Carrington College Reviews

  • 78 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $13,975 - $54,125
10% of 78 students said this degree improved their career prospects
24% of 78 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 11/8/2022
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"The staff is really nasty. There's days I wanted to cry. The financial aid office messed up my paperwork. The staff is caddy, gossip, rude, and unprofessional. My personal info spread out to entire campus. If it wasn't for VA benefits I would not go here. The first semester we had no teacher for four weeks. The course is really hard so much homework you can't hold down a full time job. It's only certificate course, but I am spending more time than I did with my Associates Degree. The financial aid office will not give you a straight answer. I'm three semesters in and too deep and working my tail off to quit. This school all they care about is money. They are super nice, until they get your money. Then they show their true colors. I heard from people that are ahead they can't find a place to go to clinical there supposed to help you, but they don't."
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2022
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"It was so stupid, I wanted to go to this college but since I live in Oregon they only had vet assistant. the vet tech school was in Cali and with Cali being very expensive to get a apartment they sadly didn't have dorms. I asked the Portland campus why they didn't have vet tech and it was because no one wanted to do that program. they also told me I needed to start with vet assistant first then join into vet tech which I thought was weird because I have a friend who was already a vet tech without being a vet assistant first. It felt kind of suspicious to be telling me I needed to be a vet assistant first then a vet tech when you can be either or."
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2022
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"There is not ONE SINGLE POSITIVE thing that I could say about Carrington! I truly wish I could have made ratings of NO STARS after giving several ONE STARS. I learned NOTHING I did not already know. I expected to be taught how to code. Of the 9 months I wasted attending, we might have covered ACTUAL coding for no more than a SINGLE MONTH! The other 8 months covered basics; writing, terminology and general topics of little import to my career. Financial Counselor basically pulled a "bait-and-switch". "You qualify for multiple grants and discounts ... " I qualified for NOTHING and was stuck with 2 loans. What I received was not worth the paper my 'certification' was printed on. Job placement assistance was a joke! Promised positions in the $30-$35 range. No employers/positions offered directly was anything over $20. If I wanted to follow up or get any direction, I had to call them. TLDR: If you've worked in something close to your chosen field, you already know ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING they will be "teaching" you."
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2022
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"So this school is absolutely terrible. I started the school September 2021 unfortunately due to circumstances out of my control I had Covid-19 I was hospitalized put on a ventilator for 40+ days and then was in a rehab for about a month. I had my family contact the school about a leave of absence and about coming back when I came out of the hospital and this school decided to just withdraw me. The VA was helping me out with tuition here and because of the schools decision to just withdraw me instead of putting me on a leave of absence they screwed me over completely. Now the VA says that they cannot approve to help me anymore due to laws of being withdrawn and not being able to reenroll. The school has increased their tuition since kicking me out and charging nearly 3,000 more for a program that isn’t even worth the amount they were charging back then. All with the excuse of needing to increase due to demand exc… I have the uniforms the iPad exc. The school has went from having class available nights 2 different schedules to just one they don’t even have a steady MA teacher for their medical assisting program. The in class assignments are a joke they don’t make sense and have many many errors. I have been trying to get a hold of someone anyone from the school all day calling multiple numbers even leaving a voicemail on the campus directors line but nothing no one here gives a crap. I just am looking to withdrawal from the school may be considering looking for help from the BBB or a lawyer because I feel as though I have been completely screwed over. The school at this point owes me. I wasted time and money here all to be screwed over, this needs to be fixed asap…"
Ken Ryan
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2022
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"Im stunned to see the reviews are so low for this school. I absolutely loved it. And I think that for anyone unhappy with this place, would be because they didnt try hard. You get out what you put in. I got my Billing Cert. I got hired immediately. I have been employed the entire time. And never thought id make it as far as I have. I bet if my entire class reviewed Carrington, they'd say the same. I recommend this school. I would go again just for fun. Spokane was tight knit, great instructors and staff. The students cared and encouraged each other. Thank you, Carrington. Kenny Ryan Spokane, Wa campus class of 2012"
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  • Reviewed: 4/13/2022
  • Degree: Radiology
"In the radiography program you have a one year external ship which is unpaid. Carrington will tell you that your program will be 23 months but then they will withhold your degree from you and will not allow you to sit for your exams until months after your last day of clinical. The communication from the school is terrible and once you leave campus no one will come check on you to make sure you are learning what need to from your clinic site. The school is also extremely expensive and you will need to take out a huge loan. Which good luck repaying if you can’t work until after you licensing exam many months later."
