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ITT Technical Institute Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
30% of 321 students said this degree improved their career prospects
35% of 321 students said they would recommend this school to others
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sidney Jackson
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2011
"ITT-Tech Columbia campus maybe the worst itt-tech if not the worst school ever. The visual communication program is a joke. Outdated software and instructors that arent comfortable teaching college level courses.The school simply doesnt hire industry experts. Anyone in with a Bachelors degree and experience is considered an expert and is hired as an instructor at ITT-tech columbia. On top of that the curriculm doesnt prepare students for the current workforce.This school is seriously a rip off. You finding yourself working so hard for a degree from a school that has a terrible reputation. The bottom line is that the ITT-technical Institutes are all about money and their numbers. ITT Technical istitutes are about business and business only.If you go to an ITT-Technical Institute you are settting yourself for failure.Its simply not enough to be a hardworking student.Because of ITT-technical reputation in the professional world and below standards education its not a school that you should attend."
martin
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2011
"This is not a professional school or institute for that matter! I would not recommended this to anyone. GO TO COMMUNITY SCHOOL FOR YOUR AA. I SHOULD HAVE!! It is way too much money and at the community school you get a way better education for much much less. You will even get grant money back in your hand instead of the school tacking everything and still putting u in debt!!"
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  • Reviewed: 8/15/2011
"My experience was terrible. Some of the teachers were just reading from the book to teach (they didnt know what they were doing). The REAL good teachers say themselves that the teaching curriculum was outdated, the teacher try to ad some stuff to the class from the real world to get us updated, and it get fired (the only one that knows what he was doing).The labs where junk,books and computers outdated or not working. one class around 20 students,,3 working on the 3 only good computers for that lab and the othr 17 watching.And to wraped up At the end of the first trimester the principal was working as a teacher because they didint have teachers to teach. So Enter at your own risk.P.S. this was my personal experience that doesn't mean is going to happend to you, so do your research"
Marcy
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2011
"I have recently withdrawn from ITT TECH Online. The classes, students, and instructors were great. But as far as the finacial department and the price for an Associates Degree, it is rediculous! I was misinformed from the day I enrolled about the cost and when I started looking at my loan amounts (which I was not informed I would even have any loans) I called and they told me the total cost (45000.00). I was stunned.I have just enrolled in another school (which is a university), and they are HALF the price! And it is online as well. That though is the only negative thing I have to say about ITT TECH."
Michael
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2011
"I just graduated with my AAS in Computer and Electronics Engineering from ITT Tech, Owings Mills, MD. The school was great, except for one or two classes that seemed to me to be a waste of time.I have been working in my field for four months, making more money than I ever have before, with great benefits. The school helped me to find and land this great job.While on this job I have not only used what ITT showed me, but I have outshined another new hire with a Bachelor's degree from another school, simply because the program at ITT is designed to streamline the learning and equip you for what you will absolutely NEED when you start working in your field.The professors were knowledgeable and helpful. Sure, some of the equipment was older, but they are steadily upgrading. I do wish that there was more time in certain classes to get the full picture of all the concepts presented (some concepts they just "introduced" you to. You then had to do your own work to learn more). But isn't that what higher education is all about? You get what you put into it.There were some people I was surprised that graduated, since they seemed to not even know basic concepts, but the faculty at ITT WILL help you to get a better job and life for yourself. Like I said, it's all in what you put into it yourself. If you want to succeed, and put in the hard work that success takes, you can do it at ITT Tech."
Matthew B
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2011
"I am currently in my first year bachelors just finishing two year associates in construction management. The school is way over priced and I am now learning that beyond a bachelors I am screwed. My employment situation has not gotten any better for almost three years now. I wish I had something positive to say but I really dont. I would not recommend this school to anyone..."
Chris
  • Reviewed: 6/15/2011
"Itt-Tech Charlotte south campus is great. Admin and teachers care about the students and do all they can to help. I currently work at Wachovia/Wells Fargo and got the job before I finished my Associates. I am perm and make great money just as a tech doing support for the banks. Many of my friends work at Microsoft and many other banks and high end companies making great salaries.Just like any school it is what you put into it and if you have the drive to be what you want to be.I am going to get my masters and am going to try to better myself. So i would tell people to go to the school they just have to be able to push theirself!"
angela
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2011
"Entering my third quarter in the paralegal program at the Arnold campus, they dropped my program and told me I could go online or transfer.First of all, itt credits are not likely to transfer to any schools, and the online program is completetly separate so at the moment im going through financial aid crap again. Oh, and I was just told that I have to take out a $1,000 loan to continue schooling, which I cannot pay right now. I hate this school and I would not recommend it to anyone."
