Dorsey Schools Reviews

1.85 out of 5 stars
(42 Reviews)
  • Roseville (MI) (and 8 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,472 - $30,409
19% of 42 students said this degree improved their career prospects
24% of 42 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Unknown - 1/5/2018
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2018
"Dorsey Wayne is a JOKE!! Do NOT attend. All they care about is the MONEY. Financial aid at the establishment has NO idea what they are doing. They pretend to know what they are doing, but behind the scenes they are FING CLUELESS!! In my year of attending the school, Ive heard of MULTIPLE students that get turned down from their externship days before they are supposed to start. They will tell you something is wrong with your financial aid. Instead of telling you when they find out, a month, possibly months prior. The teachers basically have you teach yourselves. They have no control over the classes, I had to withdraw myself from one class because the teacher had no idea what she was teaching and for as much money as you have to pay, I was NOT sitting in a class trying to grasp the concept of something the teacher couldnt even grasp. The front office lady, C. is a nightmare. Terrible attitude. Always rolling her eyes. The administration in entirety are fake. Fake nice until you enroll. Did I mention they had an outbreak of BEDBUGS and did not tell the student body until someone that was in the class with the student that had them told the wrong person and the news spread thru the school. ONLY at that point did they discuss the issue. Still had students in the exact room the bugs were found. When their secret got out, they assured they had a company come out to spray! So instead of informing students, so they could take necessary precautions, they thought it was best to keep it under wraps. Hoping they eradicated the issue. I recommend this school to NO ONE!! Beware. I almost forgot to mention. Their externship coordinator does not care about where they send you! One girl was told dont follow everything they do, I heard they can be a little shady. Why would that coordinator think it was okay to send a student to somewhere that is not reputable? A joke. This school is a JOKE."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ashley - 12/4/2017
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017
"Can I leave negative stars? I was a student at Dorsey. I have attended 3 professional schools and hold a bachelors degree. I attended Dorsey to take on a career change in massage therapy. This school is by far the worst school I have ever attended. There is a qualified massage therapy instructor, but I never had him as a teacher. I had two teachers who were just pulled off the street. One could barely read and the other had literally no teaching ability. When I confronted the director of education I was told "It's hard to find good teachers". Why then, are you in the business of teaching? Why did I spend $18k to self teach and walk away more confused then when I first went in? Horrible school. Do not attend."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tina - 9/23/2017
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"DORSEY SCHOOLS is a joke, They don't care about their students nor their employees, Dorsey Schools are horrible and need to be shut down. They take advantage if their students and employees. The Dean  needs to be fired immediately because she is uneducated, unprofessional, unsympathetic to the student body base. She is a terrible and rude person."
2.0 out of 5 stars
angry student - 9/8/2017
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2017
"Dorsey Instructors are Great, but they are all about money. Not just money but the fact that they will hold your diploma to prevent you from taking your Nclex is unfair. You pay 30 grand for this program and after graduating they have something called ati that you have to complete in order to sit for your exam. They will not tell you when you enroll but after you have invested all of your time and money that you must complete this online program that is very much like going to school all over again. I get that it helps us prepare for Nclex but it should be our choice to utilize it. Dorsey does not pay for our testing so why do they feel the need to hold you up for testing. Dont expect to be working right after you graduate because its going to be a at least 6 weeks before you complete ati then you have to wait on test date. 3 months later I just got my license and nothing was on the nclex that we studied from ATI."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Angela - 5/5/2017
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017
"Do not attend Dorsey Schools. They are solely after your money and do not provide adequate instruction. I had nearly my entire program run by teachers who could barely read, let alone teach a class. I knew more about my teachers friends and family life than the subjects I was promised to learn. When I told the administration about the quality of my instructors, they said, "It is hard to find good teachers". More like... you do not pay your instructors enough to are allowing sub-par instructors to teach. At one point, the program even let is a mentally handicap student. In to a massage therapy course with advanced anatomy. He did not even finish high school without an aid. This school clearly only wanted money in that situation and they took advantage of this poor young man. I urge you to find any other school out there for your program. Dorsey is not the school to attend."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Maria - 1/4/2017
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2009
"Very easy and happy with the results .Yes as others had mentioned many students talk while lessons but is no one business what they do, they the one not passing the class not you .I am very pleased as today I'm working as medical assistant AAS right after attended Ross online college which I was happy the transcript from Dorsey allow me to finish in only 45 credit. Also attending online school for B.A in Arts and Psychology right now .First step my always be a mistake but to a better open doors ,I work before as breakfast server and to be where I'm at I personally thank Dorsey , all the team and great teachers. 2 of my fav teacher it was a guy for English class and a lady teach us anatomy ...I have a huge sympathy of the hard work they gave. Again if u attend any school with desire and pay fully attention in achieving ur goal this school is a plus for a first step towards ur future."
1.0 out of 5 stars
AZSissy - 10/4/2016
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2000
"Dorsey, worst mistake of my youth. I enrolled right out of high school figuring it would be faster and cheaper than university. I was a competitive student in high school and carried a perfect gpa through my time at Dorsey as well. They taught me absolutely nothing. In fact, I finished my work for all of my classes within the first couple of weeks. Bored, I would read to pass the time until someone introduced new material. One of their so called teachers had a psychological meltdown and actually threw at book at me because I dared to read in her class. Never mind all the work was done and I'm pretty sure my knowledge base was more vast than hers. I got the boot and the teacher did as well. The director, S., informed me Dorsey was geared more for older students who needed to be refreshed on the basics than it was for those who were fresh from school and advanced in their studies. Although this happened in the first semester, I still paid close to 10k. Fast forward a few decades and I'm on my last semester of a community college and transferring into a university to finish a bachelors. I still have a perfect gpa. My entire two years at college, which was much more interesting and challenging, has cost a fraction of my one semester at Dorsey. My yearly tuition at the four year university, is only slightly higher than Dorsey's. I was scared the expulsion from Dorsey would affect my acceptance into the specialized school of study at my university, it didn't. My interviewer looked Dorsey up while I sat there then giggled a little and said, "yeah, we aren't going to take That seriously." Thank god. Anyways, carefully consider options before enrolling in Dorsey. Community colleges are generally much cheaper and actually make good on the offer to teach you. Dorsey is a mill, and a bad one."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unsafe school - 5/11/2016
Degree: Dental Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"Worst school ever I got jumped in the middle of class because I asked a girl to be quiet so I could hear the teacher and they never called the cops and I have to go back because I'll be in debt if not and they still letting the other girl and we still have to be in the same class they don't care about safety that girl is a savage and would do it again because she always says stuff and harass and disrupt the class I wouldn't call this a school is a daycare for ignorant people who want to say they " go to school""
1.0 out of 5 stars
Something confused - 4/6/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"Be afraid! Go to a community college it's cheaper! Why waste....oops, spend the $ to get a certificate and do a ridiculous externship that will make it hard for you to work and do. Think before you sign your spending ALOT $ for this and a community college is cheaper."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Disappointed - 1/26/2016
Degree: Cosmetology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Initially, I was excited to attend Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor. My excitement turned to dismay within two short weeks. The admissions and financial aid department give a completely different reality, than portrayed in the classroom and curriculum. Its a numbers game of high admission rates and mediocre teaching. The students are disrespectful to the teachers, administrators, and classmates. Some instructors have little or no control over the classroom. It's very distracting. Dress code enforcement is a joke, professionalism by students and administrators is a joke as well. I will make the most of it because I have to pay back the loan. Don't waste your time!!!! You could learn more on U tube."
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