Bryant & Stratton College Reviews

1.71 out of 5 stars
(70 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,902 - $18,239
17% of 70 students said this degree improved their career prospects
21% of 70 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.6 out of 5 stars
concerned student - 7/21/2019
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2020
"I HAVE ONLY BEEN DOING CLASSES FOR 3 WEEKS AND I ALREADY FEEL LIKE I WASTED MY MONEY. I GET NO FEEDBACK FOR ASSIGNMENTS DONE WRONG AND I DO MY WORK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK SO I HAVE TIME TO CORRECT ANY MISTAKES INSTEAD I WAKE UP AT THE BEGINNING OF A NEW WEEK WITH A ZERO AND NO EXPLANATION. I HAVE BEEN TO AN ONLINE SCHOOL BEFORE AND IT WAS NEVER LIKE THIS. I AM SO READY TO WITHDRAW FROM THE WHOLE PROGRAM"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bezboo - 7/19/2019
Degree: Office Management
Graduation Year: 1984
"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!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/8/2019
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Concerned Former Student - 6/26/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Ashley Chamberlain - 6/25/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Stay far away - 4/18/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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 go...like 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!"
1.6 out of 5 stars
The "higher ups" absolutely don't care! - 4/3/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pam - 3/26/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Cjp - 1/10/2019
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2018
"Don't waste your time to even go there, I sent 9 months there for them to just dismiss me and not let me keep my grades so I'm in debt. I only had one semester left. A waste of my time and money, the teacher are not nice and really only know how to be nurses and don't know how to teach."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Tanisha W. - 11/27/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am very disappointed as a first year student. I was taking the M.A. degree and was very excited about starting school. When I started they knew I was pregnant and was told they would be able to work with me to continue to obtain my degree. Well I was put on bed rest Sept. 29th and was still going to class up until the middle of October. I was still turning in my work and keeping in touch with my instructors. 2 out of 3 of my classes I was still passing but the 1 I was failing was due to me not being able to be there to complete assessments. So when they started talking about withdrawing me from class, the 1 class I was failing, I could understand them wanting to withdraw me from that. But they wanted to withdraw me from all my classes even the ones I was passing. I asked for them not to do that because I would be discouraged to come back if I had to start from scratch after putting in so much work. And why should I if I'm still passing! Well I go to log into my portal just to find out that they withdrew me from ALL my classes when the semester ends Dec. 17th. I am so upset that I wasted my time, energy, and money going to this school when they don't have anything in place for women that's pregnant and has to be put on bed rest! That just took more money from my education that I could have used at another school that could have helped or had something in place for women in my situation. Instead I got bamboozled to start, instead of them just being honest and telling me to wait until after I have my baby because they don't have a system setup for pregnant women who may become high risk. So Women if your pregnant or pretty far in the pregnancy don't go here because they will not work with you!"
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