ECPI University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,639
53% of 175 students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of 175 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

concerned
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I don't understand why ecpi will not accept transfered classes from an accredited college if it is a B or C. This is not right when you can't even transfer ecpi classes anywhere. There were so many things that I didn't like . The teachers would lie. They nned to just reove everyone that is over nursing and strat over."
Keontez Kelly
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2022
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I attended ECPI in Charlotte, NC and the medical assistant program was very hands on and it helped me in my future career as a RMA. The instructor Ms. Mocilan helped in every way she could. I have been out of school for a month and I have already got a job with Atrium Health. Definitely an amazing program."
Yolanda
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2022
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"My overall experience was awesome here at ECPI…..I love the instructors they helped in anyway that they can and always push you to do your best. Thank you to everyone at ECPI…..I will take all I learned and be successful and strive to be more and purse RN degree"
Cant Tell
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Unprofessional, unprepared people directing others lives and taking their money. Processes need to be corrected. It could be a wonderful environment with all the advanced technology available at the school. I think there are too many new staff members. No one seasoned enough to really help students get prepared. Professors are very educated and capable though."
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  • Reviewed: 4/27/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Starting out at this school, I was so excited to get into nursing; an accelerated program at that. I passed my TEAS tests and was ready to go. When I started, I knew it would be stressful; I mean it's an accelerated nursing program, BUT I didn't think the instructors and staff would make it even harder to get through. If you went to talk to the DON, she always belittled you, made smart remarks, and just simply did not care. Halfway through 2 of my classes, I've had professors leave (because they couldn't stand being there) AND get fired (over nothing), then came in the following day to my DON teaching the class (which I simply failed once she came in); and mind you, the DON is supposed to be in her office doing schedules, making phone calls, and being in there in case a student has a problem they need help with. Also, the DON is more worried about interrupting class to call out students wearing jackets/hoodies rather than worrying about the job she has to do. Like I am sitting in a class for 8 hours, a whole workday, I am not going to freeze just because you care more about the dresscode than your job. The assistant DON has actually been teaching a class for two terms now, because of the lack of instructors. Moving on, the instructors do not care about your education. They do not care to teach the correct material. They do not care if you are struggling. I had ONE instructor for two terms who was the only one who seemed like she had her stuff together, and the only one who cared about teaching you the things you need to know. Another one of my instructors was teaching to three students and completely ignored the rest of the class. If the rest of the class was asking a question, she would either cut you off mid question or just make you look dumb in front of the class, after ASKING us to ask her questions. Moving on to clinicals. My clinicals got cancelled for two terms because they could not find an instructor who wanted to instruct ECPI students at the hospital. Therefore, we got told we would have to find time on the side (preferably Saturdays) to make those clinicals up when it was totally out of the students control. Moving on to failing a class. If you fail a class, you are required to sit out for five or more weeks until you can retake it. I was told I was not a priority and couldn't be promised a spot at first. You also can only fail three classes before having to restart the entire program over again, which in my opinion is complete bs. Also, we got offered tutoring, but the tutoring is most of the time either out of town or late at night and for the people who feel they need tutoring but live over an hour away (ME), it's totally unfair. Most instructors do not care to do tutoring after class, and when they do, they belittle you the entire time because you're either failing or struggling to understand things. We also got offered free counseling (yes, crazy right...) but the counseling isn't even free, you have to pay extra. So, these students like me who feel they need counseling because of this, can't even get what they got told they would get because they are broke nursing students who can't even make time to work anymore because they are worried about how they are going to get through it. The school is just simply all over the place. It made me not want to pursue my education to become a nurse; I actually just withdrew from the school. It's pretty discouraging when a school makes you want to give up your dream to find something else to do that makes you happy. I understand nursing school is difficult, but the nursing students deserve the correct material they need to know, they deserve that support group at school (like the DON's, instructors, and staff), and they do not deserve to feel belittled and like they have no help when they need it. If you are reading this and you currently attend ECPI or are planning to, I truly wish you the best and I hope your experience is better because you deserve it. And I apologize for the "rant review"."
