ECPI University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $16,639
53% of 168 students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of 168 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/20/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL . This school takes advantage of Veterans and their 911 bill and GI bill . This school has lost its accreditation from the government on multiple times . Promises of quick education is not worth all the hoops u have to jump through. DO some more research if u plan to attend this school ."
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2017
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"Very good program. The program does require a good amount of writing (just like any other masters degree) but having labs with virtualization security, cryptography, and Advanced Certified Ethical Hacker helped put a lot in perspective. I would highly recommend the course to anyone."
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"The Associates Degree program for Medical Assistant is amazing!!! The program offers really good certifications as well as real career time coursework. As a result of my studies and training, I was offered 2 positions for the same office upon completion of my externship. I want to extend a huge thank you to all of my classmates, teachers and the other staff members who helped me on my journey to becoming an alumni of ECPI- Charlotte."
Percy Lyne Malibiran
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I was very happy I decided to go to ECPI University. The clinical classes were hands on and the career department helped us with our resume, our externship and prepared us for job interviews. Even now after 3 years I still get email on job listings and job Faire. I love all my professors and developed a life time friendships with few. Going to ECPI was the best decision I made."
Brett Bloomberg
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"I didn't think that anything like this would come from graduating from ECPI. With all the stories you hear about not getting jobs or not being able to get a job in your field I am quite surprised. I was able to find a job in my field that appreciates my education and actually takes my education into play and allows me to teach guys that have been there for years about how things haven't been done right in the past. When you can bring knowledge to the table and show exactly why something is working the way it is and show them there is a simpler fix it makes the degree worth it because you have the skills to be a highly functional team member."
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I had the best experience. Yes, it was very fast paced and yes it was hard. But, I learned so much and most of the instructors were very helpful. Is it costly, well yes I guess but all your books and everything you need is included. You have to dedicated your life to school in order to pass the courses and succeed. ECPI really does want you to succeed. And don't even get me started on career services they were awesome are awesome started helping me in class and helping me now!!! love my college experience"
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Don't waste your time with this school. I graduated 4 months ago and still can't find a job. All the ads say 1, 2, or 3 years experience and a couple stated no new graduates. I did very well no criminal record good credit and job reference. Career Service don't really help you. Also they don't teach you everything I went out on my externship and didn't know how to do some things because the school didn't teach it. Just overall waste of time I have an Associates Degree I can't use and a student loan. ECPI worst decision I ever made. Don't you make it."
Responded: 1/9/2017

Martha, There definitely are MA positions that do not require experience. If you reply to this, I would be happy to assist you to show you how to locate those. Or you can all me at ECPI 757 671 7171 Maryse Levy

  • Reviewed: 12/13/2016
  • Degree: History
"It sucked, the online adds were more of an disturbance than help. The stories of not just being a number were everything but true as professors would not even talk to me to help with my studies. This wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact while studying for my exam and listening to music to study I was interrupted by an ad. For ECPI university. Where I had the worst last year of my summer education. Your ads are worthless and your professors need to be replaced. I am going to another much better college now to finish what I failed to learn and would be happy never to see any add from you guys again."
Jessica Campbell
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"The administration in our degree program was lacking, the department head changed several times during my attendance with ECPI. It certainly felt like the department heads had a vendetta against those of us trying to obtain our degree to the point they were trying to fail us and slipped in tricks every step of the way. While I'd like to say attending ECPI was the "Best decision I ever made", I can't say it with 100% certainty. I had many instructors both in class and in the clinical setting that were awesome overall it wasn't the case. Those that made the difference & helped without a hidden agenda were great and I can't thank them enough. The slippery slope that others followed wasn't helpful in any nature and I will never forget the bitter taste it left in my mouth. I wish I'd have chosen a different school where everyone was there to help and not only thinking about their overall numbers with the Board of Nursing. In the end we all showed them they had the wrong idea the entire time. I'm glad to be out of there and working in the nursing profession thus learning what I feel is needed and not gained during my education."
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2016
  • Degree: Business
"I was a transfer student and they accepted more of my credits than any other school I was considering. It's expensive, but cheaper than a lot of for-profit schools. The academics are on par with any other college. The 5-week terms are great if you want to get in and get out. My only complaints would be that my advisor changed several times and advising, scheduling and finance don't seem to communicate well. I ended up having to come out of pocket for my last 2 classes because nobody ever told me it would be covered by financial aid."
Dane Macan
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2016
  • Degree: Restaurant Management
"Being a 20 year veteran in the food service industry, I was apprehensive to go back to school. I have been successful in my career path but I could tell that I was quickly advancing toward a glass ceiling. I knew to continue to advance my career I would be competing against peers who had a bachelors degree. A BS degree for a food service professional becoming more common everyday. I had to remain relevant to the industry, and compete with those with higher education. My time at ECPI's the Culinary Institute of Virginia was mind blowing. The wealth of knowledge and the content delivered by the instructors not only reinforced what I knew about the industry, but gave me a better understanding of food service as a whole. Now that I have a degree compounded with my experience, I feel confident again that I am head and shoulders above my competition in the career field."
  • Reviewed: 11/17/2016
  • Degree: Information Systems
"This school is for serious students. The instructors are very helpful. They do not just give you an answer, they make you think. They want you to be able to think for yourself and understand what you are doing. The work was not easy but to achieve my goal, was worth every paper and late night studying."
