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Degree: Cyber Security
Graduation Year: 2019

Are you reading this ECPI? If so, PLEASE, take note! I am currently a student with a 4.0 average in the Cyber Security Bachelors Degree and very close to the end. It is regrettable that this school cannot find any footing in its own technology program. The technology classes can't decide if they are trying to teach to a subject, a certification, or a sponsors specific need. Because of this, a student will have extremely out of date material "because it could show up on a cert exam" or because a sponsor still has out of date networks that they cant seem to hire for. Most courses appear to be 10 years out of date and this is really bad for technology courses (I.E pictures of iPhone 3's as "new phone technology" or "30 years ago, in the early 70's" and "the cloud could soon emerge as a useful tool but for now is just for big companies"{paraphrased}). Tests are usually given before the material is taught. Assignments are explained after they are due (if explained at all). Workloads are unbalanced in that one week could look like the next but needs five times the required effort. Assignments are not ordered sequentially for learning purposes, so you may end up learning the foundation material after the advanced tasks are given. Teachers have no idea what the curriculum looks like until after the first week (they don't read ahead just like the students don't read the whole book they are given between the hours of noon Sunday and class-start on Monday morning), by then it is a little too late to figure out they were supposed to assign missing information. ECPI touts teachers that are "in the field" but doesn't account for this and simply lets them flounder from course to course. Teachers don't have backup plans. Teachers release the students then change the requirements for assignments or give hybrid days without notice to the students who left. Emails may be provided but when would you have time to check that, why would you and why cant these things be planned? Poor grammar throughout (Not kidding, really really bad) and poorly written tests. Tests are written to make it hard to look up the answers on google (even for in seat students) but are sometimes so convoluted that they miss the point. Sometimes the teachers cant tell what the question is supposed to be. Identifying incomplete or inaccurate material only leads to being told that "It is for your benefit to identify mistakes Several course types are mixed POORLY. Some In-seat classes are entirely online which wastes the time of the person who drives there. Some online course work can only be completed in a specifically designed lab on campus which negates the online part. Most coursework looks like it has been crammed together from several different course types without review, so you cant actually complete the work because parts are missing or mixed in with other assignments. I'm afraid that the degree I will earn will be worthless because I personally will never hire anyone with credentials from here unless they can prove themselves otherwise. The teachers are okay but are not given the tools to help students learn. The curriculum is so poorly written that even the teachers have a hard time helping the students complete the work and often slap "A"'s on their problems rather than fix them. Why would they, the school does not give a teacher (nor a student) any incentive to improve the courses. I thought that the faculty would listen to an "A" student, as it turns out, they do, but they only listen and are not prepared to act. When you point out the mistakes in the course (many, both technical and grammatical) the teachers tell you to put it in a review. Students are not allowed to miss classes or assignments without penalty, but if the course is bad or the teacher misses a week or is late, the students are rewarded with a bad grade and no chance of refund or retake. I could go on but Im currently trying to correct mistakes in my assignments so that I can complete them.

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Graduation Year: 2018

Rotten to the core. ECPI is a degree mill. Worse, they will punish you relentlessly if they hear you saying something like this. I mean, they'll try to expel you. Classes tend to last only an hour and a half, with the exception of a very small handful of professors. Often when running late from work the lecture would already be over despite being less than half an hour late. These classes are supposed to be 5 hours! Nobody cares here. You can't get an education here. Stay as far away as you can.

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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

Still no job graduated 2016 Went through three people in career services last time spoke with them in January 2018 said would set up with contacts for job interviews. Never heard back from career services the person said go to craigslist and try. I have had interviews and told no experience. After I worked so hard in school for this big let down.

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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

This is an accelerated online curriculum. Many negative reviews come from those not prepared for the time, effort, and responsibility that requires. I transferred a few credits and completed my B.S. EET in a little under two years. The accelerated program will put a strain on your personal/social life regardless of your situation, but I have a wife and three children under 11 years old, a 50+ hour a week job and can serve as proof that it can be accomplished. The professors will not drag you in to a meeting to help if you're having trouble with coursework; there has to be a line of communication open. My professors and administration staff were always available if and when I needed and asked for help. A key to remember is that this a curriculum / program for adult minded and responsible individuals. You get out what you put in. I have graduated less than 3 months ago and have found a career in related to my degree making more than I was at my previous employer. For me, the schedule and curriculum worked. This will not be the case for all...Good luck.

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Degree: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Graduation Year: 2017

In my opinion, ECPI was good. The RN program was rigorous but that is expected with an accelerated program. They didn't sugar coat anything during orientation, they flat out told you Luke it would be. Time consuming, 5 weeks for every class. It is legit hard by rewarding afterwards. The only people who complain about the program are those who didn't finish because they thought it would be a breeze type of degree. I kind of enjoyed my time there. A classmate of mine started together and finished together because we helped each other STUDY EVERY NIGHT, and she had a newborn when she first started. We never repeated a class, and we never gave up when it was hard. Yes, you have to pass with an 80, but it is doable if you study. That's the key to passing, STUDYING. Some of the clinical professors were not the best but you make do md ignore them while at clinical. Stay with your nurse you're assigned to, and just get your work done. Credits transfer to universities after you've completed the RN program, it still helps you obtain your BSN. So overall, Id recommend ECPI. Yes its pricey, but its a faster way to get your degree. Just study, do your work, and focus on the end goal. I got so many job offers before I even graduated, and some in specialty areas such as ICU and L&D. They don't look at your school you attended, just that you passed your NCLEX and you have an RN license.

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Degree: Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Graduation Year: 2014

Degree I had from ECPI was just piece of paper, not hands on programs, only presentations even not related to subject. I paid money for internship which was cleaning tables at elementary schools and labor work. when I complained they have no answer. I spent roughly 70k within 2.5 years but even couldn't find $9/hour job either placement service didn't help. no help for certifications. I have paid for certification exams. only people get success who already have a job in this field and just looking for piece or paper. after long time jobless I get DCJS armed certified and working as security guard $17/hour. now I am thinking why I got this suffering and spent money instead of doing job at Wal-Mart etc.

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Degree: Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Graduation Year: 2016

Graduated 2016 still no job. ECPI has bad reputation I heard employers throw resumes in the trash. I have a degree I can't use Every interview I have been on I am told "You don't have any experience" career services doesn't help I wish I had never gone there it is a poor excuse for a college I would tell anyone do not attend you will be sorry. Nobody wants to hire a first time medical assistant. Go somewhere else for your education they are just after your money

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Degree: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Graduation Year: 2008

ECPI is a fraud. They pretend to impart education in 5 hour long classes that everyone sleeps through. It's a total waste to time and employers already know the reputation of this so called private college, so no one is going to hire you. You will not learn anything but you will get a degree eventually. I strongly recommend attend a community college or university instead.

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Degree: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Graduation Year: 2008

This college, ECPI is a fraud. Students are given free grades for their money. Some students with military background already have some job skills but other than that no new job skills are acquired. Students still keep signing up because it makes them feel good that they are attending college and getting a degree.

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Degree: Dental Assisting/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

Complete Joke. My daughter is Still unemployed with a degree. They did not assist her with getting a job. When she graduated Waist of my GI Bill. They stated they would assist her but did not. No one wants to hire a first time Dental Assistant with minimum experience and ECPI job entry program is not effective.

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