Purdue Global Reviews of Bachelor's in Cybersecurity

  • 7 Reviews
  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,358
50% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Cybersecurity

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Jody Hume
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2023
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"I had a lot of concerns when I started my journey at Purdue, but they were quickly dissolved. The curriculum is really smooth, in each class the weekly requirement is pretty repetitive so once you get a good time management plan established it was easy to keep up. Each class I had was enjoyable, the class matter really helped me understand my major, and all of my teachers were very helpful and focused on the students' success."
Sheldon High
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2022
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"I had a great experience and learned a lot. My only sugesstion would be to incorporate a eMass and Xacta course. I feel learning about the two application will help the cybersecurity student greatly, and will help them further their career as a cybersecurity professional."
The Meister
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2022
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"Not an online program I would recommend. My experience has been underwhelming and disappointing to say the least. After the initial enrollment I have heard nothing from my student advisor. The voicemail box has been full since my first term and my student advisor has not responded to any of my emails. I had issues accessing books, which I had to buy myself, and I wasn't even allowed to discuss or know what my next classes would be for the next term until two days before. The site also gets shut down often for maintenance and that can make it really difficult to get assignments done or access content within each class module. The classes aren't bad but for someone spending money to go to school I look for more out of my classes. For example, if I'm paying X amount of dollars per unit I should have a say in what classes those would be. Also, not having access to my student advisor when I need them is really frustrating and I ask myself..."why am I sending this school my money?". When you call to ask for alternatives or people you can talk in regards to an issue when you advisor isn't available the staff are usually rude and condescending with their responses, sometimes not even allowing you to finish what you're going to say. That's terrible and shouldn't be allowed to happen. I know I won't be finishing my degree with Purdue Global Online. Overall I get the impression that they really don't have it together and based on some of these other reviews I also suspect varying levels of nepotism operating behind the scenes."
Zachery Long
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2022
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"The school overall was great, had a great structure, easy to navigate, and had great choices to help out when needed. Some of the instructors were too lenient at some points and a bit harsh on others. Yes, they are there to help us succeed but there seem to be a few people who slip through who should be held accountable for their lack of commitment. The teachers had a great work experience and their experience translated into their teaching but some teachers were teaching a topic that they didn't know much about. I really like Purdue Global and when I go for my master I will definitely come back to this school."
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2021
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"DON'T GO HERE. They will lie to you and tell you that you can try classes for free for a week. Then when you call in to drop the class, they'll fail to do their job and charge you thousands of dollars for their negligence. Absolutely horrible school and horrible experience. Strongly urge you to check the Better Business Bureau report about this company before getting involved with them. There's numerous reports of these guys failing to do their job and sticking individuals with thousands of dollars in bills because of their own personal mistakes. I suggest using any other college"
There is Purdue and Pur-Don't (AKA Purdue University Global). Say no to Pur-Don't
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"Purdue University Global is a complete disgrace and embarrassment to the entire Purdue University System. The admissions team has zero integrity and will sell you this dream of being a "Purdue University" student...and being in same company of people like Neal Armstrong and Drew Breeze. Conflating Purdue University and Purdue University Global is unethical as the two are hardly the same. Purdue University is an actual research university and Purdue University Global is not...it's Kaplan University. The same Kaplan University that made headlines for their guerrilla registration practices that dupe students out money. The same Kaplan University that made headlines for their predatory enrollment practices that target desperate people. The financial aid team is a hot mess. Depending on the day--even the hour--you will call and get a different answer from someone. Their scripted answers for resolution of every question is "5-7 business days" just to get you off the phone. When they make mistakes, there is zero accountability. Purdue University Global's model is clear. Max out federal loans for every admitted student. That's the MO. At $371 per credit hour, there are more than a dozen bachelor degree programs that are IMPOSSIBLE to complete using federal loans. Impossible. If you don't want to believe me, believe the math. Purdue University Global's bachelor's degree in cybersecurity has 180 credits. The tuition is $371 per credit. The technology fee is $295 per term. The lab fee is $65 per term. If you average 10 credits per term, it will take you 18 terms to complete. Your undergraduate aggregate loan limit from the Department of Education--the max you can borrow in federal loans--is $57,500. TUITION COST: $371 X 180 = $66,780 TECHNOLOGY FEE COST: $295 X 18 = $5,310 LAB FEE COST: $65 X 18 = $1,170 TOTAL COST= $73,260 Yes--$73,260! Overall, attending Purdue University Global was the worst mistake of my academic career. My experience is that this is a sham public university. My advice is for anyone considering Purdue University Global to find another school that has real standards. Purdue University Global is nothing more than a white label for the struggling for-profit Kaplan University. There is Purdue and Pur-Don't (AKA Purdue University Global). Say no to Pur-Don't."
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2018
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"I was satisfied with the school but I ended up going to another school. First let me tell you this is how it worked for me. They give you a written assignment for every unit in most classes. Sometimes two written assignments that I have seen from 100 words to 500 words. Then you have to contribute to two discussions per unit. Then for each discussion you have to post two replies to two students for each discussion. School units start on Wednesdays and end on Tuesday. Seminars are mandatory. With seminars you attend at a time convenient to you. If you can't attend seminars you can do an option two which is describing what happened in the seminar (seminar is recorded) or sometimes the teacher gives you a written assignment to complete instead. I took 4 courses here and the courses are 6 credits each. Each term is 10 weeks. And you can only take two courses per 10 week term. For discussions, each post is worth 33%. And you have to post up to 3 times per discussion. Now i ended up going to another school called ECPI. Here's the difference. Seminars are not mandatory in the new school, they are recorded for later viewing. Also the weeks start on Monday morning and end on Sun at 11:59PM. It is a bit more organized at ECPI. And the courses are 5 Weeks long and only 3 credits. And you can take up to 3 courses per term at ECPI. At Purdue, my school costed $1855 per course and at ECPI it would average out to $2700 total for up to 3 courses. At Purdue they have quizzes but the teachers give you the answers to them. However I think they are doing away with the quizzes. At ECPI the quizzes count as a small percentage of your grade. But at ECPI it is less writing definitely. Plus I can get my bachelor's next year at the new school and at Purdue it would have taken me to the year June 2021."
Kaddie Osborn
Responded: 6/27/2018

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