If you are interested in attending ITT Technical Institute any where in the United States, please email me and reconsider. I, unfortunately, was a High School Recruiter for the company for almost a year and it was absolutely horrible. I experienced how greedy, and money hungry the management of the school is. I experienced the "used car lot" sales techniques that were used to persuade people to go to school there. I experienced the lies and dreams the successful recruiters used which made them successful. Pretty much, my whole experience working there was horrible. The only thing that kept me there a year was the fact that the position I was in paid pretty good, and I didn't have to work that hard. But that's a whole other story. I briefly want to describe how bad of a place ITT Technical Institute is and hopefully this will reach some one before it's too late.
ITT Technical Institute is a for-profit institution. This means basically that the school is there to make money, and making money is it's #1 priority. They have raised tuition $200 a unit over the last 4-5 years and there's no signs of it stopping. Next years cost will be $410 per unit. Definitely not worth it since it's a watered down education. So, since ITT Tech is all about making money, they are also about cutting corners. They don't hire teachers fulltime because they don't want to pay for employee benefits. This means they are not concerned with finding the best teachers, but in other words, they want to find a teacher who fits their schedule. They print their own textbooks, which are absolutely horrible and filled with mistakes, and they save money on that as well. Remember, they're trying to make money, and you as a student is NOT their concern. Another example to prove my point on this is the online courses. One out of three courses for a quarter is online, and ITT Tech did not do this to make it easier on the student, they did it to save money. WIth an online course, they don't have to pay a teacher, and they don't have to worry about being held accountable for the course. Funny thing is, ITT Tech preaches "Hands on Education." But, how do you receive a "Hands on Education" if you're online in front of a computer?
ITT Technical Institute pays their "Recruiters" a lot of money. In fact, the "Recruiters" are paid more than the people in financial aide and the people in financial aide work a lot harder than the "Recruiters." The "Recruiters" make so much money because they're the ones who are suppossed to find people to fill the seats. People don't go to ITT Tech because they want to, most of the time these "Recruiters" fill their heads with dreams and these dreams are what gets the students in the seats. Once you're a student with ITT Tech, they have your money and they really don't care too much more for you. Also, the "Recruiters" are given raises based only on how many students they get to start school, and that's against the law, but some how, no one is catching it. THis basically means that a "Recruiter" will say anything to get a student to sit in class, and I mean they'll say anything. I heard it daily and it made me sick. False advertising like I've never seen before. That goes for their cheesy commercials too.
ITT Technical Institute's units do not transfer to any real college or university. It even says this in their brochure. ITT Tech's units do not transfer because the education is watered down. What I mean by watered down is, the education you are paying for definitely isn't the education you are getting. Many students complained about the online courses and how they were confusing, but yet nothing was done. With an online course, you are basically teaching yourself. The General Ed. courses are basically Junior College material, if even that, and they're only avaiable because part of being accredited means they have to have them. The knowledge you learn at ITT Tech, is pretty much only good for an entry level position and that's not getting you much money like the "Recruiters" promised you would get before you enrolled. With ITT Tech, you're paying for a private school, but only getting about a Junior College level education.
ITT Tech, they're vultures when it comes to low income families and students and they market themselves towards them. If a family comes in and they have nothing saved for college, or there's no way the student is getting a scholarship, the people at ITT Tech will see a perfect opportunity. They'll try to find every loan possible, even through private banks, and basically, they'll find loans to cover your tuition and then say "see, you can go to school with no out of pocket expenses." But, those loans will end up being a very large amount and will probably put the student in debt for the rest of their lives.
Now, there are some small positive things about ITT Tech, but the bad definitely out weight the good. My cousin graduated from ITT Tech in 1999-2000, and he is pissed off at himself for going to school there because he now realizes how bad the education was, and how much he still owes because of it. I was able to save 2 students from going to school there and I hope they're at a real college getting the education they deserve.
If you need information, you can email me and I'll be more than happy to respond. Or you can simply just put a rebuttal to this and I'll eventually see it.
Basically, DO NOT GO TO ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE because it's definitely not worth it. Go to a JC, get your GE and then go to a real College or University.
Hope this saves someone!