Trident at AIU Reviews

4.03 out of 5 stars
(90 Reviews)
  • Cypress (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,240
81% of 90 students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of 90 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
William B Felstead Ph.D. - 11/8/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Robert Erxleben - 10/12/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Nathan Williams - 7/22/2020
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Lucus M Fletcher - 3/13/2020
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2011
"Trident University International was the most educational online institution in 2011. Everything about the school worked for the military student. No books, but that doesn't make it easy. It meant you must obtain your own research materials. No tests, tests are replaced by 10 research papers and 5 online discussion threads which the student must participate in, per course. What can I say about Trident….Here is the downfall as a Veteran I have learned that in 2017 Trident University International had used misleading information to recruit “survivors” who have Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Survivors are the children of a father or mother who was killed while on active duty and their widows or husbands. Trident was sold and merged shortly after this became public and General Looney and Lieutenant General Metz along with fellow board member Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) William J. (“Joe”) Gainey were replaced with AIU Board members and Trident was merged into American Intercontinental University who the VA intends to suspend enrollment of new GI Bill students ASAP. (After careful review and consideration of findings provided by the Federal Trade Commission and State Attorneys General Offices, VA has concluded there is sufficient evidence to support a finding that these schools have utilized advertising, sales, or enrollment practices that are erroneous, deceptive, or misleading either by actual statement, omission, or intimation against GI Bill beneficiaries, in violation of the law.)"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Ryan - 3/9/2020
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Al P - 2/28/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Graduate - 12/3/2019
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Michael - 12/1/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2022
"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."
4.9 out of 5 stars
ANGB - 12/1/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anthony Aubright - 11/27/2019
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2007
"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."
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