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2016
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"The school is great when you first come in. They make you feel positive, but honestly they are quite expensive their courses are only good for 2 years their credits don't transfer if you fail a course and have to retake you are charged for that they come up with meetings for you to go to when you want to start back and nobody wants to sit and audit a class and not be able to move on with their classmates even though they passed the class one student they told had to pass 85 or higher when 80 is passing they don't go by their college rule of 80 passing really don't waste your money on this school u will be in debt it's a fast pace program so if you are ready for lack of sleep no life but school come on in but once you get it in your stuck cause again their courses don't transfer so you wud be starting everything over if you decided to leave!"
2016 GRAD!!!
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I just completed my Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in IT Management. Overall my experience was great. I learned so much while completing my program of study. This January I will be starting the Masters program. I was 100% online classes which I thought would be difficult, but my instructors took the time out to make sure they helped every step of the way. Classes were challenging, but what comes easy. During my second year of school, I was hired by ECPI as an Administrative Assistant. Within a year and right before Graduation I received a great promotion."
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2016
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I graduate from this school in 2015 with my associates and still have not found a job. Every interview I go to, they ask me what I think about the accreditation of my degree with a weird look on there face, basically saying my degree is useless. No employer takes the degree I got serious, hence why I'm still looking for a position after a year and almost a half. The courses were so accelerated that I barely remember any of it, if I could go back in time, I would. Please don't attend ECPI, you will waste your money and time."
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Ecpi say almost anything to get you enrolled in their programs. They say they work with their students to achieve success. Lies. They say they work with your schedule and understands the obstacles some may have in acquiring an education..lies. this school is money driven. They lie about their student graduation rates. I personally witnessed a graduation ceremony for one passing nursing student for the 16 months enrollment..I feel they should be investigated by the education Dept. Students can't transfer credits to other schools and even if you are determined to achieve your goals, they find ways to kick u out the program and your money is lost. Up to $40,000. You are left in debt. If I knew the way they operated, I would have gone and tried my luck elsewhere.. please be careful with choosing a for profit college or educational institution.. Ecpi lies about their graduation rates and is not interested in ppl achieving goals. It's all a scam."
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2016
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"The program is great so far. Classes are very informative and hands on. They give you the skills you need for the career you will be going in to. My teachers teach very well. Professionalism is also intact with the program (i.e. scrubs, neat hair, and other usual professional attire). Classes are small and im able to focus. There are resources when needed. Very friendly campus that i attend."
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2016
  • Degree: Electronics
"I began the BS in Electrical Engineering Technology program at ECPI in March 2014 while I was on active duty in the USAF. They had affordable tuition rates for active duty ($290/credit hour) and transferred an astonishing 60 credits from my Community College of the Air Force Associates degree. I have since separated after serving 10 years in the military and use my Chapter 30 MGIBill to continue my education. At the time of this review I have completed 114 credit hours with a 4.0 GPA. The instructors are pretty hands off and you really get out what you put in for the EET program. I think that is true of many educational programs though. One thing that annoyed me is how slow instructor responses are. It takes 2-3 days on average for a response. Most of the time if you attempt to fully complete the assignments you'll get an A, often times right or wrong. Some of the courses can be as hard as you want them to be. My main concern is with the quality of the BS-EET program. The BS-EET program is not ABET accredited to which I have found to be a quality indicator and desired by many employers. While ABET accreditation is not necessary, I have seen a clear distinction with those EET programs that have achieved it. Students simply cannot complete the same course material in five weeks that most other schools complete in eight. Secondly, my degree plan was changed without my knowledge so that I no longer required math classes beyond pre-calculus for the BS-EET program. This concerned me so I asked if I could take Calculus I and II to which I was denied. What seems to have taken there place are at least four A+ and Network+ certification prep courses that are best suited for an Information Technology degree not an Electrical Engineering Technology degree. My final concern is with a recent change in tuition rates for active duty students who separate while pursuing their degree at ECPI. I was never made aware that tuition rates would change so substantially after becoming a military veteran. I went from paying $290 a credit hour to what works out to be $630 a credit hour based on the per semester billing plan. I understand there will be rate changes periodically but a 117% increase has felt like a bait and switch. My MGIB with the maximum top-up will no longer cover the program in full. I am not sure if this is a matter of integrity or complacency, but a full disclosure of this exceptional fact should be made to prospective active duty students. It is hard for me to see justification in the exorbitant tuition compared to the quality of the EET program at ECPI. Unless these issues are addressed, I cannot in good conscious recommend ECPI to any military members or otherwise who are interested in pursuing an Electronic Engineering Technology degree. If you are serious about a quality education look for ABET accreditation and know the difference between an EET and an EE bachelors program."
Natalie Munoz
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2016
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Honestly, it's a surprisingly phenomenal school. I was expecting a degree mill, but absolutely not. I work at my own pace and have all the tools I could possibly need to succeed. I highly recommend their engineering programs if you are looking for an affordable school where you will actually learn and be challenged. I have learned more here in 2 semesters than I have at any traditional school I have been to. Be prepared for hard work, and self-discipline. That one kid that's talking about easy classes, yeah the regular classes like art/writing/sociology etc, those classes are hella easy. When you get to the engineering part of things though, like when you are a junior the classes are extremely challenging. More than traditional schooling I would say. Honestly, it depends how much you put into it. If you work hard, you will get the most out of their Mechatronics program."
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2016
  • Degree: Engineering
"I dropped this school like a bad habit after 2 five week semesters. This was a complete waste of my time. The teachers were as unprofessional as I have ever seen. One had his picture as a selfie of him in a mirror with a wife beater flexing. My password reset itself at least once a week, there are 4 different web sites they make you log into everyday, with different log ins and passwords. The discussion groups are required for your grades and hold more weight than your assignments. The course material was insultingly simple, I kid you not one assignment was "adding text to a document". They had a tendency to make the easy frustrating and difficult. My advice would be to avoid this school like the plague. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE!"