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  • Reviewed: 4/18/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is a hot mess! Let me start from the beginning. First, the director of nursing is not helpful at all. You come to her as an adult and she takes it as you are complaining. She will belittle you and make it seem like you don't know what you are talking about. If she is suppose to be the director why is she not directing? She shows no leadership skills at all. Every time you advocate for yourself, they take that as a "complaint." In all reality, this is my time and money being invested and I would like to make sure I'm getting what I paid for. The assistant director is nice, but not helpful to concerns. She relays information to the director of nursing just for nothing to happen. The president of this campus isn't helpful at all either. You go to her about the "educators" here and she doesn't listen to what you have to say at all. Finally, the educators just doesn't know how to educate! They are disrespectful to students here. This school/campus is a waste of your time/money! You don't receive everything that they are suppose to offer here! They do not listen to students concerns! Save you time, money, and breath. They won't listen to you anyways."
King James
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2022
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I graduated in the year 2021 with a BS EET. It is my personal opinion that ECPI University is the best educational institution in the world. It has the best setup for a potential student who is "serious" about getting an education in their field of choice. The scheduling for classes is very unique in its structure and time frame and very accommodating, depending on what the student can handle. The classroom environment does not allow for any distractions that would hamper the student from having the best learning experience possible. Since ECPI is making it possible for the student to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in 2.5 years, just like the TV commercials say, this will make the student work for his or her degree to a point that they will have little time for anything else until the 2.5 years is over. With a week off for Christmas and Independence Day, it is not a college designed for a student who cannot manage their time very well, so, it is either sink or swim. With that said, there are points to be made here for those of you considering ECPI University as a viable source of education. The Professors there are very accommodating and will help you with anything you need, to a point that you can contact them at home and get any question you have answered, whether it be with homework, writing assignments, or other things. These facts alone do not allow for a questionable personal lifestyle, which means, you must have your life outside of the college to be "in order" for the student to put in the adequate amount of time and personal effort for your graduation to be possible. When I made the decision to go with ECPI, I made sure my personal life and finances were in order to graduate. I made the decision to be unemployed for the duration of the 2.5 years, while I was in school. The G.I. Bill does pay the rent. This is the payback from giving 20 years of service to my country. Thanks to Jesus for that. This made going to school my job for that amount of time. I only had 3 years to go until my G.I. Bill would expire, and so, I really had no choice but to go this route (Jesus works in mysterious ways). Once I made the decision to attend, I was glad that I did. If I had it all to do again, I would choose ECPI University again, for sure. This brings up another point; if you are the type of student who is going to school here just to pay the rent with your G.I. Bill and you are there just to fill a seat, then please consider other options. First of all, you are setting a bad example for the rest of the military who represent something with better personal character than that. Not only are you cheating yourself out of a potential education but you are wasting the staff's time by doing so. Stop setting a bad example for the rest of us who actually care about getting an education and giving the military a bad reputation. Also, if you are there in class after a 2.5 year period, and you think it is OK just to barely pass your classes and graduate, think again. Employers that are wise will ask for your transcripts before you get hired just to see if you are a legitimate student or not. If you are a slacker at college, then chances are you will be a slacker on the job as well. Do your best to graduate with honors, even if you do not make the honor roll, at least you could say that you gave it your best shot. Anybody could live with that. As a result, I am employed at a company that I consider my home now and I will probably stay with until I retire, thanks to the Raleigh Human Resources Staff (Thanks to Jesus, my Saviour, first and foremost). OK, I am off of my soapbox now. Lastly, I wanted to say hello to all the staff at ECPI University in Raleigh, NC. Thanks to them for everything they have done for me. Take care and God bless."
Raleigh campus
  • Reviewed: 10/30/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Raleigh ECPI campus stinks! Why are the only satisfied students the cyber students but all the health care students hate it. ECPI need to rethink this RN program. It stinks! I mean my orientation consisted of the president of the program telling us how difficult it is going to be and how they have a 💯 percentage pass rate on the NCLEX, only to find out they ONLY had 7 nursing students graduate. Heck they should all have passed… It’s only 7! But wait it gets better,,, not all 7 really passed. 6! Passed out of the 7. Leaving this school with … yep not that 💯 perfect percentage pass rate. Wow, so with only 7 students passing your program not even all of them passed the NCLEX? It’s because your system isn’t a good one Labanca! Dominic! Snow! Awful Foy! It’s a broken system. Fix it. Your school takes money and still failed your students that passed! You stink Raleigh!!! What a joke for a nursing school. My daughter had the worst nurse and I’m convinced he was a ECPI Raleigh grad!! PU So yeah don’t waist your time or money here. It’s a bad program. Unless you’re doing cyber something. They seem to be happy well,,, happier?"
