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University of the people ( BSC Comp. Science)


Rameez Iqba Sugar Land, TX

Hello. This question is mostly geared towards the recruiters and hiring managers in this platform. I was researching comp science programs online and ran into this particular school which is strictly online and very cheap especially for someone who maybe interested in pursuing a second undergrad and paying out of pocket. Is this college known for being looked down upon or have employers known to frown about this school when making hiring decision or considering someone for interviews? TIA for any insight.

16 September 2022 4 replies Education & Training



Kathleen Pear Raritan, NJ

Hello - I graduated from an online school in 2020. There were MANY military students in my classes from near and far. In the IT Field, my degree was not regarded with any negativity within my company. I attended both University of Phoenix and Thomas Edison State University. I preferred TESU and I can tell you that it provided a large curriculum to pick from. The BA program in Liberal Studies allowed me to pick from all different classes that supported my job in IT. As a university, they really enjoy supporting the armed forces community and I found their price per credit hour to be reasonable. I think they have an entire recruiting team dedicated to the military. Please reach out to me directly if you are interested in learning more about my experience at TESU. Wishing you all the best!


Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

Typically educational providers seek veterans, specifically as a source of revenue. A college's goal is to sell education, via credit hours. I know the two major forms of accreditation are regional and national certification. While national certification is easier to obtain, the regional certification seems to be harder to meet and adds more to its credentials.
Keep in mind, education is a part of the transition process and only part of what companies look at in a candidate. Of course campus based colleges and universities have a bigger standing and actually provide internships and services many of the online programs do not offer. Cost is a factor, but are you getting what you are buying. I would do research in your career, conduct Informational Interviews and find out what people doing your career every day are doing or have done about education. Speaking with people working in your career give you the most up to date knowledge about what education provided to them and how much credibility was put on this for their job search.
Keep in mind that schools jobs are to sell credit hours! Thanks for your service Good luck.


Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

Some people have pride in their particular school, Some people think only full time vs part time school is good if that is what they did. Some people look down on people who have been in the military. Some of them get to be hiring managers. But, not all people. When you are in the workplace and excel some people might even be jealous because you have skills they don't possess and didn't follow their training path.
As far as this particular school goes, it looks like it was funded by Bill Gates!
Looks like a good find to me:
Go for it!


Henry ("Dr. Hank") Stevens Fort Lauderdale, FL

As a recruiter (now retired) I was not as much interested in where the candidate graduated as I was in understanding the talents that s/he brought to the table. That is, identify your talents and play to THAT hand!

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