Strayer University

Strayer University in Baltimore caters to adult learners seeking career advancement. Strayer offers courses through a network of 70 nationwide campuses and online. Program areas include: accounting; business; criminal justice; education; health services administration; information systems; management; and public administration.

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Country: USA

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64 of 73 people found the following review helpful
Let me clear the record...
December 30, 2012
***READ THIS REVIEW FIRST BEFORE LOOKING AT THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS*** I've read most of the negative reviews about Strayer University and I must say that to every story there are always three sides: the student, the University and the truth. So please allow me to give you a REAL review based on facts as well as my personal experience as a current student at Strayer. I would also like to note that I have attended ... [Read more]

20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Unethical, Unprofessional, and the biggest scam. 3 Wasted
February 28, 2012
I am going on my third year with Strayer. At first, I thought it was okay. Things went smoothly. Now, as a Junior, I am being bombarded with numerous problems and it appears that I am not going to be able to finish my degree. It all revolves around financial aid. Last summer, I re-did my financial aid and was told that I did not have enough to finish. So, I withdrew. Today, i find ... [Read more]

19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
My experience with Strayer
April 20, 2012
This school, and every aspect of it, has been outrageously incompetent, misleading, and a complete waste of time, money, and energy. They seem to make every mistake it is possible to make, from enrolling me in the wrong classes (which I had to correct by phone, it should have been possible from their site but that didn't work) to never once maintaining a correct accounting of debt and payments made (which I have never been ... [Read more]

18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Avoid For Profit Universities!
May 29, 2012
Forgive the rant, but it needs to be said loud and clear. A warning to anyone seeking a bachelors degree: Avoid for profit colleges! They have no incentive to provide you with a good education and/or a competitive degree. They exist for the sole purpose of sucking student loan money (hard-earned taxpayer dollars) out of the federal government and converting them directly into profits (particularly shameless is their targeting of GI bill funds). The "educational ... [Read more]

17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Know the Facts BEFORE Enrolling
August 18, 2012
I completed a BBA with concentration in HR in 2011. Initially, my experience with Strayer was quite positive. I requested info on a Friday evening and the enrollment advisor (salesperson, frankly) called me that same evening. We spoke for almost 2 hours but I told him that I needed to take time to consider all my choices before completing an application. He only called me once during the next 2 weeks to see where I ... [Read more]

17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Turn the other way
February 6, 2012
Please turn the other way... Do not waste your money or time with this school. The poor quality of education and staff (do not speak correct grammar) isn't worth your time. The school is all about the money therefore it's not about the students. Only the staff have something good to say because of the paycheck. If you never been in the ghetto you will experience it from Strayer. They do not follow their own ... [Read more]

16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Good school if you're not lazy and can do research yourself!
April 3, 2013
The amount of negative reviews is amazing. I will try to address them here, as best as possible. 1. Strayer is accredited by the same accrediting agency as other schools in the area. If your credits weren't accepted it's because the school you applied to somehow thinks they are better (schools do not have to accept credits no matter what institution you got them from) or your grades weren't high enough. 2. ALL universities are ... [Read more]

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Dec. 3, 2010, 9:04 a.m.
+3 votes/
Strayer University is a Joke!!  I attended the Maitland FL campus.  Do not go to Strayer.  The only way to learn anything is to do online classes and teach your self.  Most of the professors don't require you to do much work.  They say here is an easy "A" please take more classes from us so we can make a profit off of you while you learn NOTHING!  I just finished my MBA from Strayer and if i hadn't taken half of my courses online I would have nothing to show for my MBA.  What every you do don't go to Strayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov. 25, 2010, 6:25 p.m.
+4 votes/
Obviously you have never been to the Palm Beach Gardens Florida campus. You have never seen such a cast of losers!
Nov. 24, 2010, 1:15 p.m.
+1 vote/
I have never seen an organization run by so many incompetent, unorganized, and unprofessional group of individuals. I would not recommend this University to anybody, especially the Delaware County Campus in PA. I am astounded that this organization has not been shut down yet. This obviously says a whole lot about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accrediting agency. I really hope that the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation steps in and shuts this scam down.
Nov. 23, 2010, 9:49 p.m.
+6 votes/
I am a practical person. Almost anyone can learn about any field on their own. Personally I do not go to school to learn, I attend to review what I already know. I stay ahead of the class. So if the teacher doesn't know his material it doesn't matter, I KNOW the material. I have attended FIU, and UM, and I would like to know where is this higher education all of these people are talking about? I sat on auditorium and the professor would walk in, say what chapters to read, to answer the questions,do a paper, and he would leave. You see, the crowd the Strayer attracts are middle age people who have work experience and are just looking for a degree to show that they can get the job done. The person that said he would trash a resume that had Strayer in it, is not only and idiot, but has probably missed out on on great assets to his company. I base that on the fact that; it doesn't matter what school anyone attends, good students will be good student, and bad students will be bad students.
Nov. 23, 2010, 5:09 a.m.
0 votes/
I am a current student at Strayer and having a really hard time competing in the job market with other people who graduated from so "accredited schools." I am very frustrated, I made the wrong choice and this is my last semester before graduating. Strayer never organizes job fairs for recent graduates. Are there any recruiters who might be interested in hiring students from this school. One thing is that it is a multi-cultural and many foreign students just come to have a degree from the US and go back to their country for better jobs. This is how the school makes money. It is very disappointing. I would not advice to enroll in an undergraduate program, unless it is accounting or  you go work in another country, but rather a master after MANY years of experience because the school is too expensive and you have to think about repaying the student loan.
Nov. 12, 2010, 5:29 a.m.
+3 votes/
I recently graduated from Strayer University with a Masters of Public Administration (MPA).  As an employee of the National Institutes of Health, I can confirm this accredited institution's degrees are recognized by government employers.  The coursework was interesting, challenging and relevant not only to the public sector but private industry as well.  In addition, my education was not impacted by my moving from the DC area to RTP in North Carolina mid quarter given the numerous campuses locations available.
Sept. 8, 2012, 7:47 p.m.
0 votes/
I am considering going for this degree in October. Did you do online, campus, or combo classes? I'm trying to decide how many classes to take in one quarter. How many did you take and how hard was it? I work full-time currently as well; however, I received 2 bachelors degrees in three years while working full-time. 
Thanks for any help!
Nov. 10, 2010, 2:36 p.m.
+3 votes/
It is obvious the disgruntled students that didn't graduate and cannot find employment for whatever reason need to place the blame on someone, why not Strayer, especially the comment about throwing an accredited degree in the garbage when interviewing, He or She is not employed in the HR field or conducting interviews. Strayer is an accredited university, their credits do transfer and you will find employment with a Strayer degree as well as advance in your current field, it is for working adults and for those I do know that have graduated from Strayer, they are employed with fortune 500 corporations as well as some of the largest banking institutions in the world.
Nov. 6, 2010, 2:24 p.m.
-1 vote/
Tony, you missed the point. Strayer is ripping off students and Strayer and similar schools may very well have a major negative impact on the student loan market and the availability of student loans in the future. These loans will also have a disastrous effect on may ex-students' lives. 

There are huge amounts of student loans being granted to these fly by night for profits.In many cases students ill not get degrees and if they do they will not land jobs that pay enough for the student to pay back their loans. The dirty secret that the for profits gloss over is they do not care if the loan is paid back or not, they already have the money. 

Many students have 10's and 100's of thousands of dollars in student loans that will destroy their credit all their lives. There is no way out of your loan, even bankruptcy will not help! Think about not only the school you are attending but the cost. Will you be able to pay back those loans that were so easy to get?
Nov. 4, 2010, 7:48 p.m.
+3 votes/
It makes me wonder when someone makes negative comments using improper English. Would that person do well at what they think is a top notch school?
"and you better do not show nowhere this "university" "
Also when someone makes the following comment:
“Whenever I see a resume with Strayer University listed, I throw it in the trash. Go to a real school, guys."
That is flat out discrimination WOW!!! 
Maybe that person did not learn that at the top notch school he attended.
Nov. 14, 2012, 3:51 p.m.
0 votes/
Im about enrolling.... well thanks for the info. Wao! this is really not a good school.
Aug. 21, 2012, 10:59 a.m.
-1 vote/
Stay away from Strayer University they have ate up most of my financial aid. Teachers vary from easy to some who like to hand out bad grades based on a bizare interpetiton of the APA guide in other words you get a low grade for things indentation and nit picking and not based on your understanding of the subject matter. They will add new required courses in addition. For instance I took Managerial Accounting at the beginning which no longer counts toward the degree so they inform you must take Financial Accounting. Administration does return phone calls or answer emails. Terrible school stay away!
July 14, 2012, 12:20 a.m.
+1 vote/
Read some of the postings here concerning Strayer University. I have attended for over six months and I find that of their professors, all but one that I experienced was exceptional. I have done both online and in class and would rate them quite good. However I would say that costs are exceptionally high, presentations online using slides are excessive for some classes. The customized textbooks are superb and current. For people that are looking to "committ" themselves Strayer is a pretty good fit. I would also add that certain types of support is lacking at some of their campuses but they are consistently looking to improve things. I would recommend them for the most part for mature and driven persons that seek to excel. Their degrees due have significant value and like anything in life...if you work at it you can get good results.
July 11, 2012, 12:57 a.m.
+1 vote/
With the economy being in the ole pooper, Strayer can now afford to buy top University Professors. The classes are very hard now. I'm learning a tremendous amount of information about business and finance. 
July 11, 2012, 12:57 a.m.
0 votes/
With the economy being in the ole pooper, Strayer can now afford to buy top University Professors. The classes are very hard now. I'm learning a tremendous amount of information about business and finance. 
May 29, 2012, 2:17 a.m.
0 votes/
Forgive the rant, but it needs to be said loud and clear. A warning to anyone seeking a bachelors degree: Avoid for profit colleges! They have no incentive to provide you with a good education and/or a competitive degree.  They exist for the sole purpose of sucking student loan money (hard-earned taxpayer dollars) out of the federal government and converting them directly into profits (particularly shameless is their targeting of GI bill funds). The "educational opportunity" they provide is a massively destructive lie to achieve this end.  In their wake are hundreds of thousands of people stuck with a lifetime of crippling debt and nothing to show for it except a diploma that isn't worth the paper it is printed on. Strayer is by far one of the worst offenders.  I know because I was stupid enough to get a BS from Strayer. It is not competitive in a normal economic environment, let alone a depressed economy, wherein it is worthless. Strayer is easy. In higher education, easy is very very bad, especially when the classes cost double what you would pay at a public university. I attended a public university several years prior to my Strayer mishap.  It was far more difficult, but more rewarding, both intellectually and monetarily. For myriad reasons (none good), I ignored this fact and am now paying the price. My plan is to now enlist in the military, where I attempted to become an officer but was rejected because my degree was deemed noncompetitive, even though I had a GPA of 3.818 (This number means nothing. For example, in my finance class I didn't read a single page, but looked up all the answers over the course of a couple hours to ace both the midterm and final exam. I learned nothing whatsoever and got an A. This was typical of the online courses). Strayer is a predatory corporation that relentlessly seeks out and exploits people who have little experience with higher education.  They are thieves - wolves in sheep's clothing. Avoid them at all costs. 
May 15, 2012, 9:48 p.m.
-1 vote/
Strayer University is awful.  Customer service stinks as well as the financial aid process.  
April 28, 2012, 5:33 a.m.
0 votes/
I earned my Bachelor's at Strayer and readily began working on Master's.  I have 4 more courses to go in order to complete my Master's at Strayer; however, I will be transferring from Strayer to my local state university after this quarter.  I will have to take a total of 8 courses at my local state university in order to earn my Master's from them versus taking the remaining 4 at Strayer. My local university did accept 4 of my graduate courses from Strayer and I had already taken 2 a few semesters ago.  I should have stayed there and not gone back to Strayer.  I am paying the price now.  

I am not sure what happened to the quality of education at Strayer.  The problem began in the Spring 2011 quarter and continues to present. The professors do not care and they have become extremely arrogant. They are not helpful and could care less. The course material does not match the pre-recorded lectures and the weekly multiple class participation discussions; the assignments typically have nothing to do with the book or that week's chapter.  I have to research the internet to gain knowledge in order to participate in the weekly multiple class discussions and be able to do the homework.  The $250.00 to $300.00 textbooks are useless. When you ask for assistance or express concern that the information is not in the textbook-the professors become irate and arrogant. 

The university has recently applied for ACBSP business program accreditation and has a new interim president, I am not sure if these two factors have affected the quality of the school or not. Enrollment is way down when compared to previous years and the U.S. Department of Education is watching for-profit schools performance. The Business office is terrible-but that is another whole story. 

It is sad to see a once great institution of higher learning, that has been in business since 1892, quality and respect for its students deteriorate so badly. They have truly placed an emphasis on profit ahead of quality.  I hope the U.S. Department of Education will rein in these schools that are offering a less than quality education. 

I listed Strayer University on my resume-as where I was attending graduate school. I did not get a single employer calling me for a job interview. Once I removed Strayer from my resume-as a graduate student-and placed my local state university, I instantly began getting calls for interviews. I have over 14 years of industry experience and now have a job. It would appear that employers in my area were not impressed with Strayer listed on my resume-only when I listed myself as a graduate student at my local state university did I begin to get calls. 
March 22, 2012, 5:35 p.m.
0 votes/
Last part

Another problem I have is that while I do not mind taking most of my courses online, I need to take one course in a classroom every quarter for my housing allowance benefits. As I have progressed up the ladder of my courses I am discovering that it is hard to find a class locally. I want to add a second major in business to expand my options but for some reason I am told that the "new system" does not allow a dual degree program. I might be forced to take some classes outside of my degree program for now and apply them to a business degree later on but I do not even know if the system will allow me to do so. They need more flexibility in this area.

For me, Strayer works but we all have different situations and Strayer might not be for everyone. My advice is to ask a lot of questions, not just of your recruiter but of the financial department, the academic advisers and the dean of the campus as well. Determine how competent they are and only start with a single class to better be able to judge their support. If it does not work, you haven't lost much and you can transfer that course to another college.
March 22, 2012, 5:34 p.m.
-2 votes/
Part 2

Now for the bad. Strayer is out to make money. They will not tell you about getting credit from CLEP tests, work experience and licenses and certifications. You have to tell them and in the case with my first Strayer campus, I had to fight with them. That first campus also delayed on processing my GI Bill benefits which meant I had to wait for my housing allowance. They also had the nerve to sign me up for classes after I told them not to as I did not want to take another course until they fixed the current problems and issues I had with them. Finally, I got frustrated and checked out other colleges and Strayer campuses to see who would be more efficient. I discovered that the Strayer staff in Cherry Hill NJ was much more competent than the one in Lower Bucks County. The staff from from top to bottom seemed to care more and was more knowledgeable so I transferred there and within 3 days, they had fixed all the problems and alleviated my concerns. 

I have a friend who is attached to the Lower Bucks County campus as well and she didn't know that she can get elective credits for her other licenses and schools and when she asked them, they told her that they do not know how to do that and she has to go online and do it herself which is not how it works. I had her contact the Cherry Hill campus to help her and now she is transferring also. Here is some advice. If you are in the Philadelphia ares, stay away from the Lower Bucks County campus. I do not know how the Center City of King of Prussia campuses are but I would recommend using the Cherry Hill campus. Bottom  line, some campuses are better than others. Some of the complaints are probably coming from  those with sub-standard campuses. Shop around before choosing a campus.

