National College Reviews

  • 21 Reviews
  • Knoxville (TN) (and 5 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,361
25% of 21 students said this degree improved their career prospects
14% of 21 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/18/2020
  • Degree: Information Systems
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"Didn't graduate. Only went 3 semesters and ended up with 13K in debt. I left the school because of the debt I incurred. It's pretty bad when one of the instructors realized what a scam this place is and left. 10 years later, still trying to pay it off. My balance has been stuck at 12k for years. I've paid my dues and it needs to go. Predatory loans, and predatory worthless degrees. The government will always get their money. I am 54 and will never get this paid off. Scam all the way around. The school is now closed here in Dayton and even bankruptcy won't clear it off. Only way it will get forgiven is to die. Just remember going to college is a lifelong albatross-go to trade school instead, much better investment."
Shaquana Fane
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Beware long post: Initially, I was excited to go to back to school. Get in this school ( National College) and it is VERY unorganized. The staff is great!!! BUT I feel some of the instructors aren't really instructors, classes are being half taught. We pretty much google EVERYTHING when doing our work. Upon starting school, I was told that the school works around your schedule and you have a choice of online or on campus classes. I told the staff from the beginning I wanted NO ONLINE CLASSES! HA, right! They offer 7 month phlebotomy classes and 10 month MA classes. If you sign up for 7 month program, upon completion, they hit with "We can't find and sites that will take externs for the phlebotomy program so why don't you switch to the 10 month program?" Why have the program if you cannot provide everything needed including externs??? Every term there is something. It's like they find a reason for to continue going to class. Whether it is claiming you need to take a class over because they have lost your grades or you need to take a class (in order to graduate) that should've been included in the program you enrolled in that you didn't take with in your program time frame... I haven't graduated yet (I'm supposed to in May) but I just have a gut feeling that they're going to find a reason for me not to graduate..."
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2018
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Make better decisions than to attend this (FOR PROFIT SCHOOL) There are better and cheaper options for you to succeed in your future. my first accounting job was extremely low pay, I could make more money working retail floor jobs. Classes you will be pulled in with a few good instructors as you progress, it goes down hill... Most businesses and states will not hire from (for Profit Schools) DO not attend got to your local vocational school or community college!!!"
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2017
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"This college is a waste of time and money. The program is a joke and so are the admissions team. I graduated in 2014, they promised us job placements and i never got a phone call after i graduated. Now I'm stuck with a diploma I CAN DO NOTHING WITH and unwanted student loans."
Waste of time
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2017
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I like it at 1st I went there when it first open I finished got my diploma and continue my education near with phlebotomy in the Stow office it was terrible a week before I ran out of financial aid they didn't tell me and I couldn't finish the program they wanted me to give them $1,500 in cash so I couldn't finish got all the way through the program until week before now the school is closed and I never got a job in medical office administration and I had to go to another school just for from the phlebotomy was a waste of time"
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2016
  • Degree: Health Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"Attending National was one of the worst decisions I have ever made in my life and fully 100% regret it. Not only is my degree worthless but I also owe over $45k in student loans and debt just for an Associates that is impossible to get consolidated and the amount of payment was so extremely high that I cannot pay them so therefore I'm in default. My credit is ruined and NO medical office in my area will hire me based on the fact that my degree is from National. I believe this College needs to be audited and shut down. When I tried to get an explanation as to why I owe so much, I can't even be directed to the right people to speak to--obviously they don't know. The campus I attended was so unorganized. Please do yourself a favor and enroll in a better College."
Anonymous Student
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2016
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"There are some serious problems here. Like really serious problems and NO ONE is addressing them. How they have any accreditation, I have ABSOLUTELY no idea. They literally have only an admission's department. What kind of a school only has an admission's department? No librarian. No student services. No career assistance. No tutoring. No financial aid person. No student activities. Not even a full-time secretary. Z.N. The admission's people try to help but one is pretty stupid ( I think she's new) and the other is running like a chicken with his head cut off trying to do 50 things at once. There is a campus President but twice I have heard him outside on his phone interviewing for other jobs. I heard him counseling a student back into school who obviously CAN'T READ. I have tried to stop into his office on numerous occasions but he is never there. One of my classmates who works in the office told me that they are investigating him for stealing needles from the medical "lab". What kind of a place is this? How on earth do they qualify for federal funding? Why does no one see what they are doing or care? DO NOT GO HERE. It takes 6-8 appointments to get financial aid done and there is always something wrong with it, That's like an hour each appointment. It takes an hour everywhere else. I keep at is because I'm far enough along but I wish I would have gone ANYWHERE else. I have to be part time now because they can't find classes for me. Seriously. Oh yeah did II mention they only have like 2 things you can major in? I wish I was exaggerating. I really do."
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2015
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"This is the worst college . Do not go here. All they care about is money. The admissions staff are awful. The professors are great and really do care about the students. You will not get any help with finding a job. Also there is not a librarian. What kind of college does not have a career director or a librarian ? A bad one National College. You would be much better off choosing somewhere else."
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I am currently enrolled in the MA program at national. This is my second time enrolling. I dropped out the first time because at that time I didn't have reliable transportation. I re-enrolled because I want to further my education. In the past, and now, I am very pleased with national. The staff are so nice and very helpful. They want you to graduate and change your life. I'm not too fond of how costly it is to go there, but with all of the help I get from students and staff I can't really complain. Also, the janitor is really nice and caring. The college is always clean. Even if I don't have a class, I can still go to the college and get help from my instructors if I need it. I won't be graduating until next September, and I've already found a place to do my externship and a possible job! I love national."
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2014
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I'm sorry that so many of you have had so many issues, I attend the Roanoke Valley/Salem Campus in Virginia now known an American National University because they offer Master programs. For the most part I have had a good experience. I've had no problem with my financial work. I have enjoyed "Most" of my teachers. I agree though that a lot of my teachers have rambled on about themselves (it gets annoying at times) but the school is about real life experience and there just sharing that experience with you. I am about to graduate. I feel pretty confident that I will be walking out with alot more knowledge than I new. I stumbled upon this page because the Dean of my school wanted to hear about other peoples opinions on it. She wanted to no what we all loved about it, what we absolutely hated about it, and what reasonable changes should be made. She wanted to hear from people so she new what to do to help improve our school. It doesn't matter what state are in. Whether it be American National University or National College if your still National College were you are. We are all going to this school. I needed to look up information to help me because my experience hasn't been all that bad. I wanted to find other peoples opinions to help me address issues. And I haven't read one decent comment on here. I'll be sure to let her no what other people thought and how when people do there information on our school its Name has been really tarnished. The Roanoke Valley Campus is the main campus for all the schools. And here in Roanoke the Staff do try. It's an older building, but there's NOOOO bugs, its clean. The floors look a little old but there not in bad condition. Ive been here a year and have seen the same Administration. And if we have a problem with our teachers we can go above there head and climb the latter to get out what we need to, to someone who will listen. There are things you can do people you just need to push it. The more we push the faster the improvements. Maybe there constantly changing people to find better, and more qualified employees. Don't give up trying when your paying. Its up to us the students to help make a change. Yes you expect the best when your paying more then the average college, But once you signed those papers its done, your committed. So help make it a better place. When people are around motivation it makes you motivated. I would visit the college before anyone makes a judgment whether or not you dislike or like the college."