Charles
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2011
"I graduated in 1993.. The computers we had to work on didn't even have Hard drives!!! just the huge floppy disc's... The computers were outdated.. We SHOULD have had UPDATED equipment.Within 2 years, one of our HEADMASTERS disapeared and took off with the money! I had a job when I was there, and on days we didn't do nothing but play movies, I could have been at work, but IF i left, I would be penalized for not being there... Maybe things have changed now, but I DID graduate, but got nothing out of it.. We made our own cheap circuits.at one time someone brought in a remote to figure out what was wrong, no one ever figured it out! It was a waste of 2 years. at least at the San Antonio campus."
Sarah
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2011
"I have been a student @ ITT Richmond for 2 years and I wouldn't trade it for anything. True the credits dont transfer to ALL schools but they do transfer. It depends on the school and the department chairs.I currently have 2 friends that transfered right into a regionaly accredited school and got scholarships so it really all depends.As far as the instructors go everyone that I have crossed paths with have been great. I have had 5 teachers that have their PhD's and knew what they were talking about. My other instructors have worked in the field they teach and have given me real life facts about my major.Yes ITT is expensive and I believe that corporate is greedy and they dont care. As for the instructors and admin at ITT Richmond they are awsome. This school allows working people with families a chance to better themselves. They work with you and will bend over backwards to accomodate your needs. I went to a "traditional" school for a year and a hlf before ITT and if you work full time and have a family you can forget it. You dont have much say in your schedule at a traditionl school they are mostly day classes some schools offer nights but not for everything.Eventually you will be forced to take day classes and there is no way to fit 2 day classes in and still work a full time job. Im sorry but ITT has its benifits. I have a great job at a huge lawfirm and Im not even done with my degree!"
Jared
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2011
"I am currently attending the Kansas City campus and honestly I see both sides of the arguement here. Sure it is an expensive school and it is a shame that credits most likely will not transfer, but it isnt as bad as a lot of people are making it out to be.I have seen a good number of friends I have made at the school find gainfull employment within their feild nearing graduation. I have also seen a good number of students land really nice internships.My instructors have all been great, and I could not say enough good things about these people. Most of my instructors go out of their way to make time for students needing any help i.e. coming in on there days off for tutoring, as well as taking time to help us in our extracurricular activities. and truly seem to care about their students.All of my instructors have been very knowledgable about the subject matter they are teaching. I am currently in the Visual Communications program and one of my instructors is actually the former head designer for the Kansas City Cheifs. I have learned a lot in the amount of time I have been going to this school. That said, you are only going to get out of it what you put into it!I see plenty of people posting on these site claiming that they passed their classes without even opening a book. Which is beleivable, and quite true of many students here. To me, I see that as being lazy. The instructors are there to guide you not to hold your hand. Fact is that maybe if you had taken advantage of the text books and online material, and maybe made some time outside of your classes to build your portfolio you probably would have gained a LOT more from your experience at this school. That and you have to keep in mind that their programs are accelerated programs. You are going through the course in just 12 weeks which gives you just enough time to get the basics down and get a little direction on how to teach yourself.All in all its like I said earlier it is what you make of it. If you are just there to get the grade and degree and dont put in the effort to actually get good at what you're learning you probably wont get a job with your degree because thats all you've got. On the other hand if you really try and put in the extra effort to build a kick ass portfolio and really learn your subject matter.Then you shouldnt have too a problem."
