Bryant & Stratton College Reviews

  • 78 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $16,662 - $18,604
17% of 78 students said this degree improved their career prospects
21% of 78 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Aspiring Nurse
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Please understand that this review is not coming from a place of bitterness, just honesty based on my own experience. I enrolled into BS in may of 2022, I did not do well my first semester due to personal reasons. First, this whole 70 exam average and 70 class average set students up for failure. I passed my class with a 85 but my exam average was 68.9 leading me to repeat the class, cool. Got to my 3rd semester which is med surg and pharm. Pharm was rough, the first 2 exams we had class virtual so grades were trash. my instructor came back before the 3rd exam and things got better. what hurt me was taking the ATI proctored, we needed a 71 and I got a 70. that grade does not go into the grade book. if you get anything under the required score then you get a 0. my grade dropped 10 points leading me to need a 94 on the final to pass the class. My instructor was awesome and i can admit that my issues came from studying wrong and overthinking. AS FOR MED SURG...honey, first of all, im just going to flat out say that my "instructor" did not teach. We would have an exam on 4 systems to only be tested on one. when we took the 1st exam everyone failed so bad. it was supposed to be on respiratory, cardio, perioperative and cancer. the entire exam was on HIV. The exam was the same way, misleading. I went to the DON crying expressing my concerns because i was worried about failing. she wrote on a sticky not "level upRN, Mark Klimek"...i explained to her that i bought both systems and still failed. the day of second exam my instructor was irritated and got snappy with a student because she was upset about her grade. i was literally told by the DON that the program is designed for us to teach ourselves. I had so much anxiety before every exam because i never knew what i was being tested over. as a class we made study guides and crammed so much info in our heads until we were mentally and emotionally exhausted from being worried about over studying to studying the wrong stuff. we went to ever tutoring session which was just the instructor asking us what we wanted to know. i tried hard to figure out what i couldve done differently to pass but i cant think of one. nobody cares and they are all about money. so many people got to the end and failed out. they have instructors that feel like they are already nurse so why care? i sent an email to the BON about my concerns as well. they make this program extremely difficult to get through. im sorry if im all over the place..there is alot more that i could say but it would be days before i finish! RUN FAR AWAY. my friend left VA Beach and went to Hampton and i shouldve listened when she told me to leave."
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2022
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"As I feel that the online education I received was amazing. The classes were easy to manage while I have a full time job and a family. I graduated in April of this year (2022) I am beyond ecstatic. Now for the down fall. My major is medical billing and coding I had an exit interview which went well, here's where it doesn't go well. While the exit counselor had to help set up my board exam so I could take it (a requirement), I was not told at that time that it would be mandatory to purchase new coding books (mind you these 3 books were not released until May 5th 2022). When I show up yesterday May 25th I am turned away from taking the exam because I had the 2021 year coding books. This exam is $299 when I took the mock exam right before school ended we were told if we scored above a 75% the school would pay for the exam however, on exam day if you did not show or were turned away you forfeit the exam and the school would not pay, you would have to pay. When I call the counselor I was very upset about all of this he said I sent you emails telling you that you had to purchase the new coding books (that were released 19 days prior to testing), I replied no you have not sent me any emails concerning the new books. He said he was looking at the emails he sent. I replied so am I have a dozen emails from you and NONE of them pertain to the purchase of books. He said are you sure you are in your emails, I said yes I spell out my email, he said no it is in your school email. WHY???? I graduated I am done with school why would I look in my school email???? I said you have sent me dozens of emails and that is the ONE you send to my school email. I feel like this was a set up so the school didn't have to pay for my exam, this was conducted very unprofessional. With all the other emails sent to my personal email address could have sent that ONE VERY IMPORTANT EMAIL TO MY PERSONAL ONE!!! Now I have to wait 90 DAYS to take it at all and pay $299..... BAD JOB!!!!!!!!! Sincerely Tabatha Mullins Graduated student"
