Student & Graduate Reviews
shelley - 11/3/2012
Graduation Year: 2013
"I am a first semester student. Yes, it is expensive. But to all the haters, Keiser switched to a non-profit. The instructors are great, classes are small, and 3 classes go throughout the year. Have had the opportunity to talk to a lot of RN's out there, and they are all Keiser. Hospitals are looking for Keiser students since we have more training and more time out in real life scenarios. Pick your school, State College of Florida is on academic probation from the the nursing group that governs them. Keiser passed with flying colors. Don't hate, people are looking for the best, and apparently Keiser is winning."
Laura Chen-Sem - 8/15/2012
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2009
"I went and got my AA and returned to get my BBA. After registering for classes I took online and after 3 days I realized that I was not going to be able to go to school because of personal reasons. I tried to contact them, but no one was ever available to take my call to the point where I had to drive all the way to see them and then they turned around and charged me $1400 for just 3 days of class. Even though I complained and went to them for more than 2 years they sent my account to a collections agency. Now they are forcing me to pay the full amount in a month and will no longer accept me just paying $50 a month. Their customer services is horrible and they promise to help you find a job when you finish and they don't. I graduated that school with a 3.4 GPA and was always one of the top students in my class but even that did not help me get a job. You are better off going to a public college or university, but if you want to go to Keiser and graduate owing $20,000+ with no job after...then Keiser is the school for you."
Renee Marceaux - 5/22/2012
"Received my Associates from Keiser 8 yrs ago and am back to get my Bachelor's. I have had nothing but good experiences with classes & staff. These are accelerated courses!!! Not for sissies. Online typically is geared toward the student who is also working to pay for school and needs a flexible schedule. Online offers this. Do I have 10 years to take one or two classes a semester at a regular school? No, I have to work. I enjoy the variety of instructors and real world knowledge they offer. You have to commit to this to reap the rewards.Good luck!"
Andrew - 5/13/2012
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012
"This school is not what it's suppose to be, employers in the medical field frown upon this school. Administration is lost high over turn in employees. Some of the instructors don't care about the students they don't check the students work they just give away grades.The price of the school is too high for the education you receive. I feel I wasted my time with this school, I just completed the school since I paid for it up front. In my eyes this was not a smart choice in an education."
Nicole Nelson - 5/3/2012
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"This school only cares about your money and that is all. I just left this so called university because I was having issues with a class and no one, not even the dean wanted to put in the effort to help me, so I had to pay $100 to withdrawl from their school. I wouldn't go to this school if it was a matter of life or death."
FDR - 4/18/2012
Degree: Respiratory Therapy
Graduation Year: 2011
"Just a horrible school all around. Most of us are still unemployed than employed! They suck!"
Fouled Up - 4/16/2012
"This page offered no option for my campus. Just so you know, I went to Jax and had a few online classes. The school is very poorly managed. Management say random things that contradict other managers or the catalog. There are two teachers here who are brilliant, but the rest do not know their fields. The CP is on campus 2 hours a week, the deans don't support their faculty, they didn't when I started a few years ago, and the news ones still didn't when I got out this year. Programs and teachers disappear monthly. I don't have secure feeling from KU. I only came here because of GI Bill. No support for physical or mental disability, and I got both last tour. Now that I work in the industry KU trained me in, I know that the KU degree isn't worth the paper it's printed on, at least not to employers like mine. Final note, if you are a crybaby or whining kiddie then KU Jax is for you. Just run to the highest manager you can find an youre golden. A girl in my class had three felonies and acted up but never disciplined, will she be able to work in the field, nope! Worst campus ever."