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do NOT attend this school. There are so many other options, pick them, and run away from this school. Teachers are useless, matter of fact everyone on this campus is useless. You will be treated just as a money sign because that's all they care about. Deans and teachers drop like flies here which means you'll have a "professor" that knows nothing about what they're teaching you. Terrible School, wish I read the reviews instead of going to this school. This school should be illegal to attend"
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I absolutely do NOT recommend this school whatsoever. It is full of adults who have NO CLUE what they are doing. They are always confused and unable to fix or manage ANYTHING. Teachers are no good, and when they finally got ONE good teacher they took her away from our class and moved her to something else. I do not recommend at all. The program is outdated, all the equipment doesn't work, all the supplies are expired, there is NO STRUCTURE WHAT SO EVER to the entire program. We pay 18,000+ to attend this college, that should not even be in business. I say again, they literally have NO IDEA what they are doing, not a single clue. None of the online stuff works properly, and the teachers don't know how to fix it. I just think you shouldn't waste your time here, yes its a 9 month program, so it is quick, but taking a 2 year program at a better college would be worth it. Take your money elsewhere, I promise."
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2021
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"Well the reviews were definitely right this school is an absolute disaster! Administration and financial lie to you and don't give you all the details you need, the teachers are incompetent and aren't even correctly hired for the position. I was there for a week and didn't receive any help even when I asked for it, when I did decide to drop the class none of my calls were answered. I threatened to get my lawyer involved if I wasn't given an answer and then magically I was given answers right away and the attitude from the staff was unnecessary and uncalled for, they give you the run around and procrastinate! Do your research before you decide to go here, it is unreliable and unprofessional. DO NOT attend this college, it's a joke!"
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"admin is terrible and lies. professors are even worse. I would highly recommend not going to this school. Only thing that is good about it is that you finish quickly but I would say the incorrect information, lack of support, and terrible staff is 100 percent not worth it. I did not believe all of the bad reviews from other websites but they are all true. There is nothing good about this school."
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2021
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"This school is a joke. Especially the Portland, Or. campus. They talk a good game to get you enrolled and then show their true colors after the fact. To parents who have younger adults enrolling... go with your children, read the fine print, and record conversations if possible. These people told may lies and tried to force me to pull student loans when I told them I was not interested and had another way that I would pay for my tuition. The person who enrolled never told me about the add drop period and when I decided to leave two weeks into my program, I was told that I would still be charged for the books, iPad, and two uniforms even though I never wore them. I was told to bring the uniform back to the school if it did not fit, but they could not take the uniforms back because I had removed the plastic from one of them to try on at home like I was told to do even though it was never worn to the school or anywhere else because of Covid-19. After I filed a BBB complaint, the tuition due for the time I spent with Carrington College was erased as a “customer service gesture,” but the school still hit me with a bill of $2,474 for the given supplies because the books and iPad were opened. They were so salty that I’d decided to further my education elsewhere that they were going to stick me with a bill regardless. I don’t know about any of the other campuses, but the one in Portland, OR. is not it."