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Please, please please, I know this is lengthy but hear me when I say RUN. RUN AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN FROM THIS GOD AWFUL PLACE!!! I, like you reading this, also took the time to read multiple reviews regarding this school. I thought to myself, "ehh all those bad reviews are probably from people who didn't work hard enough and failed". WRONG. I was so very wrong. Regardless of how hard you work, whether its quitting a job to focus solely on school, distance yourself from distractions including family, whatever it is. There is little you can do to succeed in this program and I swear that is the truth. I am still a current student, so no, I am not "one of the one's who failed" however I WISH I WISH I WISH I would have gone to ECPI or TCC or anywhere else but here. I was a Dean's list student. That disappeared the quickly. They assign professors to teach classes they have never taught before or express they do not want to teach and are still forced to teach. So you now have professors who not only don't know how to teach hardly at all other than talking at you then getting visibly frustrated when you don't know the answer. If you enjoy teaching yourself then this is the place for you because that is exactly what you will be doing and they will even tell you that to your face. Every semester there is some new professor that comes around and will last maybe 2 semesters max. At this moment, there is only 1 professor to my knowledge, that has been there since the start of my program last year. Other that that everyone is fairly new. They will sell you on their state of the art sim lab. THAT IS A JOKE AND COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME. I swear to you I couldn't make this up if I tried. The simulation mannequins that they have are supposed to move, talk, breathe, blink, you name it. I have NOT ONCE seen any of these mannequins so much as blink at least one eye. Some classes are combo classes meaning you have lecture the first 3 hours then lab the last 2 hours of class. Semesters are 15 weeks long and I can honestly say we had at a maximum of 6 maybe 7 actual lab simulations. Even with those labs we were told we had to "pretend" to do the skill as there was not enough supplies for everyone. HOW?!?! The Nursing Program alone for Bryant & Stratton brings in at least 70% of the schools money. Yet there is a big fancy lounge for people to sit and play video games all day. Oh and they even offer a $10,000 scholarship for anyone who joins the esports club. It is a club for students to sit there and play video games all day. AGAIN I SWEAR BY IT. They've got big fancy chairs and fancy LED lights all around the room and comfy couches....and yet the Nursing program doesn't have enough supplies for us to properly practice our skills. We then look like idiots when we attend clinicals as we are SEVERELY unprepared. If you have any type of medical background that is the only thing that saves you in the clinical setting. If you email the Nursing director you will probably receive a response about 30% of the time, she is never in her office, and she loves to take frequent vacations/time off. So she is useless when you need assistance on anything. Please, I am begging you from the literal bottom of my heart. Go somewhere else. Seriously, save yourself the time, money, and unnecessary stress. I'm not even going to dive deep into financial aid, but just know they have messed up not only mine but fellow classmates FAFSA and out of pocket payments, not once but multiple times. Oh and yes, be prepared to pay out of pocket WHILE you are taking classes. Someone else in another review said it best, this place is a BUSINESS, A FOR PROFIT INSTITUTION!! All they care about is the money. You will pay ridiculous amounts of money for an absolutely garbage program. They were so close to losing their accreditation last semester and I wish they would have so they can stop robbing these innocent people who are just trying to better themselves. Oh and BTW at the end of every course you are asked to fill out surveys on the course instructor. When we asked why the school does not look at or listen to our reviews, a faculty member stated and I quote "Oh those are only for accreditation purposes" and proceeded to roll her eyes."
Karla Quinones
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Graduated in December 2021. I passed my NCLEX a month later on the first attempt. I now work full time as a nurse and I love it. My academic advisor was Jessica Olle and she was amazing. There were good times and bad times but I believe that every school has pros and cons."
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Teachers are in it for the money. No one helped when I was struggling. I do not recommend this scoop to other nursing students especially those coming from high school. A waste of my money. The resources that were available to the students, no one was there to help me. People should have a strong background in nursing before joining their program."
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"As much as I would like to write a story book. Do not go to this school for Nursing! Read, read, read the policies they are strict.. This school/Dean of nursing sets you up to fail or retake classses. I thought it was perfect because prerequisites were included. I was so wrong. They have only had 2 graduates pass this previous semester, the rest failed out. They stay trying to find a reason to fail you or retake a course. They are very shady and it is absolutely a BUSINESS so you do not matter! You are absolutely better off at another school. Read all the reviews on here. They are all absolutely true. So future nurses please find another school."
Antinette Sherall Dixson
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"BUYER BEWARE : whoever is reading this and is thinking about going to this school, remember i was in your same position before i went to this school i read all of the reviews and ignored the bad ones as students not knowing how to apply things correctly, from the first week in that school i realized all bad reviews that i read was not just true but worst than i can even imagine. you will have no help you will have a problem with their outdated system and you will learn from youtube clips rather a actual teacher they will take your money and then on to the next student."
