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Complaint Review: Devry University, Devry Institute Of Technology

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  • Submitted: Fri, February 13, 2004
  • Updated: Mon, July 05, 2010

  • Reported By:60612 Illinois
Devry University, Devry Institute Of Technology
3300 N. Campbell Ave. y Chicago, Illinois U.S.A.

Devry University, Devry Institute Of Technology Devry is all lies, Devry will try to get as much money from you as they can, and they will not meet their promises. Chicago Illinois

*Consumer Comment: DeVry is not what it is cracked up to be.

*Consumer Comment: DeVry is good so far...

*UPDATE Employee: From the "Horse's" Mouth

*UPDATE Employee: From the "Horse's" Mouth

*UPDATE Employee: From the "Horse's" Mouth

*UPDATE Employee: From the "Horse's" Mouth

*Consumer Suggestion: Put in...Get Out

*Consumer Comment: Misguided Students

*Consumer Comment: File Your Complaints with the Office of the President of DeVry

*Consumer Comment: Assessment is Right on Target

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I too went to Devry thinking that I would get a better future by having one of those High-Tech degrees. Boy! was I in for a surprise. When I just enrolled, The guy who recruited me said that they have a lifetime job placement so I was really eager to finish my degree and get a job in my field.

Graduation came along and Devry has done nothing to help me out finding a job position. Now they have this ridiculous web-site for alumni where you can go apply for jobs and I don't think they update this website very often, you see the same crappy jobs over and over. My bachelor's degree cost me around $45,000 with interest I'll end up paying close to $90,000. Devry will tell you that their graduates are in demand but from my experience this is not true.

I know people that graduated with me and some are waiting tables, others are working for Home Depot and one went to the Army so he can pay the student loans. My advise to those who are thinking to go to Devry is Talk to graduates from that school to see how are they doing. If you really want to enroll in one of Devry's programs then go for an associate degree and try to get as many of the general courses/classes from a community college. Then see if you can get a job so you can work on your career experience.

Believe me when I tell you that Companies care more about your level of experiece than your level of education. By the way, if you are going for a bachelors in accounting or business administration then you're just wasting your money, Devry is mostly know to employers as a technical school. You'will save a lot of money if you go to a state university for the same degree.

The only people that are doing pretty good are people that had a job in their field prior their Devry enrollment and are being supported by their Company. But for those of us who want an opportunity and got ourselves in debt(big time) the battle is going to be a very very though one, because you are on your own and the competition is fierce. A Devry could careless whether you have a job or not.

Freddy
60612, Illinois
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

DeVry is not what it is cracked up to be.

AUTHOR: Dannyd072009 - (United States of America)

First of all, let's put to rest that positive posts here are by DeVry students. ENT. They are by DeVry employees. So take the "DeVry is great." "Good so far"  "Everything is wonderful." etc for what it is....biased, self serving testimonials written by DeVry employees who's sole intention is to sucker naive people into becoming DeVry students. That is what pays for their cigarettes, alcohol and so on.

Let's also put to rest that that when a student fails a class or drops out it is the students fault.  Now it couldn't be that students cannot access their online classes bwcause services are down or that the teachers are boring and horrible at what they do could it?

Funny thing though. For a school that takes pride in it's technology courses and supposed to be a high profile technology school, why is it that the technology offered by this school to it's students sucks so bad??

We are told that our success coach is required to get back to us within 24 hours or he/she will get fired. Interesting. Success coaches rarely get back to anyone within 24 hours. 48-72 hours is more accurate and sometimes longer. And they stay on the payroll no matter what.

Another myth promulgated by DeVry is that a bachelors degree will earn you $1 million to $1.5 million more than someone with only a high school diploma. Once again, ENT! But don't take my word for it....

http://finance.yahoo.com/college-education/article/109946/college-big-investment-paltry-return?mod

This article refers to real schools. Brick and mortar traditional non profit schools where the primary concern is education not the for profit con jobs like DeVry. I think it is safe to say that if the value of a  bachelors degree from these real schools is paltry, then words have not been invented to descibe how worthless a bachelors degree from DeVry is in todays economy.

DeVry is not what it is cracked up to be. Don't fall for the hype. If you want a quality education, look elsewhere.

 

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#2 Consumer Comment

DeVry is good so far...

AUTHOR: Cicada - (U.S.A.)