As for the Professors, all  seem to be knowledgeable  but that does not mean they would make great teachers. I had one Professor who had a lot of experience in accounting and you could tell that he knew his stuff but he couldn't teach others to save his life. Other students had a hard time learning from him so he had to keep going back over material which which down those of us who learn  more quickly. I had an online Professor for a course last summer who was on the ball and very involved with the class and the discussion boards. I learned a lot from her and so I signed up to take a higher level class from her last quarter. While I did well in the class it seemed that she was not even there most weeks. No notable discussion board posts at all and most weeks she did not even post. I was truly on my own and what confused me the most was that she did not seem like the same teacher I had last year. Maybe she is going through a rough time in her life or maybe the name of the teacher is not who is actually the person running the class. I was very disappointed. All in all though, I can only complain about the Professor in 2 out of the 15 classes I have completed in 4 quarters.
March 22, 2012, 5:33 p.m.
+1 vote/
I have been a student at Strayer for 4 quarters. Spring 2012 will be my fifth quarter. I am an accounting major 9 classes away from my bachelor's degree. I have been reading some of the complaints here and I agree that they have substance but I do not agree that the quality of education is poor. The courses I take at Strayer are the same courses that larger local universities offer such as Temple, Drexel and St Joseph's. 

My situation is different than many other posters here because I am retired military and the GI Bill pays for most of my fees. Strayer also allowed me to get a head start on my degree by using my military experience and training to cover my electives, plus transferred my CLEP tests and other college classes I took while in the military to get additional credit. In addition, they allowed me to take a Challenge Test to knock out a class on Federal Income Tax. All told, I was able to get 76.5 credits out of the 180 by way of transfer and I am not done yet. I am studying for my Humanities CLEP test and if I score high enough, it will knock out an additional 2 classes leaving me with just 7 to go for my degree. 

For a working husband and father who is looking to improve himself and get a better paying job, Strayer fits my requirements and I will have my degree before the end of the year. In addition, I will still have enough military benefits left to get another bachelors degree in business and an MBA. 

I have a 4.0 GPA, not because the work is easy but because I make it a point to do the best I can and I work hard. I do not miss deadlines, start doing the work the day it is available online and I start writing my papers during the first week of class. There are a lot of discussion board posts and I put in a lot of effort to make each post complete, detailed and relevant. I did find the lower level 100 series classes to be very simple but the higher classes take a lot of effort, especially the online ones. Most of my teachers for the non-accounting related classes are very strict about writing, research and format but I can not complain because I look at the papers I wrote a year ago and the ones I write today and I see a huge improvement.
March 20, 2012, 7:58 p.m.
+1 vote/
I've been a student since 2002 and currently 5 classes from completion of my Masters degree in Information Systems (with concentration in Software Engineering Management).  Although the courses have grown in cost by a huge amount since I began taking courses with them, I am satisfied with the knowledge that I have attained through them, and have been able to grow in my company as a direct result of completion of my Bachelor degree through them.  I don't pay a dime presently because my company provides educational assistance to the tune of $5,250/year, so this entitles me to take 2 courses per year at their current cost of around $1750/course.  I wish they were cheaper as this would have resulted in my completing my degree faster, but I'm slowly chipping away at it!  I like the convenience and there is no way I could have received my degree(s) otherwise, as a working, husband/father of 4, full time employed.  It's a huge convenience for a large majority of working adults.
Feb. 13, 2012, 6:45 p.m.
0 votes/
I am not scared to review my decision about Strayer, I need 10 classes to finish, but cannot due to there over priced education model. I started out at $970. per class to 1725.00 a class now im over $51,000.00 dollars in debt when it should have cost me about $ 24,000.00 I would have completed my degree in 2011. But cant since i have no money and Federal aid only goes so far. I would request Strayer lower there prices to continue in business. or go into oblivion.
Feb. 6, 2012, 10:47 a.m.
0 votes/
Strayer University is a failed institution, I am mad with myself that I ever attend an institution that was unprofessional and deceitful. They don't follow their policies or procedures, the campus I attended the staff and faculty could not speak correct English, I thought I was in a strange land. It is all about the money they pass along students whom don't know basic English and we Americans have to figure out what they are saying to us. I left to another school that I can receive a good quality of education. I should had research this school before I leaped however this is a lesson that needs to be learned.
Jan. 2, 2012, 3:05 a.m.
0 votes/
I'm back! Look at the last few posts...... Again, it's all about refunds and nothing about wanting an education!! And for the record, I have had some moral struggles with working here. We do charge way too much per class and I agree we are a ripoff. I can live with myself working there however, because we don't force anyone to come to school here. It is your own choice. All you have to do is research the costs some. All information is public and available online. 

Also, our hiring process is tedious and all of our employees hold at least a bachelors degree. So it makes no sense to talk about how uneducated we are. I will say we are underpaid, but I'll stay a bit longer due to the economy. I hope to quit sometime soon though. Do your research and go to a school you can afford.  It is also not our job to tell you when you are about to run out of loan money... It's is YOUR loan money!!! Keep track of your own finances people! 
Aug. 24, 2012, 6:31 p.m.
0 votes/
Of course students need funds while they are attending college.
What if they could stay on campus, and couldn't find a part-time job while in college. They refund check helps them greatly.

They can purchase stuff they need to attend college & for their everyday life.

After all it's their finances so why are your worrying what they do with it?

And they have to pay it back!

#enoughsaid.

Underpaid?

You worried about students money but you are leaving?

And you are complaining too

Feb. 13, 2012, 6:47 p.m.
0 votes/
It must be nice to have your tuition cut in half since you work there. 
Dec. 19, 2011, 4:36 p.m.
+1 vote/
I have been a Student with Strayer since 2007,it wasnt until now that I have seen Strayer go downhill, the staff, the teachers and the money is totally out of control now.  I have 4 classes left and Strayer failed to tell me that I had reached my financial aid limit until after the drop/add date, thus TRYING to hold me responsible for the classes.  Not....!  I brought this issue to the business office and they told me that corporate will not like the fact I am telling them how wring their system of business is wrong.  Well it appears that I have not totally reached my financial aid limit and monies were placed on my account, however now stayer has not released my refund. Been working on this since Oct 26, my next step is a Lawyer to see what I can do?   Filing a claim against Strayer University within the next 30 days..   if you are interested and you have real proof that they have held money, missed used your monies or took to long to refund funds do to you, email me at loveslife24@gmail.com.  Pleas only if you are serious because this is a serious issue that Strayer has and I plan to move forward with all my might!
Feb. 13, 2012, 6:48 p.m.
0 votes/
I know what you mean.it is a crooked school
Dec. 29, 2011, 9:05 p.m.
+1 vote/
My case was worst than yours.......they have my nerves bad and hair falling out. It took 12 weeks to get my refund. Lie after lie after lie. 

You will be sorry if you go to this school. Please read other ripoff reports. How can the staff sleep at night.
Nov. 16, 2011, 12:22 a.m.
+1 vote/
I enrolled in Strayer just to get the prerequisites to apply for an MS in Accounting elsewhere. Does anyone know of any good online schools to get a Master's degree in Accounting? I really don't want to get my master's degree from Strayer. They are trying to talk me into it, but the school is far too expensive for me and I would actually prefer to graduate from a school that requires the GMAT for admission. 
Nov. 2, 2011, 8:04 p.m.
0 votes/
I have been attending Strayer since 2008 taking 2 classes non stop per quarter and I will agree with MANY others Strayer customer service, reputation, business manners have continue to go downhill. The staff turn over rate there is horrible. They hold your refund until 3 weeks before the classes are over before they release them. I started going because it was very convient for me, but now that I am employeed at a state college that is % times cheaper, I will be transfering going to school there free of cost......so Strayer can KISS MY ASS!!!
Oct. 27, 2011, 4:04 a.m.
-2 votes/
The first few quarters were great. I was so happy to be going back to school. As time goes by this school has declined. I use to go to day classes ("WE FIT YOUR LIFE",NOT) but not able to anymore because they can't accommodate to it. The professors quality has reduced as well. We spend more time socializing off the topic rather than learning. At first this was a decent school, but now I don't feel like I'm getting a good value. I'm transfering out ASAP! BTW this Maitland campus has gone through 3 deans in 2 years. Also, accommodations have declined such as coffee, vending machines, and etc. This school is not worth $3,500 a quarter. Research alot before choosing a school. This school is a expesnsive debt with little value.
Oct. 21, 2011, 12:22 p.m.
0 votes/
I just happened on this.  The thing that always stands out in my mind about things like this:  WHY the hell didn't all of the people who are now all unhappy and, I guess, _surprised_ that their for profit, ripoff, clip joint "school" did nothing but give them headaches, huge debt, and a worthless waste of time, do a little research BEFORE jumping in?  I mean just WHAT did you expect??  The cost of these clip joint schools is just another Stupid Tax.
Oct. 18, 2011, 1:52 p.m.
-1 vote/
It is true that Strayer will enroll anyone that will take the 30 minutes to stop by and fill out the application, which is a joke. We are actually now offering scholarships to certain transfer students that transfer in at least a 2.75GPA and some college credits. 

I love checking this blog and seeing how mad everyone is at Strayer. From my work experience there I can tell you I would never be a student, and the students that do attend are only there because they were too lazy to look around and find a school that is good for them. We are one of the most expensive schools out there and somehow people still come here and want a large "refund". Here's a tip for everyone: NEVER ATTEND A SCHOOL THAT CALLS YOU TO SIGN UP!! real schools don't have recruiters because they have tons of people that want to go to their school!!! Go to a state school, do the research, or stop complaining. 

Keep in mind that NO bachelors degree is worth more than about 40k. If you spend more than that then trust me it won't be worth the $500 per month you're going to be paying back for ten years!!!
Jan. 2, 2012, 4:13 p.m.
0 votes/
I wouldn't say Strayer students are lazy for choosing the school, just uninformed.  An investment in college education is like any other monetary activity-- it pays to do some research up front.
And there ARE legitimate, even state schools that have recruiters.  It's just that they won't call you unless you make contact with them.
Sept. 10, 2011, 6:27 p.m.
0 votes/
There may be students who learned from their courses and got their degrees from Strayer but I did not find it worth it.  Some teachers were great and some were barely there.  I went to Strayer for a couple of years and was increasingly dissatisfied with their program.  I understand that the point of online is being able to go to class remotely and it is a more independent type of self-study.  I found that I was basically teaching myself.  There were a few good professors who actually provided pertinent feedback but most seemed to only respond to a certain number of posts, if they provided feedback.  The information system curriculum is behind the times and two of my professors seemed to lack the ability to support the subject.  While I had a nice student support person who tried to help, he was not able to fully help me with trying to get work-life credit, nor was anyone else, as I was often told to go to the website for info. Their half-transition to Blackboard which woefully lacked preparing students for this change was not for the better.  After these and other issues, I find it is definitely NOT worth $1655 to teach myself with subpar academic support. It seems they have recently tried to make the student participation requirements more rigorous because I noticed a change.  Before that, they were a joke and I was seriously concerned about the value of getting a degree there.  I have moved on to another college that offers online course for almost half as much and so far has provided excellent student support and has an excellent academic reputation.  My friends also provided good feedback on other online schools.  I wish the best of luck to any who pursue a degree and hope they get the best wherever it is.
Sept. 29, 2011, 1:32 p.m.
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Hi Former Strayer...Thank you for the information about Strayer University.  Sometimes I feel the same way that I spend $1655 to teach myself.  Some professors there are great, but some can't even use proper English to teach students.  I don't know why would I pay so much money to Strayer University if I can get equal (if not better) education from somewhere else.  I wonder if you can give me the name of the university that costs less and has better reputation than Stayer?  Thank you...
Aug. 31, 2011, 5:22 p.m.
+4 votes/
The campus cannot keep employees because the univ is loosing $$..go to www.forbes.com and look up the financial performance. This school along with many others are failing. Stocks are down and the "CEO" was rated to be the highest paid CEO in the DC area...hmmm..Something like 41 million in 2010 including options..
Aug. 25, 2011, 5:40 a.m.
+1 vote/
Y cant the Maitland Campus keep employees? 
Im not the brightest apple in the tree but something isnt right when a company cant keep employees.

R U serious? From the director all the way down to  finance (smh)

(Im just sayn) I prefer to prevent things from happening.
Im going to try to pull the good out of  everything!  

I have met some amazing people! while passing through. Ive maintained the honoroll(wasnt easy..if it were every1 would do it)...

These days... nothing can b trusted. Im told the administrator at strayer to switch to a cheaper school, inwhich Iam so thankful she warned me bc Id run out of $$ b4 I recieve my degree. 

we must continue to live n learn in order to grow..If we arent growing were dead

LIVE LONG!!! FINISH STRONG!!!:)

I pray for all of us 2 excel in success at everything we do in Jesus name
n
God continues to reveal his glory to n thru us continuosly! Infinitely! in Jesus name.  I declare n decree God's grace, peace n love will be revealed to n thru us all Continously Infinitely by the ALMIGHTY authority in JESUS name..stay blessed
Aug. 16, 2011, 2:25 a.m.
+1 vote/
I cannot believe the (rhymes with spit) that is icampus.  what a load of crap this system is.  There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason behind how anything works and documentation is inaccurate.  thanks for a piece of (rhymes with spit) upgrade to a system that was working fine.
July 25, 2011, 12:11 a.m.
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what is the name of the student newspaper at Strayer?
July 26, 2011, 12:40 a.m.
+1 vote/
They do not have a newspaper.  They do publish a quarterly "magazine" called The Scholar.  You can see past issues on their website.
July 7, 2011, 2:09 a.m.
+1 vote/
I am in my last semester doing my "Final Project."  The new Blackboard system is far inferior to the old eCollege. You have to check each and every listing to see what is new. The old eCollege system did this automatically. Final Project is just a "feel good" course to try and convince accreditation board that Strayer is providing "quality" education. They make you type hundreds of pages of documents and think that this "qualifies" someone for a degree. I can regurgitate course material all day long but that does not make me competent. My current Professor is trying to teach four classes of twenty plus students and does not have time to answer questions within the timeline of their own stated parameters (within forty-eight hours Monday through Friday).  I have had enough.  I have a 4.0 average and I will not take another Strayer course nor recommend Strayer to anyone. I made the choice to attend Strayer and I must live with it but I will not recommend them to anyone that I care about. All I can say is, "Live and learn."
June 14, 2011, 7:02 p.m.
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Try campbell RTP in Morrisvile... they're GREAT and a well known university...program at RTP is for adult students and tuition is very affordable...
June 9, 2011, 12:46 a.m.
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Strayer is a rip off they tell you that your textbook are include but its not they give u vouchers that isnt even half the money of what they took for you. They took 675 from my fasa and told me they can only give me 234 in a voucher which means i have to come out my pocket for a extra 100 dollars. Strayer shouldnt have any sales team in it because u cant sale a education im withdrawn tomorrow and yall employee on her its not about a refund its about the lies yall tell that can get yall asses sent to court. 
July 27, 2011, 3:35 a.m.
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From reading your post I can tell you are a real quality student... I mean, I don't think I've ever seen so many misspelled words in one paragraph in my entire life! And just so that you understand, strayer did not charge you $675 for books. That is just the estimate of what books could cost you on the registration clearance. The book store (MBS.net) is the only place that charges you for books. 

