University of Phoenix Reviews - Associate in Healthcare Administration

2.75 out of 5 stars
(20 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
43% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
35% of 20 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
MM - 3/3/2014
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
"I have attended UOPX since Dec 2012 after attending 2 other community colleges. I will give the PROS and CONS that I have experienced with them. I often hear about a lot of people on here who seem to have the biggest issue with finances/ loans in regards to the school. I have attended the school using both my veteran benefits and pell grant that I qualify for that completely covers the costs of my tuition. Before every class I get a phone call from my counselor and academic adviser explaining me the details of my finances and degree plan- what the class is about, how much was paid to the school by my grants, etc. Before I even enrolled with the school, I spoke with a counselor and went over the degree plan and cost of tuition (which can also be pulled up on their website). I was not surprised by how much the institution charges because I have looked into it any many other schools. I was given the break down of the payments that would need to be made and they have been more than accommodating. Before the start of every class I receive an invoice from the school stating that $$$ of tuition has been paid. They tell me in advance if my financial assistance runs out and how much I would be expected to pay. I complete my associates degree next month with a 3.7 GPA (mind you this GPA came from other colleges I have attended as well. So far the only cost I had to pay out of pocket was $126 for a book because of a humanities class and my Pell Grant reimbursed me. I have never had to take out a student loan because my income is not high (I qualify for grants). If you are someone who is worried about loans, or paying for school, I strongly suggest looking into grants from third parties. As far as the curriculum, some have proven challenging. The class load is a standard 1-2 assignments per week, a few discussion questions, followed by either an essay or a quiz every other week (in my plan). The papers usually consist of 1200-2000 words depending on the class, so they are not easy in my opinion but workable. I do not expect an A by playing connect-the-dots. I do admit that some instructors grade more easily than others. I have taken a class that no matter how much effort I put into it, I still didn't receive full credit. I am not sure if for some people the program of choice is too easy for them, or if the financial understanding wasn't clear in place but I don't have much negative comments to make about them. As far as CONS I have been through 3 financial advisers, and 2 counselors in the past year or so I have attended. I am not sure why this is but it does make it a little frustrating at times. I do not find the program to be a waste of time because the courses I have taken are very similar ones that can be taken at any other college. If you are having issues with UOPX then transfer because it is clearly not the school for you. Not every college will be right for everyone. In addition to the financial services, my advisor was also more than helpful with giving me a list of websites and resources to use if I needed additional assistance. If you are unhappy with your advisers/counselors you can always switch them but don't put the whole school down for it."
1.3 out of 5 stars
BAMBOOZELED - 12/20/2013
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"First let me begin with I honestly feel like the University of Phoenix completely slammed me. When I first called them up about enrolling and registration, I asked if I decide to take classes there would I be able to get my certification or if they had a certification program for the degree I'm interested in. I was assured and told yes. To make a long story short I was slammed to take out student loans and they actually called me close towards the end of my degree program to pitch to me a bachelors programm that wasn't going to do much for me, just like the $18466. student loan debt I occured from them now. All for me to have to transfer to another University to complete a degree program that's suitable to my career I'm pursing. WHAT EVER YOU DO..DON'T REGISTER WITH THEM IT'S ALL A SET UP!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/10/2013
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year:
"The teachers are not helpful. The academic and financial aid advisors as useless as you can never get hold of them. Go ahead and leave a message on the voicemail you will get every time you call, you'll need to leave several since they don't call you back until about a week later if you're lucky. They charge an early withdrawal fee. Doesn't matter if you have everything paid up and have completed the classes you were in without starting any new ones. They will still charge you about $500 for early withdrawal and will not release your transcripts until you pay it. As if the amount you pay for these classes anyway isn't high enough, and tuition costs go up every year. Your credits do not transfer directly to other schools. I transferred to a community college and only 4 of my 36 credits transferred. As an example, 2 English courses through UoP equal 1 English course in a real school. It has to be the right set of English classes though, so those were among the credits that did not transfer. This school is a joke and should be avoided at all costs. They are extremely expensive for classes that will get you nowhere."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Paris Moore - 7/30/2012