I'm a student at DeVry and work my butt off. I just finished talking to a friend of mine over coffee and he began telling me of his "concern" about me attending DeVry. In a nut shell, he felt it was a diploma mill and had a bad reputation. He even said that he wouldn't hire a DeVry graduate. Man, that made my heart sink. I was upset at him for not supporting me and making me feel that I had made a poor decision to attend DeVry.

But, I chose DeVry because I spoke with two people, one who graduated from there, and another current student. They both spoke highly of DeVry. The one who graduated told me that you get out what you put in. I have had a positive attitude since enrolling. It wasn't until my friend degraded the school that I started to have second thoughts. But he doesn't even have a degree and probably had a preconceived notion of the school. All one has to do is search the internet and find a bad revue of the school to have their idea backed up.

Anyhow, I work very hard and lose many hours of sleep and make sacrifices to attend DeVry. At my job I have a lot of down time, so I study there as well. I study everyday. And you know what? I'm barely staying afloat. If I were to put this much time into a community college(and I have attended community college) I'd be way ahead. DeVry's classes are accelerated and if you slack off you're not going to get a good education.

I have students in my class that act foolish and crack jokes and don't seem to take the school seriously. That really hurts people like me that want an education. It also hurts the school's reputation.

DeVry is not a bad school, but it has a bad reputation with a lot of people..but not everyone. We should try to set about and change that.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

From the "Horse's" Mouth

AUTHOR: C - (U.S.A.)

I have worked in the job placement office at DeVry for over 10 years. (My husband is a DeVry graduate, and working in a very nice degree-related position, thank you.) I have seen some graduates who are serious about their careers and job searches and I have seen many graduates who are not serious. The bottom line is this. Those who study hard in school, participate in an internship and work closely with our office are the ones who get the jobs. Those who think going to class is optional and that our office is going to "find them a job," most likely will not get a job in their field of study. If someone at DeVry "promised" a potential student/student/graduate a job, then that person needs to be dealt with accordingly. But, on the other hand, does it really take a genius to realize that nobody can make such a promise and actually make it happen? People need to stop putting the blame on other people and accept responsibility for their own actions (or non-actions).
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AUTHOR: C - (U.S.A.)

I have worked in the job placement office at DeVry for over 10 years. (My husband is a DeVry graduate, and working in a very nice degree-related position, thank you.) I have seen some graduates who are serious about their careers and job searches and I have seen many graduates who are not serious. The bottom line is this. Those who study hard in school, participate in an internship and work closely with our office are the ones who get the jobs. Those who think going to class is optional and that our office is going to "find them a job," most likely will not get a job in their field of study. If someone at DeVry "promised" a potential student/student/graduate a job, then that person needs to be dealt with accordingly. But, on the other hand, does it really take a genius to realize that nobody can make such a promise and actually make it happen? People need to stop putting the blame on other people and accept responsibility for their own actions (or non-actions).
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AUTHOR: C - (U.S.A.)

I have worked in the job placement office at DeVry for over 10 years. (My husband is a DeVry graduate, and working in a very nice degree-related position, thank you.) I have seen some graduates who are serious about their careers and job searches and I have seen many graduates who are not serious. The bottom line is this. Those who study hard in school, participate in an internship and work closely with our office are the ones who get the jobs. Those who think going to class is optional and that our office is going to "find them a job," most likely will not get a job in their field of study. If someone at DeVry "promised" a potential student/student/graduate a job, then that person needs to be dealt with accordingly. But, on the other hand, does it really take a genius to realize that nobody can make such a promise and actually make it happen? People need to stop putting the blame on other people and accept responsibility for their own actions (or non-actions).
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AUTHOR: C - (U.S.A.)

I have worked in the job placement office at DeVry for over 10 years. (My husband is a DeVry graduate, and working in a very nice degree-related position, thank you.) I have seen some graduates who are serious about their careers and job searches and I have seen many graduates who are not serious. The bottom line is this. Those who study hard in school, participate in an internship and work closely with our office are the ones who get the jobs. Those who think going to class is optional and that our office is going to "find them a job," most likely will not get a job in their field of study. If someone at DeVry "promised" a potential student/student/graduate a job, then that person needs to be dealt with accordingly. But, on the other hand, does it really take a genius to realize that nobody can make such a promise and actually make it happen? People need to stop putting the blame on other people and accept responsibility for their own actions (or non-actions).
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#7 Consumer Suggestion

Put in...Get Out

AUTHOR: Susan - (U.S.A.)

