This article has to be the worst piece of one-sided journalism I've read in a long time!
Having attended Argosy I feel I can speak to the education I received. It would appear the author specfically found stuents who are disgruntled with their educational experience no matter the thousands of others who are quite happy with the education they have received.
The people speaking out here can say anything they like about their experience... including lie... because it makes for more emotional reading! It gets you riled up and feeling anti-for-profit school!
The schools, of course, cannot defend themselves because, by law, they cannot disclose any student information. So for-profit schools make nice easy target for bored jouranalists looking to bump up the drama factor for their news rag. For all anyone knows, these students could have been lazy, never studied, spent their financial aid on a new stereo, big screen tv, bought a new wardrobe... whatever. But, the school is still guilty. Not the students!
It's funny how accountability always falls on someone else and not you. Same old story... "It's not MY fault! It's THEM! I'm innocent!" We'll never get the real story... half the remarks made here about these school are halve truths as well!
You get from an education what you put into it. You don't have to put effort into anything in life and still pass.... DUH! I know a good chunck of people at the U of M right now who pass their classes by going to homework sites to have their papers done for them... but of course it's a non-profit school so the education is much better!
If you want something genuine out of any education... you put effort into it! Don't blame the school... it falls to the student!
Every instructor I've ever had at Argosy was extemely intelligent, well versed, and taught with dedication and passion. The work required was on par with other institutions I've attended as well. Having graduated from a Big Ten school I can say the education I recieved at Argosy was just as valuable and even more flexible in many ways. I never felt under challenged or that my grade was just "given" to me. I never felt like I was being pressured into getting more financial aid than I needed. I never felt pressured to enroll at Argosy either. Everyone was very genuine and accommodating. It's easy to report on something you know little to nothing about and make it look like it's crap for the sake of publicity. (Like a bully picking on a kid they know can't fight back!)
Even the comments below are from people who have absolutely ZERO knowledge of the schools or the industry. They read this article and immediately assigned blame and passed judgement without ever having met someone who attended, talked to the shool or a student enrolled.
It's funny how non-profit schools follow the exact same proceedures for student financial aid, students acquire the same if not more amount of debt, but now are somehow immune to this criticism. Is it because there are investors on one end that makes student debt that much different?
For-profit schools are not bad like this author what's everyone to believe and the education they provide is just as good, if not better than many non-profit schools!
This article is just depressing!