Quote from HazelLPN
I would check into your local state university first and then local private univerties because any online for profit university such as the University of Phoenix is very very very expensive. The for profit institutions are known for leaving students with a lot of debt and have low graduation rates. They prey on working people and non traditional students who are fearful of returning to school. In the end, they care about getting your money more than anything else.
I agree to an extent. However, the cost of UoP here in CO and the cost of the public 4 year universities here turn out to be about the same. Waiting on the 4 year universities and getting in to a program at all is very, very hard. The students at UNC waiting to get into the program with a 4.0 aren't even getting in.....competition is very fierce and the waiting is forever. I was on the waiting list for the LPN-RN program at a local CC for 3 YEARS and got tired of waiting.
Half of the low graduation rates need to be blamed on the students, not just the school, too. You get out what you put in, whether you pay $10 or 10K.
I have no complaints with UoP in Denver. As with all schools, there are good and bad instructors, and students who expect to be given because they are paying. But you have to find the right fit for you and go with that. Yes, you get what you pay for, but like I said above, you also get out what you put in.