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Our partner site, GradReports.com, has collected 17,536 reviews from 1,773 colleges. This page provides a comprehensive list of all of the reviews that were written by online students about online schools, which includes ratings on career preparation, quality of instruction, financial aid services, and more. Recommend rates are 100% determined by student ratings and have a wide range. The most common positive feedback is about the quality of the online degrees themselves, where complaints tend to revolve around student support services like career counseling, job placement support, and financial aid services. We also provide in-depth summaries of our review data for online schools with at least 15 reviews.

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Academy of Art University Recommend Rate 24% Reviews 29 reviews
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Arizona State University Recommend Rate 55% Reviews 29 reviews
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division Recommend Rate 17% Reviews 59 reviews
Ashford University Recommend Rate 69% Reviews 520 reviews
Ashworth College Recommend Rate 74% Reviews 231 reviews
Aspen University Recommend Rate 71% Reviews 35 reviews
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California Coast University Recommend Rate 91% Reviews 45 reviews
California Intercontinental University Recommend Rate 75% Reviews 4 reviews
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Iowa Central College Recommend Rate 90% Reviews 10 reviews
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Northeastern University Recommend Rate 100% Reviews 9 reviews
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Park University Recommend Rate 80% Reviews 5 reviews
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Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Recommend Rate 100% Reviews 1 review
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Portland State University Recommend Rate 67% Reviews 3 reviews
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Ultimate Medical Academy Recommend Rate 80% Reviews 112 reviews
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Utica College Recommend Rate 67% Reviews 3 reviews
Villanova University Recommend Rate 100% Reviews 1 review
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Walden University Recommend Rate 51% Reviews 324 reviews
Waldorf University Recommend Rate 100% Reviews 4 reviews
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Western Carolina University Recommend Rate 100% Reviews 2 reviews
Western Governors University Recommend Rate 75% Reviews 365 reviews
Western International University Recommend Rate 78% Reviews 18 reviews

Summaries of Student Review Data for Online Schools

The 41 online schools on this list represent the schools that had at least 15 reviews for their online degree programs in June of 2015 when we did our analysis. They represent a full spectrum of quality, with recommendation rates ranging from 91% for California Coast University Online to 17% for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division. Below you can view quotes from online alumni and specific ratings for degree satisfaction, financial aid services, and more.

Due to the unorthodox format of online colleges, reviews often include conflicting opinions on school performance. However, several patterns were discovered. Many online students described issues receiving adequate financial aid on time. A common positive of many online programs was quality of instruction, including experienced faculty and good course design.

Ratings are based on student reviews collected since 2008, totaling 17,536 alumni reviews from 1,773 schools. Elevated numbers of positive or negative reviews can be expected due to the personal bias of each review in combination with the relatively small sample size of online school reviewers. However, every review is vetted to ensure authenticity before being published.

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American InterContinental University

67% Recommended
65% Improved Career
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67% of graduates from American InterContinental University’s online programs would recommend the school, making AIU our #10 Top Reviewed Online College. 2012 graduate Shirrell remarked on the high quality of the online coursework, saying, "The online program was very manageable and interactive." 2015 graduate Gale, described her supportive advisers, saying, "My student adviser kept in touch with me throughout my entire program." Charity, a 2014 graduate, explained the amount of individual enthusiasm needed to succeed, saying, "It helps to have a wonderful faculty, and I have, but it takes a lot of personal motivation and responsibility." Master’s in Information Technology graduate, Thomas, echoed the comments of many other reviewers who found AIU to not be the most affordable online learning option. Thomas said, "It is expensive. I’m still paying student loans and will be for a while."

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American Public University System

76% Recommended
81% Improved Career
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American Public University System ranked #5 among our Top Reviewed Online Colleges due to its high recommendation rate of 76% . Master’s in Criminal Justice graduate, David, said, "The educational program, course delivery, and faculty were excellent. From the moment I started, the advisors, staff, and faculty proved how valuable I was as a person and student." Gabriel also commented on the strong student services, saying, "The professors all took their time to help when I had questions and to ensure that I truly understood the course materials." In response to several reviews regarding difficulties with financial aid, Business Administration student, Kevin, advised incoming students to stay proactive to avoid issues. Kevin said, "I have found that it is best to get the jump on securing one's classes and renewing financial aid... The key to one's success at APU is getting organized and taking responsibilities for one's actions."

