Charter College Online Reviews

  • 62 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $18,161
25% of 62 students said this degree improved their career prospects
26% of 62 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

lora m Dowell
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2023
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
"Im so happy to be attending school through charter college, great atmosphere, smaller school.. i love it.. i also just love the thought of changing my life around.. i would reccomend charter to others as well.. i feel the whole process was easier then attending a bigger school.. thank you for having me as a student.."
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2022
  • Degree: Hospitality Management
"When I enrolled, I thought I was going for the Medical Assistant class. After few months I realized that they had signed me up for the Hospital Administration Course. I figured, why not since I was thinking of leaving bedside nursing and being a CNA and having to endure a burnout phase for a 2nd time, I thought, desk work will do me good. I didn't realize later that this HUC course which was given and train by my hospital is for free for all CNA. This course with the college cost me $19000 and I also found out that it cost me nothing other than the exam fee if I were to take the test by myself. The classes did not prepare me for anything at all, I failed the HUC exam because the last module was solely dedicated for this. All the microbiology classes and the anatomy classes is really redundant. The billing and coding that was included was also out. What the hell did I signed up for?? I felt cheated!"
Brandi jean Fasching
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Charter college is a great school being on campus helps a lot with learning the hands-on skills you need for the real-world workplace. If you live out of state there are online classes. I love charter and my instructor is the best! Please come to charter college and start earning your degree today"
Kaytlinn Lamme
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I started Charter College with the intention of getting my CMA certificate in a matter of 10 months. The enrollment process was fairly easy, but the enrollment personnel definitely brush over a lot of things. First, I wasn't told that at the end of your program, you have a five week UNPAID externship. I was not made aware of this until one of my instructors mentioned it to me after my second mod of school. (Keep in mind, while I was in school, I was a CNA living paycheck to paycheck.) I was trying to figure out how I would pay all of my bills during this time. After this incident, I looked at my financial aid to see if I qualified for any kind of stipend to cover my expenses during the 5 week period. Not only did I not qualify for anything, but I found out that my tuition was $24,000!! When I was being enrolled in the program, no one discussed tuition and only told me that my financial aid covered it. I feel that the way they recruit students is like a predator finding someone to prey on. Thankfully, I got a job that trains MAs in a matter of six weeks. The things I've learned in my first two weeks have been far more beneficial than what I learned in the Charter College program (all while being paid to be working). I had ONE good instructor and another who didn't know what she was talking about. The amount that you pay to go to school does not nearly equate to the amount of money that you make as a medical assistant anywhere in the U.S. I dropped out of the program and saved myself from $10k in additional student loans. Best. Decision. Ever."
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"What a joke! very disappointing for 20,000$... The teachers hardly respond to your teams messeges along with emails. There is nobody on the same page or behind. HUGE LACK IN COMUNICATION between anyone you are always lost... The head person from Vancouver WA accused a student of stealing a laptop as well even though she had her own... I would not send anybody here I would tell someone to spend the extra money else where. When we went back to in person I missed the first night of my class because no emails were sent out about in person lectures. When I brought this to my teacher attention she just said I need to get my eyes checked."
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2021
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"Program is way too expensive for the certification given. Business first, all about the numbers. Admissions does not know what a VA does. Do your own research. Limited hands on experience. Does not fully prepare you for a career in vet med. Recommend checking out other VA programs in your area."
Kimberly Lee
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2020
  • Degree: Pharmacy Technician
"I wanted to pursue a career in Pharm Tech and signed up online to receive newsletters. Within a day, a Charter College recruiter called me and made me sign papers of enrollment instantly! He hardly broke down the overall cost, which is a hefty price of $23,100! For a certificate? I know local community colleges that charge one tenth of that price. I would not give them another second of my time and emailed my unenrollment. They had no regard of the price and didn't have me speak with a financial aid rep until the very next week. This school is definitely profit motivated... BEWARE."
Bobbi Sue Sharp
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2020
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"Charter college in Bellingham, Wa claimed I never graduated so now I have to pay a grant back which payed for over half of my schooling. I walked on stage, got my diploma and completed the externship program and all the paperwork that came with it. The program was rushed with very little hands in experience."
  • Reviewed: 7/31/2020
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This college is very expensive $23,100.00 for a certificate program. They will take all your FAFSA grants money plus you will need to take students loans to cover the expensive certificate program. They forced the students to take the 3 exams for the license from NHA (National Healthcare Association) even when they students are not ready to take the exams. The first exam is before take the internship. The internship is in 3 months just at the beginning when you just started the program. Then the forced the students to take the exam again after the internship and again before the graduation. The students don't passed the exams and won't be able to take the exams again because is only 3 times or opportunities that the students have to take the exams. The students will be able to work in WA under a registration, but the door to have the license is closed forever. Also, the door to use grants from FAFSA because they withdrew all your grants money. It means that you will be stuck for the rest of your life with a Medical Assistant Registration. If you want to become a nurse, study a bachelor or a associate in nursing. You will find out that Charter College took all the grants money in a certificate program. It is better and cheaper to study an associate or bachelor in nursing at any community college than waste your time and money in a very expensive programs at Charter College."
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2019
  • Degree: HVAC
"This school is an absolute joke and I advise everyone who decides that they what to go to school for HVAC and refrigeration to go anywhere else but here. The staff at Charter College said to the students that we would get a lot of hands on training. However, the hands on training consists of our hands on a computer doing everything online. There are two different instructors for this class. One instructor primarily uses YouTube to teach his class and when you ask him questions he is absolutely no help and I swear the only three words he knows is "I dont know". The second Instructor who is new to the school spent his career as an energy advisor and has zero experience as an HVAC/R technician in the field. Also, he doesn't teach anything that is based on the classes that we are taking and decides to teach whatever he wants. Why he decided to try and teach HVAC/R is beyond me. This has been an absolute terrible experience for me and other students that go here. I cannot stress it enough, do your research on schools before going so you don't go into student loan debt like I did."
