ECPI University Reviews

2.72 out of 5 stars
(151 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $16,039
52% of 151 students said this degree improved their career prospects
46% of 151 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Michael W - 3/27/2019
Degree: Network Security
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
1.8 out of 5 stars
nursing1O1 - 2/12/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"I graduated from ECPI with a degree in nursing through their accelerated program in Orlando. Although I was well prepared for the nursing world and NCLEX, it was mostly up to me to do so because the instructors are not very good, and some are downright clueless. They also pass certain students (who failed) just to keep their grant status....many of the students I graduated with will not make good nurses. They love your money though! PS- they also lie quite a bit. Some classmates wanted to start the nurse practitioner program but were told that the school changed their requirements from what we were told at the beginning of our program."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Former Student - 1/22/2019
Degree: Network Security
Graduation Year: 2019
"Char location has a few good instructors but majority of the courses are taught mostly by two instructors. One instructor on majority days will sit and look at their iPad/MacBook for the entire 5 hours... and the other will talk more about his own educational pursuits or issues. I drove 30+ minutes daily in traffic, only to arrive and be told I can work on my homework. I personally have laptops, desktop pc and iPads, I do not need to drive and fight traffic to go to class to do my homework. For the amount of money that accelerated schools cost over all, and this school costs, the instructors should be lecturing something EVERYDAY. No excuse. Its laziness, and I wasted valuable time. Im not former Military so I have to pay for my education. I feel that ECPI Char, relies on the fact that they get a lot of Former Military, and most come into the school already knowing a lot due to their training, but if you dont have that, and your actually coming to learn 1st hand at ECPI Char, your not gonna get that. The instructors that I considered to be good, were usually part time, so you didnt get them for a lot of classes. The two main ones that dont, you would get for the majority of your classes. Also if you break any rules intentionally or unintentionally, you get suspended for an entire term, which means more time and of course more money. The length of time should definitely not be so long, considering you will probably wont get to repeat that class for a year..ECPI Char, your complacent and you need to do better."
5.0 out of 5 stars
JC - 1/3/2019
Degree: Cybersecurity
Graduation Year: 2018
"I have my Bachelor's from ECPI too, but I found the MS Cyber Security program a worthwhile challenge! The course load was no joke, and I learned an enormous amount of practical information that immediately has taken my career to a new level. Since I got my BS in 2015, I've more than doubled my income thanks to the new opportunities each degree has opened for me. I'm a vet, and I used the GI Bill both degrees. I never had a single issue with enrollment, admin, or financial aid. The 5-week courses are great for those working full time, but don't be fooled, you'll do and learn a lot in those 5 weeks. If you're a self-starter, motivated learner, then I can't recommend ECPI enough."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Played by the system - 12/5/2018
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2010
"The Sc/va lpn program will overcharge students with poorly disclosed fees, i witnessed bias teachers try to purposely fail students, give unfair grades passing who they personally think deserves it by adding points. I have been overcharged, accused of ridiculous accusations, and even failed a class unfairly.. the fairly new small group employees teach classes they know little about. I had had teachers who should have not been hired. And some who are amazing. There are thousands of dollars of hidden fees. The things i have witnessed and been through is unjustified and has made me hesitant and fearful of continueing my education with this campus. However i graduated and fought through the strong, i believe my intelligence is the only way i made it out and built my skills. In A class of 17 usually 1/3 graduates."
1.6 out of 5 stars
A+ Student - 7/18/2018
Degree: Cybersecurity
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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Transferring Out - 5/18/2018
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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Grad - 5/7/2018
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."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Graduate-2017 - 4/12/2018
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."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Danielle - 2/2/2018
Degree: Nursing
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."