JAck BLue
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2021
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"Terrible school, Professors that teach the classes sometimes have no experience or knowledge on the subject. Labs are broken and directions vague, not even the tutors can help. Do not make the mistake of going to this school. The only good about it is that you graduate in two years as opposed to four. Do not waste your money on this school, I'm currently trying to transfer."
Dissapointed in Raleigh
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"The accelerated ADN program seemed like a good choice at first and the advisors harassed me to no end until I finally came in to talk with them. Being in between local universities application timeframes and not wanting to wait another year to start a program, I caved and enrolled. Being a relatively new program to the Raleigh campus, I came into it all with an open mind and anticipated some hiccups along the way. The first two semesters consisting of fundamentals and both A&P's gave me no qualms, all instructors were very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to ensure you knew the content. Fast forward to the core nursing classes and things took a very steep decline...the majority of nursing instructors are nurse practitioners that are so far removed from actual fundamental nursing skills to the point that they read the powerpoints verbatim and struggle to teach you even the most mundane hands-on skills in lab. When asked to elaborate or explain a procedure, they'll give you the dear in headlights look and rattle off something that completely contradicts what the books state. Not once did anyone in my class feel like the instructors were actually passionate about teaching or had a desire to see us do well, they were only there for the paycheck to substitute their side jobs that always came before us. Out of an entire semester in lab (8hrs every week), our class learned the equivalent of one hour of actual knowledge while the rest of the time was spent being forced to listen to irrelevant stories from the instructor that were "essential to passing the class". While the clinical preceptors were amazing, unfortunately, they only precept...It's as if they hired all their actual nursing instructors off of a craigslist ad without vetting their experience. I am beyond frustrated to have wasted my time at this school only to find out that NONE of their credits transfer to other community colleges or universities based on their coding of classes and credit amount. Please, save your money and sanity by looking into other ADN programs in the triangle."
Lpn2RN
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I seem to be another disappointed victim of ECPI Raleigh. This experience has been terrible to say the least. My classroom lecture was a joke. My instructor read directly off the PowerPoint slide and then tested you 100% on anything that you could have been more unprepared for. Nothing you are shown or told to teach yourself was ever on the test. Basically you’re set up for failure. I did fail along side half of my class. It was a terrible experience to know you didn’t make it out of the first nursing class. ( the school should feel terrible too, that they’re instructors are so bad that they’re students keep failing) remember, not only does the students fail, so does the teachers! You fail your students, remember that. YOU FAIL YOUR STUDENTS! You failed in preparing, grooming, molding, teaching, inspiring, cultivating and educating them to be the best nurse, not just a test taker. We were all told we would return in 3 months. We all waited and none of us were offered a returning seat. Not only did a lady none of us ever heard of make the call to let us know we were not returning, the Director of Nursing never reached out, returned a single call or email. Sent a letter or even said good luck next time to us students she so called cared for. We were now just the ones that failed. Not one person from ECPI advocated for us. Told us a plan or gave any advice. They made thousands of dollars off of us and we’re just nothing to them now. Nothing at all. What a school family. Just the failures. One would think they would try to mold us and inspire us, instead they literally disappeared. No one has reached out? Even still. You are really just another dollar to them. Do not waste your money. You will regret it. They will do the same thing to you. I still haven’t heard from the DON or anyone from the school. None of my fallen classmates have. I’m choosing to go elsewhere. Maybe I’ll be treated better and be taught how to actually become a nurse. Not whatever that mess was they were doing. Please beware of this scam school. The proof is in the output of nurses and I don’t see any! Oh the 7 where only 6 passed the NCLEX lol. Joke! And FYI , it takes more than taking a test to be a good nurse Dr. Foy! You suck and I hope to never be a patient of yours. Miss. Lablanca, your a terrible DON. You should advocate for the students. Not discourage and put them down. Your not a good DON! Where is your compassion? You suck too. I’m happy I’ve decided to attend another school. They even told me that they end up getting all your students once they find out your school is a scam. Beware"
Concerned
