Wright Graduate University EdD in Transformational Coaching and Leadership

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  1. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Do thread titles have character limits? Time to find out!

    https://www.wrightgrad.edu/w_doctorate-education-transformational-leadership-coaching.aspx?

    147 quarter hours (approximately 98 semester hours)
    66-72 months, including MA

    "Total Tuition and Required Fees for the entire program completed in normal time: $129,357 (including pre-requisite Master of Arts degree earned at Wright Graduate University)"

    :eek:

    Employment placement rates are 100% for the EdD, I suspect because nobody would take on a $130,000 grad program unless they were already gainfully employed.
     
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  2. manuel

    manuel Member

    Wow! The pricing for these programs is ridiculous. But, I guess it works if the university looks prestigious and elitist for people looking to burn some money.
     
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  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    While I wasn't going to be one of them, I can at least see why Vanderbilt and the University of Pennsylvania get applicants for doctoral programs at these prices. But this school? I just don't get it.
     
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  4. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Wait wait wait. Back up here. I just assumed they were RA.

    "Wright Graduate University’s first graduates walked the stage in 2012, and the institution received its initial accreditation from ACICS in 2013. In 2014 it became eligible to administer Title IV Federal Student Aid to students who qualify.

    Since 2017, Wright Graduate University has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and has been in good standing with Wisconsin EAB since 2008. WGU has received State authorization or exemption from 29 additional states for distance learning."

    $130,000 for an NA doctorate?! And also, ACICS rears its head again.
     
  5. datby98

    datby98 Member

    If it was Harvard, I could consider to get the loans for that...
     
  6. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I was once considering Vanderbilt University's EdD. $130k for an EdD that might not add any value to the resume? That is insane.
     
  7. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing their prices some time ago and thinking the same things being said here. Are there enough people who don't know better and would pay? Probably. Going after that crowd can work. Lots of people went to Cheryl Fell's School of Business and paid a ton to earn diplomas for low-paying entry-level jobs that anyone who graduated high school could get with no further schooling.
     
  8. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Ontario has Private Career Colleges (PCC) that award programs similar to, but not identical to those offered by public colleges but at a much higher tuition and with much less acceptance in the workplace. One of those PCC programs is Administrative Assistant, where for a year of your time and $10,000+ you can get the same $15/hour office job that high school grads have :(
     
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  9. Courcelles

    Courcelles Member

    https://www.wrightgrad.edu/w_accreditation.aspx?

    I thought that "for the realization of human potential" at the top of their site was a slogan or motto... but, nope. Look at that, "Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential has been..." What a millish sounding name! And that price! Is this the most expensive DEAC degree out there?
     
  10. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

  11. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Has to be. I don't believe Grantham, Taft or Abraham Lincoln charge anything close to that, and I think those are their most expensive schools.
     
  12. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    More than Vanderbilt, USC, and Johns Hopkins.
     
  13. sideman

    sideman Active Member

  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  15. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    This reminds me that Katy Perry, the musician whose legal name is Kate Hudson (not to be confused with the actress Kate Hudson), is locked in a legal battle with Australian fashion designer Katie Perry (legal name Katie Perry), over the use of the trademark Katy/Katie Perry.
     
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  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  17. Courcelles

    Courcelles Member

    Ambiguous does not always equal deception.

    what the people behind”California Southern University” were thinking is another matter altogether!
     
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  18. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Wait what's wrong with that? Costa Mesa appears to be in the southern part of the state.
     

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  19. sideman

    sideman Active Member

    I agree that deceptive may have been a poor choice of wording. Surely Dr. Wright had no intention of confusing the public (nod nod, wink wink), but when they first formed the University and were searching to see if they could use Wright.edu, Wright State University had to have popped up. There had to have been some kind of discussion as to what they should do to differentiate themselves to not get into legal wranglings with Wright State. Maybe they even considered Wright-Zwell University (WZU). But it didn't seem to have the easy roll off the tongue that Wright University did. So they went with Wrightgrad.edu to distinguish the difference. Yes, that's the ticket! And whoever did their due diligence in researching names had to realize that Wright State University was named after the Wright brothers. Yes, those Wright brothers that had a bicycle shop in Fairborn, Ohio and then built the first plane to fly at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. So that all North Carolinians could proclaim that they were first in flight! Oh yes, now it's getting really deep!
     
  20. Courcelles

    Courcelles Member

    What percentage of the population hears "California Southern University" and thinks of another school with a lot more name recognition with the nickname Trojans? I'd put the over/under at 95%...
     

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