Thomas Storck
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2011
"WOW, look at all of these "comments" about ITT.I would like to say first off that ITT for Information Systems Security or a.k.a CNS(Computer Networking Security)is awesome! A lot of these people commenting do not realize how much of a benefit you get from joining this school. Yes, it is pricey for an associates degree, and depending on you, getting a bachelor's is the same price at most Universities anyway.What a lot of people that are bad mouthing this school is you really get your money's worth. How many Universities offer a virtual library of e-books, certification study e-books, professional organizations to join, and chapters to meet with professionals in your major?!! NONE, and this is for life. On top of that our virtual library has a plethora of programs from Microsoft that are covered through our "expensive" Associates degree. It ranges to SQL Server, Windows 7 (every edition, 32 and 64-bit) Microsoft Server 2008, etc.My favorite instructor is a Network Engineer for Cisco Networks, you know the biggest networking company that everyone wishes they could get a certification in. He pushes us to play with VM machines, apply for internships, and use him as reference to get in for the internship, I am currently waiting for one to open myself.I have another teacher who is retired, teaching part-time, who is phenomenal with his teaching, and how much of an overview our courses are applicable towards our career.(with very thorough knowledge of our major classes) It is important to remember, that all of our teachers are REQUIRED to have a MASTERS DEGREE. Look it up on job board sites, they don't accept anything below, unless you are working towards your Masters.I would also like to tell everyone how wonderful the classes and variety I am getting to learn. Database Development, Server 2008, and Advanced Server 2008 (working w/ AD), Linux Redhat, Linux Fedora, client and server, programming, Microsoft classes, EVERYTHING you need to know to be well rounded in this industry. We get about 2 hr's or so of lecture, and we take what we learn from lecture in hands-on lab assignments.This school is challenging, I am maintaining a 3.8 as or right now, and NO they do not give out grades. My 1st and 2nd semester, I saw people drop out because, it was too hard, or they got too frustrated that you have to ACTUALLY STUDY the material for daily quizzes, and huge projects that are assigned to you mid-way through courses. If you do not read, or study, good luck trying to figure out a complex project that is 20% of your grade.I can tell who went to ITT and who didn't, because a lot of these comment do not even explain the experience, or KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.So your telling me someone who went to the Art Institute of Dallas with a major in Fine Arts or Graphic Design won't be taken serious for an employer? LOL, that's what I thought, you pay for what you get.What about Paul Mitchell hair school, they won't get hired because it's not "accredited" in their industry?!?Well that's what your believing about ITT's scams, and education if you believe all of the paranoia on this site and google!!!!!!!"
Jessie
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2011
"I would never recommend this school to anyone!! The teachers are terrible and you'll never learn anything from them! I had to teach myself everything out of the book!! I cant even transfer my credits to a different school because they wont except them!! I'm in huge debt!! Never go to this school i warn everyone! They are a money driven school!! Scam!! Scam!!!"
JJ
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2011
"This is a true, honest, unbiased, factual based opinion on my experience as a student here at ITT tech. Despite the Good and Bad reviews depicted by others before me.I have spent the last 2+ years at ITT pursuing an Associates in Multimedia and Bachelors in Game Design. This is going into my 3rd year that I write this.I had previous Gen. Ed. and business credits from a local college that did in fact transfer to ITT. Some of my business credits did not. The option is available with ITT to 'test out' of classes you feel that you’re knowledgeable in or have taken previously at another college. If you pass the test outs you have proven to ITT that you have successfully retained your previously learned knowledge or need no more further education in that particular area of your degree.Successfully completing and passing the test out also saves you TIME and MONEY by earning you the applied credit towards your degree of choice. 3 successful test outs will save you three classes which equivalents to saving you a full semester of time (12 weeks per class x 3 classes per semester) not to mention the $2,000-$8,000 price tag you accrue per class($2,000+), per semester($6,000+)in classes.I personally try to test out of every class possible, and have succeeded more than I have failed. I have already saved more than a half year of course credits time and those credits worth of money. The test outs are not at all easy may I add.Starting out there are a few basic courses that ITT makes everyone take, which helps you to learn about yourself, your learning styles, and how to help you find some insight about yourself, who you are inside, and can show you ways to organize your life a little more efficiently and professionally.ITT-Tech also makes sure you do not move forward without having basic Microsoft office skills to properly express yourself in a professional manner. This includes learning how to use the spell checker. lolIn my experience, ITT-Tech allows ways for you to creatively tailor your degree with elective courses as long as you have previous requirements and pre-requisites met. This would include some extra programming or web development classes tied in with your Business or Game Design degree. Vice Versa take some Visual Communication or web design classes to learn Photoshop with your Business degree if you have electives available to play around with.Career Services is there, and they will work as hard as you need them to as long as I feel its mutually agreeable that you would be the best fit not only for the job but to represent the school as a graduate or student should they go to bat for you above a simple job match. They help match jobs up to you or you to the jobs, but mind you, they are not a job placement or employment agency.The Finance people know what they are doing, at least on my Campus (for some of you