American College of Education Reviews

3.48 out of 5 stars
(74 Reviews)
  • Chicago (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,273
73% of 74 students said this degree improved their career prospects
66% of 74 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
B.C. - 1/25/2017
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2017
"They care about taking your money more than they value you continuing at their school. I dropped a class one day late. The teacher did not grade any of my work by then. So, I thought they would be understanding and give me a refund. I wanted to wait until later in the year to start classes because I found the workload to be too much at that time. They did not care about losing me as a student. They kept my almost $800. They give you less than a week to drop the class. One day too late, I found that the workload was too heavy for me. They require strict APA formatting for weekly papers and discussion posts. The discussion posts have to include 2 outside resources with APA citing. The schedule the classes have you on make the posts due by Wednesday night. You have only a few days to read up to 5 long and boring peer-reviewed articles, research and respond to a discussion prompt, and potentially watch the module if you really want to be able to answer the discussion post effectively. They do not tell you all of that when they send an email to describe the requirements. I am very unhappy with their poor customer service in regards to dropping the class a day late. Who would want to come back after them keeping $800 of your money, without any care of whether you return or not?"
5.0 out of 5 stars
ACE student - 1/24/2017
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"Everyone has their own opinion, however, I found ACE to work around my schedule while offering affordable and applicable classes. With ACE the professions are very open. You are allowed to make the assignments your own. Being that all adult learners are at different stages in life, this process gives you the freedom to apply what you are learning."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Ed.D. Student - 11/22/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"Employers will turn you away if ACE is on your resume! Happening to me now! You get what you pay for. This ended up being a degree mill. Students write useless papers, get no feedback, earn A's and graduate... HUGE regrets I will never get my money back. This school PURCHASED their accreditation from a bankrupt school called Barat College. Google It! ... and attend a real school instead."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terri - 10/21/2016
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016
"I withdrew from ACE after 2 weeks. The professor was unresponsive to questions and requests for assistance, the course content is outdated, and the program very isolating. I deeply regret letting the low cost convince me to attend this school. It's truly not worth it. Spend a more to get a quality education somewhere else."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Scott - 10/11/2016
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016
"I dropped this program after the first week. I was working on a certificate in the content area of mathematics which is advertised for secondary and college level instructors. The discussion the first week of one of the courses MATH.5113 was all about primary education and modeling using manipulatives, pictures, and representations. STAY CLEAR OF THIS SCHOOL - THEY ARE JUST AFTER YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE PROGRAM YOU RECEIVE - JUST BECAUSE IT GOT ACCREDITED DOES NOT MEAN THEY HAVE QUALITY COURSES - STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL"
4.6 out of 5 stars
John S - 8/13/2016
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2016
"First could the instruction be better? I suppose it could be but I can say that at every school. The facts are this, ACE has low tuition and is Regionally Accredited. Would you feel better if ACE charge you 4 times as much for the same thing, low tuition and accreditation means something to me. Pay more elsewhere as it is your money but the fact remains this school is growing a great reputation for a reason. The courses are outstanding and as I am a training manager for a Fortune 10 company I can tell you this, ACE has earned my respect and has advanced mty career."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Zg - 8/2/2016
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"Very Relevant program. Highly recommended for working adults. Not a diploma mill but an online rigorous program that requires you to read but as a professional in your field it is not difficult. Education should be thoughtful and conversational. This was provided and the professors really checked my submitted work. I really like the program that checked your written work that aids in someone not plagiarizing and writing poorly. Recommended for professionals in their field."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"I chose to use the American College of Education for my masters program as it was a program for current teachers and educators. It was a program made for online learning, with some of the best leaders in education to facilitate the learning process. It was a lot of work, but supported me effectively. I loved the experience so much that I am now obtaining my Ed. D. from also!"
4.8 out of 5 stars
BS BA MEd PhD - 6/4/2016
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
"The program is convenient being all online. The instructors are PhDs or EdDs from universities across the country and bring with them a wide variety of expertise. The program is consistent in that each course builds on the previous courses and has the same format. There are no textbooks, rather there is required reading of professional and peer reviewed journal articles as well as outside reading. The assignments within each course builds upon each other logically."
3.7 out of 5 stars
A student - 5/15/2016
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016
"If you are looking for an easy and cheap masters, this it. If you have a teaching job and want to move up the pay scale, you won't regret going with ACE. They are accredited, and the program goes fast. By the end, I was knocking out 3 credit classes at about 10 hours of work each class. Not each credit, each class. If you actually want to learn, I have no idea if this program is any good. I never read the assigned readings or took the assignments seriously. All that matters is you write enough, use ed-speak buzzwords, and cite in APA. Very few profs actually cared what you wrote about. Some clearly just used copy and pasted feedback. Here is the work you need to do each week: 1 discussion post, 2 replies to discussions, 1 quiz (5 questions multiple choice) and 1 paper (3 pages, double spaced). Do that 5 times=3 grad credits. The last quiz is a final, 20 questions, multiple choice. Sometimes the papers were projects, like powerpoints, or making a video with an online tool. The multiple choice questions ranged from really obvious to anyone, all the way to annoyingly obscure. The annoying ones meant going through the course materials and looking for how something was phrased. For the most part, the quizzes and tests were fairly easy even if you just scanned the materials. You basically get 100% for your discussion posts, just do them on time. The grading of papers varied by prof, use your first as a feeler each class. I kept lowering the quality of mine as I went through the program."
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