Being familiar with many DeVry students and grads over the years, I can't agree more with the point that you get out what you put in. There will always be those who fail to put 100% into their college experience but expect 100%+ upon graduation. No college will please all of the students all of the time.

Considering the fact that less than 30% of the U.S. population has a college degree, the complainers should feel good that have what many do not. Or maybe, if we look closer, we may find that many of the complainers did not even finish DeVry, and as is all too often the case these days, it just couldn't be by any fault of their own.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Misguided Students

AUTHOR: Graduate - (U.S.A.)

I am a graduate of DeVry and so is my wife. I found a great job with a very well known analysis company before I graduated and entered above entry level because of the education I received at DeVry. My experience has shown that you get out of DeVry what you put into DeVry.

If you are willing to work at your education, you will reap the benefits of the education you get from attending any college or university. DeVry is no different. The mistake many students make is thinking that because they pay more for the degree, they should automatically get a better job than those who paid less for a degree. Wrong!

Wake up people. Quit whining and get out and earn your degrees and jobs. Every graduate I know that worked for their DeVry has a good job now. Those who don't have a good job now either didn't work at their degree and fell flat on their face because they couldn't produce what was expected by employers or got caught in a bad circumstance due to a decline in the economy that happended to effect the company they worked for.

I am insulted by those who skated through their classes at DeVry and now have the nerve to complain about not being able to get a job. You have cheapened MY degree and given the school I attended a bad name in the industry.
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#9 Consumer Comment

File Your Complaints with the Office of the President of DeVry

AUTHOR: Cyrus - (U.S.A.)

Here is the address to send your complaints against DeVry, Inc.:

Mr. Ronald L. Taylor, President
627 S. Oak St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Mrs. Marilynn Cason, Secretary
3108 Colfax St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Educaid
P.O. Box 13667
Sacramento, CA 95853-3667

State of Illinois
Office of Attorney General
C/O Lisa Madigan
100 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Better Business Bureau of Chicago
330 N. Wabash St.
Suite 2006
Chicago, IL 60611

Senators from Illinois
Senators from your State

Get after this greedy corporation and hold them accountable. Send your complaint letter today.

All the best,
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#10 Consumer Comment

Assessment is Right on Target

AUTHOR: Cyrus - (U.S.A.)

I applaud Teddy from Illinois very much for telling his experience about DeVry University. Everything he stated is perfected articulated.
Prospective students should all, without reservation, heed his admonitions.

Once you sign your contract with DeVry, you will be buried in debt. You will have zero guarantee of getting any job--contrary to what they promise when they conduct their marketing interview on a prospect.

DeVry is a corporation motivated by greed and unjust enrichment for its President, Executive Officers, and shareholders on the NYSE.

If you had a bad experience, if you believe that the school misrepresented what value, training, job assistance, or anything else promised that DeVry had to offer, I urge you to file a complaint with any (or all) of the following agencies:

Senators from Illinois
State of Illinois--Office of the Attorney General
Better Business Bureau of Northern Illinois
Federal Trade Commission
Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White
Ronald Taylor, President of DeVry
Marilyn Cason, Treasurer of DeVry

You can perform a business name search on DeVry on the Illinois Secretary of State's website to get address information on DeVry's executive officers. Let them know that you were treated unfairly. Spread the word, because if you don't, you can be sure that other people will be scammed. Help one another.

My motivation for speaking out: I feel the pain of those who have suffered as a result of empty promises and false hopes propogated by DeVry's savvy marketing campaign.

The United States of America is based on democracy, and freedom of expression. If you feel that you have been abused due to unfair and deceptive business practices, then dutifully communicate your experience to the regulatory authorities listed above. Let the world know that you have been exploited to enrich a predator corporation. A gutless entity that feels nothing about whether or not it delivers on your experience (see Freddy from Illinois).

You can search the internet for contact information on all the listed agencies. Stand up against oppression right here on the homefront. Take back your country.

I wish everyone out there better times ahead, because it is a troubled, new world order we are living with.

Much respect to Freddy from Illinois and the Bad Business Bureau for standing up for the truth, and not being afraid to voice their first hand experiences. That is information you can trust. It is not information distorted by greed, money-mongering, and selfish interests. It is good information in its purest form.

Embrace the truth.

Sincerely,
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