Review Averages: 4.5 out of 10 (32 reviews)Anthem College operates a network of campuses nationwide and awards a number of career-focused degrees for online study. Anthem’s options include associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in: accounting technology; business management; criminal justice; healthcare management; medical billing; and paralegal studies. Students must pass Anthem’s Entrance Assessment Test to be admitted.
Anthem College Reviews:
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
WASTED MY MONEY
April 16, 2010
I really do wish I had listened to these reviews before signing up and wasting $30K on a degree program that has yet to help me get a job. I attended the ST program at Anthem College and was basically told to teach myself the program. Instructors do not care, my main instructor used our class time to mostly text on her phone more than teach her attending students. The program coordinator only cared about her next paycheck and did NOT make herself availible to struggling students. All in All, if my wasted money can tell you anything....please let it tell you to STAY AWAY FROM ANTHEM COLLEGE. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
They lie about what degree you get! Huge ripoff!
May 28, 2009
I enrolled and finished my degree with Anthem a few years ago. I explained in VERY high detail that I needed to graduate with an RHIT or RHIA or else I could not get a job locally. I told them I did not want to enroll unless I would be able to take the test through AHIMA when I was finished for rhit or rhia. They guaranteed me on enrollment that the courses were accredited for the exams, they confirmed it when I questioned it 4 months later, and when I graduated they STILL tried to lie to me when I called AHIMA and was told anthem was not accredited for either exam. They even gave me a fake code over the phone. I tried resolving through better business bureau and all they could say was "oh, well your enrolling agent must have been confused. So sorry--you're stuck with the bill" I paid over 15k in student loans for a 3k education I could of gotten locally. Don't go to Anthem college-I can not get hired anywhere and my family is suffering a huge debt that we can't afford to pay now.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Bad. Just Bad.
September 26, 2012
I didn't actually go to this school, but I did take a tour and talk to a representative about it. I will protect names and all that but it was an awful experience. I felt very pressured and calling 5 plus times a day and harrassing will not make one want to go to the school any faster. At least not with me anyway. Thumbs down.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
BS..lies lies lies !!!!
November 22, 2011
completed xray program, passed state board test...school never ever helped me get even 1 interview....they say that they are trying to look for u...lies lies..they are more concerned about getting u in and getting u hooked but dont help u after u graduate....school is full of it...career dept. is BS...
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Don't Waste Your Money
September 15, 2009
Do not waste your time and money with this school if you are interested in pursuing a career in medical billing and coding. The advertising and staff makes Anthem College Online is such a great school to attend. There were only two textbooks used for the medical billing and coding portion of the associate degree program. These were used off and on during the entirety of the program.I could have saved money and just bought those books and studied them on my own. Also, the staff never gave out any information about certification. It is almost impossible to land a job in the coding field without any kind of certification. The website advertises that there is an externship. This is not true if you are taking medical billing and coding on line. I tried to arrange an externship on my own and had no luck. Most places do not want to take in students from a school they never even heard of and Anthem didn't offer any help in that area. The career placement office did a poor job. Luckily I know how to write resumes and already had job interviewing skills. I found employment on my own.I didn't appreciate the fact that the career placement office for Anthem College hounded me for verification of my employment when they had nothing to do with that. I found employment in a different career which I already had a degree in. Do not waste your money on this school. You are better off taking classes at a community college or a vocational school in your area. Save your money for a school that you will receive a real education from.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
November 21, 2010
Anthem College was the worst school I had ever attended.the Finical Aid Department and Career Services weren't very helpful. Make sure you inspect your financial award letter carefully because they will rip you off, and will short change you.
8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
there crooked only in it for the money
February 15, 2012
I would not recommend anyone to go here they just want to get you in the door inrolled so they can take your money they dont explain that there xray program is only limited scope mean can only work in doctor office or orthopedic there not simpathy for what going on in your life they will try to kick you out for the littleist thing my son was sick amd in the hospital and they expected me to be in class and at school instead of in the hospital with my 3 year old child who was hospitalized for a week and i was called into the vice principal office infront of other staff asked why they should not throw me out for missing when my child was sick no compassion what so ever and after graduateing they lie and say they will help you with job placement and job search they lie have been looken for 2 year for something in this field they clam to help you sent me up to fell by sending me to a internship all the way in longmont co when i lived in aurora and was a single mother had to quite my job to do my internship so i could graduate and they send me an hour away to drive every day for 3 month for free and work 9-5:30 just to graduate this school is crooked and dont care about there student only geting money
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
don't go here
August 3, 2011
I only completed one class here (anthem in St Louis Park MN). Only a few days into the class, I complained to student services that our teacher was not doing anything worthy of being called a teacher. He gave us a crappy book (not his fault, that part was the school's fault for picking that as their curriculum), told us to read such and such chapters, do the homework...yeah ok. Then we would get back to class and he would read the same chapters we just read...and that's all he did. Read. I traveled 94 miles a day to get to this school. Gas isn't cheap. I expected to get some kind of education there that I wouldn't be able to get at home. I didn't get it. The teacher even went so far one day after reading to say "well, you guys have some extra time here in class, so you can either play trivial pursuit, watch movies, or stare at the wall." I complained multiple times to various authorities at the school and they pretty much downplayed the situation. The only person who cared about the situation was my admission's rep, but she didn't have the power to do anything. No one else cared. They even had another teacher come talk to me. He didn't say this in exact words, but the vibe I got from him was "Just shut up and do the work, this class will be over soon". I told them to keep their 3 credits and if they charge me for this class I'm telling the media. Well, they charged me and now I'm telling the news and complaining to the state Attorney General. They are wasting people's time, grants, etc, and they need to be held accountable for it.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
program and staff is a joke
June 24, 2010
DO NOT WASTE your money!!! I enrolled in January and currently still attending because i am stuck and have no other choice. This school does not care about anything except the money. My teacher is an idiot. I could do her job better and nicer. Teachers are quoted saying,"I am not here to spoon feed you info, and You signed up for this school, you called us we didnt call you!" Absolutly rude and unproffessional. Vet tech directer ignores calls and does not care if students are complaining or offering suggestions. I could go on and on. Please dont make the same mistake as I did.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Truly awful!! Don't waste your money!!
October 27, 2013
RUN from them! A total rip-off. Their X-ray Tech program is limited scope and will not prepare anyone in the real world. The teachers do the best they can with the material they have, however their approach is often sophomoric at best. I wish I had never given them a dime. A total waste of thousands of dollars! I was getting straight A's when I left after completing about 4 months of the program. It was only then that I learned I would not be able to find a job with the "degree". Friends who completed the program did NOT find a job. Most physician offices are using digital equipment. If anyone would be willing to pursue some sort of class action suit against them I would so gladly join!!!
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