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It's Only Worth Attending a "Ranked School"

Information Systems - January 13, 2014
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I graduated in 2013 with the MS Management Information Systems. Now this was my second master's degree (full disclosure). I also have a bachelor's degree from a well known state school (AACSB Accredited), and another master's degree from a well known private school. So I've experienced both realms of education from public and private institutions. I would say National University ranked up there with both. The professors are well versed in the fields they instruct in. My National University degree not only gave me the knowledge and skills I needed for my current job, but also helped me secure a $93K salary. There was no questioning my degree by employers for the people that try to scoff at degrees that don't come from ranked schools. National University is a quality education. If you work full time, have a busy life, and want an education that is flexible, try National University. I will tell you it's hard work.

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Not a party school..

Information Systems - September 26, 2011
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If you're looking to party, look elswhere, this place is for serious people looking to get a serious degree. Classes are hard, you have to read a lot and write a lot. Highly recommended.

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A Degradation of an American College Education

Information Systems - July 27, 2011
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I can say with confidence - and can back with plenty of evidence (I am writing a book on this topic) - that National University (NU) represents everything wrong about the for-profit model and the subsequent degradation of the American college education. I recently graduated with a MS in Information System, 3.9 GPA and "Honors" Capstone. In my evaluation of the school (part of the graduation process), I gave failing grades in nearly every category. Interestingly enough, not one person from NU has bothered to contact me to ask me how they can improve. I guess from a business process standpoint, they are doing just fine. Oh, and sure they have a regional accreditation, but after my experience - which was reflective of many others - it’s likely that accrediting bodies are highly political. In the end, NU was a gross waste of my time. The on-line instructors exerted very little effort; courses were unorganized; expectations were mixed and confusing; plagiarism among students was rampant (as was the school's lack of ANY enforcement), and learning through the nonsensical, plainly uninformed, and poorly written posts of my "peers" was not an effective learning methodology. PERIOD. Highly profitable (i.e., pay instructors little money, let the students "teach each other," give them a quiz and a paper that will not be read, and rake in the dough) . . . but ineffective. I know of at least two people who received Master's degrees without demonstrating an ability to form a sentence, construct a paragraph, or complete a thought above the 8th grade level. I know: They were my Capstone group members. I suppose it is a good thing that some employers place the value of a degree from NU in the same waste paper basket as those that come from the University of Phoenix, Capella, and the like. Please feel free to contact me at unodir72@gmail.com for more information.

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