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American Sentinel University

72% Recommended
66% Improved Career
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Ranked #8 on our list of Top Reviewed Online Colleges, American Sentinel University has a recommendation rate of 72% . Many alumni submitted reviews complimenting ASU's intuitive technology and faculty engagement. Diane, a 2015 nursing graduate, said, "The school has good online setup and resources. The instructors I had were all experienced." Other graduates described their dissatisfaction with engagement levels. MSN graduate, Katrina, said "[Faculty] are on the other side of the computer... They do not have the ability to visually interpret or intervene when a student is having difficulties." Guy, who earned his Master of Science - Information Systems at ASU, said, "The program requires a tremendous amount of self-discipline. Since there are no timelines for turning in assignments and exams, other than the course completion deadline, it is up to the individual to stay on top of her studies."

Argosy University Online

53% Recommended
49% Improved Career
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53% of recent online graduates would recommend Argosy University Online to potential students. Anthony, a 2015 Doctorate in Organization Leadership graduate, said, "The resources provided by the school such as dissertation residency opportunities, webinars, digitized textbooks that save the student purchase costs, and the numerous online research programs afforded to students are invaluable." Some recent alumni described inconsistencies with adviser communication. Lexi, a 2015 Master's in Forensic Psychology graduate, said, "My financial aid advisor never returned my calls." Similarly, graduate AJ, said, "It seemed like every time I logged on, I'd have a different counselor. The turnover rate there seems very high." Other recent graduates, however, applauded the school's regular contact. 2015 graduate in Business, Jodi, said, "I had regular contact (monthly) from my financial adviser and academic adviser."

Arizona State University

55% Recommended
70% Improved Career
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55% of recent graduates of Arizona State University's online programs would recommend the school. Several reviews cited extensive resources as a common positive experience. However, there was also disagreement among students about the quality of school communication and support. S. Anderson, a Bachelor's in Religious Studies student, said, "It's very easy to get in touch with my academic advisor, and all online areas are user friendly. The classes are no different that on campus classes, which I appreciate, as ASUs online degree is just as valuable." In contrast, DMH, a 2014 Master's in Education student, said, "No support whatsoever. Good luck getting your academic counselor to return your messages." Amanda, a recent grad, described the plentiful resources available, saying, "ASU has many resources for students of all types. Great computer labs and library as well."

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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division

17% Recommended
13% Improved Career
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17% of recent online graduates from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh would recommend the school. Reviews detailed several ways students were dissatisfied with AI, including difficulty with communication, affordability, and financial aid. Nick, a Web Design student, said, "Many assignments were often vague in their details, and I ended up spending more time trying to understand what the assignment wanted than I spent doing the assignment." Bachelor's in Interior Design student, N.B., said, "They offered an academic achievement grant which was helpful for affording the ridiculously high price tag, but they would not allow you to take out any funds for living expenses if you were using the grant." 2015 Web Design graduate, Malena, said, "The 'professors' are more 'facilitators or monitors.' If you have a question, you have to wait up to 24 hours to get a response."

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Ashford University

69% Recommended
71% Improved Career
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Among Ashford University's recent online graduates, 69% would recommend the school. Student reviews cited positives including good online course structure and support for military students, along with areas for improvement, like better advisor communication. Johnny, a 2015 graduate in Organizational Management, said, "You get settled into a rhythm pretty quick, rotating classes every 6th week, which I liked." Several students described their plan to return to Ashford for a second degree, like 2012 graduate Ryan; "I am so happy with my original experience that I am actually going back to finish my MBA." 2014 graduate, Emanuel, said, "While I have no complaints about the staff, I do think that the educational material should go more in depth into the topics." Another area for improvement was described by 2015 graduate Arlam, who said, "Your advisors are not always the same nor available when you need them."