Sara Nieves
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Worst school ever I wouldn’t recommend to anyone, they do not take your education serious they’re only focus on getting payed but they do not care at all. Please who ever is thinking about going there do not, worst collage experience ever. All campus are bad but the Buffalo campus is the worst, they lie they are nor professional at all hate this place with all my heart. I really do pray this school go on bankruptcy and close for good. I couldn’t get my diploma today because of an amount that I owe which I am paying for they take my money every two weeks from my bank account and instead of this people calling me and telling me this. They just decided to not say anything and let me go to pick up my diploma the embarrassment of everything looking at everyone going through this while the other got their diploma. I hate this school Michelle Hansley is the worst liar, I thought Vietta was a good carrer advisor and she is not. Everyone in this college are all about taking people money and not worrying about their education. Please do not go here, there’s better options out there I wish I would’ve known this from the beginning."
It’s all true
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was like you 22 months ago reading these reviews. Oh, these people just didn’t work hard enough! I am in my 5th semester of nursing. I have maintained a 3.9 gpa throughout a horrible program where I have taught myself completely. I am failing now. Surprise surprise, by the same professor teaching both of the classes. If you fail two classes, like the two classes the gate keeper teaches, you are booted from the campus and the credits don’t transfer. I am at the Akron campus, I know Parma and Solon are ran completely different, go there over Akron if you must. Akron didn’t secure any clinical facilities either, Parma and Solon had no issue but apparently covid only affected our clinical sites LOL. Parma and Solon is still a crap shoot but at least they won’t intentionally fail you from what I hear. We have a week of good exams? The next week is harder. My class of 14, all failing. We score about 5% of each other, but that’s all on us? Not an issue with the program and the professors they found in the dumpster depths of eBay? We have went to our directer, our academic advisor, the professors. Nothing works. Not one person graduated from last semester either that hadn’t failed the semester prior. It’s comical when they spout their nclex pass rates because they ensure no one can get there to take them. I should be graduating in 1.5 months, instead I’m stuck with 45k in debt and credits that won’t transfer. Did I mention I have a 93% in med surg? Oh right, because that is taught by one of the few (VERY FEW) decent professors we have had. Should be ashamed of themselves. This was the worst decision I’ve ever made, run while you can."
John WALTER Gilliam
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2020
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I graduated as a Certified Medical Assistant in 1995 from the Richmond Rd, Richmond Heights ,Ohio Campus It was a total waste of time and money. Their Career Placement was a joke and no help. I did a externship totally unprepared. never employed as a M.A I wouldn't recommend them to my biggest enemy"
BSN Student Graduate
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I graduated in December and was told that after the pinning ceremony I would be told exactly what I (and my classmate) needed to do in order to get our RN license. We were told during our NCLEX review session that our ATT numbers were on the way. After over a month of waiting I decided to conduct my own research. I found out that we needed to register with Pearson Vue. I did this and informed the new dean that no one ever mentioned this detail to us ( there were only 2 students who graduated). I waited another two weeks and still nothing. So, I then called the OBN and found that I was not even in their system. Apparently we also needed to register for and complete an FBI and BCI check in order to receive our ATT numbers. Again, the school told us nothing at all. We have been waiting over two months with no information about something that was never going to come. When confronted and told that I now may lose the job I had been offered due to time contraints on taking the NCLEX after graduating, all that was said was "OMG i'm so sorry". I finally have everything I need in order to obtain my ATT thanks to the kind women working for the OBN. I can't even fathom the complete disregard for their students especially when there was only two of us in the graduating class."
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is the biggest scam I have ever been a part of. I attended the nursing program. They will do anything they can to fail you. PLEASE don’t waste your time and money like I did!!!!! They failed out 50 of the 60 students in my cohort in our 3rd semester. This school is an absolute disgrace."
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"(RICHMOND, VA) I went to this school straight out of high school because I went through their Jump Start program during high school. I passed all my classes, but many people didn't. Honestly, most of the teaching was alright. I've had better and worse. Where they really fall short in their nursing program is the clinical side. It was COMPLETELY unorganized. The "sim-labs" were an absolute joke. You only went through the skills ONCE, and sometimes they didn't even have enough supplies for everyone to do every step in a skill. There was also only ONE day a week where the lab was open for students wanting to get extra practice. As far as your actual clinicals, most of the locations were far away depending on which clinical you were doing because the school has such a bad relationship with the surrounding hospitals. In my clinicals, for the most part, you only did CNA work. We did very little actual nursing. I understand that sometimes there's just certain things you won't see until you're working, but I got so very little experience that I left after my 3rd semester. It's terrible. As far as the school itself, they seem very flexible at first, but as you go along in your program, there is very little availability. The financial aid advisers have messed up countless of people's accounts... mine included. I wasted so much money here. I'm not sure what changes they've made since I left, but be aware that they are very good at selling a dream that, for me, did not exist."
