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University of the people ( BSC Comp. Science)

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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 3 replies Education & Training

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Advisor

Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

Rameez,
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.

Advisor

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!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_People
Looks like a good find to me:
https://www.uopeople.edu
Go for it!

Advisor

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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