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2021
  • Degree: Dental Hygiene
"This college has been nothing but disorganized and confusing. They scheduled our only real break for a week in July, having this schedule I planned a vacation for that time slot. Almost a year after getting our schedules, my class found out that Carrington had scheduled our vacation time at the same time as the board exams that we are required to take and if we missed this time we would have to wait until december to take it again (this is two months after scheduled graduation). When I have tried getting more info on the board exams the teachers do not have any answers, We students have had to figure out almost the entire process on our own. I do not recommend this school to anyone and will strongly advise to find any other program. For $60,000, you would think that you would be getting a quality education that is well thought out, planned, and with the resources needed to succeed. However, I found only the opposite of that to be true. The teacher turn-over rate has been insane and we have had different teachers each term, which has changed our semester schedules and cut all of our clinical hours in half due to the lack of staff. The teachers have been nice, however, Carrington overall has been an absolute disaster."
kathleen esguerra
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"The Ma teachers are amazing, they gave me the tools when I went on my externship. I am thankful for all the support. They have a great job placement center. The college is there to support and help you in anyway. I learned more at this college than Pima you get what you pay for."
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2021
  • Degree: Dental Hygiene
"The hygiene program is outrageously expensive. For a two year program it should not cost $70,000. They do prepare you well for the office environment. The program layout is identical to other hygiene programs at other schools so you know you are getting equal education."
Cathy E.
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2021
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"I agree that conditions are not ideal, but we are in a pandemic. The instructors for the surgical technology program are great. They are all experienced and good teachers. The only issue is the administrative higher ups. They don't seem to be in touch with what is going on elsewhere, but that doesn't affect me. I anticipate getting a great, high paying job after I graduate."
Will Williams
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school does not care about the welfare of its students. It`s only concern is the money that it gets from the students. Sacramento is shutting down schools and going remotely, but this Sacramento Campus requires students to come to the campus while the administrators remain in the office with 6 layers of mask to protect themselves. Most other schools are online during this pandemic period, but Carrington because it does not care if the student dies and leaves them with free money, it wants the students to come to school."
Nursimg Student
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2020
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"If you attend Carrington... Finish. Don't drop out. Don't attend here if you can't commit. Or you will have an expensive student loan, and No degree. Carrington does suck the money out of you! I went here for my LPN financially it was worth it. I paid a lot of money for my program 30,000. I had student loans, and grants which helped. I now make 25 dollars an hour, as a LPN. So it was worth it for me. But If your not going to finish it. Or dedicate your time to studying. You will regret it!!!"
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2020
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This is a terrible school to attend if you are needing financial aid. While my teacher was absolutely great the same cannot be said about the financial aid department or the payment plan department. They do not communicate well with each other or with the students. They don’t communicate what it is they are needing from you or when. They don’t explain how or why things changed in your financial situation. They only send collection letters with no explanation. I would suggest not attending this school."
leslie smmith
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2020
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"Do not attend this college.....They want you to fail and repeat the 1/4 so more money on your part. Class was so stressful at times a few students had anxiety degree and time wasted....failed last quarter and asked to repeat the course...Another class was not available for 8 months!!!!!!! Do not waste your time.. Go to another college where you will get a degree...."
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2020
  • Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
"I was never enrolled in this "school" and I will explain why. I was interested in the Medical Billing and Coding certificate but decided against it. The recruiters are extremely pushy and want you to go in on a tour which I didn't do since I simply wanted to know if it would be affordable or if I could study online. I'm glad I didn't waste my time with a tour. The nine-month certification costs $15194.00 and I would only have had a small chunk of it covered by financial aid, and long story short, they wanted me to pay $2550.00 within ten months WHILE studying. Why can't the remainder be deferred until getting the certification? Does Carrington not know or simply not care that the reason some people opt to take these courses is to be able to make more money upon completion and probably can't afford to pay thousands of dollars upfront? It's ridiculous and they should be ashamed of how greedy they are. Also, if I ever were to complete the certification, how would I be able to be sure that it would actually help me find a job in my area? I bet they don't help with job placement or even have lists of places that hire their students. I'm so glad, especially after reading other reviews about this place, that I didn't go through with it. I wouldn't have given them a single cent."