Charter College Online Reviews

2.03 out of 5 stars
(57 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $22,655
24% of 57 students said this degree improved their career prospects
25% of 57 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Kimberly Lee - 11/16/2020
Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bobbi Sue Sharp - 10/26/2020
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Madivi - 7/31/2020
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/22/2019
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/16/2019
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2020
"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"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/16/2019
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Amy Bettendorf - 12/11/2019
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2020
"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.."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Veronica - 12/7/2019
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"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!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Christopher G Hudspeth - 11/27/2019
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2019
"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 only...to 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."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/27/2019
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
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