Bryant & Stratton College Reviews

  • 71 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,902 - $18,239
17% of 71 students said this degree improved their career prospects
21% of 71 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • 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 you will have no help you will have a problem with their outdated system and you will learn from youtube clips rather a actual teacher they will take your money and then on to the next student."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
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2019
  • Degree: Office Management
"The worst waste of time and money I ever spent for an education. Did not learn anything I could apply to a working environment. Left to go to a real college! I did not graduate. from Bryant and Stratton because I was not going to flush more money in their toilet! Very cliquish! Regret the time and money wastrd here!"
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2019
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Bryant Stratton Albany New York is truly doesn’t deserve anyone’s money .This school has not only been a waste of my money but a waste in time spent. There communication is one of the worse things a school can have. I took a 1 1/2 year program that they never went through before hand to find myself graduated and no knowledge because they kept having glitches in the system and courses. Don’t waste your money SUNY Albany is better."
Concerned Former Student
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2019
"This is hands down the WORST school. I wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy. The financial aid office is totally incompetent, in fact I'm not sure how they haven't gotten shut down yet. As I know at least TEN students throughout my classes were writing OFFICIAL letters of complaints to the board of education. Its only a matter of time before this school loses its accreditation because all it cares about is ripping students off. The teachers are sub-pare, the administration/teachers are unresponsive,You NEVER use your text books (so again that's about 800+ PER BOOK) down the drain, its over priced, not smartly staffed, and the only thing good about is one of the admissions rep (bless her). Who seems like the only one that actually cares about the students. I didn't feel prepared for the workplace at all here. I've transferred twice because of moving to different states and just really wanted my degree over with. Please never go there."
Ashley Chamberlain
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2019
  • Degree: Business
"Bryant & Stratton College is an amazing school. They offer day school, night school and online to accommodate the schedules of any individual. The instructors have an understanding of how life is because they too have other jobs and families outside of school. It is a mixture of traditional and non-traditional students and the way they blend the students is superb. I personally liked how hands on and personable the staff is to the students. They do a good job of remembering the students names and programs. They also follow the students through their education to make sure they get the most out of their experience. The class sizes are small which makes it easier to learn for some students like me. I also like how they blend the online and classroom. It makes it less overwhelming. I also like that they care. Sometimes all an individual needs is someone to show that they care and want to see them succeed. At Bryant & Stratton the staff does just that. I appreciate when someone is just as invested in me as I am. They constantly update you on your attendance and how you are doing in you classes. Without the push they give many of my classmates would have quit without a question. They have a great tutoring group. They help with all your needs and have a very flexible schedule. Everyone in the school is willing to help you in anyway possible without question. I would recommend this school because of all the great qualities they have to offer."
Stay far away
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was a previous nursing student in the Milwaukee market, and I 110% agree with the majority of the statements made by the other students of this institution. STAY AWAY and DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!! Here is my experience: -I was met with a friendly admissions officer who promised me everything under the sun and sold me a bill of goods...that being a flexible schedule, instructors who are professionals in the nursing field, understanding and helpful, and a "wonderful financial aid and office staff that work for YOU as the student". (Hahahahaha!) -My first semester went very smooth, however, I took issue with the fact that my A&P 1 professor's background was working at a veterinarian's office and not in the healthcare field. But she was a very nice lady and was actually one of the best teacher's that I have had there. -My second semester was when my eyes were opened and I could see that all of the student concerns didn't matter, and the front office could care less if we had problems learning/learning a teacher's style of teaching, (or in our case, lack there of!), and did absolutely nothing to help us. We had a microbiology instructor with a known history of not teaching well and talking down to students as if they were stupid. She taught the class as if we were 5th semester microbiology majors. So a group of us got fed up and we went to our academic advisors and complained. Nothing ever happened or was changed to help us in the class. We were supposed to hear from the head of the Science department and meet with him and the guy never got in touch with us, even when we emailed him. We were IGNORED! -Third Semester was a complete joke. Med/Surg 1 clinical, lab and lecture were absolutely comical. A few of the students were running around a hospital at clinical that couldn't even do an assessment on a patient. We had one guy who played dumb since day 1 and got out of doing any sort of patient care because he was so scared and he didn't know, (or want to learn or try), what to do because he was an ex-truck driver. He said he was only doing this because he said his wife made him. But for the 2nd straight semester, the clinical instructor passed him right through, yet he couldn't do anything but vitals on a patient and he was completely clueless on a lot of things, including Epic charting. Med/Surg 1 lab was completely laughable. WE, (the students), were