American College of Education Reviews - Education

3.59 out of 5 stars
(13 Reviews)
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,273
78% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of 13 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
Jeff - 1/5/2020
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"Do yourself a favor and find a reputable school who actually cares about their students and not just making money. While it is the cheapest grad program my colleagues and I could find, we all agree, it’s not worth the money. The last course I took the professor was on vacation the first week of a five week course. My questions and emails were not returned. It was quite embarrassing. The workload is outrageous and not meant for a working adults."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Barbara - 5/5/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"Having earned both my Bachelor and Master's Degree from different reputable brick and mortar schools, I was not really interested in online degrees. However, when a friend told me about American College of Education doctoral degree programs, I realized that ACE offered what I was looking for in leadership and in education. The content of my courses was current and relevant to my work as an educator and could be infused in my everyday practice. The work at ACE is not cakewalk, so working and studying full time at ACE was not the easiest undertaking. However, developing priorities and following a structured schedule made it manageable. When the challenge was hardest, particularly during the dissertation process, my chair and other members of my dissertation committee were very supportive. The team provided prompt constructive which helped in moving my work along a timeline that did not take forever. If you are considering graduate study, ACE is an excellent choice because of the affordability, the quality and relevance of the courses and the level of support that you are likely to get from the professors and the team assigned to guide you through your studies."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Allie - 4/30/2019
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2020
"I am surprised to see less-than-stellar reviews full of complaints. This school has fast-paced program; however, the workload each week is manageable for me (I have one full-time job, as well as two part-time jobs). I'm even involved in community activities, and I can still find time every day to complete my work. The professor in my current course is attentive, helpful, and provides useful feedback. If someone doesn't have a productive routine and does not have writing skills at the college/university level, it might be a deficit that needs more attention rather than complaining about the courses being "too hard." I actually find the course(s) very easy with a few new concepts to master."
4.0 out of 5 stars
targetchica8 - 8/15/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"Overall, some of the courses in the program were very interesting and taught me a lot. Some were instead just review and busy work of things I had already learned previously. I liked that everything was online and fairly accelerated...classes every 6 weeks. I was able to submit all of my work easily and earned an A in all of my classes. Unlike some of the other reviews state, I never had any issues with my professors getting back to me when I had questions. They were always very responsive and fast. I enjoyed my time at ACE!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Michael W. Weissberg - 7/21/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018
"Phenomenal! Great professors, wonderful curriculum, true value. I recommend this school without reservation. Halfway through I got two job offers and a promotion. Best choice I ever made. Im continuing with the EdD in August 2018. I LOVED my EdS program. They CARED about me!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
NeM - 3/19/2018
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2021
"ACE is a good school, especially if you put in the effort to learn. It tries to balance value for the student with low cost. Most assignments provide the ability to learn something relevant in a low stress environment. I've only had 1 bad instructor, most range from helpful to very helpful. I have offered feedback on several occasions and have felt listened too, which speaks to a student-centric climate. The doctoral program has been reorganized, it sounds like for the better but it is too early to tell. I am not sure if I would attend this school if I wanted to get a degree and teach at a university, but for a professional who is already employed, it is a good fit."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Experience! - 12/3/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"ACE offers a curriculum which is both challenging and engaging. Courses are accelerated, each is 5 weeks for the Master's program and 10 weeks for the doctoral program. Accelerated courses are NOT a red flag, most graduate programs offer 5, 8 or 10 week courses. I know this because I have worked in higher education for several years. Student support services are readily available to students--whenever I sent an email with any question, I typically received a response within hours. The best part about ACE is that I will graduating debt free! However, I must admit, it isn't all rainbows and sunshine. I experienced a few minor inconveniences while enrolled at ACE: for example, the university only offers one commencement ceremony per year (and it's in July), this is upsetting because I'll graduate 7 months before the ceremony; another downfall is that most people are not familiar with the university; the final set back I experienced was that all the rules are not clearly communicated--I had an issue submitting a payment and was forced to pay a $100 late fee, despite never making a late payment and sending multiple emails explaining the difficulty that I had experienced attempting to pay. Apparently, I failed to follow a policy I was never aware of. In any case, for those of you who think that earning a degree online is somehow less work than attending a brick and mortar institution--you are sadly mistaken. At ACE, students must submit a paper, complete a quiz and an additional assignment, each week, every week. I have friends who attended graduate schools at more well known, prestigious universities who would complete 3-5 assignments during an entire course. My thoughts are all over the place and for that I apologize; however, I hope this provides insight to anyone who's considering ACE. Overall, I would recommend it."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dum AndDumber - 11/9/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"Red Flag! Red Flag! $8,500.00 for a masters Degree that, so far, not one employer recognizes. ACE has one of the highest faculty/staff turn around in the country. Additionally, ACE purchased a small accredited university when their application for regional accreditation was turned down. The University wants your money. The education you receive is sub par. Most classes are only 5 weeks in length. You get what you pay for. Good luck."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Psych Teacher - 9/8/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"The Ed.D. program is incredibly organized and all assignments are relevant and interesting. The faculty members are quick to respond to question, and they are incredibly helpful in providing assistance when needed. Everything is well organized, and I am impressed with the professionalism of all staff and faculty. Faculty members take their time to make sure that you are effectively learning the curriculum. The program is also affordable, and you pay as you go."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Angela B - 4/2/2017
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"I found this educational institution a great experience.Its very challenging yet rewarding .I found all the instructors to be very thorough and gave meaningful feedback.I have learned a lot that I can apply to my daily occupation.I would highly recommend and for the price it's 8,500 for the entire masters program."
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