Carrington College Reviews

1.47 out of 5 stars
(65 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $13,975 - $54,125
10% of 65 students said this degree improved their career prospects
25% of 65 students said they would recommend this school to others
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3.0 out of 5 stars
Nursimg Student - 11/18/2020
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2018
"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!!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dental Client - 11/16/2020
Degree: Dental Hygiene
Graduation Year: 1900
"I never attended this school but was a client that went in for free so that a student from the school can graduate. She posted an ad asking if anyone wanted free teeth cleaning and I signed up for it. She was very courteous, and understanding. I started the first visit while my kids where learning on line but for visits 3 and 4 my kids were back to attending in person school. I advised the student of this and she said it was ok to arrive a little late as I'm a single parent and didn't have anyone to drop off my kids at school. So I dropped them off and went straight over there. I was 15 minutes late the 2nd visit and on visit 3 I arrived 20 minutes late. The student messaged me saying that the receptionist at the front desk whom brings clients back was extremely upset that I was late. As soon as I got there She started yelling at me like I was some 4 year old child about how I shouldn't be late, and that I'd been late before, pointing her finger at me, and extremely rude. I almost wanted to walk out of there if it weren't for the fact the student needed the grade and wouldn't have gotten it if I walked out. Very rude lady, and should be glad people are willing to even come in with Covid 19 going on. She could've gone about it differently, and in a nicer manner. Never would I recommend anyone going there to get lectured."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Roxana - 4/6/2020
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
1.4 out of 5 stars
leslie smmith - 1/31/2020
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2020
"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 attacks....no 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...."
1.0 out of 5 stars
MJ - 1/22/2020
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2050
"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."
1.9 out of 5 stars
margo phillips - 12/20/2019
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2020
"Do not waste your time and money unless you have alot of it. If you do not pass a test above 73 percent you will fail the course and have to retake the whole quarter...More $$$$ and there is no guarantee that you will complete the course. Many students fail and or quit. Check out the stats on graduating from a program."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Cheatingtogetin - 12/15/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Students are getting accepted to this school by cheating on the admissions test. Yes, they get all the test answers and unfortunately take someone’s else’s spot that didn’t have the test answers. Just like the celebrities buying their kids into college, but without the big money, just the test answers. Pretty sad and disgusting if you are trying to get in but you didn’t get a spot because a cheater got the spot."
1.0 out of 5 stars
None - 12/14/2019
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2020
"Run as far away from this school as possible. The program has gone so down hill since I started and it's only getting worse. They have a program director at my campus that would rather make fun of her students and make them feel bad about themselves then teach them. She's so bad only 3 instructors have stayed, while everyone else quit. She hired this kids that are fresh from school to be instructors without any previous teaching experience or education in teaching. I've noticed every one of her little minions she has recently hired are just getting more and more rude to the classes. Probably trying to prove themselves by failing all the students. Multiple students including myself have gone to the higher ups to complain and was then threatened to be kicked out of the program by the program director when she found out about the complaints. It's gotten so bad I vomit almost daily just having to deal with her harassment. They have not taught me anything new about vet tech since term 1 and honestly I'm not surprised since no one knows what they are doing. Save your mental health and go literally anywhere else but Carrington college esp the southern California campus."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Dallas - 10/2/2019
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have been going to Carrington College for about 3 months now for Medical Billing and Coding. I must say I am not very impressed in any way. For the price of the program (15000+) The program has not offered real world education. A lot of class time is wasted. Nothing changes as the weeks go by. same discussions same format, same types of papers and powerpoints, as the weeks go by nothing new is introduced. New students are mixed with Students that have been in class for Months it makes no sense. This program is 9 months but 3 months of the education I have received could be taught in less then a week. But I personally think in my own opinion that its about money and slowing dragging a class out for money. Bottom Line I am not impressed with the program, school, instructors and the price of this program is not worth the education you receive."
1.7 out of 5 stars
Chickadee - 9/30/2019
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"Oh god this school is horrible. My experience was a little better after I switched financial aid advisors. I do not recommend Yana as a financial aid advisor, she is so rude! I ended up leaving because she wasn’t helping me with my financial aid. She rarely answered my emails, or returned any of my phone calls. This school could be great if the staff weren’t so awful."
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