Are there any local universities in the area?
Because a lot of the larger universities will have a working professional program and often times they will even work with your current employer to help pay for it. Just a thought.
Hope this helps!
I worked as an Admissions Representative for DeVry and Westwood College. Based on my personal experience, I found that The Director (that I worked for) from Westwood College had A LOT of integritiy when it came down to recruiting students. The Dean from DeVry University and the Asst. Dir. from DeVry did not have integrity. Also, it seems to me that DeVry has a much higher turn-over with students and employees.
On the other hand, both Colleges have to be regulated in one way or the other by the Federal Government. Also, their teachers have to have their appropriate credentials. Bottom line, the quality of your education will also depend in part on that specific teacher and/or your efforts.
The best thing for you to do is to apply in 2-3 Universities at once; this process will help you find the right college. For example, different people have different priorites; for some, it’s finances, schedules (that don’t interfere with your work schedule), distance, time-frame. You need to findout what is more important for you based on your personal circumstances.
Be very careful when you go to DeVry because at DeVry they train their Representatives to give the students what DeVry has instead of what the student wants. For example, if you call DeVry asking for the nursing program (AND THEY DON’T HAVE IT AT THAT LOCATION BUT THEY ONLY HAVE HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT) They will schedule an appointment for you to go see the representative (even if you told them up-front what you want and they know they don’t have that program). The representative will try to put you in their Healthcare Management Program. Being a Nurse and being an Office Manager are two totally different things but that’s how DeVry operates.
I hope this helps good luck on your search.