Trident at AIU Reviews

  • 93 Reviews
  • Cypress (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,240
81% of 93 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 93 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 8/22/2022
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Absolutely pathetic and horrible school. The phd level chairs really don’t care about your progress. They just say make changes but are not specific on what types of changes can get the process moving along. The program chair obviously sides with the chairs and doesn’t bother listening to the students. Do yourself a favor and choose another institution to do you doctorate degree. They just don’t listen no matter how many times concerts are raised."
Davida Davidson
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2022
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"Stay away from this school. The doctoral program is bad. You have 3 different people telling you 3 different things. They ask questions about your writing as if they don’t have any background knowledge to comprehend. Most people understand what face to face interaction means."
Dan Jones
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2022
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Great learning experience and outstanding professors. Regionally accreditation. In my experience from 2014 to now, TUI understands that working adults have conflicting priorities and they must make accommodation's for those situations. I am active duty military, so finding time to complete my course work can be challenging. Even when I turn in assignments late, the point reduction is negligible as long as you are transparent with communicating these challenges with your professors up front. If you are self-motivated and can make the course schedule work, then this school is for you. I couldn't have earned my B.S.I.T.M. or be this close to finishing my M.S.I.T.M. any other way."
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Trident was purchased by American InterContinental University and thus they have become: Predatory, misleading and incompetent. Seriously consider your options, especially if you are affiliated with the military. Attend this school at your own peril."
William B Felstead Ph.D.
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The Dean of the School of Business, Dean of the Doctoral Student, my Chair and Dissertation Committee are top in their field, dedicated to assist me and other Doctoral Student and have a genuine interest in Students success. I would recommend TUI to any and all students looking to pursue and complete a quality education."
Robert Erxleben
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2020
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"DO NOT ATTEND THIS UNIVERSITY. I read other horror stories about this university and still chose to attend because of the increased JST credits they gave me, which was a terrible mistake. The degree is not worth the paper it is printed on, they are impossible to work with, and their "military friendly" tagline is an absolute lie. There are MANY other excellent options. PLEASE do not attend."
Nathan Williams
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2020
  • Degree: Business
"I selected a degree Program that allowed me to select the concentration that best fit my professional Area of interest. I was able to build my degree plan. The university Course TUI 101 course work was instrumental in helping me navigate all the programs to make my Course assignments easy to access books, newspapers and periodicals. The assignments and grading system was fair and critique of work was meaningful. Access to professors was surprisingly easy. They were very professional, and gave feedback on assignments When we needed it. I was very Impressed with my experience and recommended my son to attend."
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2020
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Trident like most other schools is simply guided self learning. The courses require alot of writing and you develop a great understanding of the material. Grading seemed to vary alot between professors, some were easy and some were very difficult. All professors were responsive and offered detailed feedback. Advisers and financial aid office were very open and helpful. Advisers will call you during courses just to check in and see how you are doing. I've been to several school including a top ranked public university, and Trident provided a better quality of education. There are very few quizzes or tests and alot of writing."
Al P
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2020
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Don’t expect this to be easy, but the journey is worth it. You must be a good time manager and must be able to conduct your own research. TUI has a great curriculum and program. I am a “Triple Trident” and TUI gave me the ability to balance my work life and family life to attain a Ph.D. I will always be grateful to TUI."
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2019
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"The ability to take courses on-line and not have to travel was amazing. I feel like I learned a great deal from knowledgable faculty. I never had any problems, and my advisor was always willing to help and answer questions. If you are looking for a great education with a flexible schedule, I highly recommend TUI."
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I am enrolled in my 3rd course as a Ph.D. Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing student. The courses are "better than expected", in other words, excellent. Each course consist of SIX uniform modules per the below example: Module 3: Organizational Change - each module has the following: 1. Home (summary of each module) 2. Background (readings for each module - accessible from the online library) 3. Case (written paper around 8 pages – APA formatted) 4. SLP (written paper around 4 pages – APA formatted) 5. Discussion (written commentary, replying to two other students posting) - prior to entering the dissertation phase, students pass a verbal and written examination - students write a quantitative dissertation Final thoughts, I appreciate and enjoy the consistent module structure, knowing I am learning everything expected and necessary for earning a Ph.D. at a regionally accredited university and success in future endeavors. Also, there is not an on campus residency requirement."
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I had a wonderful experience at Trident. The professors were always available to assist and guide you through the graded discussions and course work. Although challenging at times, I maintained a pretty decent average throughout. It takes a lot of discipline and motivation to obtain a degree. Trident is a military friendly school and sets the ground work for you to be successful. Thanks Trident!"
Anthony Aubright
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2019
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Great institution that is quick to respond to any issues with the sometimes unique situations that military personnel may experience. Everyone in the administration, student advising and Professors have been outstanding in their devotion to their duty."
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2019
  • Degree: MBA
"Great school, great learning experience. TUI understands that working adults have conflicting priorities and they make accommodation's for those situations. I work 10-14 hours per day so finding time course work can be challenging. Even when I turn in assignments weeks late the point reduction is negligible. I couldn't have earned my MBA any other way."
  • Reviewed: 10/3/2019
  • Degree: Project Management
"Completing my degree with Trident was an awesome experience. My academic adviser was great at helping me get scheduled for the right classes at the right time, and the graduation ceremony was a memorable experience. I will be returning to Trident for me Masters degree."
Keith Henninger
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2019
  • Degree: Homeland Security
"The Professors created an atmosphere that made me not only learn the material, but guided me correctly presenting what I learned and discovered through research. They also showed appreciation and gave value to personal experiences that I shared with the class."
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2019
  • Degree: Homeland Security
"Working full time, having a work / family life balance and throw in a graduate degree. That’s a tall order for anyone. Imagine being deployed on a front line or as a disaster responder added to this. Trident answers the call when it comes to these challenges. With staff and professors supporting you and students like yourself, failure is not an option. Some reviews may show negative remarks. While most are likely undergrad, it reflects the individuals initiative to succeed. No one I have ever spoken with has had a negative remark when they put forth the effort. Aspire, Believe, Achieve is not just a motto. It is an inspiration to better yourself."
K Corley
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2019
  • Degree: Human Resources
"I love my coursework and I love the formatting of my program. Honestly, love how Trident runs their program and the professors and team at Trident are exceptional with customer service and assisting me. I even get video feedback on all my assignments that I turn in!"
Holly J
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2019
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"I really enjoyed my time at TUI. My course work was challenging and prepared me for a leadership role in higher education. My instructors provided prompt feedback and followed the course syllabus each semester. I could easily get in contact with my instructors and I built connections with my classmates."
Lisa Dula
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"After doing much research on online colleges I decided on Trident University International. What sold me was the one on one treatment I received and the time and dedication to my ending goal to obtain my Bachelors Degree. The Team is with you from the beginning to the end. Providing guidance not only on your studies and the academics you are working in but also financial guidance. They want this to be a rewarding experiment and not one wheee you are worried about your budget. They are committed to ensuring you are successful in all areas of your academic goal. If I had to choose a school again...I would choose Trident University International."