Independence University Reviews

  • 127 Reviews
  • Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,972
50% of 127 students said this degree improved their career prospects
55% of 127 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/16/2013
  • Degree: Business
"This school is a waste of time and energy, If you call the University with questions you get the run around with multiple people under the same extension. The laptop took forever to get delivered, mysteriously nobody knew the tracking number. Now I'm still having issues getting contact through the college. Do not apply here, they are a waste of time."
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2013
  • Degree: Business
"What a pathetic yet expensive place to waste my time. The classes were very easy during the mods up until time to graduate. During the capstone process there is little to know instructions that clearly define what requirements they are looking for and try to get help from an instructor is like finding politicians that actually care about others. I would rather have had a root canal than deal with this institution's leadership. I walked away from this experience thinking that as a customer at any other place I would try to get my money back."
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2013
  • Degree: Respiratory Therapy
"The online classes made it easier for me to work while going to school. I didn't have to work my schedule around school, I could just do my assignments when I wasn't working."
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2013
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I have actually just started on my degree at Independence University and I like it so far. They sent me a laptop to help me with my studies. You can reach your teachers by phone or e-mail. The classes for the computer science degree are great. Independence university offers very good course for my degree that I am excited about."
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2013
  • Degree: Respiratory Therapy
"This "University" is a joke just another way for them to get your GI Bill or Pell Grant Money. I was in the program for two years, went through many advisors who were a joke, and so unorganized. They did not help me at all, they actually created more problems! The college is so disorganized, all of the syllabus' are old and do not pertain to the class or material you need. You have no idea what to study for on your exams. You basically will not have a life for the whole time you are enrolled. Be prepared for that. Actually, I bet CoArc will pull their accrediation soon...the people who sold you on the college were just pushing for the enrollment numbers that's it. Now that CoArc has seen a HUGE dropout rate and failrate they are on the verge for looking into the matter. That's why the school went public accepting Pell Grant Money. That is a for sure paycheck for them. They don't care about if you pass or not it's all about the money. Don't you get it. They can't get enough enrollment as a private college...sooo anywho... Do not waste your time there. If you decide to leave or transfer later in life to another college...your credits won't transfer. These classes are hard. I got all A's but got out of the college because they were really pushing me to go full-time. If you fail your classes you can bank on it that you will also lose your Pell Grant for life, or student loans. You will not be able to use them for another school. Again, you are waaaay better going to TECH college or a community college. You will get better education, and you avoid a longtime of headaches and nightmare from this wannabe University. Oh, and good luck finding a clinical site. No hospital in my area will accept IU students, they are blackballed from the hospitals because they know how awful this school is. You are also dependent on how they train you if you even get trained. There is no set clinical teacher you basically just shadow you learn only what they want to show you. Don't waste your time....move on!!!!!!"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2012
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I earned my Bachelor's from California College for Health Sciences and matriculated right into the Health Admin Master's Program back in 2001 - then Independence University bought out CCHS and took over, changed a lot of policies. CCHS was wonderful, I had excellent mentoring and support, even flew from New England to National City California and met my advisors. They were great, but when Independence University took over they definitely lost their personal touch and the tuition quadrupled, literally. I finished my Master's and the education was good, but not sure I would have done IU right from the start. I was halfway through the program when CCHS became IU."
Rose Townsend
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2009
"I completed the certificate program for Respiratory Therapy in 1991 through CCHS, now called IU. The monthly payments were very affordable, and I got my clinical hours completed at the hospital I was working at as a student (Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas). I got paid while I was completing my clinical hours, and continued to work as an RCP I, then RCP II at the same hospital. I was able to get phone support when I was studying for my finals. I spent a lot of time on the phone getting questions answered, so the support was definitely there. I would not have gotten credentialed if it were not for CCHS. My written final was proctored by the priest at the hospital where I worked, and the college sent a therapist to check me off on all of the modalities, which I passed the first time.I was really sweating, really nervous, but I passed no problems. I recommend this school."