who feel your campus was unorganized). The Registrars work very hard to manage the loads of students and last minute scheduling changes. The teachers at one point in time or another have been respected experts in their fields of study. One of my Game Design Instructors used to be an animator for Ren and Stimpy, and he used to design slot machine games for casino use! How much more relevant real world experience from a teacher in the industry do you need? All my teachers at the beginning of semester tell a brief story about who they are and what relevant expert 'in the field' experience they bring to the table in regards to our educational experience. This is true of every single teacher I’ve had on my ITT campus.If you find the teacher isn't doing their job or the school is not up to par.There ARE student surveys that the instructors implore you to complete near the end of every semester for every teacher and class. Surveys are anonymous to the teacher, and this is your chance to rate the class, the materials, the equipment, and yes the instructor to the College Board. You are also given areas to fill out personal opinions on how the class could be better and another section to comment on the instructor.Yes they fire teachers that don't do their jobs- Mid semester if need be! I had a College Mathematics class where the teacher was doing his job, he knew his stuff, but just was not accessible enough to all the students in making sure we understood the curriculum. He went too fast and helped too little. Many students complained to the program chairs and to the Dean. Even I was feeling the urge to just give up. I took free tutoring and that was how I was able to barely keep up. Then, in mid-semester (about week 5), Poof! We had a new teacher. The old one was fired and the new teacher (a long term ITT math instructor who took on our class as another extra class to her already busy teaching schedule) took us through a review from weeks 1-5. She took her time and somehow explained everything in a way that we all just understood. She didn’t move onto the next step until she knew and confirmed that we understood up to the current. Bottom line was she accomplished helping us to learn and understand more in ONE class period than the original instructor did in 5 weeks. To this day, I applaud my dean, and salute that teacher for literally saving the mathematic portion of our education.The school is equal opportunity for all; the teachers that I’ve had seem to be genuine people who take genuine interest in their students. They do not play favorites, or give out easy grades, or grade too steeply. They are positive, and genuinely encouraging. It is a very fair educational system where the teachers have the ability to reward you for extra credit assignments if you choose to do them, offer free tutoring, some teachers even come in on days off to teach extra workshops for us students to better hone our skills for free.In my opinion, some things could be better. Yes the software’s are not the brand new release of everything. We still use the Adobe CS3 versions of everything, but CS3 is a stable spot to be since CS4 and CS5 are so new most employers would be still using CS3 anyways. Not to mention, you learn the basics you need to know with these programs in these courses no matter what. These basics you can carry with you to the newer software versions, which make your core skills no less valuable. Bottom line here is ITT-Tech teaches us the core bare basic skills anyone should need to know in the industry. If you can’t get the basic skills then you need to either study harder, or think of transferring credits to a different degree.From what my programming buddies have said, its 2011 and ITT is still not teaching HTML5, I know personally there are no specific PHP courses, so there is room for improvement regarding staying ahead of the programming curve. ITT doesn't have MOCAP for Game Design YET either, but we learn the all the basics of 3d modeling, character animation, and importing to Game Engines along with building a working game level. The basics are all there, it’s not like Flashpoint Academy in Chicago totally geared as a specialty school for Multimedia and Game Design, but we learn the basics to where we could be just as comparable to their students if we took our lessons to the next level and really want to learn what we need to learn to be successful in this industry.To my dismay, too many times, I see students who are young and take their college education opportunity for granted. They waste the class and lab time away by watching YouTube videos or playing games. They don’t study at home. They play on their cell phones. They don’t pay attention to lecture. These students will definitely not go the extra mile to learn the harder parts of basic curriculum thru a free tutor session, much less take that knowledge further beyond basic curriculum into expanding on what we already learned. Then they complain how the class is too hard, they don’t understand, and complain not knowing why they failed as many students do.College Education at ITT-Tech or anywhere else is what you make or plan to take from it. If you put in 10% effort, you’re only going to learn 10% of what you could have. You will only get back 10% in the real world as a reciprocal. Worst part is, you can't go back! Once you miss that class lecture? IT'S GONE FOREVER. You still paid for it, but you basically just cheated yourself, that's all.As many people including me will say, you get out what you put in. Straight A's don’t come easy, and I've struggled to get and maintain my 3.8 GPA. I never even touched Photoshop until I started at ITT and if you saw my flash and 3d animation work now (not to brag, but…) you will see that I am quite talented at least above most of my peers and classmates, but I'm also contendable in the real world job market. It's not because ITT-Tech taught me everything I know, it’s because I take the time to learn what the ITT tech instructors have taught me and expand on that knowledge in my own time. I know it sounds cliché, but this an education for MY future.I take this educational opportunity seriously, even while I have fun , and I do not regret going to ITT-Tech. Granted, I’m not learning EVERYTHING I want to learn right now (It will take more schooling to get a Master’s) but I'm confident that I can apply not only the knowledge I gained here as a student to my own creative business endeavors but also I can do it with the alliance of friendships I've gained here through the years as well."