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Ashworth College

74% Recommended
79% Improved Career
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At 74% , Ashworth College's has a fairly high recommendation rate among students of its online programs. Jerry, a 2014 Bachelor's in Criminal Justice graduate, said, "The best part for me is that when I could no longer afford to pay upfront for each term, I was able to finance my education with Ashworth with no interest." Other students, like Medical Office Assistant student Kishao, remarked on the good communication with faculty and advisers. Kishao said, "I have never had a problem getting a response no matter if I called or sent an email. I was always answered directly or within the next day by email." Other students cited areas for improvement. Omar, a 2015 graduate, said, "Ashworth has national accreditation which is ok, but may not transfer to most regional institutions." Marketing student, Byron, said, "I have had problems with the interface they use for submitting assignments and the customer service is lacking."

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Baker College Online

61% Recommended
71% Improved Career
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61% of online students from Baker College would recommend the school to prospective students. Positives cited in reviews included experienced faculty and post-degree career advancements. Osfans, a Bachelor's of Business graduate, said, "My income puts me in the top 10% of wage earners, and Baker was a part of that." Computer Science graduate, Ginger, complimented Baker's seasoned faculty, saying, "[Instructors] were very skilled in their subject and have held impressive professions prior to or alongside teaching at Baker." Of the well-designed courses, Ginger said, "[They] are accelerated and can be extremely demanding, which include several essays, projects, quizzes, and participation." Many reviews cited issues with textbooks, including old sources. Computer Science student, Steve, said, "The book I am currently reading on web technologies is 7-8 years old, which is ancient for this subject."

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Bellevue University

56% Recommended
63% Improved Career
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Highly recommended by recent graduates of its online programs, Bellevue University has a recommendation rate of 56% . Chickira, a Cybersecurity graduate, remarked on the exceptional support from Bellevue staff, saying "Although I was in a distance learning program, I never felt the distance as the instructors were just an e-mail or phone call away and were excellent at answering questions. They supported me in every way possible, even some offering personal recommendations for scholarships and jobs." D.Z., a 2010 graduate, said, "Professors utilized real world simulations very well and getting to work with a diverse group of professionals was excellent." Graduate Tony, said, "We used the blackboard, which is an online program to submit our work and have discussions... We also had PowerPoint presentations that were embedded with audio. Bellevue University has resources in the online library to assist you."

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Bryant & Stratton College Online

78% Recommended
67% Improved Career
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Bryant & Stratton College Online has a high recommendation rate of 78% among recent graduates of its online programs. Students submitted reviews citing many positive qualities of the institution, including great communication with students and easy access to resources. Angie, a Human Resources graduate, said, "I have had a great experience with all of my instructors. They do expect you to do your work, but they are also willing to help you in anyway that they can, even giving personal phone numbers, Skype account, Google Hangout accounts, among other things." Brian, a 2013 Networking IT graduate, said, "This college made it easy for me by taking care of all the FA and books. It is not overly expensive. It has a reasonable tuition." Regarding the difficulty of some classes, Brian also said, "You have to be a person who devotes the time and do not lag behind... The classes are fast and a lot of material is involved."

California Coast University

91% Recommended
96% Improved Career
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With a recommendation rate of 91% , California Coast University is our #1 ranked Top Reviewed Online College. Many reviews submitted by recent online graduates have described great student support, flexible pace for courses, and career advancements after graduation. Phillip, a 2014 Master’s in Healthcare Management graduate, said, "The support staff from admissions, faculty, and recognition by the president were all first rate." Business student, Jordin, said, "I love the ability to test out of classes as well. It has been great to work at my own pace." 2005 MBA graduate, Jonathan, said, "I had a very positive experience with both the faculty and overall curriculum." A few students cited difficulties caused by CCU’s lack of regional accreditation, like Brandi, who said, "It is not regionally accredited, and that will hurt you if you try to go to another college to further your degree or even find a job."

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Capella University

60% Recommended
64% Improved Career
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60% of recent graduates from Capella University’s online programs would recommend the school. Educational/Instructional Technology student, Chris, said, "Capella University offers excellent coursework to prepare you to write your dissertation. A mentor and committee members are always there to provide feedback and guidance to achieve each milestone." Bill, a 2011 graduate, remarked on the sometimes inconsistent dissertation experience, saying, "The ease of navigating the dissertation process depends on how well the mentor (committee) and the student work together. That's hard enough if you can meet face to face and even harder online." Bill also described issues with instructor availability; "The problem with Capella faculty is there are very few full-time faculty." Public Administration student Salem said, "I have compared the tuition rates with other online universities, and Capella is far more expensive."