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year:
"I received an associates degree in Healthcare Administration/medical records well to my surprise I can not even get a job as an office receptionist let alone in medical records. This school does nothing but have you type papers and there is no real guidance.Do not believe they will set you up with a mentor, because it will never happen as long as you don't ask to many question about your financial aid you are fine.The continuous discussion questions begins to wear on you, you can only reword a question so many time to answer these questions. When you decide to leave do not long on to the class because you will be charged which is not disclosed to you at all. Most universities will give you a refund if withdrawn within the week, which I did obviously I did not know their rule so I was charge four hundred something odd dollars for the week which was told to me with an attitude and the adviser had major attitude because I had withdrew.It's a money pit you will end up with a lot of debt and a degree which in my case in my state will not have any merit on helping you get a job. By the way in order to get your transcript to transfer to another college online which is not for profit I have to pay the money first. Avoid this for profit college. Their interest is on the money not the student."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Gia - 7/11/2012
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 6
"It has been a year since started with UOP, and frankly, I have had nothing but problems. :-/ I really wanted to go back to school, and it seemed that UOP was great. I made the call that very same day, and talked to an 'advisor'. He was very nice and directed me through different things that I would need to know and how the school worked (online). Well, after I agreed to everything, I finally started taking my orientation classes. I cannot really recall what actually happened, but I think I did not post enough participation, so they had to drop me and I had to start over. I was very confused, and when I called my advisor, he gave me the hardest time! I could not believe that he really was trying to give me an attitude. I was ready to cry because he said, "Some people are not made for school. While some people choose to work, others choose to not be dedicated." I was very upset with him because I am a very dedicated, hard working, individual. Just because I made a mistake, I had to get dropped and he said, "You can re do the course all over again."So, I just bit my tongue, and re did it. After that incidident, I found out that I was pregnant with my second child. I was due to have my son in Jan. 2012. I did not have any problems since that incident, besides my advisor never calling and asking me if I am doing okay, or anything amongst that. -_- I decided to call my advisor to let him know that I was pregnant, and I was due in January. He told me that he would call me around that time or a month before to let me know what options I had afterwards. Well, it was a month before I was supposed to have my son and still no word from him. So, I decided to call him. He did not answer, go figure. So, a week went by and finally, he answered. We went over what was going to be done, etc. He told me to let my instructors know when I would be having my son. About two weeks before my due date, I was told that I was going to have a C-section on a specific date. I called my advisor, and he did not answer, so I left him a message. I told my instructors at the time and they were leniant toward my situation and said that I could take the final whenever I was coming back.Well, I had my son and I had complications toward my C-section. My head was definitely not with school, so I decided a LOA (leave of absence) would be the best thing for me. I was told that a guy would contact me and he never did. So, I had to find out who I was supposed to get a hold of. Here, they had me contact the wrong person, fill out paperwork for a completely different thing, and then after all the money I spent to send out copies to them, I had to re do it all with a different set of paperwork. It took almost three weeks to get the paper work in. The whole two months of absence defintely helped me out, but stressed me out because of how poorly they were. My mother even wanted to contact them and discuss why they were screwing things up. They did not even allow her to talk to them. I had to put myself and her on three way, even though I gave her my permission to talk over about my school work??? Okay, so after I came back, everything was going like it usually is. No word from advisor, learning things that do not even make sense within what I am trying to go for. Up until, a week ago, I had an assignment that came back that said I plagerized and that a letter would be sent to the office on behalf of me. I was so livid! I wrote the instructor saying, I did not mean to do it what so ever, matter of fact, I had cited my work just INCORRECTLY. She now treats me horrible just because I made a mistake on citing. I am very upset and do not know what to do. I am at the point where I would like to quit because I am stressing more over this school. I have two kids, a two year and a six month old and it gets very stresful on days. I do NOT need this on top of it. I never ONCE had a problem within all my school years on plagerisiam. Just because one mistake, they make it out to be that I am a terrible person who 'copies' work. That is not the case. I just do not know what to do anymore... I am not saying do not go to this school, but DEFINITELY, WITH OUT A DOUBT, LOOK INTO IT! Big mistake on my half."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Annonymous - 7/5/2012
