ECPI University Reviews - Bachelor's in Network Security
Overall, this is a great school to obtain a noteable degree by paying way less then what you would at a brick and mortar college. However, you most likely will not gain the knowledge needed to obtain a 70,000+ a year job right out of the gate. I hav ebeen a student here for about 3 years now, and from what I have observed, there are way to many courses that you have to take that are not relevant to your degree. For instance, I major in Networking, and have only taken 3 or 4 classes that were pretty beneficial to my career. I often feel like ECPI is holding me back from obtaining certifications since it takes a lot of my time and energy. This school is very fast paced, and especially with Math classes, it is difficult to learn so many concepts in just 5 weeks. I would definitely recommend this school though! It has gotten me to a great place in my career.
ECPI strengthened my education and career potential upon leaving the military in order for me to achieve a stronger career. I've always been into computers before I attended, When I started I was into build pc's at home and working on my own business. Now I am a systems analyst for Ameristar Casinos. Good luck with your endeavors. Study hard.
I was stuck on a call center jelp desk job and had been on several job interviews for IT but I didn't have the experience for anything other than low pay entry level ($10 hr). Almost every company wanted a degree and finally a recruiter told me she placed ECPI University graduates all the time. I checked around and tuition was better at ECPI and with the accelerated curriculum I was able to get a 4 year degree in 2.5 years. (almost to the day) I chose night classes but there are day classes too, and it's a career driven school. ECPI isn't just about networking, systems administration and desktop support, but it has career classes that video your interview to prepare you for the job search as you near graduation. ECPI taught me how to job search and network effectively and prepared me for the interviews, While still at ECPI, I left the call center and got into a real IT desktop position. Immediately after graduation I found an IT position that required network admin, systems admin, desktop support and telephony, which now I had. I bettered myself and found the ideal position in less than 3 years! Best decision I ever made!
I'll start off by saying that the teachers and staff are very helpful and positive. I honestly learned a lot even in such a fast pace environment. However, DO NOT believe that they will help you find a job. I'm over a year out with no career in my field yet. I tried to get help through career services and the best she could do was help me create a LinkedIn profile. So now I stress on how I will pay this expensive school back with no IT job to show for it. Going here is a gamble. It's only worth it if you have a guaranteed position waiting for you upon graduation.
My overall college experience has somewhat been stressfull but I made it through. I feel like all the late nights that turned into wee hours of the morning studing and doing homework have really been a waste of time. School became a second full time job for me. I am currently working part-time and have yet to find a full time job. I am starting to wonder if ECPI has a bad rep umong employers. 3 years later still no fulltime job in my degree field- I am very dissapointed.