Rather Not Say to be honest. - 3/16/2012
"I can only speak for the nursing program at the Tampa campus of Keiser University, but, IT'S INSANELY TERRIBLE!1. Instructors are abrasive, rude and have no idea what they're doing.They recently lost their only two valuable instructors due to infighting amongst the staff in which students were used like pawns. They DO NOT TEACH. They read to you from the textbook without bothering to give you any kind of explanation of the topic. You are required to do all the work and expected to magically memorize hundreds of pages of material in 48 hours while also taking other classes and doing clinical rounds. The tests are poorly written and there is no discussion or revision after the tests have been taken EVEN IN INSTANCES WHERE STUDENTS HAVE DIRECTLY SHOWN THE INSTRUCTOR THAT THE "CORRECT" ANSWER ON THE TEST IS IN DIRECT OPPOSITION TO WHAT IS IN THE BOOK!And here's a funny example of the poor quality of our instructors... One of them (no names) REALLY did not know that carbon monoxide was odorless. REALLY?!2. Terminal levels of disorganization. They have no idea what is going on and when it is going on even if it is something the instructor is directly responsible for. They cannot seem to schedule tests. They cannot seem to correctly schedule clinicals. They cannot seem to keep track of what classroom you are even in. You will not get a calendar of class requirements until well into the semester and when you do there's no point in looking at it because it changes on a daily/wekkly basis.3. The program director is one of the most off putting human beings I have ever had the misfortune to come across. Abrasive. Rude. Ignorant. Arrogant. Childish. Condescending and Petty are just a few descriptors that come to mind.4. Quality of education is EXTREMELY poor. You'd get more out of flatly reading the textbook than you would spending your hard earned money at this farce of an institution. In a nutshell the point it this. If you are considering entering the nursing RN program at Keiser University of Tampa... Run! Rune in the opposite direction as far and as fast as you can."
A Moo - 2/25/2012
"Let me begin by saying, Keiser is EXPENSIVE. That is no secret, so it's laughable to read some of these comments with people saying they weren't properly informed of the cost. Tuition and fees are clearly detailed in a financial aid package that MUST be accepted or declined by the student PRIOR to enrollment. The benefit far outweighed the cost, because I was a full time, working mother, with one on the way, and it was not feasible for me to complete my education in the traditional sense. The online option was great or me. Keiser IS accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), which as someone else noted, is the same accrediting body for the Univ of Florida, Florida State, Univ of South Florida, Univ of Central Fl, etc. They accepted my math and social science credits from a community college, eliminating the need for me to take those courses. If they were only about money, they wouldn't have allowed the credit transfer.I had NO issues throughout the duration of my enrollment, not with books, financial aid, administration, nothing. When the bookstore didn't have computer software compatible with my computer (VISTA), my instructor allowed me to do a replacement project. When I gave birth, during a different class, my instructor left my access to class open and gave me time to complete all of my assignments. I chose not to participate in the graduation ceremony, and my degree was delivered promptly to my house, and it looks great on the wall in my house!The course work was NOT easy, or light, nor should it be. It's college, it's supposed to be challenging and stimulating. My instructors actively participated in ALL of our threaded discussions, and during a tough time when I was slacking in my American Lit class, my instructor CALLED ME to make sure everything was ok.At the end of each semester, I had no problems selling my books to an online book buy back company. I also used all of my tuition expenses as a tax deduction and got a very sizable tax return. My only suggestion to Keiser would be to market itself better, and make it visible that they are indeed a legitimately accredited school. There is still skepticism amongst many employers as to the quality of Keiser's instruction, but obviously they are doing something right! I know several people who graduated from their Radiology Tech program who have had NO trouble finding jobs in hospitals, and one with a mobile x-ray company. Keiser is a good school that offers quality programs!"
Charles Cummings - 2/20/2012
Graduation Year: 2013
"I have read most of the reviews about Keiser ecampus, and many of them have some truth to them however we must remember that every lie began with some truth. I have been a student at Keiser University ecampus since 2008, and I am now in graduate school. I have had some mix-ups with my financial aid, and class schedules but this is no different than what take place in many other schools. The reason I titled this review, Perfect Opportunity is because life will offer these same challenges and it is our responsibility to either work them out or have temper tandrums like some of the people that have written these negative reviews. Keiser University has offered me a smooth learning opportunity in which I am grateful for, and will use it all the way to the bank."