Good luck with your withdrawal. You will owe money to Strayer since the quarter has already begun, and no, your financial aid will not cover it if you withdraw. 
June 13, 2011, 11:57 p.m.
-2 votes/
This post is proof of the types of students Strayer has. I can hardly even read what you were trying to say because it is so poorly written. And I'm not the most fluent with Ebonics so..... 
June 3, 2011, 11:32 p.m.
+1 vote/
Strayer is a fraud. They are out to just get your money. Many students and even teachers barely speak English and the students always pass. They nickel and dime you with passwords that you have to pay for to access quizzes and homework. Save your money!
Aug. 21, 2011, 10:25 p.m.
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I agree expect for the passing part. I am doing it online right now and failing my English class by a lot! I am about to just give up! I am passing my math class though.
May 21, 2011, 3:12 a.m.
+3 votes/
Working at Strayer in the B.O. I can say that Strayer does not want to keep your refund.  Students need to understand that we are ensuring that you are eligible for these funds within the 7 day waiting process.  Students going to Strayer for a refund to pay their bills should get a job - you're the students that are causing our default rate to suck. Get off your lazy ass and try to get a job. 
April 9, 2012, 8:13 a.m.
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 You Sir or Madam are in indignant. Do yoy rwally assert that students soley attend Strayer for refunds of Federal FA?
I highly disagree with your statement. For the most art, the students who attend should verbalize their frustrations of the University polocies.
Initially,  would agree the school's administration expressed genuine concern but, now their motives are transparent. 
And, as much as you want to discredit the University: it is an accredited and bonafide private for profit.
Oct. 6, 2011, 6:38 p.m.
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Dear Strayer employee,

I have a job and the business office is the worst, so called office, in the the entire school.  Money is not refunded on time and, just in case you didn't realize, the financial aid award does take into account for a student's transportation, living expenses, etc. or maybe you have no idea like everybody else in the business office.  Many people are attending school to obtain a better job, etc. That is why this school has a extremely low graduation rate; no one stays after spending thousands of dollars for a substandard education. So to say that the students are lazy when they are studying and maintaining a household is ignorant just like many of the employees there.  I am going into my third year and I will be transferring to a regular not-for-profit university.  Strayer is the worst school I have ever attended.
Aug. 11, 2011, 4:22 a.m.
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Sorry, "employee", but the staff should be "verifying" that students are eligible for this money when they turn in their paperwork.  I go to Marshall University, and the same stupid crap happens.  You should get your refund as soon as the university gets their tuition payment.  Not hold on to it for a week and collect interest off of the millions of dollars of students money.  That's just piracy
May 10, 2011, 10:09 p.m.
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I can tell you that the poster "named" Tammy Wilkins is not her.  I have a class with her right now and she is not unhappy with Strayer (with one exception, but the issue was resolved)and has had a great expierience thus far, and like me feels that the majority of the people that are happy are TOO BUSY doing work to comment on sites like this one.  You get what you pay for.  If you are unhappy take your business somewhere else.
May 10, 2011, 5:50 p.m.
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I had an issue with a professor that was clearly in the wrong and nothing was done about him and I'm now being graded harshly because I complained and nothing is being done.
May 10, 2011, 5:25 p.m.
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If you did well in the college you pbtained your AA from I would STRONGLY urge you to back out and continue at a traditional university!!!!!!!!!!
May 10, 2011, 4:52 p.m.
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I am also trying to correct a mistake before I get too far in to a mistake I made here as well.  I am very unhappy and need to know how to withdraw without penalty~  Can you help?
May 11, 2011, 12:05 p.m.
+1 vote/
No such thing as withdrawing without penalty. This late in the quarter you will be charged full tuition and if your loans and grants have already been paid then they will be returned to the lender. I'm guessing u already got a refund and that's why you want to withdraw... Classic case that I see almost daily...
Oct. 25, 2011, 5:17 p.m.
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I am sorry I just could not resist responding to this. You as a Strayer Employee just broadcasted how unprofessional the staff can be by replying to this message board with a sarcastically insulting remark!! So unnecessary. Of course I did not go to this school thank GOD I obtained my degree from a state university however, I would not recommend any of my relatives or friends of relative to this school if this is the way staff behaves when there school receives a little constructive criticism... smh.... I read they let any one in as a student I suppose they also do the same with staff
April 28, 2011, 8:20 p.m.
+2 votes/
Back again in my final year at Strayer.  Like many posters, 50% of my on-line classes featured quality professors who expected quality work.  The other 50%, oh, well, they wanted a check or a listing on their resume. I do not need the degree to get a job.  If you do not have experience in your field or a job in the field of your studies, Strayer is not designed for you.  As for any Strayer employee who blames the students for their own failures, you are right to a point. My point is that you should have filtered, tested, and vetted them before you accept their money.  If they were doomed for failure because of inadequate preparation before they applied, you should have tested them and told them that they will have very little chance of completing their degree.  You are guilty of an ethical violation if you knowingly take their money for your paycheck with no expectation of success for them. I will not be taking my Masters through Stayer, even though I know I could easily continue my 4.0 average. It is time to take my educational experience to a higher level somewhere else. I am not afraid of hard work and will need a Masters with a little more foundation than Strayer.  There is no bitterness in my comments, just observations and my personal feelings.
Oct. 6, 2011, 6:41 p.m.
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Excellent reply Joel.  The school takes any and everybody whether they will succeed or not does not matter to them.  Money in the name of the game because the school is a for profit education system...no good.
April 8, 2011, 10:46 p.m.
+1 vote/
Those bad mouthing Strayer are those who cannot get into a university that requires one to take the GMAT, GRE, SAT, or ACT.  Strayer tells the student what they need to know.  Those who feel jilted by Strayer's sales team are those who hesitate and waste the Admission Officer's time.  Those who focus on their education understand that Strayer is a high quality university.  Those who are looking for a quick refund are those who bad-mouth Strayer or whatever school they decide to drop-out of, simple as that. 
April 5, 2011, 12:07 a.m.
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Strayer does not trust the students because they do not give the refunds on time. if we can spend thousands of dollars on the school taking classes then they should trust us enough to give our money at the proper time
March 31, 2011, 3:41 a.m.
+4 votes/
Being a strayer employee I can tell you that I have seen some problems on campus, but for the most part they are created by the students, not the staff. 

Strayer was created and is intended for WORKING adults. The campus I work at only has about a 10% working population of students, and no, I'm not making that up. The majority of students at my campus come there simply to receive enough financial aid to warrant a refund check each quarter, which they usually live off of. 

I hate to say it, but before you badmouth the school that "talked" you into attending, you should look at the true reason you are there. If you are a working adult that truly wants an education and degree to better yourself, then strayer will be a great school for you. If you are going to school because your section 8 housing authority tells you that you either have to work full time or be a student in order to receive housing discounts, then sorry we are not a welfare clinic!

If you take out the maximum loans allowed and you start as a freshman then you will never graduate because you will run out of loan money before you earn a degree. (the max you can borrow is $57500 for undergrad).

Do your research, look in the mirror, then pic up the phone and call strayer on your lunch break from work and ask what program would help better your future. If you don't work, claim to be disabled, or are under 23 years of age, then get off your lazy butt, get a job, or go to a traditional school. 
Nov. 11, 2011, 5:51 a.m.
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I started this spring with Strayer, until now you all at the business office did not give me my refund.  All you need to do is to stop writing on this page and do you god damn job, and stop calling students lazy. I have 2 jobs and graduate student i am not lazy. Remember you get paid by the students.  
March 22, 2011, 1:33 a.m.
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Strayer is a complete rip off.  They are money hungry scavengers. They dont care about the students...only the money.  The professors are not well trained and the Dean will take up for his untrained staff over the students every time.  I started having problems with Strayer my 3rd year which is when I started really interacting more with the staff as I approached graduation.  For the amount of money you pay to go there it is soooo not worth it.  You are better off going to a real school or University of Phoenix.
March 18, 2011, 2:47 a.m.
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I am finishing my last week at Strayer North Charlotte Campus. I have been there since 2007 and I have seen it grow from a small campus leasing office space to now operating out of its own building (thanks to our high tuition of course).
It has not been easy going to school, work, and taking care of my family and I wouldn't say that Strayer is the best school - it definitely would not have been my top choice. However, it offered me convenience and I am glad I finally achieved something that I thought would never happen.  
The curriculum offered is not easy. I majored in Accounting.  Some teachers cared more than others and some put more effort, organization, and planning into their lessons.  There are some classes that I felt I gained nothing from. I have had this same experience at a traditional school as well- so I can't just judge Strayer.  
I also have seen the quality of the education and teachers at Strayer improve over the years as they now must meet certain regulations to ensure that the education they are providing are equivalent to other institutions.  

The 10-11 week courses are simply not enough to learn all that is needed in the accounting field, however I feel that it is up to me to fill in that gap. That is why I plan to thoroughly review my accounting books.  
As far a career planning and job assistance, it is going to be up to me on how I market myself with my new degree.  Instead of depending on the school to give me info on job fairs and positions offered, I am going to do the research myself. I plan to join a professional network to get involved.
  
The Business Office has always been a little unorganized to me. I had to sit out of school for one whole year because of a mistake I know they were responsible.  For that reason, I know that I am done with them.  

I do not recommend a high school student to go to this school as they still have so many more options for schools. There were only a few for me - a married, working adult with a child. 
March 14, 2011, 2:38 a.m.
+1 vote/
@farhat
That is a decision ultimately best left to you.  However, I will say that Strayer caters mostly to the working adult.  I currently take classes through Strayer and I work 50 hours a week at my job.  I also have two daughters and other responsibilities, so it fits for me.  If you're in high school considering schools, you might want to stick to traditional colleges and universities.

As for my story, I attended a state university right out of high school.  I quit.  I then attended a community college.  Quit that too.  Sure, I got some units from both places (which definitely came in handy at Strayer since they accept transfer credit for their programs), but to all the naysayers of Strayer, I say this:
All schools have incompetent teachers and ridiculous curriculum.  Degrees nowadays prove nothing but the fact that you can sit through classes and pay for it.

The practical experience that Strayer offers you is perhaps more valuable than state universities.  Due to the fact that it is marketed towards working adults, graduates must have shown an impeccable ability to balance work, life, school, and other priorities.  Not only that, but if they were working in the field that they are going to school for (which happens in a lot of cases), then they already have multiple years of work experience to give them the edge as well.

I think some courses at Strayer, as mentioned already, are incredibly simple.  I also think that first year courses at most state universities are incredibly simple.  Don't judge Strayer based on the fact that the classes cost a lot more.  You're paying for the convenience of being able to complete your degree whilst also focusing on many other factors of your life.  Just because you can't recover from the financial burden of going to school doesn't make the university bad.  Manage your finances better and perhaps refocus the blame for your poor performance.

March 4, 2011, 3:23 p.m.
-1 vote/
Strayer will tell you anything much like devry does to get you in and ripped off so please do not go to for profit schools.
March 4, 2011, 3:20 p.m.
0 votes/
Stay Away from Strayer. when i went there i saw nice wonderful like pic's of graduates. than i read about horror troubles and am only glad not to be a grad in debt.
March 4, 2011, 3:10 p.m.
-2 votes/
its not about the money. its about saying to your grad-kids that you have a "college education" back by wall street. 
March 4, 2011, 2:55 p.m.
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DO NOT GO TO STRAYER. THEY ARE GOING TO PERSUADE YOU TO TAKE CLASSES WITH OUT KNOWING HOW TO PAY FOR THEM. IT IS VERY CONVINCING AND FINANCIAL CRIPPLING.
July 27, 2011, 12:44 p.m.
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This is my favorite post. Not only because you declared multiple statements afterwards, but in this one you used all CAPS. 

First of all, isn't that the purpose of college -to take classes? Why would they persuade you to "not take classes" in which you will not graduate. If you can not afford college you should not go.  That doesn't mean that you need to pay for it in cash. Too many times I saw friends at my traditional university pissing money away because they didn't even bother to go to class. If you can not figure out a clever enough way to pay for schooling you obviously should not be in college. All universities leave students in that shouldn't be there. Its impossible to screen them all out because some people are intelligent but can not take exams easily.

Moral of the story: Back your comments up before you bitch about any school that may someday be a life changing experience and increasing your (chances) of having a higher earning potential. 
Jan. 26, 2011, 12:55 a.m.
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I went there, the problem is their own teachers and instructors have no faith in their own programs and you can see it when they talk and teach.The ones that can teach disappear for some reason. Ive even had instructors tell me they wouldn't go there off the record of course. Their not a truth telling staff nor trust worthy, and very incompetent. Once your signed up for class is really all they care about. Companies have no idea about Strayer because their staff is ashamed of the school.I have no confidence in my degree because I know deep down its a joke. I had some smart instructors there that actually taught and i struggled in the classes and received C's, but I learned something in those classes, but they disappeared. It was because the lame students complained about them and the school didn't want them back. When I first started there years ago it was pretty ok good staff and instructors. Now its pretty much a joke. Third rate at best or either that im so smart that I belong @ M.I.T :/ . My suggestion to strayer is lay off the "new programs" and fix the ones you have and rid those idiots you have working there. No hospital in there right mind would hire a health care administrator from Strayer. Hands on I.T  exp...forget it. Just sit at home and open your own computer with a $5 book from a store.If the Gov shuts Strayer down it will be by their own doing not the students.           
Jan. 22, 2011, 10:52 p.m.
+2 votes/
I must not be having the same problems as most of the people in this post. I have both a BBA Contracts and Acquisitions major and an BS Accounting major also. While I will admit that the some of the classes were a joke, many of the technical classes like accounting were not easy. I took many classes online and liked the structure. I also took some classes on campus. I am interviewing with several different firms and they have not discriminated against me because of my degree. In fact one of the firms had a partner with an MBA from Strayer. I know that the degree is not as respected as some state schools, but it is definitely a recognized school and works with adults who have no way to go to school full time at a state university. I will admit that the school is for-profit and expensive but what about state schools. I got two degrees for 60k. If I went to the local state school it would have been similar in costs.
Jan. 13, 2011, 4:37 p.m.
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im a junior in /high School, and im wondering if this Uni is good, 
Jan. 4, 2011, 5:53 a.m.
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I think Strayer University is a creditable college that allows working adults to obtain a college education. I was conferred a B.S. in Accounting from Strayer. I later took several graduate level accounting courses at Strayer and was able to maintain a 4.0 GPA. After completing several master level courses, I transferred to my local state university to complete my masters degree in accounting. I wanted an accounting program that was AACSB recognized. My Strayer degree was recognized and accepted, as were my three graduate level accounting courses. My Strayer education was no lacking in anyway. My state university did not question the fact that Strayer's accounting program was not AACSB accredited. I would recommend Strayer to fellow working adults-however, if you plan to pursue an advanced accounting or business degree, then I would suggest that you consider a school that has AASCB (preferably) or ACBSP business program accrediation; it can make a difference if the hiring decision is based upon school name and specialized program accrediation. More employers are becoming aware of specialized program accrediations.  
Dec. 28, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
+2 votes/
I attend Strayer online classes thru the Columbus, OH campus.   This campus is not very well organized.   The dean of students does not remember any information that you tell him.   The books have to be bought thru MBS Direct. com.   They only have new books no used and will not buy them back.   You will get stuck with a lot of money spent out that you will be assured at the admissions process will be bought back.   The admission process is a very big hassle.   Nothing is explained clearly and when you complain about it.  The staff at the college tries to make it your fault.   I would not recommend anyone go to this school unless they are into one hassle after another. 
Dec. 24, 2010, 2:33 p.m.
-1 vote/
30K for a BS? uhm I understand your frustration with Strayer, but, where in the world would you have attained a BS for 30k? I am a Strayer Senior BSIS.  I have 2 classes left with a current balance of 27k, Im sure it will be 30k when Im finished.  However, that is equivalent and even less than most 4 year universities in my state of Virginia.
Oct. 29, 2010, 2:56 p.m.
0 votes/
Okay so I read what someone said about people expecting way too much from colleges...and why wouldn't a persons expectations be high for any college that they are paying for!?! This is my second quarter at Strayer. I am an accountant going for my MBA in Accounting online (Chesapeake campus). I don't expect no one to hold my hand for any reason what so ever. But what I do expect is consistency especially from a college such as Strayer. Since starting this school, my classes have been going well so there is consistency in that area (so far). However, the business department is never consistent.  I don't know what is going on but I have only received a very small portion of my refund and the rest is just "floating" around. After several attempts to get in touch with someone, they finally told me that the DOE didn't disperse the funds but when I went on my DOE account, it showed that both of my loans were dispersed to the school on Oct. 13.  When I brought this to there attention, the story changed and now the office nor the so called investigative office have a clue as to what happened to the funds. There suppose to be a so called investigation on my funds but noone has yet to get in touch with me to let me know anything.  As an accountant, I find this to be very odd. The first time they did this, I wasn't too worried about it. But a second time and they gave me the same excuse! I've never had this experience before at any of my past schools.  I am the one that has to pay this money back to DOE. Strayer did not hesitate getting their money so, I expect Strayer to give up my funds without hesitation. I don't care about anyone saying anything negative about this comment. I want my money and they can no longer give me an excuse.It's a shame that this is happening in the mist of this ongoing investigation of the for-profit schools.
March 31, 2011, 3:58 a.m.
-1 vote/
Sounds like another student chasing a refund check! Why is this refund the thing u are so worried about? Shouldn't you concentrate on the classes and getting the degree? If you are an accountant then you should be smart enough to know that you shouldn't borrow more than the cost of tuition! You are going into unnecessary debt! 

