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ITT Technical Institute Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,000
30% of 316 students said this degree improved their career prospects
34% of 316 students said they would recommend this school to others
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J.L
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2015
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I WAS currently attending ITT-Tech Houston, Tx! Before I start I just wanted to say that this is not the place for everyone. If you want to go for the experience? Go ahead, but be warned! This place isn't what they are cut out for everything they promised. YOU are just a starting number for them to further their paycheck. Every instructor that I had was not qualified to "teach" nor to really had that potential to teach a legitimate class. Believe me, I was extremely happy to be enrolled at first, but after sitting in my first class? I noticed that most of my instructors do not have a teaching profession and some doesn't seem to understand what they are teaching about. It is a great school to get the feel of how college is, but I have to honestly say, it's not the legit feel of a REAL college. IF you are SERIOUS about your education?? Save money or try investing in a better (or real) college that will be able to transfer your credits. I for one learn that the hard way and now I have a huge debt on my head that will take me awhile to pay off. Think really hard before attending this school because after you made up your mind and visited their school? Not only will they "close the deal", but your interest will be visualized differently, just remember that. Some may walk out with a CAREER job and MOST will not. A lot of career jobs they will not accept you if they see you have ITT on your resume due to the knowledge they have about ITT. Please DO take each comment into consideration and do your research. However? If you are truly curious and already have your mind set to enroll to ITT? I'm not stopping you, but please do take consideration and you're already warned by many."
A disappointed student
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"If you are serious about your education, then don’t attend this campus? I can’t speak for all of their schools, because I didn’t go to them. I would review this one, far as buildings go, location isn’t bad. Far as the administration on the education side, there seems to be no leadership. I had no issues with the finance, or the registration of classes. The most disappointing part of my experiences at that school was the accountability factor. Almost all of the teachers there don’t have a teaching degree. They may have some years in their particular field, but that shouldn’t qualify you to teach. Nobody holds the teachers accountable for not having a lesson plan prepared, some don’t even look at the lesson until they walk in the doors to “teach”. Because it’s a school for profit too many students are just passed alone to the next semester to keep money coming in. And the students who suffer are the ones serious about learning. I spent way too many hours in class, in what were consider my core subjects in computer technology, because the teacher had to help do basic stuff. Like figuring out where a student saved a file, or how to even use Microsoft Word. I say this as a student who upon leaving earned a 3.9 GPA, so this isn’t coming from a poor student. I finally had enough of poor teaching, terrible mismanagement from the administration. I left after a year, to attend a school that gives you an education not a piece of paper when you graduate. So in closing I reiterate, if you want a school who will just pass you without much effort then this is the place for you. If you are like me and want an education, something of value in the work place, and where teachers are serious about the assignments and what is taught, then don’t go to this school. Sincerely, a disappointed student."
kajia
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2015
  • Degree: Network Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"This school was awful I am very good with computers and work well with others. This school did not make any sense, The work was unnecessarily hard, the teachers either gave me attitude or didn't know what they were talking about. In order for me to get a job in Chicago I had to delete the school from my resume. At one interview an employer said he would never hire those from itt tech because they do not support any current technology. I am stuck with a $13000 bill that has only diminished my opportunity in a big city. I am telling anyone that reads these reviews please take every review into consideration."
Meredith
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2015
  • Degree: Legal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"The Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies (ASPLS) IS NOT ABA APPROVED in California. Therefore and although I have spend time and money on a "degree" it is not worth the paper it was printed on."
Mike Davis
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2015
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Itt-tech got me a Job 2weeks, before I got my AS degree. Now that I think of it, I don't know of anyone that didn't get a job, that was in my class. 2013 class Richardson TX Now that I have my bachelor's Degree I am looking for a better paying employer."
cupcakekitty
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2015
  • Degree: Graphic Design
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I'm about to graduate from ITT Tech and I'm noticing that this school is literally nothing but a selfish piece of shit. Not only have I found out that I owe the school thousands of dollars for a loan I don't remember signing up for in the beginning, but I'm also seeing that most other schools I've applied to, to get my BS won't take my credits. My chairman had to recommend one college that wouldn't be stealing money out of my pockets just so I could finish my degree. The school's staff in the main office is nothing but a bunch of dicks that don't want to help you when it comes to paying back the schools temporary loan. I just want to put out there to people that are thinking about attending ITT Tech. Please don't. Save your money and go to a better college that actually has transferable credits and where you probably won't have to pay the school back any money."
Melissa
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Waste of time, money, and receiving a proper knowledge in the field of study. Instructors, program director was one of those that liked to belittle the students. If the students had questions you were mocked by the program director. Nothing in most of the classes were taught in an organized manner in order for the students to gain the foundation required in the field. Do not enroll. Please just attend a traditional school for your future sake."
