Strayer University Reviews

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,515
50% of 296 students said this degree improved their career prospects
62% of 296 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

B. Bryant
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2023
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I am a vet that decided to pivot to IT during the pandemic after some financial setbacks and other life problems. The VA pushed out the VRRAP program and I am very thankful for this as my other military benefits were exhausted. I am able to relax a little while I earn my degree from home, but I am not gullible! I just put a sock in it and "kept my head down" once I realized I was thrown into the trap. I am not dumb, I understand and it has been made clear that Strayer University is a for-profit institution. While they offer education, it seems like a business model made that profits off of whatever the student can get told to pay under the veil of it being for education. I am grateful for the VRRAP program being paid for, however, I was disappointed this was the only option the VA would offer to pay for career development. I would just think giving up my life and health was for this, it should be at least made worth it. Just please send me to a traditional college at this point."
April Brown
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2022
  • Degree: Instructional Technology
"I graduated the top of my program and have not been able to find employment. I am in debt big time and cannot find a job and I am unable to get the school to return my phone calls. I am very disappointed with Strayer University I graduated 2020. Currently I drive for Uber due to not being able to find employment with my “Masters Degree”"
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2022
  • Degree: Public Administration
"I have to be honest. I was in a Master's of Public Administration program and was one class away from graduating. I ran out of funds when I stopped going. The classes were easy. If you just want a degree without learning anything or putting in much work then this school is perfect for you. If you actually want to learn or be challenged this isn't the school for you. I had professors that just gave A's without actually looking at your work. In one online class I was taking I used to turn in the same work every week and received the same great comments and an A in the class. All of the work and answers can be found online already completed by many other students. In one Master's level in person class I was taking we were discussing Amazon, Facebook, and online banking that it was all brand new. The class was more like a basic introductory class. However, the school is regionally accredited. The school is also a bit expensive but, for little effort you can get a Master's degree that any college will accept if you just want the class credit."
  • Reviewed: 4/25/2022
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I have been employed in the healthcare industry for decades, and only needed the degree now because my company was acquired by an organization that requires it for me to advance any further. I already earn as much if not more than others with a degree because of my experience. Strayer is ok, but your experience will vary class to class depending upon the professor. Some just don't give a damn, others are awesome. I am in a class now that has quizzes each week, 4 major assignments, and tons of reading requirements on top of weekly discussions. Last semester, I had a professor who insisted we use the questions asked for the discussion as an outline in our posts...the only reason for this would be to make it easier for her to grade. It did nothing to enhance an organic discussion experience. The caliber of the student body seems pretty low. Strayer admits anyone who can pay. As a result, there are many students who are not really performing at college level, and it shows. I can only imagine what the assignments look like that students hand in when there are so many grammatical and spelling errors in the discussions. Class grade averages are frighteningly low, too. I took two classes last semester, and the last week of class the averages were 68 and 72. While some professors record themselves taking you through the material (like a real lecture), the vast majority do not. It is entirely up to the student to read and comprehend the material from the textbook, ancillary material, and LinkedIn learning recordings. It really is self-study on a schedule. Am I loving the experience? No, I'm not. My company is picking up the tab, and with 11-12 more years of work ahead of me, I want one more promotion and am not really looking to change companies to one that values experience more than a piece of paper. At this point, I am keeping my head down and moving toward the finish line. I just want this chapter closed."
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2022
  • Degree: Human Resources
"I must say that the professors here are amazing! On the other hand I will say that many of the support team members (Student coaches) have no idea what they are doing. In my 15 months I was assigned to approximately 5-6 student coaches. With that said, the only time that I ever heard from a student coach was when it was time to sign up for more classes. Outside of registering for more courses, it was like pulling teeth to get a coach on the line. They will not return calls, but will send random e-mails never answering questions. I've had coaches dis-enroll me from courses due to their lack of understanding as to how VA funding works. The sad part is that I referred 2 other peers that are also retired military and we have all had the extremely painful nightmare of making it through our degree programs. I would NOT recommend any military personnel attend this as they do NOT have the qualified staff in meeting active duty or military retired personnel's needs. Best wishes!"