expected to teach the class on various skills such as inserting IV's, trach care, NG tube insertion, insulin, etc when the teacher sat there and didn't lift a finger to help us. She would just spat out that "that isn't right", or "that's not how I do it", even when it said it in the Nursing Fundamentals book. We would go to test off on our skills for that week and she'd just sit there and pass everybody on their weekly assessments, even if people didn't know what the hell they were doing. Med/Surg 1 lecture was basically read the chapters yourself and go to class for the whole time but you'd get about 4 20 minute breaks throughout the 3 hour lecture. We literally learned nothing from the Professor, and when it came to exam time, you'd see A TON of questions on the exams on material that we never even went over or discussed, making it ridiculously unfair. To wrap up 3rd semester we come to Pharmacology...Be ready to blow through 2 or even 3 chapters a class period with Professor. So much material spewed out every class period and all your grade consists of are weekly quizzes, exams and 1 project. She gives no other points. Be prepared to take an "ATI assessment" that you must "level", (pass), with a 71.1% or you get a 0 and your grade will drop 9% and you will most likely fail the course. I've heard numerous people reach out to the Dean and academic advisors and nothing being done about this woman's teaching style and the ridiculous ATI Leveling test that you will have to take in all 3rd-5th semester nursing classes and Pharmacology. You're set up to fail here and I had enough. Basically the best advice I can give you is to steer clear, and I just echo all the other students' statements of all this "College" wants is your money. You cannot pick your own schedule, some person in the office picks it for you and you're at the mercy of them honoring your 3 choices that you prefer. The financial aid office staff are nothing but a bunch of lazy, rude, uneducated people who don't get you your paperwork on time and make promises to you that they can't uphold. The same goes for most of the academic advisors. Any good people who work there get fed up with working 5-6 days a week and they leave, and then the students are stuck with uneducated, incompetent, lazy advisors who NEVER go to bat for you, the student. Just like the Dean of Nursing...she knows about many problems with the nursing instructors and she does nothing to help students. I and many others have heard she is not a nice person and tells you if you don't like it, go somewhere else. Sometimes the faster, quicker route for an education is not the right way to in this case for this school. You, as the student pay roughly $9,000/semester and you don't get taught much of anything and you end up frustrated, angry, and you teach yourself all of the material that you should be getting taught in class. Please make the right decision and don't go to this school. But most importantly: NONE OF THEIR CREDITS TRANSFER to other colleges!!!! Don't waste your time and money!! Good luck to you all!"
The "higher ups" absolutely don't care!
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have no idea on where to start here, first I guess I will start with the student advisors who were all absolutely wonderful along with Financial aid! Now to actually speak for the rest. There was one teacher who the students adored and unfortunately, she had to leave due to family reasons and she will be highly missed. There was another instructor who was hired and I enjoyed them as an instructor only to find out they ended up leaving quickly after they started.....this paints the pictures for the rest of this. There were 2 nursing instructors who were and there for their students if you reach out to them and most of the lab instructors are great as well. However, in the other classes I took, the instructors seemed as though they don't care to help and if they do "help" they give you really no instructions on what to do about the situation at hand or seemed to really care which is the sad part because the majority of the students are grown adults and yet we as students are treated as elementary students. All you ever hear is well this is nursing school and we didn't receive help or guidance so neither will you and you'll have to figure it out yourselves. Ok? So this makes total sense right? A bunch of students who have never been an RN trying to understand the material being taught and what to read and how to comprehend who is being taught only to take the final and realize everything is wrong? So this is supposed to help us as students learn right? WRONG! Oh and also let me tell you that if you happen to see an instructor outside of school you better run in the opposite direction because unless you are in their "clique" they will make up lies and then you get kicked out of the program without even being asked what happened from your point of view. The school says that they are there for the students when they have problems with instructors, classes, other students, personal issues, etc. but they will use anything against you to allow for the next potential "student" because now they have your money and don't care anymore about you. It really is a crying shame that the people who work there that have "no pull" are there for the students 1000000x more than the higher up people in management spots that are able to call the shots on who's in the program and who's out. So thanks B&S for having my eyes opened to see how you really run your establishment, for only listening to people to work for you (who you pay to be there) instead of the student (who pays A LOT OF MONEY to be there), and causing my life to be shambles and now in a ton of debt. If you choose to go here beware to not receive help from most of the instructors, be ready to stay to yourself and don't make any friends who try to be social to help your classmates, and stay quiet during your classes unless asked a direct question because you will have to watch your back every step of the way to ensure you won't be on the "radar". Good luck to everyone and I wish you the very best!"
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"My nursing program was great, teachers are nice and very smart. I am so sorry people write mean ugly statements about my nursing school . We all passed the NCLEX and I am glad this school accepted me as a student. I think people do not understand that nursing is a hard subject to take and not everyone can make it, but they gave me the everything I needed to be successful."