Rodney T.
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Well, here I am again talking about ITT TECH in Center City Philly. I am in my 6 quarter and 2 more to go. I am so glad it is almost over but it has been great. I've learned a lot from this school and I'm sure I will find a job in my field. I'm a little nervice because I know that I have so many oppertunites now I don't know what I want to do. All I can say is that it feels good to know that the skies the limit and ITT TECH has done that for me. It is a great school. Don't listen to the negative comments on this site because everything is not for every body, find out for yourself."
Misled Again
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2015
  • Degree: Project Management
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"While ITT has some of the best instructors in their fields, the way the school is run takes away from that. The students control the classes and most of them attend every other week just to keep their GI bill income coming. The instructors almost can't fail students if they want to keep their jobs, a failing student is a black mark on the instructor. ITT is all about the money, if students fail, they drop out and the school loses money and that's a big no no. Don't get me wrong, I would say about 20% of the students really care about their education and go the extra mile for their future, but the other 80% don't give a crap and they hurt the classes. I am a veteran, and I used my VA assistance 20 years ago to obtain an AS degree in Computer Aiding Drafting (CADD). 1 year after I graduated I decided I wanted to finish my Bachelors and started applying to universities. Guess what, not a single other school in the country would accept a single credit from my ITT degree. Left angry and stubborn, I was not going to throw away 18 months, 5 nights a week, 4 hour a night hard work and start completely over. Two years ago I discovered that ITT now had Bachelors degrees and after a visit to the campus was told that while the AS is still not recognized, the Bachelors degree was accepted by all major universities around the country. SO I signed up and off to finish my bachelors I went. I am six weeks from graduating and am going on to to my masters. One of the schools I choose was NOVA, but guess what I found out again? Nova along with other regionally accredited universities will not accept my BS from ITT Tech, the recruiter about choked trying not to laugh at me. You see, ITT technically isn't lying when they ay major universities accept their Bachelors degrees, just not the ones that hold any prestigious standings.One example is the University of Phoenix, another for profit, expensive school that is "Nationally Accredited" university like ITT and just want your money. They will take any student that has a "B" average from any school. But, Phoenix has the same reputation as ITT does in the job market, poor. Most employers won't recognize Phoenix or ITT's degrees as legit. So, would I recommend anyone going to ITT, "HELL NO" !!! Through some research and the help of one of my Doctorate level instructors, I was led to Devry. Now don't get me wrong, Devry isn't a Yale or Harvard, but they are Regionally accredited and accept ITT Grads with a 3.5 GPA or higher. And, after doing a lot of research I am finding that Devry is a far more reputable college and their job placement rate with higher paying jobs for their grads is quite impressive. While I am starting my Masters there this summer a few months after I graduate from ITT, the Masters is not their only program. They have Bachelors as well and it it recognized by other universities.I urge any one you reading this to research your schools of choice, look at their accreditation's, the cost, and what other universities will accept the degree and be sure you are getting what you are paying for. Not just the money, the the time and energy you spend earning that degree. There are other good choices out there besides DeVry, search the internet and find them, BUT STAY AWAY FROM ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE they are a complete waste of your time and money."
A
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"ITT tech sucks not a good school does not help with job placement and when they do not what u study there really a waste of time and your money I paid all that money for them to tell me I owe them full of shit and am still not working for what I went to school for wish I would have study somewhere else..."
AJ
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2015
  • Degree: Electronics
  • Graduation Year: 1990
"My degree at ITT gave me a great foundation to enter the work force and continue to build not only my education but also experience. I highly recommend that you don't stop here, continue to build upon your formal education. My education at ITT gave me a start as an Electronic Technician, since then I have progressed into Field Engineering and Project/Program management, earning salary increases each step along the way."
Unhappy Veteran
  • Reviewed: 1/15/2015
  • Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I go to ITT to get an Associates in Drafting and Design. I'm A Military Veteran and am using my GI Bill. This place is a joke. I'm still waiting for my PELL Grant that the government sent to my school months ago. My GI Bill pays for EVERYTHING but yet ITT feels it's necessary to keep my PELL Grant money in they're account to earn interest off of it, instead of sending it to me like promised. The school is misusing money from government programs. I will be contacting the Dept of Education and BBB. I think everyone else should too! Let's get this place shut down, sued, and get our hard earned money back!!"
Dhuman
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2015
  • Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Waste of time and costs far too much money. I have an Associate Degree and cant find employment in my field because an Assoc. isnt good enough despite what they tell you."
