ITT Technical Institute Reviews - Associate in - CLOSED
I graduated from ITT in 2002 with an AAS in Computer Networking Technologies. This allowed me to enter the networking and telecommunications industry. Within 5 years I was a senior consultant with a regional IT consulting firm in the Rocky Mountain region. Now I'm a CIO for a mid size community bank making a very good salary. I'll admit that the courses were not super challenging as I graduated with a 4.0, but the experience and knowledge gained from my instructors was paramount. Each of them worked in the field and were eager to pass on the knowledge they had gained from their experiences. I had children at a young age before the time of online courses, so the university and community college were not an option for me. In my experience, most of the students were there for the degree, not the knowledge being imparted by the faculty. Reading these reviews only enforces the strong feeling I had 15 years ago that most of the people that attend these schools will not be successful. However, if one does embrace the knowledge being imparted and actually learn and understand their field of study, you can be successful with a degree from ITT Technical Institute. The biggest complaint I have is about the expense. My two year degree was close to $50,000, I'm glad it paid off.
Instead of complaining about just the negatives of this school, I will give a review from a person who actually finished a degree at this school. First, the good. I learned a lot from the teachers here, who ALL came from the field in which they were teaching. The teachers do care about the students who put forth effort in their education. It is not difficult school if you read your text, do your homework, and do the extra work in the classes. The large number of people who dropped out of class, as mentioned in other reviews, were people who did not really try. They would skip class, not ask questions, and complain about everything like the one star reviews here. I did not get a job in the specific field I was looking into from this degree, but my education here did lead me into a very well paying job that is taking care of me and my family, so I am very appreciative of the education I received at this school. Now the bad. Yes they are accredited, but they never tell you that if you tried to transfer your credits to another school that 99% of the schools out there won't take them. Granted they are very specific field classes that no other school has, so it should have been a little more obvious. They are expensive. I finished after less than two years with $31K in loans, and that was with a quarter and a half of credits transferred from community college (they at least take other schools credits). I am still paying them off now in 2016. The "career center" was not helpful in the electronics field. The head of that part of the school changed probably three or four times while I was there and the only electronics jobs they ever posted was for soldering circuit boards for $12/hr. Sorry but I would never pay of $31k in loans with that job. For what is out there, in my area, for electronics, they were probably the best I could get. Like I said earlier, I learned a lot, graduated with high honors, and wouldn't change that experience. The staff was helpful in every way, and you can't fault them for doing the best with what they have to work with. I think the system of the school is flawed though because I even heard the teachers complain about how they were scheduled. It must be bad when teachers complain to their students about their working conditions. But what job is truly perfect in every way.
I currently attend the school and from what I see people do drop out frequently I started with 25 people in class now down to 11. The teaching methods do semi suck because there is a lot of work in this school. As for people saying its a scam I think they are simply the ones who could not handle the workload. This school is basically like life it's all about who you know and if you doing good then I'm pretty sure that they will actually help you. I mean why would they give someone a job who flunked half their classes?
I went to ITT years ago. Although it was expensive I did gain a lot out of it. OUR graduating class started with 100+ students but 15 graduated in my class. I Am currently working in one of the most respected companies in the WIRELESS industry now, over 15 years. Straight out of school ITT placed me in a Military contracting company specializing in Microwave systems. I mention this because, what you get from a school, work or the military is what you put into it. We also had a teacher who was not cutting it, the students took action and requested a new teacher, the school responded and replaced the teacher immediately. I had hard time getting to class and was put on academic probation several times. BUT I managed to get my butt moving and get it together. Yes some companies don't recognize this school, In my opinion your resume, how you carry yourself, back up your skills and handle interviews nails you the job. It's you.
Only positive thing I can say about the school is that the instructors were great. Their degrees are viewed at by most companies as worthless. Good luck getting a job to pay off your 52K loan. Plus most schools do not accept ITT credits if you're looking to get your Bachelors at another school. Thankfully I had a good job with a top company and am still with the today. I cannot use the ITT Associates degree to advance within my own company. Plus I'm not even working in my degree field. ITT was the worst financial decision I have ever made.
I recently enrolled in this college to improve my computer aided drafting skills. It is becoming clear that this is not as good of a school as I had previously thought. The school has some good instructors, however they recruit and accept any student that will knock on their door, and is a contributing factor for the low morale and poor student attendance. The recruiters prey on students that are economically disadvantaged, they are not looking at the person as a whole their concern to build more revenue for ITT tech. Classes are scheduled to begin at 530 and over by 1030 in the evening, I have not been in a class that has gone beyond 930 PM. Do more research and find a school that is smaller in scale.
I enrolled on ITT Tech Electronics two year degree but dropped after completing one year. These were my reasons: 1) Tuition Costs too high. 10 times higher than a community College. Not the best value for your money. 2) Curriculum though interesting was not preparing me for what employers needed in the real world. Curriculum was lagging behind 5-10 years from current industry trends. Plus a lot of these jobs moved to China, so you were preparing for a dead end career. 3) Job placement was non-existent and I could make more $$ with an AA degree that I had already earned from a community college. 4) Low income students were suckered into obtaining loans that they would not be able to repay. 5) Degrees from these institutions are not as prestigious as Community Colleges because of Lawsuits brought in by the Federal Government. Honestly, I could not continue attending and wasting my hard earn money even though I liked the school and my instructors. At its core, Job placement and relevancy of curriculum played a role on me leaving the school. For me going back to a four year paid off handsomely at a 10th the cost of ITT's tuition. So you know, I attended Itt School in 1985. If I had to do it all over again, I should have gone and taken an AA degree from a Community College instead and saved considerable dough.
I liked the hands-on experience, but an easy A. Not a very challenging school. I was more challenged in high school and grade school then at ITT Tech. Did not offer any internships, which was very hard to get a job after graduating. Never got a job in the field I studied for, so now my Associates Degree is worthless because the technology is basically obsolete. Job placement was awful. Did not try to place me in any jobs that was really related to what I studied. DO NOT recommend the school at all.
I graduated from IttTechnical Institute in April 2001 after 2 years of classes 4 hours 5 days a week. I was in the third class to Graduate from the Albany campus. The first class graduated two out of thirty, second six out of thirty and my class we had eight out of thirty. This leeds to a 17 percent graduation rate. The quality of instruction is adequate even though some of the instructors were constantly drunk. However those who didn't have basic understanding before the first class soon got left behind. More then 10 years latter I still have 27% of my loan to lay back. Fortunaty for me I landed a 4Ok a yr job 3 months before graduating now the same job pays 65k. I work with many people who have no degrees. So I can say my time getting the degree was worth it but I was overcharged then it was around 26K.
ITT was the best decision I ever made. It was hard to deal with while going there, but if you stick with it and work hard (like everything in life) it will pay off. DO NOT listen to those who talk negative about ANYTHING you want to do, to better your self. these people currently think there better than you and are afraid of felling inferior. So go for it, do what ever it takes, make the best of any situation where your trying to work hard. I don't care if its a trade school achieving a certificate or a college achieving a masters, it works the same way. If you don't chase after what you want, there'll be nothing to chase after.