University of Phoenix Reviews - Bachelor's in Human Resources
The University of Phoenix is the perfect solution for the non-traditional who wants to go back to school but has other commitments in life. The flexibility of the program, course choices, scheduling, etc. made it possible for me to work full-time, raise a family, take care of ailing, aging parents, and earn a degree. The learning teams gave me an opportunity to make lifelong friends while learning the importance of collaboration and diversity. Because all of the instructors also work in the field they teach, learnings from every class could be immediately put into effect in my career. I owe my most recent job promotion and pay raise to my University of Phoenix degree and I cannot wait to see what I can achieve once I complete my Graduate degree.
I thought that this university was not credible and I was scared that a job would not recognize a degree from this institute as good, however I have not had that issue. This school is great for those who like me had a family but also needed to work. Online classes are difficult and it takes a person who is self motivated to complete an online degree.
When I decided to obtain my Bachelors degree from the University of Phoenix, I was excited and nervous. However when I met with the campus student advisor he was friendly and patient while I asked a ton of questions. That was the last time I was pleased with my experience, as shortly thereafter he was no longer with the school, and I was not informed ahead of time. During my four years of attendance, the academic and financial advisor turnover was substantial and we were never informed about the change ahead of time. There were some very talented instructors unfortunately they were outnumbered by those who were just teaching as a second source of income. I cannot say that I am regretful for signing up, as I did accomplish my goal of graduating with my degree. I just wish the university was more organized and communicated more.
By attending UoP, I was able to work full-time and attain my degree. I had a very good experience and had no issues with getting feedback or clarification on anything that I did not understand from any of my instructors. If you are dedicated and a self-starter, you should have no problems with your courses. I walked across the stage in July of 2008 and it was a great day for me. I was happy to be able to attend school and work full-time because I am a single parent.
University of Phoenix is expensive if you are out-of-state, and a little on the expensive side for in-state tuition. Be mindful of that. In addition, if you take online classes like me, they aren't the same as in class courses. It's work at your own pace, but there are deadlines, mandatory assignments, team projects, and projects that have to be done as part of their accredited coursework to get your degree. Also, it's not really mentioned in depth, but online courses are best suited for people already working or volunteering in that field as a means to gain experience for a promotion or a new job. If you aren't working or volunteering, or aren't able to, then it might be best to reconsider online courses and just go to school. You will not be fully prepared for an actual job. They cost the same as in-class, and you don't get the same hands-on experience. Also, make sure you are set up for an internship! University of Phoenix has few resources for job placement or career coaching!
I joined UoPX for the chance to use military and real world experience toward my degree. I have received an AA in business from UoPX, and I am now currently completing my BS with a concentration in HR. UoPX allowed me to transfer many of my previous college credits, as well as receive credit for my military experience. They give a discounted rate to individuals currently serving in the military, and they have taken care of everything in order for me to utilize my G.I. Bill benefits. I think some of the discussion boards are weak, but they are intended to ignite conversation about the subjects you are learning, so that you can continue to learn outside of the assignments. I have taken all of my classes online and it takes discipline. I would recommend this school for convenience and practical real world knowledge. This path has already advanced my career through a promotion and dramatic increase in pay. You will get out, what you put in!
Hello- So after reading some of the reviews regarding Phoenix; I decided to chime in and give my feedback. First, its sad to hear that others have had such a bad experience with Phoenix. I personally have enjoyed the program and have enjoyed the support from my Academic Counselor and my Financial Adviser. Whenever I have a question they are there to answer. They are very prompt with returning phone calls and emails. My financial adviser is always available to answer questions regarding my tuition. My academic counselor is FANTASTIC when it comes to checking in with me to ensure I'm not struggling or have any questions regarding my current or future classes. Based on the time frame some of these reviews have been written I would say Phoenix heard you loud and clear and have implemented changes within the organizations. I've been enrolled since Jan. 2013 As for the classroom, yes, you get some folks who should not be there. However, I personally don't let them affect my education. Taking classes online requires a lot of motivation and strength building from you. You can't let other peoples bad breaks affect you from reaching your goal. I enjoy the classroom setting and the material offered. The team assignments are excellent and I feel are great benefit for the real-life workplace. Speaking as a professional in the corporate world - some individuals come in with top rated schools listed on their resumes and have the HARDEST time working and collaborating with team/groups. I think Phoenix does an excellent job at giving the students the ability to learn to work together. The instructors never miss a beat and are available when you need them. There are also workshops and live tutors who are available to help when needed. I would recommend Phoenix as great online school. I'm still considering if I want to pursue an MBA from them or choose a university here in Texas. The reason being is since recently relocating to Texas, I'm finding the companies here is Texas seem to favor those who are alumni's of the state schools. However, since there seems to be a wave of companies coming in from California and others states across the country I may just stick with Phoenix - like I said I really enjoy the program.
I attended 100% of my classes w/UOP online. I have recently graduated and I have to say some of the classes were hard, but it was worth it. My academic and financial counselors were great to work with, and some of the instructors were better than others. I would recommend UOP to anyone who doesn't have the time to walk into a traditional classroom. If you can dream it, you can achieve it - I did!