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profit school? kaplan?

k i was thinking of attending kaplan univeristy but i keep reading is a profit school? um am confused what doe sthis eman. i want to go to colleg online, so i need to choose a college, what online college are not for profit? am moving to nc and the collge tehre doenst offer online classes til fall 2011 and thats too far away. why are profit school so bad?

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piwife

Asked by piwife at 7:23 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Because profit schools aren't accredited by any agency, their credits do not transfer, and some employers will not accept their degrees for jobs.
    All the "online" schools available are crap.

    Where in NC are you moving? Many of the local community colleges in NC have online courses, or courses that could be taken when you can take them. And ALL community college credits in NC transfer to any of NC's MANY public 4 yr Universities.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • For profit schools exist exist, by law, to make money for their owners/shareholders; education is not their priority. When I was in HR, I did not interview candidates from the for-profit schools.

    Start with a community college; they will likely have many classes on line and the credits will easily transfer to a state university.

    Have a couple of informational interviews with people in your chosen field to help you determine whether or not this is the right career choice for you. Check to see if there are open jobs in this field, too.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:28 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • am going to be in jacksonville, they have costal carolina college tehre. but classes for what i wnat dont start till fall 2011. how do i know if a college is a profit. cuz i also have amu/apus on my list. am a military spouse
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 7:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • For profit schools are bad because they don't care about giving you an education. They only care about getting your money. Most businesses know this, so even if you walk away with a piece of paper saying you have a degree, more than likely you will have a harder time finding a job in your field. What do you want to major in? I can find you a school that offers online degrees that are not for profit.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • amu/apus falls under the for profit category.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Start with a community college; they will likely have many classes on line and the credits will easily transfer to a state university. i would but noc lsses availabl;e till 2011.

    Have a couple of informational interviews with people in your chosen field to help you determine whether or not this is the right career choice for you. Check to see if there are open jobs in this field, too. i wnat to become a nurse. there is always sick people lotsof them so am good. i always wanted to be a nurse since i was a lil girl
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 7:30 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • well i want to become a nurse but i know i have to get an associates first . so Medical assistant
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 7:32 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • They have a history of unethical practices and the quality of education is uneven.
    Close to 75% of all the fraud cases that the US Department of Education fields are with For Profit school. The SEC has investigated several for Financial Aid fraud. And they are way more expensive than a traditional school.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Coastal has an Associates in Nursing. So does Craven. I live in New Bern. Check into a night nursing program and look into child care at LeJeune/New River.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • You will not be able to get a nursing degree online. You can however do your general education requirements online before entering a nursing program. What you need to do is to look at the general education requirements at the school that you will be attending for nursing. Make a list of these classes. I have two colleges in mind that might be good for you. You can call the college to see if the credits will transfer. Most of your general ed. courses do transfer, but make sure that you are only taking the ones that you need. Cont..

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 7:42 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

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