrees from University of Phoenix or many of the other famous for profit colleges. Also, I want to clarify on my accreditations statement. University of Phoenix, and many other for profits, sell their degrees as being fully nationally accredited. In my case, I was told that I could be a social worker if I got my bachelors degree in human services by a very, very persistent admissions counselor who would call me every day. I still remember his full name. When I was in my last semester of my degree, which I was promised to get in a year and a half, a professor that I connected with let me in on a piece of info that she was not supposed to. She told me that I could not be a social worker with a degree from University of Phoenix because they were not accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). She sent me to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook to prove it to me. I felt like all of my hard work was for nothing. It was devastating. Now I have been told “well you should have done more research.” And to that I say this: I did what I knew to do. I went to the Department of Education and found out that UOP was accredited by a company out of Nevada. But I did not know that they were not accredited by the proper organization for my career. In fact, they also give degrees in criminal justice and teaching and the people who pay for these programs are finding out when they graduate that they cannot get jobs in their desired profession due to the lack of specialized accreditations. Students are recruited using high pressure sales tactics such as constant calling by ‘admissions counselors’ with quotas to meet or they are disciplined and could lose their jobs if they do not meet their quotas. They target low income people who may not even have high school educations and these people think they have no choice but to attend one of these expensive online schools in order to get out of where they are. Little do they know that once they are in they are paying thousands and thousands of dollars for an education that they will not be able to get a job with when they could have just attended a local junior college or even a state University and they would have much, much more scholarship funds available to them and it costs much less to attend than the for profit private Universities. It is devastating to these people who thought that they were doing something good. They end up not being able to pay back their government backed loans and our economy is hurt just like how it was during the subprime mortgage crisis. The for profit universities heavily recruits students and the government backs the loans of these students so the universities are at no risk whatsoever. They always get their money even if the student defaults. In addition, the universities get federal funding through grants. The political system in the United States is very closed off to social action about this issue because it affects the population which does not vote, and does not contribute in their eyes. Since the middle class is less likely to be taken advantage of by these ‘schools’ they are not as aware that there is even a problem. I recently read an article by an investment website called Guru Focus (2010) which presented a very interesting fact. [University of Phoenix has]…hired every lobbyist in Washington D.C. There has been a revolving door between the people who work or lobby for this industry and the halls of government. One example is Sally Stroup. is Sally Stroup. She was the head lobbyist for the Apollo Group – the largest for-profit company in 2001-2002. But from 2002-2006 she became Assistant Secretary of Post-Secondary Education for the DOE under President Bush. In other words, she was directly in charge of regulating the industry she had previously lobbied for is Sally Stroup. She was the head lobbyist for the Apollo Group – the largest for-profit company in 2001-2002. But from 2002-2006 she became Assistant Secretary of Post-Secondary Education for the DOE under President Bush. In other words, she was directly in charge of regulating the industry she had previously lobbied for. (Eisman, 2010) There are many people who have gotten together to warn people about these corporations that take advantage of the already disadvantaged and it goes so much further than I have been able to put in here. Some other students and I started a face book group to warn people after we noticed there was not one. There are other websites on the internet but we did not have the funds or the knowledge about how to do such a thing. In just two months our group has grown to almost 40 people all of whom are either seeking help on how to cut ties with the for profit education industry, or are people who were thinking about going to one of these schools. We have been able to save many people from making a very expensive mistake and have helped them to get into college that is proper and fitting for them. We have accomplished a lot and I am proud to be apart of it. Here is our Facebook page’s address. http://www.facebook.com/groups/395216980494642/ Please join us in our fight. References Eisman, S. (2010, September 27). Shorting for profit education - subprime goes to college. Retrieved from http://www.gurufocus.com/news/108166/shorting-for-profit-education--subprime-goes-to-college

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My New Beginning
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Degree: Human Services, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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University of Phoenix is a great school. I have taken a lot from this University, that I will utilize once I join the work force. UOP has helped me to achieve my education goals, and has given me the tools to be successful in this world. I never dreamed of being educated until I had a chance to sit and talk with one of UOP admission advisers. I would recommend this school to anyone.

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My New Beginning
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Degree: Human Services, General
Graduation Year: 2015
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University of Phoenix is a great school. I have taken a lot from this University, that I will utilize once I join the work force. UOP has helped me to achieve my education goals, and has given me the tools to be successful in this world. I never dreamed of being educated until I had a chance to sit and talk with one of UOP admission advisers. I would recommend this school to anyone.

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never too late
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012
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I attended University of Phoenix online to further my career as a Cisco System Engineer, I had certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and Netware but had not completed my BS degree. University of Phoenix gave me the chance to complete my career, now I need to pay for the degree. Degrees are very expensive but there is a payoff, my are very encourage to go to college even more because of what they saw their 50 year old dad do.

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