Ps. Strayer is not holding your money. The DOE website may show that the money was sent on that date, but I guarantee it wasn't. Strayer holds all refunds for 7 days and then must release them. 
July 18, 2011, 6:15 p.m.
0 votes/
You will always have ones that go to school just for the money. But then there are those of us that also do the school work, but want that extra "supplemental income" to help out, while we go to school. 

I think it's quite dumb to act like thousands of dollars doesn't matter (from the university staff) because if someone held your 1-2 months worth of checks from your job, you'd be freaking pissed. Money is money, and to tell others not to worry, is rather stupid. 

Schools need to be more up front with how funds are handled. They need to be more up front on how their systems work, and need to stop being lazy about getting student documents in.
Oct. 26, 2010, 10:21 p.m.
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Jenn, DeVry, UoP are regionally accredited schools like Strayer.  There is a big difference in regional vs national accreditation, which I won't rehash here.  Some of the previous posts address that.  Strayer, UoP,DeVry, Walden, Capella are all for-profit colleges.  Are you aware that the DOE is investigating these for-profit colleges?  Do your research before you invest your money.
Oct. 26, 2010, 9:06 a.m.
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Ok, so I am considering Strayer as my college. I have done quite a bit of research on online schools already. My biggest reservation that I have right now is reading the comments on how financial aids and money issues have come up with this school. Other then that it does seem like a great school. It seems to me that everyone on these posts who are negative are complaining about money? I do not understand this. College costs money! I am a stay at home mom who is ready to go back to work and what better way to enroll in school. I have previous experience in the IT field, so I am hoping to land an internship or entry level job starting school again. (Also, why is Strayer being compared to schools like Devry, UoP, and ect... Those are nationally accredited schools. Why would you want to downgrade?) Could someone please give me some positive feedback on Strayer. I have read all the negative and am looking for the PLUS side to this school from a student or former student to help sway my decision. 


I.E. Class curriculum, professors, staff, also I will only be attending online as I do not live in the southeast. 

Thanks :)
Oct. 25, 2010, 8:21 p.m.
+1 vote/
I m i nthe middle of my Bachelor degree, this school is a ripoff and i want to start a lawsuit against them. Every term my tuiton gets higher, i notice alot of overcharged tuiton cost and customerservice is horrible this school should be put out of business my refund check is over and i will not have enough money to complete my BS DEGREE.
Oct. 22, 2010, 1:45 p.m.
0 votes/
helping friend

You may try complaining to karl.mcdonnell@strayer.edu but I am not sure even he will care, he only cares about his stock value. I hope your friend in China finds a really good school, Strayer is not one.
Oct. 21, 2010, 5 a.m.
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I recently help a friend register Strayer U. I have very bad experience! 

1. The school asked me to contact my friend in China, because they can't not make international phone call!!!   
2. I tried to help my friend register the school, I make hundreds of phone calls, they finally get him registered!
3. They call me today, ask me to get my friend's I20. When I arrived school, they told me that they need my friend's approve. I have to get my friend's approve and come back...
 
Me: the lady called me earlier, didn't tell me that.
Staff: Oh, that was me!
Me: why didn't you tell me I have to get my friend's 
    approve before I come.
Staff: oh, I didn't know!!
......
Me: why don't you send it to me, so I don't need make 
    another trip!
Staff: I can't send to you, because we need your signature.
Me: Why don't you send FedEx, so you'll have my signature.
Staff: Oh, too much trouble for me, you just come to pick 
      it up!!
Me: Is anywhere I can make suggestion to your school? (fire 
     in my stomach, but I have to be nice, because for my 
     friend!)
Staff: there is no place you can...try contact us online... 

What a crazy experience! Pretty Stupid school!
Anyone know anywhere I can complain about my experience? Thanks!
Oct. 19, 2010, 6:17 p.m.
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This place reeks of class action suit. Stay far away and dont be misled by the lies. I have just become a member of Mensa Maryland so I am not an uneducated person. I am not a "disgruntled" student. I passed the IT Networking program with flying colors and barely had to crack a book in some classes. I know people who work at the White Marsh campus and they all will tell you its about the money. They have monthly quotas. That is a fact. They go through staff like water through a sieve. Strayer preys on low income students with EFCs of 0. Thats their bread and butter.  These people have little to no chance of paying back that loan. They have been scammed by the standard issue smoke screen of the American dream complete with huge house,car and paycheck. I also can tell you that a Strayer degree is perceived to be not as valuable as a degree from other colleges and when rubber meets road you will be seen as lacking. Im not saying its right and Im sure you worked as hard as the other students from other institutions but it is what it is. That is also a fact. I know someone in HR at my current job and its an unspoken rule that Strayer and UofP degrees are highly disregarded. Again, not saying its right but thats the way it is here. My AA from a different institution proved to be more valuable than my Strayer BS. They hosed me for $30,000 when I was young and naive 10 years ago. Dont let it happen to you.By the way... lets all email karl.mcdonnell@strayer.edu and tell him what you think about his exhorbitant salary at your expense.
Oct. 16, 2010, 6:47 p.m.
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Further evidence Strayer is a bad choice. Since Strayer is mostly a Business school this should be important. Strayer's stock has decreased over 40% in the last two months. Not a good sign for stockholders or students (customers). It is obvious DOE and others are onto something if the market is acting that strongly.
Oct. 12, 2010, 5:29 p.m.
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There's a saying that one of my favorite R & B singers states and that is...."Fantasy is what people want but reality is what they need" Lauryn Hill

I will not bash Strayer because no school under the sun is perfect I will say this please do your research and find out what traditional and pay for profit schools are. Do your research on how there are more pay for profit students who are in debt from not being able to find a job from attending a pay for probit school then a traditional college. 

Also if you go to FAFSA.ed.gov it will give you some valuable information on the graduation rates and retention rates of schools and I will give you an example of the current information for Strayer University...

Strayer University

Graduation rate 14%
Retention rate 52%

Penn State 85%
Rentention rate 93%

So what these numbers mean is that Strayer is retaining students but they are not graduating and all of you who will defend Strayer please defend these numbers? I used Penn State as an example as well because I wanted everyone to see the big difference.

This information you can recieve from the FAFSA website I did not make this up. Knowledge is power and there nothing wrong with correcting a bad situation like I'm doing right now. We all make mistakes GOD is the only one thats perfect but once you realize you have made a mistake correct the problem and move on. I am currently in the process of transferring from Strayer to a traditional school. There are schools that are cheaper like your local and state universities who give big discounts for people who live in the state. Also there are state universities that do offer online programs. YOU MUST DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!! 

I am not trying to go back and forth with anyone I'm just giving you some facts that I too wish I would of researched but we all make mistakes and the point is that now I am correcting the situation I hope its not too late for anyone else that is my hope!!!
Oct. 10, 2010, 7:04 p.m.
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Strayer must have been hit pretty hard with the ongoing investigation by the Dept Of Education.  There have been no TV ads or print ads in the local paper since the DOE focus began.  DOE must be on to something.
Oct. 8, 2010, 3:10 a.m.
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Ex, 

It's not Strayer that is having "issues" with default rates, it's "for-profit" in general. Initial reports of college default rates according to the government were based off of a metric that is completely off base.  Since the initial reports were released all of the for profit schools have been asked to submit new data to the government so the numbers can be reworked.  Strayers default rate and repayment rate is far far better than that of AIU,U of Phoenix, etc.  It is actually consistent with that of your state colleges.  Ex if you're with it than you'll see the new data released in the coming months.  And no I'm no Admission's rep or anything of the sort haha.
Oct. 3, 2010, 9:10 p.m.
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Tod you must be a admissions rep. You just do not have your facts straight. A university is only accredited by one regional agency. Each campus may come under some state rules but only one of the six regional accrediting bodies accredits the entire system. Strayer chose Middle States as it is one of the easiest to get accredited by. Many for profits, like Strayer, get their accreditation by buying a school that already has it. Once you have it you can expand your campuses outside that region. In the case of AIU when they got in trouble with SACS, again, they moved their headquarters to Chicago and received HLC accreditation. 

Let me ask how much experience you have in the accreditation system, re-accreditation and requirements? 

Strayer's problem right now is not accreditation but enrollment practices and repayment default of student loans. If anyone wants to understand some of what is going on check out the Senate Education Committee's hearing from last Thursday, quite interesting. I would think twice about any for profit.
Oct. 3, 2010, 12:13 a.m.
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Tom,
I got that information from the Strayer website so how can it be partially correct?
Oct. 1, 2010, 2:30 a.m.
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Um...yes Fred it is an Accrediting body.
Sept. 30, 2010, 2:38 p.m.
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Strayer University is accredited by Middle States Commission On Higher Education (MSCHE). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.  MSCHE is the one that gives accreditation to colleges and universities in the middle states and is recognized by the government. Middle States Associaion of Schools and Colleges is not an accrediting body.
Sept. 29, 2010, 10:35 p.m.
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Ms. Gucci

What you said is correct partially.  Yes Strayer is accepted by the bodies that you mentioned however those are different than the 6 governing bodies. 



New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Accredits schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. 

North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement(NCA)
Accredits schools in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Navajo Nation, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA)
Accredits schools in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East. 

Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS)
Accredits schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Latin America. 

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Accredits schools in California, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Palau, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Marshall Islands, and other Australasian locations.

Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NWCCU)
Accredits schools in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. 

If you earn a degree from an online school that is accredited by one of these associations, you can be assured that it will be as valid as a degree from any regular university. Most employers and other universities will automatically accept your degree
Sept. 29, 2010, 4:45 p.m.
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Strayer University is appropriately approved and licensed according to the standards of each state in which we have campus locations. The University is licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission, the Florida Department of Education, the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education, the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education, and the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. The University is authorized to operate in Delaware by the Delaware Department of Education, in Georgia by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, in Tennessee by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and in West Virginia by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The University is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the North Carolina Board of Governors, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Strayer University is licensed to do business in Alabama by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and its courses have been approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Strayer University is exempt from registration with the Division of Consumer Protection of the Utah Department of Commerce because of its regionally accredited status. Strayer University is approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Certificate of registration numbers: 08-09-1877B, 08-09-1878B, 08-09-1978B and 08-09-1880B. Certificate of Authorization received from the Ohio Board of Regents.

Those programs offered by Strayer University in Arkansas have been certified by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

Strayer University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Strayer University is legally authorized to operate and grant degrees in Texas as an exempt institution under the rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

I guess what its saying is if the school is located in a certain geographical location than it would be accreditted by that agency. For instance here in FL it would be SACS and for Ohio it would be accreditted by HLC-NCA.
Sept. 28, 2010, 10:59 p.m.
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Tom, please re-read my comment.  Yes, I agree with you.  My point was that it is not necessary to get more than one accreditation; once regional accreditation is done for the "main" campus, typically, additional regional accreditation is not necessary.  The question that still remains is why Strayer chose to make its headquarters in Virginia when the main 4-year campus was located in Washington, D.C., which is under MSCHE accreditation territory.
Sept. 27, 2010, 6:22 p.m.
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Deb, 

Strayer (or any other school) doesn't get accredited by all 6 of the accrediting bodies in the US.  Each College or school get's their accreditation by whatever accrediting body is in their geographical area.  Generally speaking the credit's that are able to transfer are only between school that fall into one of the 6 accrediting bodies.  Strayer of course is in the MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Sept. 25, 2010, 1:58 a.m.
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As long as Strayer has one form of regional accreditation, Middle Atlantic States accreditation, that's all it needs for credits to be recognized and transferable.  Not sure why Strayer decided to make its headquarters in Virginia, since the flagship school was in D.C., where Middle Atlantic States has "jurisdiction."  SACS (Southern Association of Schools and Colleges) does accredit Virginia, NC, SC and the southern states. To get accredited by all 6 regional accrediting agencies would cost Strayer a fortune and is unnecessary.  Once you have the one, you don't need more.  But AACSB would be nice from professional business standpoint for the Masters program.  That's where the deficiency is.
Sept. 24, 2010, 11:18 p.m.
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Although Strayer has its headquarters in Arlington, VA, it is not accredited by SACS, which handles all school accreditation in Virginia and a number of southern states.
Sept. 22, 2010, 10:05 p.m.
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Charlie, 

I've never heard of the school you mentioned.  That's not saying much. There's thousands of colleges that most of us don't even know.  Just because someone doesn't know the name of the school that doesn't carry any weight.  Go to Strayer!
Sept. 22, 2010, 8:03 p.m.
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This is only my opinion.  I love Strayer, I have been going there since the summer of 2008 and I have had no complaints.  I have been to colleges that were well known but I did not start doing well in school until I enrolled in Strayer.  Strayer is not for everyone; I just feel that when a person finds a school that they really like, they should stick with it whether it is Strayer or not.  In my opinion, Strayer has wonderful professors and awesome classes.  My campus has a great campus dean and great staff.  The only complaint that I have about Strayer is the business office as it takes too long for a phone call to be returned.  I understand that the Business Office stays busy but I do expect my call to be returned at least within 48 hours of me calling.  Other than that I love Strayer.  I received my Associate of Arts Degree with them and now I am pursuing my Bachelors.  Some have told me that Strayer is not well known, however when I tell employers that I am enrolled in Strayer, their eyes light up and they say "Wow, you go to a GREAT school!"
Sept. 21, 2010, 3:54 p.m.
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Ex, 

