Northcentral University Reviews - Doctoral in Education Administration

2.25 out of 5 stars
(5 Reviews)
20% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
20% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 3/23/2019
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"Dont use this college. They offered little support in the dissertation phase and I was dismissed because my site permissions took a long time to come in. They dont care about anything but getting your money. I had some great professors, but this program is a scam. I spent years and thousands of dollars and didnt get anything out of it except stress and aggravation."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lala - 6/20/2017
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"NCU really did supply me with the knowledge I needed in my career. That is what I appreciated the most. I don't think it was too different from other universities as far as expectations. If you have a problem or concerns, they will work with you to resolve them with reasonable expectations. It's important for students to know if the are really cut out for a doctoral program which can be very challenging. I don't know many students who didn't question that at some point."
1.5 out of 5 stars
No No No - 9/29/2016
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
"Everything seemed fine through my coursework, although it was clear I was completely on my own. There is no interaction with other students, and all learning was done through my own initiative. I appreciated the few instructors who seemed truly engaged. HOWEVER, the trouble started when I reached the dissertation phase. One dissertation chair, then another, then another, then another, were assigned to me. Each time, the new person wanted me to re-start. I ultimately was required to phone the university and ask if I needed to sue them to hold up their end of the contract. At that time, I was placed in a special fast-track-to-graduation program. The new chair, who cheered but did nothing else, required me to hire a professional editor and professional statistician to review my work. This is contrary to NCU rules, but it was either that or quit. I ultimately jumped through all those crazy hoops and graduated. On the way, I learned that the only way NCU can get its reputation out of the garbage can is to have a dissertation program that is not correlated to greater payment from the student for time required to completion. It's one thing for a student who isn't capable to linger and never get there. However, a motivated, capable, intelligent, hard-working person keen for mentoring should not have endured this. I say this with full appreciation for the difficulties we all encounter in performing and documenting original research. Shame on you, NCU. I was unwilling to attend graduation because I did not have sufficient respect for the institution. I would love to see changes made that might allow me to feel greater esteem for my accomplishment in earning a Ph.D."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Former student - 5/16/2015
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"When I started the program I was satisfied with the progress I made. But, further into the program I had difficulty reaching anyone that could make decisions. Advisors were no help and chairs ( education and graduate) will not return my emails. I have requested a review of my mentor's work and no one will return calls or emails. Therefore, I feel obligated to share with others my experience. NCU has been a major letdown. They are threatening to remove me but, no one will speak to me. I have been in the program seven years and the last three have been a struggle. There have been constant change with staff and student are the last to know. After completing all coursework, in the middle of my dissertation they want to drop me with no warning or explanation. Their communication is terrible and extremely frustrating. I would not recommend this University to anyone. The reviews are true."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/10/2013
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"It would have been better to simply go on the web a buy a Ph.D. diploma. This school is a joke! After getting absolutely no useful feedback in my first few assignments / classes, I began to experiment with just how closely the mentors were reading. Papers I submitted with intentional and glaring scholarly writing errors came back with "A" grades.The only critical feedback I got was on my adherence to APA style guidelines. According to the NCU mentors, I'm an absolute genius - I never received critical / corrective feedback irregarless of the outlandish statements I made - every assignment I've done got a 95% or higher grade!If you want a useful course which will prepare you for educational leadership, this isn't it. I'm an administrator with 10+ years of leadership experience, and 20 years in education.This school will not prepare you to effectively lead a school... it won't prepare you for anything except high loan payments, and how to deal with disappointment."