University of the People

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Hille, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Hille

    Hille Active Member

    Good Morning.

    University of the People - In this extremely competitive market how does this degree play for employers? I am suggesting this degree to someone pending feedback.

  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Which market? This is the sort of thing that would vary so much by country, city, discipline, etc., that a "one size fits all" answer would be completely useless.

    RANSOMSOUL New Member

    UOPeople has value in a few categories:

    Current employer accepts NA degrees for placement/advancement
    UOPeople has direct relationship with key employers in your field (this, of course, requires research on your/friend end)
    You have the interest to transfer into a RA masters program that has a relationship with UOPeople or accepts NA degrees (e.g. UC Berkeley, Liberty, AMU/APU)

    If cost is the leading interest, I would steer them towards WGU, Hodges or Patten over UOPeople. All RA and with the right effort can be completed at a great cost value.
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  4. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    University of the People only has three majors. There are millions of business majors out there, so a University of the People graduate would need experience to stand out.

    Others could speak on the IT market. I would assume that marketability will depend on skill, internships, experience, and certifications.

    Health science is not really a marketable degree, but a graduate might be able to find entry-level work in health education/public health.
  5. scaredrain

    scaredrain Member

  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    It's not an agreement to "accept all graduates". UoPeople graduate are simply eligible to apply at all.

    That's definitely a colorful feather in their cap, though.
  7. Murphy

    Murphy New Member

    Hello Hille,
    UoPeople is surely the best! We have the best among the rest in terms of academic faculty-- I mean world class faculty and I don't mean to exaggerate. I am on scholarship here and this is real. You don't pay for books, you don't pay for courses and I am on a full-time scholarship: 100% tuition free indeed is what UoPeople tremendously is! We have small class sizes with tremendous online activity: I mean interactivity-- asynchronous learning at its best!. We have extremely phenomenal Program Advisors on a one student per person basis. Definitely, the market starts with you! You are the brand, I am the brand; we are the market. Irrespective of the degree we choose to study and from where, perseverance and dedication to any choice of study absolutely distinguishes us among the rest-- distinguishes us from the crowd. Once again, you are the brand, I am the brand; we are the market!

    We are legendary because without us there will never be a market: I mean a job market. Hence, marketability starts with us. UoPeople is surely a place to be because it definitely starts with you:). Come on in. Jump on in. Tell everybody about it. Spread the word!:) Jump on in!:) Uopeople is a 100% tuition free! I am on full-time scholarship here and this is just so R.E.A.L! I love UoPeople!:) Come on board, please. We are waiting!:)

    Best regards,
    Murphy Collins
  8. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    I knew a Collins. I knew a Murphy. Never knew no Murphy Collins.
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  9. Murphy

    Murphy New Member

    Now you know Murphy Collins. I am Murphy Collins. :)
  10. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Okay. What does a scholarship cover at this school?
  11. Murphy

    Murphy New Member

    Exam processing fees at the end of each term. :)
  12. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Okay, thanks. Are you a Botari woman to have received a scholarship?
  13. Murphy

    Murphy New Member

    Oh no I'm not:). Are you a student here at the moment in UoPeople?
  14. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    I'm not a student. Given my age of seventy-two, I won't likely be a student.

    For the benefit of the OP, Hille, or other interested parties, I seek to get from you some particular information.
  15. Murphy

    Murphy New Member

    Please, feel free. Ask me more. I'm ready to dispense to you each and every information necessary to satisfy your curiosity.
  16. Chip

    Chip Administrator

    Murphy, we don't appreciate people shilling for schools here at degreeinfo, especially with ridiculous superlatives. You're welcomed to share your experiences, but please tone it down... there are many, many people here who are students, faculty, or administrators of various programs and talk about them all the time, but when you make ridiculous unprovable claims, not only do you annoy the community, but you violate our community standards.

    If UoPeople would like to advertise on degreeinfo... they are welcomed to email me.
  17. Hille

    Hille Active Member

    Hello and thanks for the coming advice. I already have a degree from TESU and am seeking information to help 2 friends. One friend runs part of the day to day business of a very large church. He has a certificate from a school that was DETC but is no longer. His goal to get a degree may be possible through Univ. of the People and then a jumping point to a graduate program in ministry. Friend 2 works in education and has an Associates degree from a local CC. This degree might put her in a better position in the future for advancement. They are both reviewing the information. I see that Univ of the People has accreditation through 2022 so I suggested they both proceed if interested immediately. Finances are a consideration for both.

  18. Hille

    Hille Active Member

    Good Morning.
    I received an e-mail from Univ. of the People that included the endorsement from Simone Biles who is a student there. This is just posted for a point of interest. I have no affiliation with this school although I find it interesting and may at some future date enroll.

  19. bernieyeater

    bernieyeater Member

    I am considering either a $8K Masters in Management from Ft Hayes or the $3k MBA from UoPeople. Wondering if the RA is really worth the extra cost. I'm 51 years old. I am a project manager. Was considering a retirement teaching career. With a NA degree I would be limited to NA schools.
  20. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    There are few degree-granting NA schools and nothing guarantees your being hired by one. With the RA degree there will always be Cirrocumulus Community College as a possible employer.

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