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"So very upset with what this school has done. They teach us off of 2016 ATI books all semester and then tell us that we would take 2019 proctors two weeks before the test. These proctors are worth 10% of our overall test average, so this one test can make you fail the semester. They also do not give you the grade that you receive on your proctored exam. If you do not get a level 2 then you receive a "0" on your test, dropping your test average 8-10 points. The staff completely sold me on a great school that took care of their students and the concerns they have. THEY LIED! They do not care about their students, they care about the money. Once you try and challenge this or the school they place you as a target and make sure that you leave. This school is nothing but a money pit and a scam. I am very annoyed at how little they actually do for their students once they have your money."
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I do not understand how this “college” is allowed to continue its operation. I came into the Nursing program after earning my Bachelor’s degree from a major university. I cannot believe that I fell for this scam. I justified paying more because I would complete the Nursing program quicker, right - wrong! You will take just as long as any other program but in turn, you will pay twice as much. Stick to the reputable programs - not B&S. Next, more likely than not, you will NOT graduate from this program. I was in my final semester and throughout the process, I’ve witnessed most, if not all, of my classmates “fail out”. The majority failed because of B&S - not because they did wrong. I could write a book about this inadequate program and lack of education. In my last semester, I can no longer complete the program because I’ve “failed” two courses. Ask any student and they will tell you how the exams are NOT what you were taught. Their program is so inadequate that NO other institution will honor your courses - why, because they too know they are nonsense and students have not learned what they should and therefore would reflect on the new school when you take the NCLEX. So why would B&S be okay with most failing out - because it’s all about money and business - they’ve gotten your money (check) so they’ve made money (twice as much as most program) so they are sitting pretty. They get rid of you because they do NOT want their students taking the NCLEX because they know you will struggle and probably fail. If YOU fail then THEY fail. Now it explains how they can have a high “pass rate” - they only have a few who make it to the end. I literally witnessed several “fail out” the DAY BEFORE their pinning and finalization of the program. In other words, it is true - THEY SET YOU UP TO FAIL and it’s okay because they’ve already gotten your money. I wish I had listened to ALL these comments written here - where there is smoke, their IS fire."
Concerned person
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Keeping this very short and sweet. You want honesty, read 99% of the period reviews posted. I honestly don’t know how this school is still open. They should be shut down. Saying it’s horrible, a scam, unprofessional, an embarrassment.. those words do not even touch on this school. DONT even waste your time thinking about it. You want to throw money away, be taught by people that can’t even teach, have a horrible staff turnover, get sent through hoops and hurdles that appear out of no where, then hands down, here’s the “school” for you. Yes... I said I was keeping it short and sweet, and I did. I have never been so disgusted with a group of people and a “school” SHUT IT DOWN"
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Horrible school, employer's frown at the education and ethics. I am in debt almost 100,000.00 for two Assoc. degrees I don't even use. The intuition for the school alone is robbery. A person can go to a far more accredited school and obtain a Bachelor's/Masters degree for that price. Although a lot of interest has accrued since me attending the school. However it is a absurd amount to pay for a school that name holds no weight any where except at the bottom of a river. I know other people who have said the same and has the same amount of debt coming out of that school. My advice don't do it. There are some other concerns about the faculty I have when it comes to counseling students about career goals and the best interest of the students. Their interest is filling seats and their pockets."
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2019
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Worthless program. I went to the old Amherst campus behind Eastern Hills mall. It wasnt a bad experience, but the job prep class was idiotic at best. Basically it was more meant for people in suit & tie jobs than the electronics field. Basically stupid crap like cold-calling, interview skills(aka how to BS your way into a job but still get paid crap wages), doing presentation(a lesson in embarrassment, had to wear a stupid 3 piece suit and with my braces my speech was poor) etc. the placement dept was completely incompetent. I applied everyplace I could around buffalo-Lockport area, nothing. The only thing the placement people could find was a dump in east buffalo (pnu lec controls) putting control panels togetherpneumatic stuff!! Very little electronics!! Plus I was one of the only people in the assembly shop with even a high school diploma! The rest of the clowns in that place were drug addict scum that acted like animals, managed by a thug named George Leone and his scumbag kid working there. Thankfully that place is closed down. It was there that one of their electronic engineers explained to me that the associates degree I got from B&S degree I got was worthless unless I was working in an actual electronics factory putting circuit boards together.., and even those jobs were leaving the country. Basically avoid this school if youre thinking of any technology training, go to an actual state or county college that has some clout instead of a for-profit degree mill like Bryant & Stratton or DeVry."
concerned student
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2019
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding