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University of Phoenix was a great option for my Bachelor's program. While online education was difficult, using their platform made it easy and possible for me to earn a degree when I would not otherwise have been able to. The user capability and ease of access allowed me to work around my busy schedule to earn a degree and change my path in life. With the degree I earned there I was able to go on and get a second degree in education to be able to teach others and use the knowledge I learned in my psychology degree to teach high school. Other than the price, I would recommend University of Phoenix.
More involvement and understanding by dissertation committee to move through QRM. UOP might want to consider reviewing their tuition costs to compete with other online colleges. I did enjoy their ability based grading philosophy being a former Alverno College graduate.
UOPX has interesting classes when it comes to the Database Administration Degree program. We are able to select the classes that will allow us to graduate faster and or gain a certificate. However, sometimes instructors are not available when help is needed or take a day or two to respond. Especially on days that are not listed in their policies.
I have several degrees/diplomas/certificates from academics and find it very discouraging that the UOPX has so much potential to become the best online university today but sometimes are not hiring their best. Unfortunately, their best do not come from the UOPX because they can't hire graduates that have both Masters and Doctorate degrees from UOPX because it is a conflict of interest. The instructors that are hired are from "OTHER ACCREDITED" universities. The downfall is the lack of participation and follow-through with the academic advisors and the miscommunication with the financial aid advisors. The complaints that have been viewed are not about the classes themselves but about the experience. I received my Masters degree from UOP am currently in the Doctorate program and I must empathize with students because prior I had such a horrific experience with UOP in the Masters program but I pushed through. I been taught by instructors in classroom, live-streaming webs, independent studies and online settings to continue education. Online is the epitome of independent study and is not for a student that needs a great deal of attention. I transferred to UOPX from CU because the experience was not good. I've had poor experiences with every college attended regarding academic and financial advisors throughout my career. The best advice I can give it to reach out and make yourself heard if you feel you are not getting what you deserve professionally or academically. The UOPX has it's faults but I have been pursuing degrees for more than 30 years (preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, community colleges, private colleges and universities) and if you haven't conditioned yourself to succeed - no matter what personal issues (divorce, death, loss, health ...) or obstacles (unexpected catastrophic events, financial loss, foreclosure, bankruptcy ...) then college is not for you. If you buy and cheat to get your degree and don't work for it - that's on you and is no reflection on UOPX and implies that the quality of classes are above expectations.
My experience at the University was very good; I really enjoyed the learning's, the process and flexibility it afforded me. Clearly, like anything in life, what you put into something is what you get out of it. I approached my degree truly wanting to learn; to not only learn, but to use the degree as a springboard to higher levels of education (e.g., Masters, Doctorate). Earning my BSIT from the University of Phoenix, did enable me to enroll in a private non-profit "brick and mortar" University, where I graduated with an MBA. I went on to earn a doctorate degree at a well known University. All of this was possible because of earning my degree at University of Phoenix. As in life, there is good and bad. As I indicated, I really enjoyed all my classes, and I did receive a good education. However, there are students who shouldn't be attending the University due to their academic level being below what is required at the college level. That said, the mix of students range from stellar to below standard. I realize that the for-profit model is to advance profits, but I would want the University to apply a stricter vetting process for entry (e.g., harder entrance examination and approval process). In summary, despite the perception, and pure lies, the University of Phoenix is regionally accredited by the HLC (same accreditation as major universities), I did receive an accredited degree that was transferable, and sufficient enough for entrance to "normal" colleges. I loved my experience, learned well, and feel proud of what I accomplished over the 5 years I attended, earning my BSIT degree. My ask of the University includes, using a rigorous entrance process, put an effort into changing the perception and inaccuracies that exist, and think about transforming the university to a non-profit college; possibly uniting with University of Arizona.
The University provided a well rounded experience. I learned a great deal about the analytical, functional and ethical applications of business. I really hope the University cleans up it reputation.Please take a moment and review the hyperlinks highlighted in the linked document.
I recently completed the computer programming certification program at Phoenix. While Im nowhere near a developer, the great thing about the program is that it introduced me to basic programming principles for several different languages. If youre looking for in depth studies in computers such as research programs etc, I wouldnt recommend Phoenix. At least in undergrad you will only get a taste of the things your studying. The important thing to understand about Phoenix is that its big boy/girl rules. You have to work on your own without much guidance. There will be no one to encourage you or remind you to do your projects, its all on you. Many students arent used to an environment like this, but thats how it is in the workforce. Im planning on taking another program with the school in the near future for Cuber Security.
I was already established in my career, with a number of credits from a four year university without a degree, UOP offered classes at the company I was employed with. All the instructors were employed professionals in their field and/ or instructors at a college which gave the students first hand knowledge and experience in their field. All of the students were working adults in different areas of business, from banking, manufacturing, medicine, etc. which allowed each of us to share our experiences and new ideas with one another in real work situations. It was the best education I could hope for. As a result my salary increased upon graduation and constantly increased.
As a long distance commuter, husband, father and Silicon Valley department head in the very demanding hi-tech industry, I spent 2.5 years searching for a Grad level business degree that fit my challenging schedule. I finally took the plug with UoP. All my classes were at an actual campus setting. I joined a group of 4 hi-achievers and together we tackled our group case studies all with a hunger to learn. The most valuable part of my Grad education was each instructor taught by providing real modern day examples. Some instructors would offer additional material based in our particular industrys business model. As a result of my UoP grad education vertical mobility is 100% under my control. Although UoP Grad school comes with the expected academic challenges the entire experience was worth the world to me and my family.
The online program is a great option for people that have limited time in life due to their life circumstances . The counselors are helpful and make sure to communicate with you on a regular basis. The online classes are simple to navigate. When I started school, I was a single mother of four and worked two jobs, I am now almost finished with my bachelors degree and will be working towards opening up my own agencies here in the future. I am only able to create these future plans because of the online program I attended with the consistent help of the counselors that helped me along the way.
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