Christian Believer
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Strayer University was a great investment. Upon graduation I noticed a major increase in interests from employers. I have gained confidence in areas such as marketing, financial statements, and business operations. Strayer does a great job of breaking down complex material and delivering it in an easy to comprehend fashion. This is not a cake University and you will have to earn your grade especially in the latter courses. I am shocked at how many new skills I've gained from this program. This is a fine institution and it was an honor to achieve my MBA here. Class of 2021."
Cynamon Curry
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2021
  • Degree: Business
"This school is terrible! I can't say that enough. I feel cheated! They put me in a degree program. Then changed it after I took 5 classes starting they did a mistake. After all this they claimed they were getting financial aid but handed me Bill for over $10k."
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2021
  • Degree: Management
"Do you want your assignments graded on an assembly line from a part time employee who is not your teacher? Well, at Strayer, that is exactly what they do. It will be hard to find a career with a degree at Strayer University compared to a degree from other institutions. They might be regionally accredited and care about their students, but it ends there. Strayer University is still a for-profit university, and they want your money. Faculty will seldom grade your assignments and responds to your emails. Instead, they hire part time workers to do all the grading and do it like an assembly line. Their part time workers will quickly look over your assignments and then click a button that will automatically give you a grade reply. The same is true when you think a person is responding to you within a discussion board. The part time workers are trained to look for key words and then click a button that will give you something that you think is a unique response when they never read your assignment. Part time workers who grade your assignments have quotas, so everyone is rushed to complete them while they have a team who is looking only at plagiarism. That is correct, they have people who automatically assume you are dishonest and will investigate every paper you turn in. The discussion boards are very easy as most of the questions are related to your opinion and personal experience. The tests are very easy because all the answers are found online. The assignments have some challenging aspects, but if you follow the template, you are likely to earn a very high grade. Do you really want to learn like this? You would not because you will learn some things, but you will not learn everything an employer is really looking for. Employers who know Strayer and their reputation will not hire their students. Employers who may not realize how bad they are may hire their students, but those students are likely to struggle as they did not learn the material needed to be successful in the real world. The best definition for diploma mill is Strayer University."
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The school is geared towards working adults. It has met the requirements I had expected going into the program. It has assisted with progressing in my career, and put me in a position to pursue a higher degree. You must be self motivated to learn the material, and to be successful in the program. The support can be hit or miss depending on the professor, but it is comparable to other schools I have attended in the past. Negative reviews of the school are almost always geared towards financial aid, which is certainly lacking in support at this school, or based on experiences from people who expected to be handed a degree for minimal work. If the program meets your requirements I would recommend it."
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I have no complaints of my experience with Strayer. I really think when it comes to online learning, it takes a self-motivated person to succeed. If you are not motivated to meet deadlines and put for an effort on your own, then you will not have a very positive experience with any online school. My professors were very knowledgeable and helpful. The learning program, Blackboard, was very user-friendly. I learned a lot and I can apply it to my job."
Mr Stanley
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2021
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"Basically and transferring to the school I was explained that my prior phospha that was approved less than three weeks before transferring to Strayer University would transfer over no problem with the change of the school code guys I have been scanned by the school they pay for my classes they denied my Pell Grant this has been the worst experience of my life I recommend that if you're looking to go to the school please keep going please keep going they will scam you"
Spencer Fort
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2021
  • Degree: Computer and Information Science
"I would not recommend attending this school at all. I have been a student for 3 years and have been on the Dean's list for most of those years. The success coach i have been assigned does not return any of my calls or emails and has completely ignored me. This has led to me getting dropped from classes and signed up for classes that are not pertinent to my major. I have made requests to have a new one provided but this has not happened. This school is happy to take your money but that is where it stops. they do not care about their students."
  • Reviewed: 1/27/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
"Strayer has nothing to offer an actual student. As a former student I experienced unprofessional professors, no advisor support, difficulty in getting Strayer staff on the phone for any questions and financial services stalling my every request. My personal experience was like pulling teeth no matter which way I tried to go with them. Strayer lures you in via false advertisements and a false sense of support but you don't realize it's too late until you interact with fellow Strayer students and see how dismayed they truly are. The list of negative experiences is never ending. From a former Strayer student, please avoid this particular school at all costs."
