Carrington College Reviews

  • 65 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $13,975 - $54,125
10% of 65 students said this degree improved their career prospects
26% of 65 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/28/2021
  • Degree: Dental Hygiene
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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
  • 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!!!"
  • Reviewed: 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."
leslie smmith
  • Reviewed: 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 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
  • 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."
margo phillips
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."