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2012
"I went to UoP thinking that it would be better for me, being that I work fulltime. I was excited at first completing the 5 week accelerated classes, I thought I would be done in no time. When it strated to get closer to my graduationg date, my credits seemed to not be adding up right, and I was somehow more deficient in credits. So I opted to take a couple extra courases which delayed me another 10 weeks and almost $4000. I submit my final experimental learning essay, and they deny it saying that my essay was too closely related to my coursework!!I'm sitting here thinking, "Hmmm... Could it possibly be the fact that I am going to school for the environment that I work in order to be able to get a promotion?". I mean it is a school that advertises that its main goal is to advance your knowledge for on the job training. All they care about is money. Its unfortunate. NEVER TRUST A FOR-PROFIT SCHOOL!! They dont care about you as a student, more about the money that you can potentially give them."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Lisa - 6/24/2012
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2012
"Yes, University of Phoenix is expensive. But first of all, it is NOT a diploma mill. Diploma mills allow you to have your degree in a matter of weeks. I will have my Associate's Degree as of August, at which point will have been a year and seven months to achieve which is not much shorter than a traditional school.Secondly, I noticed a lot of people on here posting negative reviews can't even spell. Perhaps they are previous students who are disgruntled because the work was actually challenging and required effort? Just like with any other school.I personally have never had a problem with any of my instructors or academic advisors. One of my previous financial advisors was a bit rude, but that occurs in any work place so I'm not going to bash the school because of that one person.The pros are: I had some flexibility due to completing everything online, lots of helpful resources (Center for Math Excellence, Center for Writing Excellence, live tutoring, 24/7 tech support) and helpful staff overall.The cons are: very expensive If you have enough self-discipline to stay focused and complete your degree online, then go for it!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tom - 6/6/2012
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year:
"I graduated with my BSIT/POS w/honors back in 2003. Thing is my background is in healthcare. More specifically, I served as a Charge Registered Nurse (RN) in a level 2 trauma center for 5 years, and served the remaining 4 years in that Emergency Department as the Triage Team Lead. I graduat with mythe AA from Elthe Camino The courses in regards to ethics in IT (think intellecual property) and IT management (constructing mission objectives and/or statements) were demanding to say the least.But the core classes in C++, Visual Basic 6.0, MS SQL (database structure and writing queries) were....only word that comes to mind is....brutal. If you do not have serious critical thinking skills, need not apply to this program. Instructors at UOP online for IT were forgiving for not answering 1 or 2 of the 4 or 5 discussion questions per week, but you better make sure your 1) code compiles w/o error and 2) it satisfies the requirements. I liked the instructors. For the past 7 years I've been the lead Clinical Systems Analyst managing the Epic software for the QMC ED in Honolulu. You get out of it = What you put into it"
2.0 out of 5 stars
Ariane - 3/29/2012
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year:
"I was warned about this school but I went to it anyway. I completed my Associates in Healthcare Administration/Medical Records.I went on to complete by Bachelors and three class in I had to pay for my third out of pocket because I had used all of my financial aid. This school main goal is to get as much money as they possibly can. Some of the professors are great but others are just there for a check also. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
2.0 out of 5 stars
Beth - 3/27/2012
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year:
"I thought attending school online was better than getting the hands on-training I really deserved. But now I am ready to leave the school to find a school that is not so stressful and where I will receive the proper training that I am requiring. Also I thought by switching my major to health care administration/ medical records it would be better for me, but it just got worse after the new APA format came out. They do not have anyone that will teach it to you the correct way. They only have instructors who rip apart your assignments that you worked really hard on.Truly I would not recommend this school to anyone since there is more problems than it is worth."