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No issues from employers regarding my degree being form DeVry. I have had no issue finding employment that required an undergraduate degree. Knew several very intelligent people who were attending DeVry while I was attending, I also know several border line morons who have degrees from a "traditional College". So, I do not put much credence in the contention that only people who could not get into a traditional college attend DeVry. Additionally, I had no problems getting into a graduate program at a "Traditional College" with my undergraduate degree form DeVry. My last comment is for the people who profess to being hiring managers on this thread who state that will not speak to an applicant based on them going to a for profit college/university. I find it hard to believe you are in fact what you claim to be based on your ignorance in the process of finding qualified quality employees.
As a VETERAN, I do NOT recommend. I was harassed by being threatened with withdrawal from course at week 5 because I questioned something the Professor mentioned. I had a question and the Professor took offense by it and sent me a message, this is not a joke, he said "you are not a smart person and you attacked my academic reference." He also mentioned discontinuing me from the course. Long story short, there was a case opened because this Professor was excluding me from the coursework and telling my team members that they should not communicate with me. This Professor, is a veteran and he knew that my husband is an active duty member and that I myself is a fellow veteran. The Deans that took on this case were of no help, everything was swept under the rug. My GPA dropped from a 3.97 to a 3.92 because he waited to the very last week (Week 8) to drop my grade a whole point average by giving me a 0 on a final assignment with no explanation. I completed all assignments and when I reached out to the professor and his superior, my case was passed from one person to the next without a solution. Then I found out later that they closed the case without my knowledge and no resolution. My husband already reached out to VA about the matter and found out that there are many complaints from veterans on DeVry. We have a lawyer because I do not wish this kind of treatment, harassment and reprisal, to happen to anyone else.
DeVry University, a private institution which I am currently attending and you reading, may be planning to attend. I am going to attempt to write an unbiased review and soley write about how I feel at this school and what I have learned and whether you should attend. I am a senior at this school standing at a 3.77 GPA. I have 26 A's, 2 B's and 2 Cs . I am also currently studying Justice Administration with a concentration in Policing. DeVry University is mostly an online based school with its classes being taught through canvas. While most of devrys classes are taught online, there are still many campuses throughout the US. My local campus (the time it was there before it closed down) was very helpful and everyone was nice. I got the help I needed when I did and everyone was prompt when my studies were involved. When it comes to the help and support you will get from this school, I think it is great. The support team which stands behind you is very helpful and will always pick up when you call. Classes are comprehensive and full of interesting assignments at the start of your degree. Once you start to get deeper in the core of your degree though, the classes become stale and there is not much innovation behind the assignments. Don't get me wrong though, you still learn a lot and get a lot from them but you may soon realize that some of these classes do the bare minimum. This college is no cake walk though as it is WASC approved. (I would have never attended this college if my degree meant nothing and was only a piece of paper). The professors are helpful and some even go out of their way to help you with livestreams, step by step explanations, and times of the week the assign soley for student help. In the end I am going to be rating this college 3.5 stars out of 5. This is a great institution but it is NOT for everyone. You really have to be self driven and motivated in order to get everything turned in on time. Many of your online classes will be "here's what you are being tested on learn it" type classes. If you are fortunate enough to have on site classes though, your experience will be much more enlightening. I am almost done with my degree program and am satisfied so far with this school.
WOW! I'm attending DeVry as I write this, and after reading the reviews I wonder what state's you people are in???? Yes, It's not cheap. Yes, you have to apply yourself, but my professor's have never been rude or ignored my requests for help when I needed it. The faculty has been supportive from the word go, even when I lost my s*** over something I thought they did when in all actuality it was my mistake. So, granted there are cheaper places go to school and if online education is so unbearable then you need to enroll in classroom studies. I am 57 years old and haven't been in a classroom for over 30 years much less have the computer knowledge of most of my peers, but I will tell you one thing, I have friends who have invested a boat load of time, money and financial aid into community colleges and the certifications and diplomas they received aren't worth the paper their printed on. And to answer your question, I'm in Kansas.
Save yourself and others you love from this rip-off farce of a school. They won't teach you anything. If you think you're learning because someone is kissing your backside, then sure, throw away your 60 grand! And DeVry is very subtle with its form for fraud. You will not know you are in a dead-end school until a good year. Then you will question your decision to ever go back to school in the first place. But it's not you, it's them. If you do not believe me, check the poor ratings here on Grad Reports and also check out when you file for FAFSA, at the end of the application session, it will show you the graduation, retention, and transfer percentages. The numbers fluctuate each year, but with DeVry, that fluctuation is typically a fall. The numbers are horrible. The graduation percentage right now is 24%. That makes sense because almost 70% of students leave this school and around a quarter of students transfer out. You've been warned! OH! Then there's the fact that having DeVry on your rsum will most likely keep you from getting interviewed. Most companies know that students do not learn key or very important aspects of many of the industries for which DeVry sells you a diploma.
My employer does tuition reimbursement for classes that pertain to my current job and also gives a discount on tuition with DeVry, so I figured I would take online classes while working to get my bachelors. Well one online class went as expected and was great, the professor was informative and helpful. My other professor on the other hand posted 2 times a week with two 1- minute or less video of him scrolling through two already completed homework assignments. The class was Logic and Design and was for programming. After messaging the professor with my struggles understanding the C# program, he simply said he cant help me with it unless I had a more specific question on C#. So naturally, I asked if there were additional resources to help me learn. But he informed me there was only the book to learn how to run the program.... With no prior experience in programming this was very frustrating and my employer does not reimburse for classes I don't pass, which leaves me stuck paying for a class because of a unhelpful professor. I would hope that all other professors aren't as unhelpful as this one was, but I won't take the risk of the same thing happening.
I am a proponent of online education; however you must understand that although it allows you to fit school around your schedule, it does require a lot more commitment and self determination to learn the material and apply it. You are in essence teaching yourself the material with exception to a small amount of instruction from the faculty member. There isn't live lectures, mandatory classes, etc. It is "here is the material, learn it, read the book and apply it". So it does require a significant amount of self discipline to get through an online program. If you have that then this will work great for you.
There help to get a job is very poor! My girlfriend went to a local college here in town and she got an intership before she graduated and a job right after. It has been two weeks since I graduated and they still can not help me finish my resume! I was weong about trusting these type of school. Make sure you go to your local college. They will help you find a job better than this s*** school.
Good school if you want to get a lot of experience quick. I had to put in work every 8 weeks and hustle. The advisors were always nice and available. They always explained what was going on. Professors have great work experience that bring a lot to the lectures rather than just book smart on a topic.
I have an overall mixed feeling with Devry. Like some professors are really good and passionate, others phone it in. I had a professor cancel like 4 classes. Some students loved it and I hated it. Why am I paying all this money for a professor to cancel courses. The people are nice but you have to stay on top of them for everything; which sucks. But once you found a good advisor, that is the only ppl i dealt with and it worked out fine. I learned while working and it directly related to my field so I really felt like the school gave me what i needed. The only real issue I faced was the constant misinformation about my aid; it was ridiculous that only one advisor could always give me answers but others was like talking to a bunch of clueless fools; especially when I knew more than them in the long run. Whatever the issue I got my MBA and it is helping me at my job but I personally wouldn't go back if I had to get another degree.