Yeah the C-level exec's of a major University sent me here....to a little discussion forum..in hopes of damage control...haha at first I thought you might be a little bright but after that comment there's simply now way.  I'm sure they could care less about this discussion forum.  I'm all sure the only thing that truly matters to them is the DOE, The street (stock market) and HLE (Higher Learning Commission) Ex, what you need to realize is that education, whether it's at Strayer or elsewhere is only there to help people create a better opportunity for themselves.  It's never guaranteed.  Whether you like Strayer or not they are helping a lot of people change their lives for the better.  Yes, not everyone will be happy with what they get there but that's college.  Some people can't cut it.  Have a great day.
Sept. 21, 2010, 2:47 p.m.
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I am currently looking into attending Strayer in Chesapeake for their Bachelors in Information Systems. I have a wife and 3 year old so I think the class flexibility would be great. I also want to make sure that where ever I go Strayer University on my resume will look good and be recognized. I am not worried about the money because I have the GI Bill. I am worried about getting a good education while working around my work schedule. A lot of people make it hard with all these reviews but I'm hoping that my beliefs in not everyone can be happy is true. Highly named colleges and even Ivy League have bad reps for certain things too. Any tips would help. And one final question. Would you rather see ECPI on a resume or Strayer University? We plan on moving to Ohio years down the road and so far nobody up there has heard of ECPI? Thanks
Sept. 21, 2010, 12:25 a.m.
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Well Tod it is obvious Rob Silberman and Karl McDonald sent you here. I was wondering how long it would be before damage control was sent here. No doubt these two bozos are fighting to keep their jobs. I also hear Stollard is now threatening online faculty. Since Strayer and one other school was singled out by DOE I think your comments will prove to be moot.
Sept. 20, 2010, 10:49 p.m.
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Carlos, think you meant that Strayer does NOT have AACSB accreditation and that is correct; they don't.  As written in a previous post, AACSB accreditation is professional accreditation for business and accounting programs.  It would be great if Strayer had it.  You're correct in stating that Middle Atlantic States accreditation (regional) is important; that's what allows credits to transfer to other regionally accredited schools.  Receiving schools can determine what credits will or will not transfer; it makes it easier to transfer and there's a high probability that most credit will transfer but there is no guarantee.
Sept. 20, 2010, 6:58 p.m.
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I read through a lot of these posts and I keep reading about this AACSB accreditation. Strayer does have this, however the one that matters is the Middle States Commission on Higher Education or MSCHE. This is the one that makes Strayer worth it. That means my credits can transfer to all of the major universities such as UF, Havard or wherever. This is because all of these accreditation agenices like MSCHE, SACS, etc. All recognize each other. Strayer is easy, so what. Most colleges are easy, it is what you take away from them that matters. I know people that took 4 years of Spanish and still can't speak it fluently. Does that mean the school is bad, No it means the student didn't want to take it a step further. No I don't work for Strayer, if I did my paperwork would not be screwed up with them. Well I am going to the campus to get it fixed.
Sept. 17, 2010, 7:13 p.m.
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Ex.  No I don't think this is a joke but I do happen to be very knowledgeable of the situation. Yes the stalk has slid, however the stock is still nearly 100% higher than most, if not ALL other Universities.  The recent decline in stock and attention on Strayer and "for-profit" colleges doesn't have anything to do with the quality of the education. The government is trying to gain complete control of our nation.  It started with healthcare and now it's moving towards education.  This started with the government no longer allowing private institutions such as Sallie May, Wells Fargo, etc. to offer sub/unsubsidized loans to student's and now they are the ONLY one's who can offer these services (FED DIRECT) Strayer is and always will be the gold standard when it comes to academic integrity.  Yes, not every student can be happy-especially when you're one of the MANY schools that offers easy access to the school but still maintains a challenging curriculum.  Like most schools Strayer is there to provide opportunity.  With that being said they aren't going to graduate everyone.  You have to earn it.  People with college expect way too much.  They want their hand held for every damn thing.  If you fail an assignment or can't do it.  Or you can't figure the classroom out.  Whatever the case may be it's YOUR responsibility for your education.  And if you aren't successful than it's your fault not the college.  Schools like Strayer U. and ITT Tech, Penn State, Notre Dame....they are all held to the strictest standards and regulations.  Some of these comment's are highly ignorant, it blows my mind.
Sept. 16, 2010, 11:34 p.m.
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You think it is a joke Tod? Check out Strayer stocks since the middle of August. If you are a business student you will know what they mean. If you are a Strayer employee you better read Rob Silberman's memo from today. Looks like they are in full damage control.
Sept. 16, 2010, 9:16 p.m.
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HAHA @ M Bontha....oh the propaganda.  "buy-apollo-group-sell-strayer" (Apollo group= University of Phoenix)
Sept. 14, 2010, 5:57 a.m.
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Please see article at businessweek.com/news/2010-09-13/buy-apollo-group-sell-strayer-morgan-stanley-says.html
please add 3 w before the link

Please read before you join Strayer
Sept. 13, 2010, 10:55 p.m.
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Getting into a school that has AACSB is ideal.  Unfortunately if you are an adult learner and don't want to attend a campus with all the youngters.  AACSB accredition online is few and far between.  Also, many of the schools that offer that many people cannot get access or entrance to.  Not ever college gives people the opportunity.  Acceptance rates for many of those schools are below 30%
Sept. 12, 2010, 9:58 p.m.
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According to the AACSB website, about 485 U.S. schools have AACSB accreditation, after taking out the foreign schools.  That's still a lot of schools that have the professional accreditation across the country.  The question is still raised, why wouldn't you want to try for an AACSB accredited MBA if the opportunity for a better job or career path is the result? You may have to work a little harder to get in, but I don't think it's impossible.
Sept. 11, 2010, 10:22 p.m.
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@Deb
I see your point, but the fact is only 30% of schools are AACSB accredited.  Not everybody can get into those schools.  And AACSB accreditation doesn't guarantee success. I know people who haven't attended AACSB accredited schools and they have good careers making six figures, seriously. Not all employers care about this.  When considering AACSB accreditation,  it depends on what path an individual wants to take their career.
Sept. 10, 2010, 8:25 p.m.
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After seeing the recent post regarding AACSB accreditation, wouldn't you want to get into the best MBA program you could?  With so many unemployed people now, many with non-AACSB accredited MBAs, to boost your chances for employment, wouldn't want to go for an AACSB accredited MBA?  Most of the online colleges don't have AACSB accreditation but there are some.  They are primarily traditional schools, non-profit colleges and they might be worth consideration.
Sept. 10, 2010, 7:25 a.m.
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I see a lot of these comments mention Strayer not having AACSB accreditation.  I found the following information on the website geteducated.com:

Only about 30 percent of business schools in the USA carry AACSB accreditation.

If your career goal is to become faculty at a business school, definitely consider an AACSB-accredited MBA or business degree.

Outside of academia, this specialized accreditation is less crucial—unless you intend to compete at the executive level, especially in the Fortune 500 arena.

Recently, Intel Corporation made news by announcing that its corporate tuition program will only reimburse for business degrees earned at AACSB-accredited degree programs, regardless of whether the degree is delivered face-to-face or online. 

A business degree or MBA emblazoned with the AACSB brand will be extremely valuable in opening doors in any competitive corporate environment.

Universities do not need AACSB business school accreditation to offer the MBA or any other advanced business program, whether online or on-campus. 

According to GetEducated.com’s National Survey of Online MBAs, the majority of regionally-accredited universities that offer distance MBAs—more than 70 percent—do not follow the standards of the AACSB.

AACSB approval is not an absolute guarantee of quality. In fact, if an online business school has not pledged to follow AACSB standards it may gain the ability to offer a more innovative program of study. 

Some online business schools shun AACSB accreditation because they seek the flexibility to develop more real-life curriculum, as well as the flexibility to admit an older, more career-savvy body of adult learners. 

Of the 172 online business schools tracked by GetEducated.com’s National Survey of Online MBAs, 69 of these (40 percent) hold AACSB accreditation. The other 60 percent (103) do not. 

Five most likely reasons you’d be willing to pay more for the AACSB mark on your online business degree:

1)You’re competing in an aggressive career field in an  urban environment—for example, becoming a Wall Street broker in Manhattan.

2)Academic prestige is very important to you.

3)You intend to join the faculty of a business college.

4)Your corporate tuition plan will only pay for an AACSB-accredited business degree.

5)You don’t mind taking the GRE or GMAT—and are confident you can score above average on both


Five most likely reasons you’d be willing to forgo AACSB accreditation on your online business degree:

1)Money is tight. 

2)You’re not competing in an aggressive career field in an urban environment.
 
3)Academic prestige is not all that important to you.

4)You don’t intend to join the faculty of a business school.

5)You want to avoid taking the GRE or GMAT.

If employers put so much importance into AACSB accreditation, what are the students who attend the seventy percent of schools not AACSB accredited to do?
Sept. 9, 2010, 1:47 a.m.
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People do your research.  College isn't cheap.  The person before me is right. Strayer is a great school. Know what you're talking about before you speak.  Yes, you may be upset but don't be so quick to point the finger. Bottom line Strayer is Accredited to the highest standard.  Yes, it's not cheap.  Also, any Regionally Accredited University is governed to the STRICTEST EXTENT BY THE GOVERNMENT! Strayer is a "Open Enrollment University" meaning that they are open to all kinds of student's, they don't advertise towards black's like someone said in that ignorant post earlier. They, like thousands of other colleges are designed to give the general public and opportunity and a degree at a better life.  Obviously many of the "student's" in previous posts are the ones that couldn't cut it in college, which is ok.  College isn't for everyone and it's nobody's fault other then their own.  NOT the college. 

And in addition.  Strayer does have an 8% graduation rate and a 50% retention rate.  At first glance this seems low but if you didn't do your research you'd think that.  Strayer has a graduation rate of 8% for their student's that are of traditional college age (18-24) which happens to be less then 10% of Strayer's student body.  They don't have dorms and football teams.  This is a college for working adult's and professionals. Not young kids, slackers and people looking for "an easy degree" COLLEGE ISN'T easy people.
Sept. 9, 2010, 1:36 a.m.
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Tanya "current student" and other RIDICULOUS posts:

I just wanted to inform you that some how you've been mislead, yes it is 180 credit hours to receive your BA from Strayer. (40 classes at 4.5 credit hours=180)  However, it is 180 credits to get your degree from ANY accredited quarter based University.  Now semester based schools are 120 credit hours but each course is only 3 credit hours (40 courses at 3 credit hours each=120) AT ANY SCHOOL THAT IS ACCREDITED IT IS 40 COURSES TO REACH YOUR BA DEGREE! People I have worked for the Department of Education for 20 years now and when I started I didn't have to have a degree but times are changing and my education is a must for advancement.  Strayer University has the highest level of Accreditation a University can have (same as ANY of the major colleges in YOUR state I.e. Stanford, Notre Dame, Penn State, Etc.) 
Yes, College is expensive.  If you want cheap go to a community college and good luck with having a fulfilling career.  Strayer U. is just over 12k per year which is consistent with any good school.  

Do your research people and if you're not skilled enough or confident enough in your ability to pay your college loans back once you graduate then that's on you. 

After reading ALL of these posts I'm amazed at how riddled with misinformation and lies they are.  How cares if Strayer executives make a lot of money? They are at the top of the business world...THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE AND RUN COMPANIES. SUCCESS!!!

EVERYTHING THAT MOST OF YOU ARE SAYING NEGATIVE CAN BE PICKED APART AND THEY ARE SIMPLY IDIOTIC.  Give me a negative post so I can explain to anyone the truth.
Sept. 8, 2010, 7:22 p.m.
+1 vote/
I graduated from Strayer in 2007 and I must say the MBA program was very challenging for me.  I have a Business Mgt degree from University of Maryland so I was well prepared to handle the business classes at Strayer.  I think Strayer online is a great school and I would recommend it to any working adult especially single parents.  By attending Strayer Online I was able to get my MBA and be at home with my daughter at the same time.  As far as companies tossing resumes in the trash of people with Strayer degrees I disagree.  The company I work for employees a lot of Strayer grads and I am proud to say I am one of those with a 6 figure income.  As far as the cost of Strayer classes online you should first check out the cost of other online colleges and university.  The cost of tuition for Strayer is about the same as other schools like University of Maryland, Webster, Park College just to name a few.  I say getting a degree from Strayer was a plus for me and my career.  Loving my 6 figure job :)
Sept. 8, 2010, 12:51 a.m.
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Gem,

I was unaware of the fact that Strayer University offered students a payment plan.
Sept. 7, 2010, 10:15 p.m.
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I would NEVER recommend a student to EVER go to this school, they are over priced and will not work with you at ALL.. Its all about money! Im over 7,000.00 in the hole and to top it off without the degree I intendeded on getting! If I stayed there(and believe me they will find any reason to make you take a class you really do NOT need)I wouldve been over my head with school loans... Im not tring to be a doctor.. Just tring to be an independent single mother. Strayer should be ashamed of themselves. They promised me to do a payment plan and that they would not send me to collections because I called them to make payments, I didnt receive a thing!! And now Im in collections! And when I asked why I didnt get a notice at all they had no answers, basically calling me a liar! I was NEVER late on any of my payments! I always paid them! CHERRY HILL CAMPUS IS AWFUL!!!!
Sept. 6, 2010, 12:50 a.m.
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I must reiterate that Strayer University is geared toward working adults who are already employed. Hence the name, Adult Education Classes. For example, a school teacher may wish to earn a graduate degree, which will lead to a higher salary. So, they attend Strayer and enroll in the M.Ed program. 

To the best of my knowledge, no college guarantees that a student will land a job after graduation.
Sept. 3, 2010, 9:22 a.m.
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There are some non-profit schools with very liberal transfer policies. I believe most community colleges will take credits from any regionally accredited school and I heard Thomas Edison State College will too. I'm sure there are other 4 year schools that will accept Strayer credits. 