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am currently attending ECPI Raleigh campus and this experience is an absolute nightmare. I am so disappointed with this program and how it’s ran. My nursing instructors are so far removed from the subjects they’re teaching it’s shameful. The DON shows zero concern and empathy for the students or about the students. Mrs. Lablanca seems nice but she doesn’t care about us. And if she does, it does not show. All she talks about is A&P but this school is more than A&P. Her assistant Mrs. Snow is nice but she’s just a puppet. The students are all miserable! We watch our amazing classmates fall off one by one. We’re told in the beginning that we won’t all make it, pretty much discouraging you from the beginning. But who see’s success when your school only puts out 7 nurses and not all 7 pass the NCLEX? They keep playing that broken record that it’s an accelerated program. Many students attend accelerated programs and are successful. This school is flawed for a lack of words. I’ve been told this particular campus was horrible and now I see it for myself. I thought I’d be different. My mother is a NP and has begged me to leave this program. So he believes that I’m not being given a good quality nursing education. I explained to her that labs are not included in the grade and she said that’s ECPI’s rule not the board of nursing. This school has disappointed so bad. I’m not happy with my choice to attend such a selfish, unhealthy, shameful, bias, lackadaisical, careless, awful school. Even my instructors before the core nursing classes told us students to run. That this school was going to leave us in a position where we use all our financial resources and will be unable to attend another school to become successful people in the world and take care of our families. So far they were right! Beware people. But I get it.. Everyone wants to be a nurse and these people sell you a big dream that can’t be fulfilled. I’m very disappointed Mrs. Lablanca and Mrs. Snow you honestly have no idea how we feel. We’re not happy with you ladies. We wished you actually cared about our learning and not just when we’re attending the school but you don’t check on your students who are awaiting return? You don’t care about them. I talk to my old classmates who are awaiting returns and you ladies just leave them. Horrible, just mean and horrible. This doesn’t foster a community of care and commitment. Do better."
Pandora
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Their RN program is designed for failure. I have not yet met a single person to graduate from it ( the Raleigh, NC campus) This school doesn’t promote an atmosphere of success rather the stereotype that female RN instructors must be (the B word). I’ve attended professional schools throughout my life and this school has shown me that you have to be only out for yourself. They do not promote being a good nurse but being a good test taker. When you have a starting class of 30 and a graduation class of 7 that should have been a red flag but like everyone we all think we’re different. People! When looking for a RN program, stop and think is a graduation class of 7 and 6 passing the NCLEX really a good school? If you fail you have to sit out 3 months before you can start again, so there goes the acceleration program. You’ve just extended your program 3 extra months. So just go to a school that has THE TIME to foster a good student RN. A school that has the TIME to see you as an individual not just a grade to turn into the board of nursing. A school that puts out more than 6 nurses a graduation. This program is a joke. They are not for your success although they want your money. Is the administration staff nice, Yes they are but they’re useless. They have nothing to add towards your success as a student. But a tissue to dry your eyes and some bs kind words to get you out of their office ( many of the best nurses fail) the only thing they will say is that same broken record.. it’s an accelerated program,, you shouldn’t work,, if you don’t feel like you’re teaching yourself your not doing a good job,, we care,, blah blah blah. Show me graduates! And more than 7! This should have screamed scam! The RN instructors mostly have NP’s and DNP’s but they’re so far removed from where we were as students that they were useless. They say they care but really they have a job and it’s only business to them. You’re their job weather you pass or fail. I was given 2 great pieces of advice from current students at the time. One, (run from this program, I’ve spent thousands of dollars and I’m repeating another class because of “1” point. ) And Two, ( don’t listen to Anything the instructors say while lecturing, tune them out and study your own devices and you’ll pass). While I am making the decision to go to a traditional program, I look around and see so many unhappy people, it’s heartbreaking and I hate to see people that I know are Never going to make it here keep wasting their time and lowering their self esteem with each blow. This school is a joke people. Really think long and hard. It’s my tenth term and I’m really considering leaving. I hate their grading system and their lack of care and compassion for students that will be the best nurses. But the selfie taking, no bill paying, no job having, privileged advance through. ( this is why nurses suck now! Ugh!) And to the people who choose to go to ECPI ( Raleigh, NC campus, I can not speak for other ECPI campuses) good luck and I wish you well. Just don’t waste too much of your time and money thinking your doing something quickly when believe me by time your done you’d wish you saved 40+thousand and went to a community college. It’s going to take the same time unfortunately. I guess they get you because they’re easier to get into. Again, that should tell you something. THINK PEOPLE!! Good luck. ECPI IM OUT!!"
