Keiser University Reviews - Medical Assistant

2.1 out of 5 stars
(12 Reviews)
  • Daytona Beach (FL)(and 15 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,208
0% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
17% of 12 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.5 out of 5 stars
Travis B Link - 5/2/2020
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"My wife was extremely excited to go to school for medical assisting. She researched online schools and found Keiser. I'm sure they were honest with her (legally speaking), but not entirely straightforward. She did online courses for a year and some change. One night per week with a professor for about 1.5 hours. When it came time to do the internship, they gave her a very very outdated list of doctors or other facilities that they "work" with here in Arizona. Nada....Not one doctor on the list was still in the same practice and/or worked with interns. My wife is 3 years new to this country and does not know anybody to find an available internship. We literally went into the phone book and called any doctors we could find. Long story short, without internship, she couldn't continue the M/A program. Admissions told my wife she could pause schooling (with additional fee), to seek internship or she could change her Major to Medical Billing and Coding. With all the rejections for internship, we felt changing was most prudent. She of course didn't like Billing and Coding, nor did she really learn much about it. She has her diploma (costing $20,000ish of course) and it is a useless piece of paper. She will never work in the field. In fact, she works now for Amazon. One of her coworkers is ten year veteran medical coding and billing specialist that can't find work in that field. We're now on the hook for a lot of money, but what is worse, this experience extinguished the fire in my wife and soured her to the whole educational experience. Somebody else had in mind class action lawsuit...I'm on board."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Sims - 1/23/2020
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"I went to keiser of Jacksonville between 2015-2017. I obtained my degree but with a cost. My professors were good and make sure we overstood what we learned but now that I have decided to go back to school and do so at a community college I am starting ALLL the way over. FSCJ informed me that they do not accept any of my credits and I will have to redo all my courses over. This should be illegal. We should not be able to get financial aid for the same classes. We should not have to pay twice for the same classes. It feels like I wasted my time and most importantly my money. I am responsible for paying back the loans for credits that are basically useless. I almost cried and everything else being told to me was all a blur. Lost. They need some serious changes"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Military Veteran - 7/14/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"Do not go to this School. I when to Keiser in 2011 for a few semesters. While there I decided to join the military in 2012 , I looked at the drop deadlines before I decided to withdraw from the Orlando Campus. I was still within the time to withdraw. I withdrew for the school and signed the paperwork and state the reason and joining the military. The employee who helped me told me, I has good and do not own any money. So 4 years later after my military duty, I try to get my transcripts so I can attend another school, Keiser University tells me I own $8k. I asked why it was never reported on my credit since I keep track, the response I got was that I got lucky. Not true, I had the paperwork to prove I withdrew 4 yrs ago if they would have reported back in 2012. And my student report is also missing the paperwork too. Yet the college reported to my student loans that I graduated from there. DO NOT GO TO KEISER UNIVERSITY."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Roberto Reyes - 5/11/2017
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"This college is the worst college I have ever attended to. KEISER UNIVERSITY just want to take your money. Don't go there because you will end up with a 3000 dollars debt and ofcourse they will not give you a transcript until you pay the full balance. They don't care if you graduate or not they just want the money."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 2/11/2017
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"I thought this school was going to be a good choice at first but now I am looking for a school to transfer to instead. They make this school sound like it is going to work well with your work life or family life but in reality they don't. You are better off going to another school. I have had issues with professors marking me absent while I was in class, failing to put my homework in the grade book and claiming I was not there nor turned in said assignments. The Dean takes sides with the instructors more so than the students just because "Nobody has had a problem with our instructors! Only you!" and makes you feel like you can't accomplish or pass the class. No support for students, at all. It's expensive/ If I am paying way more than another campus, my teachers should be phenomenal, the school should care and HELP YOU SUCCEED. Not sit back and watch you fail with a smile on their face... Not all instructors and staff are bad though, there are some instructors who will help you pass the class even if they have to drag you over the finish line. Some people on the staff are pretty excellent as well."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Shelby Toole - 11/3/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"Keiser University is a great school. It is accredited however it is very expensive but well worth it. My teacher is amazing as she is very understanding. The class and program in general is like a family to me as everyone gets along when working together. I will be furthering my education all the way to a doctorate degree. I love this school very much and think everyone else will as well."