@Attending Strayer

Tuition isn't as expensive as Strayer everywhere. Some online schools charge half as much, AMU for example. And AMU is not in danger of losing Title IV funding unlike Strayer.
Sept. 2, 2010, 6:44 p.m.
+1 vote/
So I completed my undergraduate degree from a physical school and now I atend Strayer for graduate school. Both classes I am enrolled in right now are very challenging and are taught by well trained professors. Yes I did notice the graduation rate on FAFSA so I asked about it. It seems that some people go to online schools just to receive refund checks and when these people have failed out and the school refuses to send them any more money they drop out which affects the graduation rate. Strayer so far is an excellent school books everywhere are expensive, tuition everywhere is expensive (esspecially in va and dc), professors are busy and will not always grsade stuff on time or reply to your emails and messages. That life. Good school I would recommend to others.
Sept. 2, 2010, 3:12 p.m.
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Who takes Strayer credits though? Besides other for-profit schools (which I was told that Devry wouldn't take all credits)?
Aug. 31, 2010, 3:59 p.m.
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I am in my third year at the Strayer in Trevose, PA. I truly believe that this University caters to ONLY working adults. If you are fresh out of high school or do not have any working experience than this school is not for you. I can not really complain about this school financially because my job is paying for my tuition, and I am pursuing a bachelors degree to get further in my company. If most of you are not in the same situation as I am in than you should transfer.
Aug. 27, 2010, 8:49 p.m.
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Deb is right, the for-profits and Strayer is all over the report, are under serious investigation. It is so bad Strayer's stock has dropped almost 60 dollars a share since the initial report came out. If I worked there I would be updating my resume and if I was a student I would be transferring before Fall start. Just some good advice from someone who has been in the education sector for many years and made the mistake of joining Strayer for as year. I would love the DOE to call me and ask me some questions.
Aug. 27, 2010, 4:43 p.m.
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Unhappy Graduate, Enrolled and Uneasy and Tanya-current student, in case you weren't aware, Phoenix, along with Strayer, and other for-profits are all under scrutiny by the federal government due to the loan/repayment ratio by students and the fraud perpetrated by the for-profits on students.  You need to check out the online newspaper USA today for details of the report that the Dept of Education has launched, along with the General Accounting Office for the details.  Given the investigations that are ongoing into for-profit education, you might want to re-think going to a for-profit school.  Do your research and save yourself some grief.  If your mind is made up to attend a for-profit, understand the risks of costs, opportunities for payback and ability or inability to launch a career from these types of schools.  If your wallet is your primary concern, a state school is probably your best bet.  Many, many of them have online programs that will accomodate your schedule.
Aug. 27, 2010, 3:20 p.m.
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DON'T DO IT!! I worked with the Strayer Campus in Ashburn, VA and it was one of the most draining (finacially and emotionally) experiences I've ever encountered...and I have two kids!

They go through staff like a McDonalds, so it is rare to get timely and accurate information. When you have a problem it will most likely not be resolved before the person leaves, and then you have to start all over again!

Comparing this college with ones that some of my friends used (AMU and Phoenix), it is not worth the money. AMU courses are $750 each, and that includes the books!!! Less than half the price of Strayer. Phoenix is pricy, but it sounds like their support, technology and overall program is better. 

So again, think twice before signing your life away to Strayer!!!!
Aug. 27, 2010, 2:49 p.m.
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@Tammy

Thanks for the reply, nevertheless, I have just finished backing out.  I cancelled my loan, withdrew from my classes and requested confirmations of everything.

They've confirmed all my requests already and have been pretty supportive ironically.  Still, I don't want to take any chances.
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:22 p.m.
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@Enrolled and uneasy

There are dozens of other schools that are cheaper. I would worry about capping out on student loans. Strayer might even be in trouble of losing Title IV eligibility; that would mean its students would no longer get federal loans and grants to attend that school. The government has made new rules for qualifying for Title IV funding. Schools now need a loan repayment rate amongst their students of above 45% to avoid restrictions and a rate above 35% in order to avoid complete disqualification. Strayer has a repayment rate of 24%, but they have convinced the government to take another look at those figures.
Aug. 26, 2010, 9:28 p.m.
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So I've just finished reading probably 100 of these reviews, some all the way from '06 and I gotta say,... I'm in awe and speechless.  I just enrolled yesterday into their BSISP program.. online.. for the Fall.  I took out a decent sized loan AND I was approved for my Pell (full amount).

Now my only question is, should I be worried.  I mean, everything seemed credible and legit.  I'm looking forward to the classes I've registered for and I'm ready to get my books and start reading them.  Unfortunatly, I have to worry about all this until October.

Some of you say that you never got your refund check. What's up with that?  Say I don't get my check when I'm supposed to, what does a person do?  My loan hasn't been approved yet, that I know of, so I think technically I could still back out of this.  If I can figure out how to cancel my loan before it approves; decrease it at least.  You all have me terrified of what I have just enrolled in.

I would ask whether or not to back out, but I'd just get a biased opinion anyways.  I've taken online courses before and I already have 2 AAS degrees from a very reputable community college (ranked 4th in the nation).  Would I be an idiot to follow through with this?  I really don't want to get stuck in the middle of a bunch of non-transferable credits.
Aug. 26, 2010, 8:45 p.m.
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Tanya-current student, I have to agree with you.  Strayer is more for adults currently in the workforce and not really for people hoping to launch a career with a Strayer degree.  If you're in the workforce already, your own experience will help move your career forward, not your degree alone.  Guess that's the thinking that Strayer has. Being fresh out of school with a Strayer degree alone might not get you very far.
Aug. 25, 2010, 4:11 p.m.
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Thanks all. I live in NC and the local community college is a 2 year. I believe that is why they don't mess with Federal funding.
I'm 30 now, and definitely do not want to be paying loans back until I'm in the old folks home. I just wanted to earn my degree. 

For the person who asked, I was/am going for a BBA.

And for the poster above me- I'm not sure but I'd have to agree with what others said that a Strayer degree is best if you're already in the working world and are going back to college- so you have the experience coupled with a degree. If you're looking to rely heavily upon just the degree... in all honesty, I'm not sure how far it'd carry you.
Aug. 25, 2010, 6:57 a.m.
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i just want to know if a degree from strayer has job opportunity.
Aug. 25, 2010, 12:36 a.m.
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Tanya,
You have many options available.
Check out these schools(If I knew your major it would be helpful)
Florida Tech Online
Thomas Edison State College
Charter Oak State College
Excelsior College
Mountain State University
Hodges University
Colorado State University Online
Miami Dade College
Broward College
Troy State University
Arizona State University
University of Illinois

Please don't sell yourself short, just because you're about to cap out doesn't mean you can't finish your degree. Just contact these schools and see the results you get as far as transfer credit goes and tuition. Good luck! ;)
Aug. 24, 2010, 1:20 p.m.
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All federal loans are coming directly from the government now, but even before when you had to go through a lender, you could get a student loan to attend a community college. Check out Central Texas College. I believe there is no out-of-state tuition there and it only costs $53 per credit. Or check out all of the community colleges in your state. After finishing at a community college, go to a public state school. Doing this should keep your costs low. I don't know about your state, but my state also offers state grants on top of federal grants. Do as much as possible to minimize the amount you have to take out in federal student loans until you reach the graduate level when the cap will be raised. 

If you have to go to a for-profit school, Colorado Technical University and American Military/Public University are $250-265 per credit hour and books are included in the tuition. Western Governors University is (surprisingly) non-profit and really cheap. Fort Hays State University and Peru State College are also non-profit and very affordable.
Aug. 24, 2010, 2:53 a.m.
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Deb, you are 100% right. Loans are available to most undergraduates at all accredited schools. Strayer and the others just make it simple so the score (new student)doesn't know what hit them. Anyone can apply online with out a Strayer "expert" who are trained to scam you. You are also right about DOE, the time is getting short for the corrupt schools like Strayer. Just Google DOE and Strayer, I think the report came out on August 13th. I would post the link but it is against the site rules.
Aug. 23, 2010, 10:24 p.m.
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Tanya-current student, if you check Salle Mae (via Google) and do a search on community college loans, it looks like there is some a financial loan assistance available to community college students.  If you're fully funded via Strayer's "package deal", this may not help.  Hate to see students sold a deal on Strayer when community colleges have much to offer and many provide online courses for working adults.  Keep in mind that at some point, you'll have to pay off these Strayer loans.  If the job market is not there or Strayer has sold you a bill of goods on the marketability of their degree, you might be left with lots of debt and no way to repay it.  As a former Strayer student, I know the hard sell that Strayer does.  It may or may not materialize in a solid, career with the ability to repay the loan. That's one of the reasons they are now being investigated by the DOE.
Aug. 22, 2010, 5:23 p.m.
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I've been a student now for about 19 months and this is the first time that I'm going through changes about my student refund.There is 3 weeks left in this quarter and STILL NO REFUND.They told me for the last 6 weeks that they're waiting on the information about the student refunds from the government.It's the government and they just can't tell me when to expect the refund from the tuition that was paid  9 weeks ago. I too am going through the trials of feeling deceived by this school. I truly do not like the feeling that I'm having about this issue, but I have responsibilities of bills getting paid (like everyone else),but yet, nobody can tell me when am I going to receive  my student refund.The Fall quarter will be starting next month. Surely, by then the summer refund will be here? If that money is not available to me this week, I'm going to the school board of education, BBB, and I'll make an appointment to see the mayor if all else fails. Enough is ENOUGH!Strayer got paid 9 weeks ago,when am I going to get paid?
Aug. 22, 2010, 2:44 p.m.
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Please attend a "traditional" school when trying to earn  your undergrad degree. 

Schools like Strayer are good for graduate degrees.
Aug. 21, 2010, 11:32 p.m.
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Tanya, good luck with that "deal" from Strayer. With them they will treat you like gold because to them you are a profit center. I can't imagine getting ready to retire and still having to pay Strayer. Be very careful of what they are "giving" you, if it sounds too good to be true it is!
Aug. 21, 2010, 5:49 p.m.
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I did gain a few credits from a community college. But there is no federal funding (loans) for the local community college. I was able to secure some help with Fed grants, but was still responsible for the majority of the cost of class & books. That's why I only was able to get through a few classes ($)... and Strayer looked attractive. I mentioned in order to attend it would have to be on 100% help. When I signed up, it was "sure thing, no problem".

Now I'm having to look at the very thing I didn't want to do- private loans.

Strayer DID offer a payment schedule for the balance I'd have. I can only imgaine what that'd entail though
Aug. 20, 2010, 9:35 p.m.
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You may want to check Stayer's status with the Dept of Ed. They are in danger of losing their ability to grant student loans. It is so bad their stock has dropped nearly 60 points since the DOE report came out. Word is DOE is talking to staff and do not like what they are hearing.
Aug. 20, 2010, 8:22 p.m.
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Tanya-Current Student, couldn't you just have gone to a community college and go from there?  So many community colleges now offer online programs that are reputable and transferable?  Why go down the for-profit route when other less expensive options are available to you?  Just wondering.
Aug. 20, 2010, 3:19 p.m.
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180 credits is equal to 40 courses. 40 courses at $1,600 each is $64,000. And this is a low estimate. My true total, per quarter is $3,500. So that's actually $1750 a course… which would raise the cost of your 180 credit hours to $70-THOUSAND dollars. I'm assuming you see the problem--- financial aid help cuts off at $57.5k. The financial aid office would neeeeever tell you this upfront- but the difference is close to $15,000. I know schools are expensive and blah blah everything else everyone's been saying. But this is damn ridiculous. I checked into a few other online schools and they do not have the 180 credits requirement that Strayer does (eg: DeVry is 124 credits for a Bachelors of Science in Business Admin). THAT is where I think the rip-off comes into play.  So now I'm left trying to see if there is a school that I can switch to that will also transfer all my credits, and has a more in-line credit hours requirement- that I can complete my degree, for $17k. Otherwise I'm still stuck with $58k in debt to the government and no degree to help boost my earning potential… and it means I've busted my ass for the last 3 years, for nothing.

Thanks a bunch Strayer. 

I will forever tell everyone to BEWARE!
Aug. 20, 2010, 3:18 p.m.
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Side bar: but let me 1st just say that in order to earn a Bachelors with Strayer they require 180 credit hours (40 courses). I really want people to realize how high that is, because I truly didn't before now. Credits for a bachelor's degree are suppose to range between 120-130. Typically 60 for an associates and 60 more for the Bachelors. Strayer is requiring and EXTRA 60 credits (13 more classes). To break that down- a course is 4.5 credits. Most of us are taking 2 classes a quarter (or 4 classes a 'semester'). So at 9 credits a quarter, that would earn you 36 credits a year. That means it would take a FULL 5 years (with no skipped quarters, or failed courses) of full-time course work in order to earn a degree. However, Strayer does not view 2 classes a quarter as a full time student. On their website they state that 3 or 4 classes a QUARTER is considered full-time. This would be 6-8 classes (27-36 credits) a semester….. Everyone does understand that in a 'traditional' college a full time student is consider about 12-15 credit hours a SEMESTER (2 quarters), right? Not only that, but in the past I did look into taking possibly 3 courses to speed things along, and financial aid will not cover it, because you also have a semester federal loan limit cap. So you'd have to pay out of pocket for the extra courses (at about $1.6k a class). Since I am solely dependent upon financial aid (as a majority of people are) it wasn't an option for me and I ignorantly continued on with my 2 a quarter.  

So after checking the above site to find out what where I stood with my loans, I realized that I was in debt to the government by $40k already… only $17,000 away from my lifetime loan cap. However, after checking with my student aid/financial office I found that I'm only at 85.5 credits. A full 94-ish credits away from earning my Bachelors degree. At 4.5 credits a course… that's 21 classes left to go… or at $1.6k a course, another $33,600 expected… $16k of it, out of pocket. I hope you guys see where I'm going with this... but like Tamara, I also would be left without a degree and $58k in debt. Not only that- but ANYONE who depends fully on financial aid would not have a chance of graduating. I'm not trying to turn this into a math class, but I really want anyone who sees my 'review' to understand this:
Aug. 20, 2010, 3:16 p.m.
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I've been a student at Strayer for over 3 years now. Besides extremely slow response from the financial aid department, I didn't have any real, massive complaints. However, I stumbled upon this site yesterday and took some time to read through a lot of these reviews. I thought maybe it was just disgruntled ex-students with the majority of the complaints, until I came across 'Tamara' who posted in January of this year about being 3 courses shy of graduating and running out of financial aid. It was honestly the 1st time I'd ever heard of that happening, so I thought she was either crazy or I'd better look into the chances of it happening to me. Before Strayer, I'd only taken a few 'play around' courses at a local community college- so this was my 1st real experience with college. I'm a 30 yr old full time working, single mom who requires the flexible schedule as well as the financial aid in order to be able to make earning a degree possible. Paying out of pocket is not an option. I had never heard of a Fed financial aid loan cap before, so I got nervous wondering what the limit was since I'd NEVER even been told this by my financial aid office. For those who *may* not know, it's $57.5k loan limit for undergraduate. Once you hit it, you get no more financial aid. Which is a rolling balance, not reset if switching schools. Anyway, after finding what my aggregate limit borrowed so far was (at nslds.ed.gov ). I went back to admissions and my financial aid officer at Strayer to see how many credits I'd completed compared to what I've got left to graduate.
Aug. 17, 2010, 1:34 a.m.
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To BG, don't forget that the CEO, COO, CFO and President of Strayer all get stock options most likely based on performance and growth of Strayer.  They need to get as many people as possible to sign up to attend Strayer; that helps boost the stock and feeds their million dollar salaries and options.
Aug. 16, 2010, 1:46 p.m.
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Well this is a for profit school where the ceo makes almost $1,500,000/year and the president makes almost $500,000!!!!!!!!
So shut up about the lack of quality and pay your money.  The national BOE don’t like them either just wait until you see the rules they are going to pass for providing loans to these students, may have to cut support staff salaries cause the ceo will not take a cut even as the ship sinks!
Not to mention the top 4 people running a higher education program do not even have a PhD’s!!
Salaries not including stock options that are worth millions!