Camelia Rogers
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2011
"I don't care about the cost of the school. Do I want to pay a lot of money? NO, but I'm here now. I love the school the instructors are wonderful and have helped me out a lot. I might have a hard time getting a job, but I will find work. I will succeed because they have given me the tools and I will use them. So I'm for ITT and thats my opinion."
Ex Student
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2011
"THIS SCHOOL IS A RIP OFF.THE FINANCIAL AID STAFF ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO HANDLE YOUR TUITION LOANS, ETC. THEY ARE STUPID. I REGRET GOING TO THIS SCHOOL. THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL I EVER ATTENDED. THE TEACHERS DROP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE QUARTERS.THE TEACHERS ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO TEACH CERTAIN COURSES!!!!!!!!!!! THEY JUST READ FROM THE BOOK OR POWER POINT. I ENTERED THE HIT PROGRAM AT THE LAKE MARY CAMPUS AND IT WAS A JOKE. THE BEST THING I DID WAS DROP OUT OF THIS STUPID SCHOOL. CAREER SERVICES IS A JOKE. THEY HELP FIND STUDENTS JOBS BY SENDING YOU EMAILS! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE!!! "
Christina/Bach of Sci in Criminal Justice
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2011
"I started at ITT in Jun 2008... This is my last year and I will be grad with a Bach of Sci in Criminal Justice in March 2012... Throught out the years I have received support from my instructors and administrators... The faculty is very friendly and it is very family oriented ..Not only are intstructors here to teach you on material but give advice on life as well. It has not been easy,, there have been many times where I just wanted to quit.. But I didnt because of the atmosphere at ITT Tech. Discrimination does not exist. Every one recieves an equal opportunity.Its like the faculty goes above and beyond to make sure everyone succeeds. I would def reccommend ITT Tech to anyone of any age and any background. Im so anxious about graduating. 2012 here I come..!"
Burt
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2011
"My experience at ITT-Tech was very rewarding. I am three quarters away from completing my bachelor's degree in Construction Management and feel that my time here was well spent. All of my instructors in my core classes were experts in their respective fields and added to my overall education. I have seen instructors fired for not adding value to their student’s education.How many other schools REQUIRE that you give evaluations of your instructor and the overall quality of the curriculum? These surveys really do play a part in improving the value of your education. As this is a for profit school, you are the employer and they are the employee. If an instructor is not helping you to succeed, it is your obligation to voice your grievances. Not only to better your education but that of your fellow students.The career services department has put me in touch with many great employers. I have yet to obtain a job from one of these leads but I keep my head high. I realize that this is not the best economy to be entering the job market. The amount of people laid off in the construction industry only forces me to work harder and gain as much information as I can from my instructors. As my title states, you get out what you put in. Stop blaming your laziness on someone else and do the work!"
ITT Houston
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2011
"I'm due to graduate in September 2011 and I regret ever going to this school. Most of the staff is either rude or lazy and you rush through the materials so fast you can't even say you learned anything at all. I wasted 4 hours in my composition 1 class doing nothing! Waste of time! If you have a life, don't go here because they don't care what you have going on. My car was broken into while I was at class and no one even cared. They have 2 security guards riding around the parking lot, so what the hell happened??The dean is impossible to get ahold of. The Financial Aid department is a joke too. They always loose my paperwork and wait till the last minute to let you know when stuff is due. Also, you waste money buying books or materials you hardly if ever use. DON'T GO TO THIS SCHOOL!! IT'S A JOKE OF A SCHOOL!!!"
rlee
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2011
"I am in my 2nd quarter at ITT. I have been confused,anxious,overwhelmed,and down right ticked off. AND, I have been able to speak with the instructors, and head of the department without setting up an appointment. I have been treated with courtesy, patience and what I consider a heartfelt positive concern regarding my educational experience with ITT.Sure, the material hard. We meet once a week. What does anyone expect?, an easy road? ITT is not for the faint of heart. A student must be dedicated to putting in the hours it takes to understand the material. That's the same at any school anywhere!I have many years of experience with community colleges, and I graduated from a University. ITT seems on a par with my previous educational experiences. Many people complain about the cost of the ITT programs. Well, considering that the books are included, tools like a 500GB harddrive are included, access to software on loan is included, I'd say ITT ends up being about the same as other educational institutions. If a student wants to "save" some time/money, they might consider taking their GE requirements through a community college and then going on to ITT.My previously earned GE requirements have saved me from taking 6 classes. Plus, if I student doesn't want to continue at ITT, the GE's from community college usually transfer anywhere.Check it out. The bottom line is: ITT is what it is, a school. It has its pluses and minuses. For me, entering a new career, it works."