The University of Phoenix is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools/Higher Council of Learning.
Typically if you attend a Regional accredited school as a freshman, you are going to take a lot of general education type of classes your first year, a nationally accredited school will have more of a focus on the degree itself, about 70% towards the degree or core classes and 30% towards general ed. and college core. A nationally accredited school has to meet the same standards as a region. Nationally accrediting agencies are recognized by the DOE (Dept. of Education) such as ACICS.
The University of Phoenix is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which in turn is recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Refer to the Related Links below for more information on these agencies.
I think it is a good school and the material is more than adequate for college coursework, since I have attended both an online school and a regular university and I can compare the two. The pros are definitely that I can attend on my own time and it doesn't take too long to complete a class (just 9 weeks), and I don't have to worry about traffic or finding a parking space, etc. It is very intense though...no breaks whatsoever, as soon as you finish one class you start the next one the day after. No spring break or summer or anything, but it is possible to get your bachelor's in 3.5 years if you are dedicated. Some of the CA state universities take 5 years just because the classes are so overcrowded you have to wait for availability. The most I had in a class at UPX was about 15 other students.
The cons are the cost. I am receiving financial aid in the form of student loans, but sometimes the loans fall a little bit short. In the two years I've been there I've probably had to pay about $1,000 total out of pocket, but you get to write off some of it on your taxes the following year. Since I've been there, the tuition has gone up 4 times. I guess it is because they have to pay for all those TV ads and the naming rights to that huge stadium in Phoenix. I guess it depends on how you look at it. Tuition is going up at almost every university in the country. Why would the University of Phoenix be any different? As far as the name on the stadium? That can be great for students! University of Phoenix is know worldwide because of the genius marketing. Is that really hurting it's students and alumni?
Overall though, the instructors are pretty good, the material isn't too tough and I can get a hold of my guidance counselor when I need to. It remains to be seen what happens when I get my degree - a lot of employers out there still don't see UPX as a "real school". Some of the students in my classes seem like they don't have a high school education, but at the same time I have a lot of friends that attend traditional universities that I know would never make it at UPX. It takes a lot of discipline to attend classes on your own, so if you slack off for even a week, you'll be failing the class in no time.
I attended a traditional brick and mortar school as well as the University of Phoenix and I found that working on the team projects was closer to my real world work experiences. It seemed like every team had a couple of people that did the most to complete projects and then there would be a couple of people that everyone else was always waiting on. Completing the University of Phoenix coursework required a significant amount of discipline because the entire semester of a class was squeezed into a 5 week period so if you fall behind it is very difficult to catch up. If you stay on top of the work and put in the effort then the class work is reasonable to keep up with even when working a full time job. University of Phoenix also provides a significant amount of resources to help your progress, you pay for them with resource charges so make sure that you use them. As far as job prospects, I haven't had any negative feedback concerning my degree and have several people who are my direct reports that have attended more "prestigious" 4 year schools. If anything, I get the curious questions about the experience. However, even if I attended Harvard, someone from Columbia may turn their nose up. If you are worried, remember there are more people graduating from University of Phoenix than any other school so eventually most of the hiring managers will be University of Phoenix Alumni.
University of Phoenix is Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools/Higher Council of learning. See (EDU.GOV)
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Ashford University (Not to be confused with the unaccredited entity with the same name doing business from the United Kingdom) is a private, coeducational liberal arts university located in Clinton, Iowa. The University offers Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degrees through its campus in Clinton and online through its College of External Studies. The school is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. As of January 2008, the student body (both traditional and online) includes almost 18,000 undergraduates and 1000 graduate students.
Ashford University (in Clinton, Iowa) has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges since 1950.
If you completed the degree while the institution was accredited, than it would be recognized. If the degree was completed while the institution was not regionally accredited then it would not be recognized by other regionally accredited schools, and possibly by some employers.
If it already shows "debit memo," then there is only a 2 - 3 day wait from that point, excluding weekends . . .
That depends. Employers who aren't familiar with the University of Phoenix and just see it as another school on the resume seem to regard it just fine; those who've done their homework, so to speak, tend to view it with suspicion. Of course, there's a growing network of UOP graduates out there who help each other and more recent graduates out in the job department, so if you can get into that network your luck is probably pretty good.
Think of it this way: If you spent 4 years of your life working hard to get to where you are today, would you trust somebody who did it in a year?
Actually University of Phoenix is accredited the same way as most if not all of the major Universities. I.E. University of Michigan. With 250,000 students at a steady pace of growth, this University is only different by the way it focuses for the working professional. When you enter class, yes there are campuses locally, you enter with adults that are focused to succeed, complete and finish their degree. All classes locally meet one night a week to abide by most adult schedules, as crazy as they are nowadays. Can't pay for school, great! Financial Aid considers this one night a week full time. Classes are five to six weeks, depending on undergraduate or graduate programs.