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2019
  • Degree: HVAC
"The institution was more concerned with getting people in to get money than they were with the quality of education the students received. The lab wasn't built for the first two months of us starting the HVAC/R program. They decided that the best way to teach the students hands-on training would be online. Why didn't they wait until the lab was finished before enrolling students? Halfway through the program, the instructor decided to quit for a module and then come back. While he was gone, we had instructors from different campuses tell us that basically, 80% of what we were taught was wrong. The instructor for the HVAC program teaches us off of YouTube videos more than anything. He takes points off of your participation grade for asking questions. This institution is more concerned with your monthly payments than what you actually learn and take away from these courses. I recommend that anyone who decides that the HVAC field is what they want to go into, enroll elsewhere. I don't understand how they were accredited to continue to operate the HVAC program"
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2019
  • Degree: HVAC
"This course, or whole program rather, is absolute garbage. I would not recommend this school to my worst enemy. The teacher doesn't give a damn and makes it blatantly obvious. We get marked down for asking questions, we don't get any help from the instructor. Charter College is a rip off, I could've learned everything from YouTube and online readings for MUCH less than $24,000. Their motto should be,"We work to steal your money." Anybody considering the Charter College HVAC program, don't do it. Clover Park is the way I should've gone."
Amy Bettendorf
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"So far, since I have been going to this school it has been an amazing experience, the teachers and staff are all very nice and approachable.. I was looking around for a good medical program and I picked Charter College. Looking at the reviews and what the school is about, I went ahead and applied to the school.. This has been a great experience for me.. I wanted to get on the right track to be apart of the medical field and Charter College is openly and honestly helping me to achieve this goal.."
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I’m so glad I went back to school! Charter College in Pasco, WA has some of the best staff that are always willing to help. It feels like a family! We would get together in the HUB and study. I totally recommend this school for HVAC, medical assistant or dental. I’m even going back for my AA!!"
Christopher G Hudspeth
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2019
  • Degree: HVAC
"WASTE. OF. TIME. If you have any alternative do NOT go to this school, saying the education is sub-par is being polite. It is a business, they have one goal and one goal get your money. I went through their MA program as they did not have HVAC yet, and pretty much completed it sans the externship. I learned NOTHING that I did not already know save for how to take a BP, which you can do that on YT, which seems to be their number one go to for education material. Switching to the HVAC program was more of the same, but even less professional, they rushed to get it so they get bodies in the chairs and dollars in their accounts. very FEW of any of their graduates actually get placed in a job by them, sure they will help with resumes and interview tips. They also force you take classes that have absolutely no bearing on what you go to school for (at least the MA and HVAC program) This is where they got me. I did not do well in those pointless classes..because pointless classes, and because of that they forced me to divulge VERY personal reasons as to why asking for documentation (which was provided only to be asked to provide the same documentation again) all for nothing. I am absolutely LIVID with the treatment I received and the lack of consideration and felt like nothing more than a paycheck to them..The general mood seemed to be reflected by the other students. Horrible quality "video lectures" Along with more typos and grammar mistakes in their material than any "professional" school should allow...My advice...if you think going to school in a strip mall is just peachy...maybe make another choice..Most of the certs you would need for the jobs, you can get online, on your own for far less than what the school charges...Dont waste your time, or your money, I wasted over a year there. There are far better options. They cant even seem to keep instructors around long enough, its just awful. I wish I had actually read the reviews before I went."
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. They are a business, first. Being a school is their second priority. They do the minimum to keep up with accreditor guidelines and feign care for their students. They love a good "rags to riches" story they can highlight and boast about, but the average student is just pushed through their certificate mill and charged upwards of $20k for a certificate that they may not need. They make lots of promises while they are trying to get you to enroll. It's a sales team in the beginning, then they hand you off to instructors who are underpaid and overworked, and an academic advisor that doesn't care."
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2019
  • Degree: Aviation
"After going to school for 4 months they decided to know longer do aviation and told everyone they are sorry and bye. I moved 1,500 miles to go to this school because it accepted the VA but now I wouldn't recommend anyone going to this school ever. DO NOT waste your time or money going here. There are plenty of other options out there and also they don't teach they just have you do some homework and give you a grade if you did it or not that about it. Just keep schooling to other schools and don't look back."
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"My whole experience from the beginning to the end of the program was awesome. The staff was so supportive. If I had a specific problem and if they didnt know the answer, theyd find someone with information or a solution. The staff at my campus care and enjoyed doing their jobs."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I am in the Medical assistant program in Montana and I have to say that I am seeing a lot of bad reviews and people saying not to go to this school. I can honestly say that Charter is so welcoming and kind, from the moment I started school. Calls can be persistent from what seems like sales people, but they are friendly and want to get you started. I am currently taking Pharmacology and the instructor really knows her stuff and she uses different learning styles for people who need the extra help (which I needed the help) not to mention how understandings and patient she is with teaching. This school uses mostly online so you must be dedicated to your computer, while the hands on will be in class normally 3 times a week. Overall, I recommend this school ONLY if you are comfortable with doing your work from your computer and ready to buckle down!"
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I don't recommend charter college at all. I wish I never attended that school. I never got the help I needed and when I did the instructors were annoyed. I was also promised after graduation that they would help me with a career which I never received."