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Colorado Technical University - Online

64% Recommended
60% Improved Career
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Colorado Technical University has a recommendation rate of 64% , and students have mentioned seasoned faculty and staff as a main positive of the online programs. Danielle, a 2015 Bachelor's in Project Management student, said, "The staff is all very helpful and some of my professors have been hands down amazing to learn from." Similarly, 2015 graduate Brady, said, "The professors were very friendly and experienced." However, Brady also described the somewhat disjointed student body, saying, "There was a large separation between the best and worst students." Ted, a Bachelor's in Finance student, remarked on the varying experiences with chats and tutors, saying, "Live chats are held twice a week and sometimes can be helpful, yet for some courses it is very difficult to get much out of the live chats...Drop in tutoring is great and very helpful, however not all classes seem to have tutors available."

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Columbia Southern University

83% Recommended
90% Improved Career
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With a recommendation rate of 83% among graduates of its online programs, Columbia Southern University ranked #2 in our Top Reviewed Online Colleges. Reviews mentioned exceptional faculty, advisors, and staff as some of CSU's best qualities. Diannia, a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice graduate, said, "Teachers were outstanding, and the service I received from all employees was always courteous and speedy." Public Administration graduate, Larry, described great military student support; "This is the most military friendly school I have attended... Since it is fully nationally accredited, I was able to use my GI bill without any problem." 2014 graduate Wayne described some of the common online learning frustrations, saying, "It's very tough to read, comprehend, and be tested on material without being able to ask questions of the professor or get the perspective of others in the class."

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Concord Law School

72% Recommended
70% Improved Career
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Concord Law School has a recommendation rate of 72% among online graduates, making it our #3 Top Reviewed Online College. Discussing the favorable course design, 2015 graduate Raad said, "Concord not only provided an extremely strong core curriculum, but also allowed me to take electives that will help in my pursuit." Carol, a 2009 graduate, complimented the school’s online technology, but warned that computer skills are necessary prior to enrolling. "Being comfortable with technology and communication via computer is necessary so that it is not a distraction," Carol added, "The technical assistance is friendly, patient, and kind." Some graduates cited financial aid issues, like Sara, who said, "Concord might be great if you can pay for your tuition up front, but if you are on financial aid, they will take your enrollment fees and drop you for 'non-attendance' before your financial aid is disbursed."

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DeVry University

62% Recommended
52% Improved Career
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62% of DeVry University's online graduates would recommend the school. Tamara, an Associate in Health Information graduate, described staff communication as one of the best qualities of DeVry, saying, "I was always contacted to find out how everything in my classes were going." 2015 graduate, Mike, echoed the remarks of other student reviewers who wanted more instructor involvement, saying, "I find myself agreeing with some of the other posts that describe a more self-teaching course then instructor led." 2014 graduate Christine discussed job placement services, saying, "The Career Center is not as interactive in helping students, at least me, to acquire a position. Yes, they have a list of companies that have hired from DeVry; and yes, there may be some relationships amongst some of the organizations, but there are no specific placements."

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Everest University

49% Recommended
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With a recommendation rate of 49% , Everest University Online has a below average recommendation rate compared to other reviews of online colleges submitted to GradReports.com. Cassie, a Criminal Justice graduate, complimented Everest on its military student support, saying, "They are a great school to attend if you are military affiliated. They have a wonderful scholarship for military students. You have to make sure that you have a B average to keep the scholarship." CeCe, a 2014 graduate with an Associate's Degree in Computer Science, remarked on the difficulty of employment after Everest, saying, "Every job I've applied for I got rejected because of my school name and the reputation it has." Kenyata, a fellow Criminal Justice student, said, "Anytime you call and talk to someone different in the same department you get a different story; there is no consistency whatsoever."

In 2015, Everest University Online was acquired by a non-profit provider of career training. Previously, it was part of a for-profit group that was heavily fined by the U.S. Department of Education for misrepresenting job placement and attendance data. Please read more here.

