University of Phoenix Reviews - Associate in Information Technology

3.02 out of 5 stars
(14 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $9,552
11% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
36% of 14 students said they would recommend this program to others
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4.8 out of 5 stars
M.M - 6/21/2014
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"For every poor review I have seen, I can also find a good one to match it. That alone tells me research is necessary for each and every prospective student. I will agree that this university, like most online universities, is not necessarily perfect for everyone, nor every degree. However, my experience, thus far, has been pretty good. I have limitations that put a serious damper on what I can and cannot do. Although not ideal, I searched for a program that would suit my needs. I did not jump into this decision lightly, which is where I believe many people make their first mistake. I do want to urge everyone reading to please take each and every review with a grain of salt. Sometimes, it is not necessarily the machine, but rather the operator, with the error. It is quite clear both from taking my current courses, as well as reading reviews from current and past students as well, that many are not suited for this kind of learning environment. I do not expect this university or the degrees I obtain to give me the world. I do not expect that everyone will see my degrees and say "hey, let's hire this person on the spot". Just as I would not expect these things from ANY university. No degree, and no university, is going to guarantee you employment. In this country, the unemployment rate is staggering, at best. Do not expect ANY degree to be your magic bean of fortune, it is simply not going to happen. I have had no problems whatsoever with the financial department, thus far. I have had some personal issues with an instructor, and a couple of other students, but isn't that simply how life works? Not everyone is going to see eye to eye, and that includes instructors/professors and students, as well. I am thoroughly enjoying this program, right now. If at some point I feel it is not sufficient, I will do even more research to figure out my options then. For now, I am quite proud of the work I have accomplished, the skills I have learned and the knowledge I have obtained both through working in my courses as well as my own research done on the side. I am quite certain I could probably learn everything I learn in the course of obtaining my degrees, without this university. However that does not present me with a degree, which is most often required in this field. Having a degree does not guarantee employment, but not having a degree will almost always guarantee no employment. The lesser of two evils is what I would go with, personally. For those who cannot attend a brick and mortar university, for whatever reason, an online university is typically a great choice. However, you still need to do your own research to determine which one will be best for you and your situation. No one person can determine what is best for another without walking a mile in their shoes. I actually know of quite a few people, personally, who have taken the same courses I currently am enrolled in, obtained the same degrees I am trying to obtain, and have gainful employment because of them. As I started off this review saying...for every negative review, there is likely at least one positive. Positive word of mouth typically travels far slower than negative word of mouth. When someone has something bad to say, they are more likely to shout it out to the world, than when they have something positive to say. The biggest reason you will not see many positive reviews, is because those of us who make them are often called shills, liars, and a myriad of other negative things as well. Just because we did not have, or are not having, the same experience as some, does not in any way negate the experience we did have, or are having. You are far more likely to be shunned by others, so to speak, when you have something positive to say about this university. Whether or not that is fair, I suppose is up to personal interpretation. However I personally take all reviews with a grain of salt. I can also tell, merely by looking at the grammar and punctuation many people use, that no university would welcome those folks with open arms. Perhaps those people would benefit from going back to school for a little while longer to expand their education before pursuing a degree of any sort. It is very clear even in the courses I am currently taking, that some people are simply not ready for a college level course, regardless of the university from which it is offered. Typos are one thing, everyone makes them now and again, they are excusable. Poor English skills, however, are not easily overlooked by someone like myself, that truly wants to take your word at face value. I cannot take someone who cannot type properly seriously. It tends to drive doubt in my head about the validity of the claims in the reviews."
3.0 out of 5 stars
jason chapman - 7/25/2012
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2005
"I enrolled at the UofP after going to a junior college for a couple of years. I had amassed enough credit hours for an associates degree this way. Nearly all of my credit hours transferred over, which was cool. I found the writing assignments challenging at Phoenix, and the instructors were supportive. I didn't feel I learned as much as I did at the traditional 'bricks and mortar' school though.The instructors weren't critical enough of my work. I felt like I got easy A's most of the time. At least in a traditional school the professors critique your work. At Phoenix, most of the instructors are part time, so they don't have time to do their jobs properly - either that, or they really can't be bothered. In my opinion, this school doesn't offer the challenges or the stimulation that a traditional school does. Yes, I did work for my IT degree, but I didn't learn as much as I feel I should have. For the money that I paid for my degree, I wouldn't do it again. University of Phoenix has a bad rap for a reason - it's too expensive and the education you'll receive from here is sub-par."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Rachel - 6/27/2012
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012
"The UoP is the worse choice for an online school that exists. It's crazy expensive and the cost of courses continued to increase from the time I started my Associates Degree until I received my Bachelors. From 2008 to 2012, it increased probably $100 for each course in the Associates. All together with books, my total tuition for 4 years is about $60,000.The academic and financial counselors were always changing on me too which made it difficult to get answers. I never knew who my counselors were until I called the one listed on my homepage and they told me they were no longer representing me. No emails, no phone calls to let me know, just "figure it out on your own." Also, my financial aid counselor never paid attention to my account because I was constantly have to take unnecessary 2 week or 3 week breaks from class to class when my funds were insufficient. (This might have been because they changed so frequently, I probably had at least 10 counselors per year.)The same thing happened with my Bachelor's program too. I probably would have graduated at least 3 months before I did had someone done their job.Plus, my Bachelor's was Information Technology/Support Systems, and almost every course I took was something in Communications. Half the teachers didn't seem to pay attention either because they would call me the wrong name and even grade my work incorrectly.TIPS for those who are considering going to UoP online: DON'T.I took the risk of an online school because I thought it would be more convenient with a full time job. It was mostly headaches and I feel like I didn't get the best education I could have. My husband does Rasmussen online and I think it would have been a FAR better choice. Oh one more thing! I graduated June 4, 2012 and today is June 27, 2012. I got an email from my counselor and apparently, I have one more class to take b/c of some mix up. A course I took in my Associates program didn't apply and they caught it 2 years later.HATE HATE HATE."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Billy Roberts - 3/10/2012
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2011
"I earned my Associate of Arts degree from the University of Phoenix in 2011. My GPA was over 3.5. I signed up for classes for my Associates of Arts in Information Technology and completed all the courses, which was ridiculously expensive. They added a price increase between the first and second year of the degree that stuck me to finish without recourse because many of the credits would not transfer if I changed school when the increase came affective.When I signed on I asked “Exactly what degree will I earn?” I was told I would earn an Associates of Arts in Information Technology. After hours of work and nights of little sleep, I get my degree that simply says Associates of Arts. I was livid. Several instructors we very short when I would post legitimate questions for them. The most common reply was simply “Please read your syllabus”. Most times they would finally answer the question after several students posted and explained the answer was not in the syllabus. Do not waste your time or money."