Mr. Robert S. Silberman , 52
Chairman and Chief Exec. Officer $1.48M 

Mr. Karl McDonnell , 44
Pres and Chief Operating Officer #830.00K 

Mr. Mark C. Brown , 51
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Exec. VP $578.00K 

Dr. Sondra F. Stallard , 60
Pres of Strayer University $475.00K
Aug. 16, 2010, 7:42 a.m.
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According to Stayer's website, the school charges $1515 per undergraduate course (not including books). I could give a long list of other for-profit colleges that charge less. American Military University charges $250 per credit and Colorado Technical University charges $265 per credit. AMU has a book grant and CTU includes textbooks in the tuition. In what tier is Strayer? I highly doubt they're worth that much money. Please everyone, shop around!
Aug. 15, 2010, 2:59 p.m.
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I have been enrolled in Strayer University's graduate program for one year. Honestly, I have learned a great deal. Would I refer this school to anyone else? No. I wouldn't refer Strayer University or any other online school to anyone. I work a full-time job therefore taking classes online was convenient for me. Yet I need human interaction.

Also, Strayer University and many other online schools are DESIGNED for working adults. My school work evolves around my work schedule.

Folks please do your research, don't believe everything you read online, and then make an informed decision about selecting a college.

Many of the posters in here are just disgruntled.

If you put forth the time, effort, and hard work you will appreciate and earn a degree from Strayer University. And, this comes from a student WHO WOULD NOT recommend anyone to Strayer.
Aug. 14, 2010, 12:29 p.m.
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Obviously, this is just the South, so just imagine how many non-profit schools across the country offer online courses and/or programs.
Aug. 14, 2010, 12:29 p.m.
0 votes/
Even more traditional schools with online courses and/or programs.

Texas
Alvin Community College
Amberton University
Central Texas College
Dallas Baptist University
Dallas TeleCollege
Grayson County College
Lamar University
Midwestern State University
Northwest Vista College
Odessa College
Palo Alto College
Panola College
Prairie View A&M University
Sam Houston State University
St. Philip's College
Stephen F. Austin State University
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University, College Station
Texas A&M University, Commerce
Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Texas Wesleyan University
University of Houston, Clear Lake
University of Houston, Victoria
University of North Texas
University of Texas, Brownsville and Texas Southmost College
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Texas, El Paso
University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston
University of Texas, Permian Basin
University of Texas, San Antonio
Wayland Baptist University
West Texas A & M University
Western Texas College

Virginia
Blue Ridge Community College, Virginia
Central Virginia Community College
Dabney Lancaster Community College
Danville Community College
Eastern Shore Community College
Germanna Community College
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
John Tyler Community College
Longwood University
Lord Fairfax Community College
Mountain Empire Community College
New River Community College (Virginia)
Northern Virginia Community College
Old Dominion University
Patrick Henry Community College
Paul D. Camp Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Rappahannock Community College
Southside Virginia Community College
Southwest Virginia Community College
Thomas Nelson Community College
Tidewater Community College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Virginia Western Community College
Wytheville Community College

West Virginia
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (West Virginia)
Bluefield State College (West Virginia)
Bridgemont Community & Technical College (previously Community & Technical College at WVU Tech)
Concord University
Eastern WV Community and Technical College
Fairmont State University
Marshall University
Mountwest Community & Technical College
West Liberty University
West Virginia Northern Community College
West Virginia University
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Aug. 14, 2010, 12:28 p.m.
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More traditional schools with online courses and/or programs.

Louisiana
Baton Rouge Community College
Bossier Parish Community College
CALL
Delgado Community College
Grambling State University
Louisiana State University and A & M College
Louisiana State University, Alexandria
Louisiana State University, Eunice
Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Louisiana State University, Shreveport
Louisiana Tech University
McNeese State University
Nicholls State University
Northwestern State University
Nunez Community College
River Parishes Community College
South Louisiana Community College
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southern University and A&M College
Southern University at New Orleans
Southern University at Shreveport
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of New Orleans

Maryland
Anne Arundel Community College
Capitol College
College of Southern Maryland
Morgan State University
Towson University
University of Baltimore
University of Maryland Baltimore
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Mississippi
Alcorn State University, Natchez Campus
Coahoma Community College
Mississippi State University
Mississippi University for Women
Mississippi Valley State University
University of Southern Mississippi

North Carolina
Alamance Community College
Central Carolina Community College
Cleveland Community College
Coastal Carolina Community College, NC
Durham Technical Community College
East Carolina University
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Haywood Community College
North Carolina State University
Pitt Community College
Randolph Community College
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
Western Carolina University

Oklahoma
Cameron University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Rogers State University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
University of Central Oklahoma

South Carolina
Clemson University
Limestone College
Medical University of South Carolina
Piedmont Technical College
University of South Carolina, Aiken
University of South Carolina, Columbia
University of South Carolina, Upstate
York Technical College

Tennessee
Austin Peay State University
East Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Pellissippi State Community College
Tennessee Regents Online Degree Programs
Tennessee State University
Tennessee Technological University
The University of Memphis
University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, Memphis
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Tennessee, Martin
University of Tennessee, Space Institute
Aug. 14, 2010, 12:28 p.m.
0 votes/
All of these tradition schools offer online degree courses and/or programs.

Alabama
Amridge University
Auburn University
Calhoun Community College
Enterprise State Community College
Jacksonville State University (Alabama)
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
Northwest-Shoals Community College
Troy University
Troy University, Montgomery Campus
United States Sports Academy
University of Alabama
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Alabama, Huntsville
University of North Alabama

Arkansas
Arkansas State University, Beebe
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
Arkansas State University, Mountain Home
Arkansas State University, Newport
Arkansas Tech University
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
East Arkansas Community College
Henderson State University
North Arkansas College
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Ozarka College
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Pulaski Technical College
Southeast Arkansas College
Southern Arkansas University
Southern Arkansas University Tech
University of Arkansas, Community College Hope
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
University of Arkansas, Monticello
University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
University of Central Arkansas

Delaware
Delaware Technical & Community College
University of Delaware

Florida
Brevard Community College
Broward College
Daytona State College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Florida State University
Gulf Coast Community College
Indian River State College
Northwest Florida State College
Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach Community College
Pensacola Junior College
Saint Leo University
Santa Fe College
St. Johns River Community College
St. Petersburg College
Tallahassee Community College
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of South Florida
University of West Florida

Georgia
Albany State University
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Brenau University
Columbus State University
Darton College
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia State University
Georgia Virtual Technical College
Gwinnett Technical College
Kennesaw State University
Middle Georgia College
North Georgia College & State University
Southern Polytechnic State University
Southwest Georgia Technical College
University of Georgia
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University

Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky University
Midway College
Morehead State University
Murray State University, Kentucky
University of Louisville
Western Kentucky University
Aug. 14, 2010, 5:14 a.m.
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Just because someone did not leave a favorable comment about this school it should not give these "old heads" the right to say that this person is just looking for an easy way and is basically a slacker in life.  I'm not quoting anyone with that, but it's basically what some of you are saying. Not to mention you can be in your twenties and attend this school so quit making it look like only the elderly can take courses here. Just because you may have some life experience you do not need to talk down to the younger crowd because some of us work hard too!! Thanks!!
El Zorro I saw another post from you where you insulted someone else really classy.
Aug. 13, 2010, 4:53 a.m.
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I am experiencing this same problem as of now. There need be a stop put to this.

Fred you said you didn't accept resumes from the university; but you have one yourself.
Aug. 10, 2010, 5:01 p.m.
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I graduated last Sept of last year with BA is Acquistion and Contract Management. With my degree from Strayer U, I was hired by the federal government in the contracting field starting at GS 5. I am now a GS 7 and in two years should be a GS 11. It's been a hard years earning my degree, and it is now paying off!
Aug. 9, 2010, 3:29 p.m.
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I started at strayer online on july 1 2010 and i am starting on my 7th week of classes. I am still waiting for my refund to live on. every week I call them asking when will I get my refund and so far the have told me a completly new story each week.so finally last week the said my financial aid has been approved. so now another week has passed and still nothing.the never respond to any e-mail's I have sent to them and when I call them the act like it's a hassle to talk to me, as far as the classes I have found them to be pretty easy,my main complant is that I am 3/4 of the way through the classes and still no refund and I told them I am about to be kicked out of my home because the keep lying to me about my refund money,I have been waiting for 40 day's now.I think I made a big mistake going to this school and this is my first and last time I go to this school. when I told the financial aid dept,I was about to be kicked out of my home because the keep telling me something differnt the said the didnt know what to tell me. I am so stressed out and I feel like strayer just dont care about nothing but getting your money.
July 30, 2010, 9:25 p.m.
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Student, you hit it on the head. I lasted 3 quarters and could not take what they were doing anymore. You are right about the demographics and that is by design. They target the groups that they can max out on financial aid. Remember once financial aid pays Strayer it is theirs and the student is responsible for paying the loan back to the lender but Strayer already has been paid.We were told to pass everyone regardless and do whatever the students wanted since they were the customer. The reason there are so many young inexperienced people there is they fall for the lie and get stuck in a bad situation. Those of us with any sense know what it will do to our resumes and we leave very quickly.

Strayer is pulling a major con job on unsuspecting minorities and yes the rednecks running things are getting rich. Rob Silberman, the CEO, is knocking down about 1.5 mil per year plus bonuses options and other perts.
July 28, 2010, 6:50 p.m.
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These comments are coming from across the nation Something is very wrong here. I mean we all don't know each other however the complaints are generally the same. ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES???? Who the  is running this group strayer???? No Info on them????  Been around since 1892 and started as a business college???? Female president??? Headquartered in  Washington D.C.??? Is the federal government running this college as some sort of undercover operation???  How is this school able to survive??? Sure isn't the tution. Nobody Graduates!!!No Placement!!!! 90% of america ain't heard of strayer. Something is extremely fishy. very few good reviews. Very few. Faculty and professor are weird acting even in different parts of the country??? Like some kind of Ex-alcoholic or drug addict rehabilitation center. They cater to African-Americans( Mostly females) But it is run by a bunch of Rednecks??? How disfunctional is that??? Most of the faculty and staff are under 40 years old. No experience. No Tradition. The claim is that they have been around since 1892??? How does University advertise only to african-american Students? Talk about Racism. Strayer are the Purveyors of racism. Strayer Inc.??? They are on the stock Market??? Over $200 a share??/ This is about as surreal as a Stephen King Movie.
July 25, 2010, 11:26 p.m.
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Have you noticed some of the grammar of these so called graduates, it's hoorible.  I see a common pattern and I am avoiding these online courses like the plague.  They are all complaining about the same thing.  I do appreciate all of the input and suggestions, it has made my decision to go to a university much easier.
July 21, 2010, 12:55 p.m.
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From reading other post, I would say everyone's experience will be different. I would say to anyone thinking of enrolling at Strayer do your research. I had an horrible experience at Strayer-Greensboro, NC Campus. I would have to say though Strayer is just like any other school, you have good and bad experiences. Some of the professors were excellent, and some I don't know where they came from. Just do your research. I personally wouldn't recommend any of my friends and family to attend the Strayer-Greensboro Campus.
July 20, 2010, 12:56 p.m.
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KR, that should tell you something. They claim over 50,000 students don't you think you would get a response from one graduate? Well, since the graduation rate is about 5% I guess that only leaves a pool of 2500.
July 19, 2010, 12:35 a.m.
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Response to KReiss:

I have been attending Strayer University for 1 year. I should graduate sometime next year. I'll let you know if and when I land a better paying job due to my Strayer graduate degree, okay?
July 18, 2010, 2:50 p.m.
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How come nobody is responding to the question as to whether or not you have obtained employment with a Strayer degree?  That is all I'm trying to understand-- "Has anyone obtained employment with a Strayer University degree?"  So far I have not read any comments from anyone who is actually working after completing their degree.
July 10, 2010, 1:45 a.m.
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Of course they got better at financial aid. They are targeting the low income folks who qualify for the maximum loans. They don't care if you pay your loans back, they get paid up front. If you walk from your loan they will follow you forever, there is no forgiveness.

Watch the PBS Special "College Inc." if you want to really see what it is all about. What you do is up to you.
July 7, 2010, 6:53 p.m.
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I earned an AABA and BSIS from Strayer University.  
Is the school accredited?  Yes, look at the department of education and search yourself.

Is the coursework challenging?  Yes, most classes are challenging.  You have to be very organized if you are taking online classes.  The senior seminar class was very challenging.  The professor was strict and Strayer has certain requirements they expect.  Some classes are easier but having experience in the field also helps.    

Most of the professors were good.  I had a few that knew their stuff but did not want to help.  I had a few that wanted to help but did not know their stuff.  But most did know their stuff and want to help.  A hint: do a job search for a professor position and see what the requirements are for any college, including Strayer.  

Strayer is expensive but most online schools are.  If you want to save money go to a non-profit school in your state, or a community college.  

At first it was a hard process to go through financial aid and enrolling.  They have improved in the last couple years.
July 7, 2010, 12:58 a.m.
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Look I feel as long as a school is regionally accredited the degree should be accepted. The ACCSB should not descriminate who they let in . It should be considered against the law. It should be against law to fund any college or university who's degrees are not worth anything. It's the government's fault. Don't fight the schools fight the government for allowing our tax dollars to waste. Write to your reps and senators and say that you had enough, and stop writing bull up on here .
Cheers!

Let's look at what was said here. 

1. The3 school is regionally accredited as they have the paperwork in place, that is all it takes.
2. ACCBS is an independent agency who independently sets standards for business schools and have the right to be selective and the for profits do not fit the requirements of research and service.
3. The DOE is in fact looking at the for profit schools as over 40% of the loans and default rates come from them.
4. Yes you are right please everyone let the Congress as well as the DOE know what a rip-off Strayer and the for-profits are.
June 25, 2010, 1 a.m.
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I have taken classes with Strayer online for just over a year now. I will be very honest with my opinions - but first I want to say to those of you who are trying to make a decision that this is not the place to make it. You have to research the school itself, ask businesses about its reputation - especially in the cities that have brick and mortar campuses - before you make a real decision. I really believe some of the comments here are completely bogus

ENROLLMENT: The advisor who gave me initial information about the programs, financial aid, transfer credits, etc. was very helpful. He told me nothing that has proven to be false, and now a year later, he emailed me to see how I was doing and if I had any concerns. 

COST: Geeez. Yes, it is expensive. Do NOT enroll in an online school or any school if you do not think your future earning power will be enough to pay for those loans. 

INSTRUCTORS: I have had one bad experience with an instructor in the 15 courses taken. That professor was rude, arrogant, and felt as if questions were an insult to her teaching. Her teaching was an insult to the students. The other instructors were very helpful, available, and engaged in the discussions. 

COURSE WORK: Some of my classes were easy because I work in the field that I'm studying. But others were anything but easy. Exams are not at all ones that you can just sit with the book in hand and do perfectly. You have to understand the course material and interpret it while applying it to the questions. The texts are put together in such a way for a reason - so you'll learn the context of the lesson, and not just have an answer in hand at test time. 

ACCREDITATION: Yes, the school is accredited and I checked it out fully before enrolling. I contacted companies that offer jobs in my field of study and many are very pleased with Strayer. In fact, Strayer is recognized by the major professional association in my career as having course work that is completely in line with their standards (and those standards are stringent). I also looked into whether course work would transfer. Only one out of ten schools told me that they would not accept "certain" Strayer courses, but it wasn't because they were from Strayer, it was because the course description did not match what their class was. 

My buddy is in the military and is taking his master's program from Strayer. He finds it challenging and his professors are very knowledgeable with tons of experience in the courses they teach. 