Florida Tech

68% Recommended
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Florida Tech University Online has a recommendation rate of 68% among recent graduates of its online programs. Reviews submitted discuss good, diverse course structures, but outdated resources. K., an MBA graduate, said, "You will have readings, lectures, discussion questions, papers, projects (both group and individual), homework assignments, and exams." Chris, a dual MBA Finance-Management graduate, said, "This is a rigorous, fast-paced program that requires a lot of work. You are expected to complete a 70-120 page business plan in your intro course. From there the work is challenging." 2013 graduate, John, described the sometimes out-of-date academic resources, saying his Information Technology class, "utilized a textbook that is seven years old, which should be unacceptable for an Information Technology course at any level of instruction."

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Grand Canyon University

58% Recommended
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Grand Canyon University has a recommendation rate of 58% among recent graduates of its online degrees. Several student reviewers have remarked on GCU's high quality professors. Other students, like Sarah, a Master's in Professional Counseling graduate, described negative qualities; "Sometimes it is difficult to get a hold of your advisor, but it was like that at my undergraduate traditional university as well." Master's in Addiction Counseling graduate, Maggie, remarked on the online technology, saying the "classroom has an extremely bad layout. Very unorganized. I have managed to function in the classroom though, when it works... almost every week, the classroom and/or library goes down." Jay, a Master's in Psychology students, described his disappointment in the course makeup, saying, "There are no actual lectures from professors, just some light reading assignments, and a few written assignments."

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Independence University

63% Recommended
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At Independence University, 63% of recent graduates from online programs would recommend the school the prospective students. Joe, a 2015 graduate with an Associate in Business, echoed the compliments of many students, saying, "I have tutors available at anytime to help me & my advisors, dean, associate dean, & teachers reach out to me regularly to stay in touch. They're quick to respond if I contact them with questions! I have never seen a school 'care' this much and I appreciate all the help they give!" 2015 BSN graduate, Linda, said, "Teachers are very motivational and pleasant. Independence University strives to help you succeed." Other students, however, voiced concern over the lack of instruction with some courses. Dan, a 2013 Master's in Business graduate, wrote, "During the capstone process there is little to no instructions that clearly define what requirements they are looking for."

ITT Technical Institute

41% Recommended
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At 41% , ITT Technical Institute's recommendation rate is below average among students of online programs. Reviews by recent graduates mentioned issues with finding employment after ITT Technical Institute. Kajia, a 2013 graduate studying Network Administration, said, "At one interview, an employer said he would never hire those from ITT Tech because they do not support any current technology." Similarly, graduate Andrea, said, "I actually had an employer tell me that they will never hire an ITT graduate. His reasoning was that they didn't have any computer knowledge... he let me take the tests, and I was embarrassed to find that he was right." Other student reviews remarked on some of ITT Tech's positive qualities, like 2012 Criminal Justice graduate, Yvonne, who said, "ITT Tech has some awesome student services if you just tap into them and take advantage of the knowledge they offer."

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Jones International University

63% Recommended
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Jones International University has a recommendation rate of 63% among online graduates. Recent graduates of JIU submitted reviews about the great faculty and coursework design. Carolyn, a 2014 Business graduate, said, "Some of my professors have been very tough, but I found that as an incentive to make me work harder! I enjoy the course material & one class just flows into the next." Viola, a 2015 Entrepreneurship graduate, said, "The majority of the instructors have been easy to communicate with and have challenged me to use critical thinking and self motivation." Other student reviewers mentioned issues with affordability and receiving financial aid. 2011 graduate, Rosselli, said, "Overall, the knowledge I learned helped me in my career. However, the cost for an online graduate degree at JIU is extremely high." Sara said, "I have had multiple issues with financial aid since I have begun here at JIU."

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Kaplan University

57% Recommended
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Kaplan University has a recommendation rate of 57% among students of its online programs. Several students cited high tuition as a negative of the institution, like BBA student Kimberly who said, "It is quite expensive and, for that reason, I may transfer in the future to a non-profit, but it will only be because of the cost." Tiffany, a 2012 graduate with a Bachelor's in Business, said, "I graduated and I would recommend this school, especially for working students. The cost is very expensive, however." Many students remarked on the excellent job promotions and employment opportunities they found after Kaplan. N. Hughey, a 2015 graduate, said, "I got a job through my externship site immediately after finishing. A nice thing that the school offers is a link for career help." T. Smallwood, said, "As a result of my education, I received a job promotion because of all the skills I obtained that gave me an advantage over my peers."

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