Number one thing is not so much where you went to school, but did you get the education to back the degree up and how you intend to apply it. UOP has had its name in the news the last few years and not favorably, with its trouble with the government on pratices.
As a former hiring manager, I can tell you that UOP degrees are viewed with suspicion. If you're going to invest that kind of time, take online classes from an established university or college.
I disagree. I have been in Human Resources and a recruiter for over 15 years and I have hired quality people with degrees from UOP. Not all HR professionals think the same.
For those who are concerned that their credits earned from University of Phoenix will not transfer to other universities or academic programs, let me put your mind at ease.
At one point, I was highly dissatisfied with my educational experience at UOP - not due to the instructors or quality of the coursework, but due to the teamwork model they have integrated into their programs (but that is another story).
I applied to all three of Arizona's state schools - UofA, ASU, and NAU - all of which are highly credible universities. I live in Tucson, so I spoke to a UA academic adviser in person. He initially made a face at me when I showed him my unofficial transcript for UOP, but confirmed that all of the courses that I had taken would be transferable to the UofA. Similarly, ASU and NAU both accepted all of my UOP credits, no questions asked. True, some did not transfer directly into the requirements for my major (really this was only an issue for the UA) but this was due to slight variations in the curriculum. And let me emphasize the word "slight." The education I have received through my state's school was no better than what I received from the UOP.
I did wind up completing my undergrad (BSBA) through UOP, and it did have much to do with time already invested. I did not see the point of extending my undergrad an extra year in order to take extra classes (such as calculus) to satisfy some other university's requirements. I also eventually wound up with a competent learning team, so many of the teamwork woes were resolved. Overall, once I had a good learning team to work with, the rest of my studies at UOP were enjoyable.
In addition, I had no problem getting accepted into two different graduate programs following graduation from UOP - again, both at highly credible institutions. I am currently in a graduate program through NAU, but am transferring to an online MBA program through University of Liverpool (if you question the credibility of the University of Liverpool, check out its world rankings - ranks higher than the University of Arizona). For those who question the academic quality of online classes - take a few graduate-level courses before passing judgment. I have found these to be much more rigorous than traditional lecture-based classes!
I also have a friend who graduated with a B.S.B.A from UOP in 1999, then went on the get her master's degree from ASU. She was originally enrolled in a program at the UA, but transferred to UOP due to the lack of student support by professors, counselors, and administrators alike. She did not regret her decision to change programs one bit and has had no problems in getting her credits accepted at other universities.
Yes. I'm sure there are some exceptions based on your major. Say you were going for your BA in Biology, a university might request a certain list of Science and Math based subjects be taken at their campus but I'm sure most of your credits would be accepted. In an effort to save time and money, try finding out which credits will transfer before you take the classes by calling a counselor at the university you wish to attend.
I just left the University of Phoenix/Online and transferred to Western Illinois University in the Quad Cities. I had nearly completed my associates degree (42/60 credits) through UOP/Online, but decided to cut my losses and transfer to a local college. WIU accepted about half of my credits towards for the freshman and software year classes. I have to take 11 classes at a local community college to meet all of the requirements to attend WIU. Sure, all of the credits are accepted, but they don't necessarily apply to my major. Instead they are used as electives.
My advice/thoughts to anyone thinking about attending Phoenix is this:
1. Think about the reputation and experience you receive at Phoenix. It certainly is easier to obtain a degree from Phoenix Online than a traditional school, and that isn't a secret among hiring employers. Networking with people online through UOP is very, very unlikely to assist you with finding a job or gaining experience among peers like a traditional school is likely to do.
2. Bring class schedule to local college advisors. Even if you think you will finish your bachelors with UOP, like I did, take the class schedule to a local college advisor and ask them if all of the credits would be transferrable to a similar degree.
3. You are paying for convenience. UOP Online isn't cheap... I paid $320 per credit hour, plus a $70 fee for each class. UOP warned me when I was starting my withdrawal process that I would end up paying far more at my local college because I would have to pay for books. After paying for books, I might be close to paying $320, but to me it is worth it.
4. Lack of Instructor Quality. I completed 14 classes, 42 credit hours, and almost every teacher had "copy and paste" type feedback for every assignment. I can honestly say I would do the same thing if I could get away with it. This didn't bother me very much though because I was in it for one thing, the bachelor's degree.
