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Argosy University has been able to offer competitive degree programs online and in face-to-face situations in person. Argosy has several different colleges in their campus and online formats, and includes a College of Law, a College of Education, and Art Institutes. Argosy serves a large number of students, with over 24,812. Argosy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has many disciplines that are individually accredited. The American Psychological Association also accredits Argosy.

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The Good

  • APA-Accredited
  • Excellent Health Science Division

APA-Accredited

Argosy is very adept in its psychological sciences field. They have an accreditation from the APA, as many colleges and universities with online degree programs often only receive a general, regional accreditation. Argosy University's undergraduate online classes charge a per credit hour rate of $561. Graduate courses, depending upon the college or academic unit, range from $618-$930 per credit unit.

Excellent Health Science Division

Argosy also has a very good health sciences division, offering degrees in nursing, veterinary medicine, and other health-related disciplines. Argosy users, across different review sites, also boasted of the small class sizes in face-to-face and online class settings, meaning that students could interact one-on-one with their instructor.
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The Bad

  • Difficult to Transfer
  • Digital Materials Fee

Difficult to Transfer

One of the issues with Argosy was that, due to their massive infrastructure, it could be difficult to transfer to another Argosy campus. Facts of life dictate that one has to move, from time to time.

Digital Materials Fee

Argosy also charges a "digital materials" fee of $85 or $95 for master's and doctoral students and a residency fee for doctoral students. This cost inflated the cost of a master's or doctoral degree at Argosy University. There are also concerns about job placement because Argosy does not include their job placement online and was not able to verify this important statistic through an enrollment counselor.
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The Bottom Line

While their tuition rate for undergraduates was reasonable for undergraduates, that is not the case for those pursuing secondary education. The tuition for graduate degrees at Argosy is somewhat pricey, and adds up rather quickly after the digital materials fee and the doctoral residency requirement. Think very carefully about your career potential with an Argosy degree before considering their master's and doctoral program. Those interested in applying to Argosy University will need to complete the following process:
  1. Provide proof of high school graduation/GED
  2. Submit transcripts/transfer information
  3. Take and submit appropriate test scores
  4. Check application status
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Eddie Rios Ogden, UT

Argosy University was superior in its focus to deliver a quality education. As a student it was beneficial to undertake its online platform. I have gotten great value from Argosy and hope that I can parlay that into a successful career. The low cost and learning options were key tools to my success. i would do it again!

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