Devin Melo
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2021
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"If you are going into the IT field I would highly suggest to find the requirements for the job your are seeking. Many jobs in the IT field do not require a degree, a certification will get you much further in the field than a degree ever will. You can find many of the same free study guides and videos ECPI uses on youtube and google. If you would like to spend 60k to obtain a job making 15-16 an hour then this place is for you. If college is what you seek, find a college that will provide you with certifications upon completion. I blindly thought a degree would mean something more than it actually does today. So in order for me to find a job with a better starting pay, I need to obtain certifications which now require more studying. Don't be like me, research what is required and the skill needed for the job or career field you are seeking. I graduated in 2019, majored in Network and CyberSecurity with a 3.5 GPA and I was not even qualified for a CyberSecurity Internship at my place of employment. Moral of the story... don't waste money with ECPI's CyberSecurity or IT program. Research the requirements needed for the particular job you seek and focus on those."
Private
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Horrible place! Failed a class and have to wait 4 months! Ontop of that, in order to get back into the program, you must do remediations and quizzes during those 4 months even though you are not considered a student at the moment. Reason given from the DON is because "students who fail are not priority, so you have to wait until we have an open seat for the next class". Can't believe I was even told "if you can't even pass this class, how are you going to pass the next class?". I realized that at that moment, the school DOES NOT CARE about the students, just there for the money. Ontop of that, I failed because the instructor read off the presentation boards for the entire class time and when you ask the instructor for clarification or help, instructor can't even explain the answer or instructor says "I'll contact you when I know, I don't know right now", but never gets back to you! Even if you make a 78% you are a automatic fail. You must have 80% to pass the class. They also tried to have me pay $2500 just to repeat one class!!! Out of pocket as well!!! Don't go here. It's ridiculous. I wasted my time because of how horrible this nursing program was, it has discouraged me to go into the route of nursing. Even if you complain about an instructor not giving proper help, they still see you as the one at fault. Supposedly, it was "my fault for not understanding" even though I participated in tutoring, asked questions, and tried to ask for help. Waste of $35k. Don't go here. Even if you end up failing a class, you will either be waiting months just to retake the class or you will end up failing the class again and kicked out of the program AND can't even take the classes that you took at ecpi with you BECAUSE other schools don't accept them. Keep In mind that ecpi is only regionally accredited, which means, your limited to where places would want to hire you."
Rob
  • Reviewed: 5/13/2021
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"Overall, everyone will encounter different experiences, that's just life. Your education is what you make out of it and how much effort you put in. ECPI is legitimate a great school for the right price and structured. If your a slacker who does not want to put in work, don't even bother. ECPI was a great experience."
Current Student
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2021
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I see some negative reviews about some of the professors not caring enough but honestly my experience here at the northern Virginia campus has been amazing. The teachers are constantly reaching out to students who are in need of tutoring and offer there hours outside of class so you may contact them with any questions. The flexibility is amazing. I am a married man, father, a full time employee at my job and a guy who loves to workout everyday and I can still find the time to balance everything out just takes some hard work and a lot of focus but I have never found my self lost or stressed out. The night classes are amazing and the 5 week term allow for the students to earn their degree at a great pace while learning many things. I am about to receive my AA and my job has risen my salary from $52,000 to $70,000 just because I got my degree. As soon as I finish my classes and AA,I will be pursing my bachelors next as well as a few certifications that the school offers at a huge discount for the students."
S.S
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2021
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Some aspects of this school I would like to mention, especially in regards to the engineering programs. They will advertise to you hands on experience, but then you will be told the technology isn't available for student use. You are permitted to use breadboards to build very basic circuits, but when it comes to PLC and robotics training those items are off limits. They will charge you $2.8k per semester for room and board, yet neither are made available. During my time at this school, it has been clear that the majority of the instructors do not care about your success. There are some that absolutely do, but the vast majority of them read power points to you then give meaningless grades for assignments. A large number of mistakes are to be found throughout the curriculum and quite often, the instructors either do nothing about it or cannot change it. The only upside to this school is their career services department has quite a lot of partnerships to assist with finding a career. Understand, however, this school is not grooming you to be an engineer but a technician."
William Araiza
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2021
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"ECPI was a perfect fit for my post retirement and kick off into a new career field. Having the degree from ECPI propelled me into a much higher pay scale and enhanced my military experience. The school worked diligently in providing everything I needed to assist me on this endeavor."
ECPI Graduate
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I was able to finish my degree program at an accelerated pace. The instructors were knowledgeable in the field and gave great support with assignments, questions, and extra resources. After graduating, I passed the National Board Exam to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. I was able to find a job quickly with my degree and license!"