Robert Aziz
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2020
  • Degree: Business
"Nice people to work with but I have found that the degree is not respected in the workplace, mostly because it is open admission. Better to start at a community college for free, then transfer to a traditional four-year college to finish. Do not recommend."
  • Reviewed: 2/29/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
"Strayer is barely a school. The professors don't help and you can't fight your grades. They pretty much don't care and just have everything graded on automation or hire others to grade it for them. I went 6 classes writing papers and get to class 7 and that professor tells me I have everything wrong with the way I write papers. I asked them how I wrote everything incorrectly, they didn't tell me, just that I needed to submit my paper to the virtual writing center. I do now before I submit it to the class for grading, and I still have problems. Then, I get to the next class after I finally get a decent grade on one paper, and the new professor tells me I'm writing it wrong again. So I go a year writing papers for this college consistently A's and B's, get one professor whom I am not consistent with, change my ways and plead for the professor to help because you know this is a college and I want to learn the correct way. Especially at the outrageous price that this school is charging. But yet that doesn't happen, because every professor is different and no one wants to tell me the correct way. So basically be prepared to teach yourself. It's been over a year and I can honestly tell you I have no idea how to write a paper the correct way. This is not a learning program."
Percival Viagoly Masaline
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
"The Master's of Public Accounting program at Strayer University is designed purposely with the sole intent of adequately preparing a candidate to successfully pass the CPA exams. The four major courses ( Business and Economic Environment, Auditing and Assurance, Regulations and Advance Financial Reporting) are the exact courses tested on the CPA exams and are taught proficiently by well-rounded, knowledgeable and experienced professionals. Furthermore, the institution provides the candidate with a complimentary CPA review package at the end of the program. Upon successful completion of the Public Accounting program, it's certain to meet the requirements of employers with competitive advantage in tax preparation, auditing, financial analysis and much more. In other words, the tools Strayer provides for the MPA program coupled with the candidate's skill set and tenacity makes that dream of becoming a CPA attainable; I have no regrets."
  • Reviewed: 12/20/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Overall it was a good experience. Some teachers are very liberal and I didn't enjoy there classes. Also in most classes if you are not agreeing with the other students they don't wanna have a discuss with you which makes the weekly discusses very hard if you don't agree with what they are saying."
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
"I am scared to death after reading these reviews. I previously attended another online college and earned my degree. I never had a problem with financial aid. I went on the FAFSA site and did a correction to my 2019 FAFSA and added Strayer University to it. I didn't change anything else. My income was already on there so again, I changed nothing else. I waited about two days and recurved an email that my FAFSA was processed and it was sent to my chosen school. To me that means it was approved for X amount so I didn't think much of it until financial aid started text messaging me saying I was selected for verification for 2017. It is almost 2020 and I don't see what 2017 has to do with right now. Literally nothing has changed since 2016 as far as my income. All that happened was me switching schools. I emailed my 2017 tax return to financial aid and I get a text that says they need my transcript and I have to fax it. So I ordered the transcript and after that I decided to look at reviews and see if anybody else had this issue. So many of you have the same problem and now I am freaking out that they are going to keep dragging it out and put me in the hole thousands of dollars. I am not a bitter, disgruntled student with poor grades. I had a 3.8 for two years at my previous school. I am scared of being screwed over. I really feel that before u should be able to order books, get a laptop, or even start classes, that the financial aid situation should be handled. My previous college never put money on my bookstore account until after I signed my award letter. This review is only in regards to financial aid. I have not yet started yet, and may not even attend."
angela rains
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Stayed has transform my life. I love my school! Classes are arranged around me and my time and I have passed my own expectations. Instructors are wonderful. My Dean is in touch and supportive I love Strayer. I feel it is a mistake not to go to school to better your life."
Rosangel Escobar
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Strayer University online program is great, the classes are very interactive, the Professors are always there to help, and most important you feel like you are part of something big. If you are looking to get a degree in no time with great online classes that will help you to shape your future this is the rigth place to be."