Prism Career Institute Reviews

2.52 out of 5 stars
(91 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,690 - $24,990
54% of 91 students said this degree improved their career prospects
35% of 91 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 3/7/2013
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014
"I began attending Prism as an evening student in August of 2011.I Have been in the law field since 2006 and needed to return to get my Associates Degree. Prism came highly recommended by former students/colleagues of mine. I can't say that when I started I was thrilled with the teaching techniques in my general education classes until I met Mr. K. who became my instructor for all of my legal courses. Mr. K. has taught me a great deal and how to apply the knowledge in the work force. Thanks to the wonderful teaching and patience of Mr. K. I have been able to excel in my job and have recently been promoted. I would highly recommend Prism for individuals seeking a profession as a Paralegal."
5.0 out of 5 stars
stan - 2/14/2013
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014
"Instructors are knowledgeable and helpful especially Lawyer/Instructor DKwho lets us work on live cases."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Brittany - 1/26/2013
Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2012
"Prism doesn't offer part-time or evening options for students. Their clinical sites are horrible and your MH rotation is a waste of time. OB rotation is a video and guest speaker with a handout!! You don't get what you pay for with the amunt of tuition you pay. If possible consonsider another school and other options."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Carmen - 12/3/2012
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2011
"I was in the paralegal program. Dave Kline, the evening teacher, was an attentive teacher who really knew his stuff cause he is a working attorney and he made it easy for me to understand. He was fair and non judgmental, and because of this he was fair to EVERYBODY. All my legal teachers were very educated and made me feel like I was learning from experts. What I learned has really helped me as I have continued my studies toward my bachelors degree."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/29/2012
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2013
"I have had a lot of different legal courses, giving me a broad education. I have had more computer classes than I thought but I have used those skills in the work place. The teachers are caring and one in particular, D K, has really given me a real experience. He gives us interesting assignments that really help me grow and he takes interest in us individually. D K does not teach out of a book, he teaches from experience, and that is key to being a good teacher. I am very pleased with the teachers I've had here."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/21/2012
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2013
"I've been at this school since July of 2010. I think I have learned a lot and what I needed to know to become a paralegal, thanks to my legal classes with D K. His courses are challenging and make me think. D is a hands on teacher who gives me practical assignments from past cases. Ive been taught lots of different classes, like real property, civil litigation, legal research, drafting projects, criminal law and other courses I found to be interesting. D K has always been there for me and is a really good teacher who has taught me so mcuh. He makes sure every student knows the point he is making and understands the material. I am so lucky to have had most of my legal courses with D K."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/21/2012
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2010
"I am a middle aged woman that decided to return to school to secure my paralegal certification since the law has always been my passion. After a labored search including several visits to the school and conversations with a few former students, I decided that PJA was the way to go. I was nervous and doubtful when I walked into my first class. There were mostly young people that were fairly recent HS graduates and confident. This combined with the lack of administrative support after I signed the contract was disheartening. My instructor, D K changed that. Not only are we the same age experiencing similar life challenges, but he was understanding and not judgmental. He taught his classes using real life examples. Experiences we could all relate to. He was always open to questions and available after class and on weekends. His demeanor reassured me. I did well and have been able to use my new skill-set in the workplace. In addition to this, I have even been able to be selective in my search. Had it not been for Mr. K, I probably would have sued Prism for breach! Nonetheless, it all boils down to what you’ve learned and if the information has been retained. I have, thanks to Mr. K."
3.0 out of 5 stars
WOULD NEVER RECOMMAND - 11/6/2012
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2011
"I choose this school because it was close to home - was never recommanded to me by anyone - but if I knew what I knew now I would not have gone. When I first started there the school was PJA School. While I attended the name was changed to Prism. There are so many reasons I became very unhappy there but was STUCK. 1. Everything they did was a secret to the students until it happened.2. The administration wasn't available to the evening classes. Working full-time and attending evenings it wasn't easy to contact them during the day when I needed to speak with them but when I would get to the school they weren't available. 3. There were students who would cause problems, fight and have alot of drama around them and instead of leave the school they would allow this to continue. No probation, no discipline for those who were trouble maker.4. Phone calls were not returned in a timely manner or were just ignored.With all of this and more that would go on at this school I stayed. If it wasn't for one of my instuctors, D K, who would make classes interesting and fun, I would have dropped out and tried to find another school. D showed his students respect and proper instruction on many areas of the Paralegal field. He would also bring in interesting speakers. His instruction permitted great informaiton. It was good that D was a lawyer so that he was speaking from experience and how he would have things done for himself at his firm. Out of all my instructors, he is the only one who when you weren't having a class with him he was still interested in you and seeing you in the hall he would great you and ask how your class was going. He we always there for extra help. D was there for me when I needed to take a class on a Saturday (which Prism didn't usually have) but D was there to to help me get a couple of classes completed on a Saturday. If the school only had him as a tacher I would go back and get my Associates in Paralegal Studies."
5.0 out of 5 stars
bridget - 11/1/2012
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"I graduated from Prism Career Institute in 2011 with a associates degree in Paralegal studies. My legal instructor, D.K. really helped prepare me to work in the legal field. I already had a job with a law firm as a secretary, but because of the lessons taught in Mr. K's class, I was able to be promoted at my job. If you are looking to pursue a job as a paralegal, Dave Kline is the best instructor to help you pursue your dreams."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sonnay - 11/1/2012
Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2013
"Currently I am a student at Peirce College which I transferred to in 2010 after leaving Prism Career Institute. Although my time at Prism did not end well and I would not recommend the school for others I probably would have left a lot sooner had it not been for my teacher D. K. He was honestly the best teacher that I have ever had and truly prepared his students with the information necessary to be successful in the legal profession. After transferring schools I was anxious about how I would do and was pleasantly surprised to find that I already knew a lot of the information given out in class thanks to D. K being such a thorough and enthusiastic instructor. To this day I still contact D. for advice on homework assignments or attorney referrals for friends and family and he always gets back to me with helpful answers. I learned a lot from D. K about different areas of law and also learned life lessons from relevant and exciting class discussion; Q & A and home work assignments that were fairly graded and always handed back on time with comments and corrections. D. K has a wealth of knowledge to share and I am glad that I was lucky enough to have him as a teacher."