ON NW
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2014
  • Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
  • Graduation Year: 2099
"I was an instructor at ITT for many months. I know the inner workings, and what other employees do. I know that they high people for the purpose of writing rebuttals and fake (good only) reviews of the company. The company / school fires instructors that grade on the merit. instructors are bullied and forced by the administrative personnel on the orders of the administrative directors of the campuses into providing fake grades. Companies LAUGH at the degree, and wont hire anyone that went to ITT tech. Dont bother. go to a real college / university"
Rudy
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2014
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 1980
"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."
SP
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2014
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"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."
alexxfloressx3
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Hello, My name is A. I attended ITT Technical Institute to adquire my RN degree with their Breckinridge School of Nursing from September 2012 to March 2013. When I went there for orientation the lady from admissions gave me the most wonderful speech about how attending ITT was gonna open so many doors, I was gonna be making $45 as a registered nurse, great hands on program and I would walk away from there being a Registered Nurse and everything was gonna be great. The same day I went for orientation I got hurried into enrolling. Next thing you know I was sitting in a classroom a few days after that. The classes were very irrelevant, the teachers we're horrible and it did not really seem right, bur my mother was so proud of me I just stayed in the school. A few months after that I got very sick and spent a good amount of time at the hospital where I befriended a couple of RNs. I was telling one of them that I was going to school for Registered Nurse and when she asked me where I said "ITT Tech" she told me that that school was a horrible place to become an RN since their teaching is so poor people barely pass the NCLEX exam to obtain the nursing license. After that being said I started to do my own research and I seen nothing but bad reviews on the school all over the internet. Only 10% of the nursing students actually graduate, from which only 20% pass the NCLEX and not to mention only 30% find jobs as accordingly with their degrees. I was very upset and I had noticed the poor teaching before so in March 2013 I decided to leave ITT Tech. A couple months after that, I started to get phone calls from ITT Tech teying to get me to pay a "debt" that nobody had told me about. Apparently I owe the school almost $7,000 from a loan that I wasn't even aware about. If I knew I had to open a loan I would of never gone to that school, I could of just gone to a public college. Up to this day, November 21st, 2014 I get calls daily from ITT Tech trying to get me to pay my debt. At this point I'm a 21 year old with a score credit of 502 can't get my own apartment, nor get myself a car because this incompetent institution wanted to ruin people's life and I was too naive back then to even think that a Educational Institution could be so evil. I would love to see if I qualify for loan forgiveness because I'm in debt with horrible credit for a school that's not even worth a penny."
Laurie Hightower
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2014
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I don't know why there is so much bad publicity about this college. I think that this is a great college. Yes, it is a little expensive, but honestly what college isn't? What students don't realize is that other colleges may have cheaper tution but they have to pay for their books, which could be really expensive. Most of the books at ITT are provided for you and are part of the package. You also get a free laptop when you join. I think this is a great school and I recommend it to anyone looking for a college to attend."
Regretful ITT Tech Student
  • Reviewed: 10/6/2014
  • Degree: Electronics
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"After graduating from ITT Tech with a BSEECT and a 3.99 GPA, I sent out a mass of applications to positions well within my skill and experience level for three months and didn't receive even one response from an employer. My resume is visually appealing, represents me very well and should serve to attract any 'best-of' employer, but to no avail. I finally sought advice online as to why I wasn't receiving any responses. From the information I gathered, ITT has such a heinous reputation for being a degree mill that employers regularly use the name of the school to pre-emptively weed out unqualified applicants in the Applicant Tracking System. I can't say I disagree with this behavior. While in school, I observed several people that rightfully ought not have graduated at all, for the reason putting very little effort forward and having very little knowledge of their discipline, being awarded the same degree I earned with diligence. I further observed that many of the instructors are not qualified to teach their respective courses. It was a common occurrence that I was more knowledgeable concerning the subject matter than the instructor. The advice that I received and finally used was to leave the degree on my resume, but expunge the name of the school. With this action, I immediately started getting interviews, but so far, as soon as the topic comes up about 'which' school I had attended, the interviews are soon after terminated. It looks like the ITT Tech Degree devalues the paper it was printed on and actually serves to detriment the job seeker in obtaining gainful employment ...further, I am out several tens of thousand dollars of student loan money that I have no means to pay back after working my tail off to excel in school. I recommend strongly against this school and any like-kind, for-profit institution. I must qualify this in saying that ITT Tech did not always have this reputation. Many years ago, when I had earned my Associate's degree from this school, it was a reputable school with solid instructors. It is shameful how that has changed."
John
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2014
  • Degree: Information Systems
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I landed a job before I graduated my BA for the Systems Security Program. For being in the IT field for less than three years I have landed an network administrator role. I just got an offer for a "security systems administrator" for a well known company. Before I started this career and school I was working at Taco Bell. I also have a drug felony I spent some time in prison for. With the combination of hard work and the degree it really did get me into the career field. If a person like me can do it then anyone can do it."