I took classes at University of Phoenix from 2004 to 2005 in their BSIT program. I have to admit that I was very unhappy with the way classes were conducted online from the very start, but I did my best and put my best efforts into them and repeatedly finished with top grades. In the end I wound up dropping from the program due to Hurricane Katrina and the effect it had on my job (company had to close). In 2008 I decided to go back to school full-time at a traditional university, Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. That was where the reality of just what UoP is became clear. During the enrollment process I attempted to transfer 36 hours from UoP, and of those 36 hours only 3 were accepted. Math 101 and 102, which UoP lists as "College Algebra," were not accepted and I was made to retake both, the stance of the University being that these classes amounted to nothing more than what is taught at the remedial level at NSU. When I pursued this and asked what the basis for this decision was, I was shown a copy of UoP curriculum and also a copy of the text book used, so it became obvious that their decision to deny these credits was not unfounded. The same was true of every other credit that was denied transfer. In the end I was granted transfer of 3 hours which they counted towards a CMPS (Computer Science) 101 classes.
I just want to add that your answer was so helpful to me. I have wondered if it was worth paying the 2K that I owe them for a direct study class that really was overwhelming. Yes, the teamwork concept can be difficult at times especially when you work with people that expect you to do all the work, which is similar to most workplace situations. The professors were great though. The experience was an enjoyable one, but I really don't see how the classes that I've taken which yes, helped me personally and academically, but just seem to be so similar and repetitive that I don't know how it will be integrated into my Early Childhood major? I guess I'll just have to pay my bill and find out. It doesn't hurt to try and not feel that my experience at UOP was in vain. Thanks again.
type in Wetsern International University or University of phoenix in Google. Get the numbers to some enrollment counselors and go from there. Call your local campus and ask for the receptionist's favorite Enrollment Counselor.
Capella University and Walden University are both regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. A regional accreditation is the one you should be looking for in a college or university. Thus, their degrees will be noted as valid by other colleges and universities, as well as employers.
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According to the University of Phoenix web site, business undergraduate programs are currently $550/credit + 90/course tech fee. Typically, each course is 3-4 credits and you will need approximately 120 credits to graduate. This amounts to around $70,000. Remember, this does not include any expenses other than tuition and tech fees.
According to an interview at http://www.elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=17-1 :
LISA NEAL: How much do you pay instructors?
BRIAN MUELLER: We've got three levels of salary depending upon your academic achievements, your academic degree, and the amount of experience you've had teaching and the number of courses you've taught with us. Faculty members are hired one course at a time, each course is an individual contract, and you're going to get paid anywhere between $850 and $1,500. Hopes this helps someone!
Yes. Don't believe the comments that resumes are thrown in the trash by employers. University of Phoenix has alliances with over 100 companies. These companies understand the value of the education from UOPX.
It's about $50,000 per academic year, so a total of $200,000 over 4 years. Many qualify for financial aid, so they won't pay as much (i.e., those who make under $60,000 don't have to pay for anything to the school itself [tuition, room, board, books], and those who make under $100,000 don't have to pay tuition [which is about $37,000 per year]).
No, it is an excellent university. The University of Phoenix has the preferred regional accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and School. The regional accrediting agencies hold colleges and universities to the highest standards. Therefore, the coursework and degree one completes through this institution of higher learning will be recognized by all other colleges and universities as well as employers.
== == Colorado Technical University has a regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission's North Central Association of Colleges and Schools which is good. Some of its degree programs have further accreditations, from state nursing boards and specialty associations (see the related links for more details). Colorado Technical University is a private for profit university.
A 2003 federal whistle-blower/false claims lawsuit, filed by two former UOPX admission counselors, alleged the university improperly obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid by paying its admission counselors solely based on the number of students they enrolled in violation of the Higher Education Act. The school counters that the lawsuit is a legal manipulation by two former university employees over a matter previously resolved with the U.S. Department of Education, however the Department does not share that view. UOPX's position was rejected by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in its 2006 published opinion, which reversed the Eastern California U.S. District Court's 2004 decision dismissing the lawsuit. The lawsuit is now set for trial on March 9, 2010. An October 4, 2009 Arizona Republic article reported that UOPX's parent company is engaged in talks to settle the lawsuit though no potential terms have been discussed. (Wikipedia)
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According to their website, the University of Phoenix has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association since 1978. The NCA is the accrediting organization for a large number of schools including all of the Big Ten and most of the Big Twelve schools. Some of the University of Phoenix's programs have individual accreditations by trade-specific accrediting organizations.
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Yes, admissions staff will probably look at your grade 9 performance. But you know what? Assuming grade 9 wasn't your finest hour, they will be MUCH more interested in how you turn things around in grades 10, 11 and 12. That will speak VOLUMES about your ambition and character. If I worked in admissions, I wouldn't be phased by an unimpressive grade 9 perfomance.
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