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Andrew Sellers - 4/21/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"The staff is very uneducated and unorganized when it comes to helping you sign up for classes. This school is also very expensive and not worth the money at all. I learned a lot but was taken advantage of when it came to how much an associates degree online cost. $45,000 ! It was my first time going to college and I didn't know what to expect to pay. I Graduated in 2014 with a 3.8 GPA. Once I Graduated it was hard to find a job as a medical assistant and Keiser University wasn't much help. You are just a number and a paycheck to them I would suggest researching other options and not to become a Medical Assistant. Job market is non existent and employers want you to have at least 1-2 years of experience. No one wants to give you a chance. I am changing careers and going into business Marketing for my bachelor's with a different online college and I hope it isn't the same situation."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Rung Dry - 4/25/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"I started off in the Medical Assistant program with the understanding I would need to secure a site for my externship/perceptorship within the first 6months. 3 months go by and an academic advisor calls me to find our if I was successful or not. I told her no I was not. She proceeded to tell me, "oh yeah, your state is very difficult to secure a facility. We have only been successful in one facility." The facility is 3hours away from me. So for 3months I would have to drive 3 hours there and 3 hours back, find daycare for my two kids, come up with gas money all to volunteer (no pay) for 3 months in order to graduate. So I switched my degree to Health Services Administration just so I could graduate with a degree of some sort. I get to the end once again and am told I must start a new financial aide package for my LAST class. Financial aid will not cover my last class so I must come up with $1700 out of my own pocket or qualify through a private lender. Neither of which I can do. So $30,000 of student loans later, 2 years of my time online, I have NOTHING to show for it."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 4/6/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"This is an awful school. Terrible experience. Don't bother going to this school unless you want to be treated like a high school student. You are surrounded in a class full of ignorant people, who instead of working together with you, bully you like you were in grade school. Not saying everyone was this way, but my class had absolutely no respect for anyone. My teacher in front of everyone asked why I got the grade that I got on a test, which was an 85. Mind you, I have children at home to care for, and I was too tired to study. Not that it was everyone else's business to know anyway, but, she blasted that question in front of everyone while returning the graded exams. And, in one other instance we got into an argument and she chose to ask everyone in the class, if what I was saying was true. What went through my mind was, first of all.. is this argument between you and I, or you, I, and the class? By the way, there are completely unprofessional, and rude staff that likes to gossip while you take tests (*in the library*). Almost all the computers are damaged, and wifi sucks. Bathrooms stink all the time, and there is mildew/mold everywhere. Unbelievably, we were asked to go in and clean a classroom, before using it for the rest of the term. Are you kidding? For the tuition that we pay, we are required to clean up a classroom that was left a mess by the people who were there before us? Let's not forget to mention the one roach that crossed the hallway once. Vending machines in the "cafeteria" ate up your money, and it was a pain in the ass to get it back. Last but not least, the icing on the cake. I graduated in February 1, 2015. Since then, it has been up to Keiser University to send my transcripts or what ever document is required to the appropriate organization so that I could take my Registered medical exam and my X-ray license (Basic machine operator) test. We are now in April and I have not been able to take either exam because Keiser University Orlando forgot to send my transcripts. I already fixed my problem with my Registered Medical Assisting exam (application was rejected because of my transcripts not being sent from keiser), and I just received a letter from the department of health saying that they also rejected my X-ray license application, because they are missing my transcripts as well. So, please decide very well if you would like to attend Keiser. It is very costly, for the very poor treatment you are in for. Not all the campuses may be this way, but just do your research. This was just my experience here in the Keiser University Orlando Campus."
5.0 out of 5 stars
MA Student - 4/6/2015
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"I currently attend Keiser Melbourne as a MA student, I was skeptical at first because of all the negative reviews however I am happy with my decision. I finish in a few months, and I must say the teachers are great. It is a fast paced learning environment, and its more expensive. I agree with some of these reviews it is not for everyone. I like the hands on experience here and the fact that I will graduate with my AS degree along with some certifications that I was not aware of when starting - those include phlebotomist, EKG, CPR, and basic x-ray."
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