I hope this helps someone. Ultimately, the decision has to be one you make based on all available information.
June 24, 2010, 8:14 p.m.
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Strayer is exactly what you make it.  I earned my Masters in Information Systems there.  The IS degree was managerially oriented vice technically oriented, which was what I was looking for.  Coding I learned through programs like Learning Tree.  

I am an active-duty Information Systems Management Army officer, and I found myself constantly applying what I learned at Strayer on the job.  They were extremely flexible and knowledgeable in their fields.

However, they get their bad reputation because, yes, you can skate through and get good grades.  Those Strayer grads are the ones people remember and judge the school by.
June 23, 2010, 9:13 p.m.
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Look I feel as long as a school is regionally accredited the degree should be accepted. The ACCSB should not descriminate who they let in . It should be considered against the law. It should be against law to fund any college or university who's degrees are not worth anything. It's the government's fault. Don't fight the schools fight the government for allowing our tax dollars to waste. Write to your reps and senators and say that you had enough, and stop writing bull up on here .
Cheers!
June 20, 2010, 5:17 p.m.
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I agree with the comments made by colleague. I also taught at Strayer for a year. They have no ethics at all people are put in classes they are not prepared for and the Administration expects the instructor to pass them. Oh BTW no one should get below a B! I taught a Graduate Economics class and half of the class did not even have an undergraduate course. I asked the Dean why and the response was it was the only class available and Financial Aid would not pay for undergraduate prereq.s For those of you who just want a degree this is your school. For those that want to work you will be held back by the former. 

Oh BTW, after I left Strayer for a real school I received an appointment at more money with a not for profit and and Chair two major Departments. You have no idea how many current and ex employees I have interviewed that share the beliefs of the "ex" and myself.
June 19, 2010, 10:52 p.m.
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I have read all the negative comments about the school and I am not surprised by them at all.  I currently attend Strayer and I am committed to my studies.  However, there also those student who come to school unprepared to work, unprepared to do anything beyond show up to class.  It just may be that those who post negative comments about the school share the concept that the school is there to fit their idea of an education that does not require much effort.  I'm about to graduate summa cum-laude and I earned every bit of it, and my employer has offered me three promotions since I started attending school.  Is Strayer the very best school in the country?  No.  But, how many schools can we really say that about?  Its certainly not Harvard, Yale or Cornell, but it is not a cake walk either.
June 18, 2010, 9:40 p.m.
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I think (Frank's) comment about throwing resumes in the trash is stupid and it let's you know the idiot he is. Any time you post a comment like that on a thread, should let you know exactly who this person is. I work with people who attended those ivy league universities, and please let me tell you, i've seen doornobs that's smarter. having those degrees do not make you smarter, most of those people were able to go because their parents had the money and influence. Frank, please don't believe the hype. If you were smart, you would not be posting that type of comment
on the internet. 

God Bless.
June 18, 2010, 1:27 a.m.
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Strayer is not a private school; it is a for-profit.  There is a huge different. They receive more than 95% of their income from loans.  There are no tutors or student support.  Strayer only wants your money!  They sell potential students the idea of a dream, a dream of  "buying" a degree so that they can feel good.  Most of the recruiters are "nice" and treat students well.  This is all a part their appeal and marketing plan.

I taught for Strayer for over a year.  I left because I could not continue violating my personal ethics.  I have had students in my courses that did not graduate from high school.  I've had illiterate students in my classes who couldn't read or write or who had never used a computer. I have been asked by administration to pass students because they went to the dean to complain after never showing up for class and turning in subpar work.  

If you value your work and your name, do not go to Strayer or any of these for-profits.  Do your research.  Cost alone should cause you to pause.  Education does not cost that much.
June 15, 2010, 4:49 p.m.
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I just graduated from Strayer March of this year.  Strayer is just like other colleges but it is online.  I think that some teachers care about their students and others are just there to receive a check.  I think the university do not have enough teachers.  I took several classes where the teachers did not respond to students at a timely manner or doing the chatting sessions the teachers was late. I had trouble with my financial aid twice and it took three quarters before it was straight.  I know I will harasse if I do not receive phone calls or emails responds at a timely manner.  Strayer teachers are teaching several classes plus online classes so I think in my opinion the teachers did not put much effort in teaching online.  For example, I took the Project Managment class and did not do a project...Not good when I know a project should have been included in this class. The university is okay but I would do more research when it comes to my Master.
June 15, 2010, 1:24 p.m.
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I attend Strayer and I have had no problems at all. I am in my final week and the classes have been challenging but I feel I have learned a sufficient amount. I am not sure why some of the past students have such bad things to say about the school. Yes, it is a bit expensive but aren't all those other "real" schools? As for that comment by V. Reynauld, it is not possible for you to complete ALL of the assignments for a class in ONE WEEK. The assignments may be posted in the syllabus (the reading, how many discussions you'll have, etc) but the details are not divulged until that week. As for term projects, you don't know anything about them until a few weeks before they are due and the professor doesn't grade them until the end. I have enjoyed my time at Strayer and haven't had a bad experience. All of my teachers were well informed and they were easy to get in touch with when I had questions. I have had bad professors that were difficult to reach or not helpful, but I have had good professors too. And that happens everywhere. So, do your research and choose a school that is good for YOU and that YOU feel comfortable with and don't let others tell you what to do and where to go. Good luck everyone!

JSmooth: I would like to thank you for pointing out too that you can't do all your assignments in one week. ;)
June 11, 2010, 10:43 a.m.
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I have been enrolled at Strayer for about a year and can say that I have been pleased with the education that I am receiving. Sure you will have some instructors that are better than others just as some students will be better than others. Like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it. I attended a state university when I was younger but had to withdraw because of various reasons. As a working adult, Strayer has made it possible for me to complete my degree. At this point in my life, attending a state run university is out of the question. As for the price, it would be nice it it cost less but you must realize that you pay for convenience. As for the instructors, yes I have had a few (one to be exact) that I thought was not competent, but the others have been great. While attending the state sponsored school, I had more incompetent instructors than good ones. The curriculum is challenging. Again, you will only get out of it what you put into it. The key here is to apply yourself, read the text(s), complete the assignments and apply the information you learn.

Strayer has allowed me to complete a degree that I started over 20 years ago. Will I ever be able to put a state sponsored school degree on my resume? No, of course not. I made the decision to withdraw some 20 years ago. Thankfully, Strayer has made it possible for me to continue my education given my current situation.
June 4, 2010, 1:32 a.m.
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I work for the For-Profit sector and I will tell you we are not interested in your education. We are interested in two things:
1. your money
2. keeping our accreditation (without we cant do number 1)

Higher education is something you earn it is not given to you, places like Strayer, DeVry, Phoenix etc... will simply help you get your degree and take your money. In the end, these schools water down the process. Also, don't think for a minute that an employer doesn't look at where you received your degree. THEY DO! 
Rule of thumb: if you are given your degree by simply paying for it, well you are being ripped off and most employers know it.

Good luck.
May 26, 2010, 10:04 p.m.
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People can say bad things about any school. I attended traditional and online universities and can say I have had bad and good professors at each type of university. I found the online environment challenging and it definitely made me a better writer and researcher. 

It all depends what you are looking for in a school. If you want to attend school full time in a classroom with a 70 year old professor reciting the text, who has never worked in the field he/she is teaching, go to a traditional university. If you want to take classes online from a professor who most likely works directly in the field they are teaching, but probably does not have as much scholarly research in the field they are teaching, go to an online university.
May 24, 2010, 6:39 p.m.
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I received my first Masters from Strayer in Health Services Administration and I am currently working on my second Masters (MBA).  Some teachers get paid to do nothing and some teachers really care about their students and interact on a daily basis.  For the most part teachers were readily available at my request.  I have gained extensive knowledge in both programs! If they had a phd program I would continue there.  So all in all I had a great experience and would recommend to a friend.
May 24, 2010, 7:36 a.m.
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I am a student at Strayer University.  When I enrolled I was not aware of system requirements and software.  I had a 98 average in a class and I was a hour late turning in a essay because of their system difficulties and I am currently sick.  The insensitive professor gave me a zero and my average now is a 24 because the essay is worth 300%.  I have been sending the professor emails for a week.  She finally responded saying do not email me every three minutes, you understand.  I am not a child who the hell is she talking to.  She said I should accept full responsibility for my grade.  Just nasty and she act like she is prejudice because of my sickness.  Strayer I am sending a letter to the Department of Education and The BBB.  The Dean or nobody else does nothing these professors treat us how they want to and we are paying our money.  I can't even ask a question and it was not every three minutes.  She got 3 emails through the week.  I will be divorcing this school.  Any suggestions to great reputable online universities.
Jan. 25, 2011, 4:03 a.m.
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Learn English grammar before you complain about University. If it was an English class, she should have failed you whether you have submitted that essay or not.
May 19, 2010, 9:35 p.m.
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Strayer University is fantastic!!  I highly recommend it. Most of these complaint's are coming from individuals who simply can't handle college and taking accountability for their own fault's
May 15, 2010, 5:01 p.m.
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Strayer University bombards you with belittling, high pressure telemarketing when you express an interest in their school, with comments like, "Don't you want to go to college?"
May 14, 2010, 4:04 p.m.
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I'm currently doing research into Strayer University. I already possess a 4-year degree from a state college but am looking into expanding my knowledge and skills in a more technical field with a certificate or diploma. I've been talking to Strayer recruiters and they've been quite polite in answering my questions but also alittle over-eager it felt like. They even claimed they would wave my admission fee if I applied which seemed odd to me. It has me alittle uncomfortable with pursuing them further.
May 8, 2010, 7:19 p.m.
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This is the worst university I have ever attended.  The staff is extremely unprofessional.  This school is overall trouble.
May 7, 2010, 4:47 p.m.
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Well, I am a Strayer student, I agree with most of the positive reviews about Strayer, as a student there, I haven't had major issues, some professors take Strayer classes to a very high standard, some others make you feel you are back in high school...My concern is how it is seen out there as to employers....when you hear names as Penn State, Temple, Drexel, UPenn, etc....you know by looking at people's faces that you are in a good school (not that Strayer is not one) but nobody seems to know it, and I get that face like "What school is that?, where is it? How long has it been around? and I got a feeling that people are like: hey dude...good luck with that school!!!. so I know by being a student there that it is not that bad, i just want something better. As I walk down the hallways there, I hear comments about the online classes being a total joke, specially the BSCIS...I have taken on-campus classes that are a TOTAL JOKE also. I don't want a degree I have to convince employeres about where and how I got it, after all, is my money and time....I am an immigrant (nobody is paying for me unlike most of you here, the Gov gives me NOTHING, and I am a legal resident) so I am determined to transfer out, most of my classmates think the same, which gets me thinking...that in itself explains the low retention and graduation rates, most of the people are getting some credits to get out of there...Why...?????
If you already have a degree from other place, i guess it is fine. If it will be your first undergraduate degree...I am not sure about it.
As to the phone calls returning, that happens everywhere so I will not even go there....
I am looking into other more highly regarded schools in the Philadelphia area, also offering working adults education like Drexel....
A final word, not as a bad school as people picture here, but you would be much happier somewhere else. It's being my experience, and for the record, so far I have had As and only one B in math, I am not a sucking student or a frustated one. 
PA guy
May 6, 2010, 3:20 a.m.
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Dear Deep in the Heart of Texas,

You mentioned how you spent about seventeen hours per week on on your on-line MAT300 Descriptive Statistics class.  I felt your pain.  I have three other engineering degrees yet I never knew that my trusty old TI-83 Plus calculator had so many new tricks to learn!  I spent an average of two to three hours per night on the StatLab software on-line.  I agree that education is what you put into it.  I have had my ups and downs with Strayer but I feel that it would be the same at just about any college I would attend.  I travel the country for my employer and I need to take courses on-line.  I have no other choice.  Is Strayer the best? I do not know.  I do know I am working hard to complete my courses and it is no cake walk.  My company offered to pay for my courses and this was the best fit.
April 24, 2010, 1:17 p.m.
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KA don't be to quick to blame the instructor. Strayer does not let online instructors do much other than grade tests. Everything you see is out of the instructor's hands. I quit Strayer due to the sloppiness of the shell designs. I offered to correct some major problems and was told to just "teach".
April 23, 2010, 2:46 a.m.
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You know, I had nothing but good things to say about Strayer University until this past week. I went to take a quiz because I'm an online student. However, much to my dismay the professor never uploaded the quiz for me. Therefore, I contacted technical support, and I still couldn't get any assistance. I contacted the dean, I contacted every person that I could at Strayer University. No assistance. 

I was being penalized as a student due to a technical problem that stemmed from the university. Finally, I had enough so I called the dean back and threatened to contact the Department of Education and file a complaint against the school

So far, the problem hasn't been resolved. But, I've filed my complaint with The Department of Education and I also plan to contact the Better Business Bureau.

My education isn't free, I received financial aid. As a student, I am a customer. And, if this is the kind of treatment that Strayer University gives it's student, then I must complain!

BTW: I would no longer recommend that people attend Strayer University.
April 16, 2010, 9:24 p.m.
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Course work online way too easy to really learn anything essentially buy your "A". Lousy Text books that don't have all of the information needed to complete the work or are using a different version of the program that you are using as required for the course. Poor Tech Support i.e. "Google it and I'm sure you will find the answer." But worst of all the business office sucks! 
The VA payed for all of my school, books etc and yet every semester they threatened to take me to collections to pay for things that had already been payed for by the VA. My last course finished almost 8 months ago and I am still fighting with their business office over billing issues!
April 13, 2010, 12:07 p.m.
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I'm not a complainer. I just state the facts from my experience with the Manassas, VA campus. I have to agree that there are issues with some staff and people in the financial aid office. I enjoyed my time at Strayer and found my professors to be excellent. In December I completed all my classes. While I did enjoy my experience I did have problems with staff failing to return calls and answer questions. In the 5 years I attended there were only 2 people who were always helpful and returned all my calls. Every other message left just fell into a blackhole. In my case the main problem I had started after I completed my final two classes. I was never notified about an outstanding balance until the day I showed up to get my diploma. When I finally did received my very first correspondence informing me of the outstanding balance I was very disappointed with the fact that the first letter said that it would be forwarded to collections if I did not contact them soon. I have been in contact with a few people at Strayer since the first day I was made aware of the debt, but no one has explained to me why I was never notified. In all these years I have always been informed if my financial aide would not cover my classes ahead of time. This allowed me the courtesy of choosing whether to take the class or not. The only difference this time was I did not speak to my usual point of contact. If I had been made aware of this before taking the classes I would had delayed taking one of them till the next session. In the end the school is what you make of it. If you do go there do what was suggested above. If you have problems with the class challenge your professor. If it's too expensive go to the local community college. And finally, if someone tells you all of your financial aid is there, get it in writing and if possible record the indiviual telling you this. In the end it is your decision. From the comments about you should be able to form some sort of opinion and not go in blind.
April 12, 2010, 4:35 p.m.
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Strayer University should be called scam university.  They charge 3 times more for books that are mandatory with their name on them.  The online classes are a joke.  No assistance from the instructors and fin aid lies all the time.  These people must work on a percentage of what they can scam from your fin aid.  on a scale of 1 to 10, I rate them 0.
April 9, 2010, 5:29 a.m.
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I agree with Wayne, OT, and yes "Wow".  I teach at three schools.  One is a major land grant institution, another is a prominent private institution, and the last a for-pofit school (bigger than Strayer)- they pay us well.

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