I JUST found this site today after searching for online masters of health promotion degrees (No GRE) and stumbled on this site. I’ve been researching several schools over the past two weeks and came across one called Independence University. I noticed the admissions person’s email ended with steven henager.edu. Something told me to google that name and I was shocked that they are the center of a lawsuit at their main Idaho campus. I’m still learning about them, but apparently the program that I am interested in is at their Utah school. There’s articles from the Hunnington Times and even a local news station in Utah interviewed two whistle-blowers! I’m really concerned. Does ANYONE out there know anything about either of these institutions? Thank you so much!
This school is the absolute WORST! They are on probation. Students are not hireable once graduating from their programs. The program was so bad that I tried to transfer, come to find out no other institutes accept their accreditation so you’re stuck with no degree and a hefty bill! Do not attend this school. For the money they charge, you can go to one of the larger institutes. They do not deliver on anything they promised! Don’t waste your time!
I TRULY wish I had read the reviews on the Better Business Bureau. I enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy program back in November. I’ve spent months taking psychology and “motivation” courses. Three weeks ago I was finally able to start my clinicals. When I arrived at the V.A hospital, all Respiratory Therapists began to ask me a series of questions to which I had no answer. These RRT’s proceeded to tell me that Respiratory therapy is not something you can learn online, that that a clinical site is meant to apply what you’ve already learned not learn from scratch, and… Read more »
en state schools such as the University of Utah. This school is a online based school versus Stevens-Henager has actual campus’s. Both are accredited members of Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). College degree programs are accredited by national accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. These are schools for people who don’t thrive in a traditonal learning enviroment. We are all different humans, therefore there needs to be different options of learning. Not everyone learns the same and Stevns-Henager gives hope to the hopeless student and I think that is
Stevens Henager is not a scam nor is it fake. Independence University is an affiliated school or a sister brand. This is common for many colleges, even state schools such as the University of Utah. This school is a online based school versus Stevens-Henager has actual campus’s. Both are accredited members of Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). College degree programs are accredited by national accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. These are schools for people who don’t thrive in a traditonal learning enviroment. We are all different humans, therefore there needs to be different… Read more »
Independence University or Steven Henager Collge is indeed a fake all they do is scam students for grant money and they send you electronics that have already been used and think about it a real college doesnt have two names
I know this is a very old post, but do you by chance remember the guy’s name? (the recruiter)
Hi Kayleigh: Please forgive my delay. I was brand new to the site when I first posted. Thank you for your welcome email (I got ill shortly after joining and just catching up). My concern was not so much the accreditation but that Steven Henager and Independance U were/are one in the same b/c they both have one of the same universities in common. YES, I saw the documented complaints/lawsuit. They even made the news a couple of times in Idaho. Those complaints weren’t in Health Promotion, but still concerned me. I wasn’t aware that they had BBB complaints (I.U.).… Read more »
Hi there, After some digging it looks like Independence University operates as the [url=http://www.stevenshenager.edu/online]online extension of Stevens-Henager College[/url], a for profit university based in Idaho. Stevens-Henager College is indeed involved in a lawsuit for illegal student recruitment practices. [url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/davidhalperin/breaking-justice-dept-sue_b_5120249.html]More information[/url]. High five for you cautiousness, however, as [url=/college-degree-mills/158-online-college-degree-mills]diploma mills[/url] do often change their name and/or location once they’ve encountered trouble or bad press. But, Independence University is a real online institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) which is approved by CHEA and the U.S. Dept. of Education. It is based in Utah. Accreditation is… Read more »