Broadview University has been offering its programs since 1977. Previous names of the University include The Bryman School and Utah Career College. The university operates as a for-profit institution of higher education.

With a focus on graduating students with degrees that are career-ready, the university has evolved, adjusting as technological advances have shifted its focus and, in many cases created new fields of study. Originally only operating only one campus in Salt Lake City, Utah, now known as the BEAU Campus, Broadview University currently operates locations in West Jordan, Utah, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Additionally, Broadview University operates campuses as Globe University in Appleton, La Crosse, Wausau, Eau Claire, and Madison, Wisconsin.

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The Good

  • Variety of Programs Available Online
  • Nationally Accredited
  • Career-Ready Focus with CareerPath

Variety of Programs Available Online

Broadview University offers the following options for its online degrees:

Certificate Degree

Mobile Application Development

Associate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Exercise Science
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Paralegal

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Care Management
  • Information Technology
  • Paralegal
  • Software Application Development

Master's Degree

  • Business Administration with no emphasis
  • Business Administration emphasis in Human Resource
  • Management with emphasis in Criminal Justice
  • Management with emphasis in Health Care Management
  • Management with emphasis in Information Technology
  • Management with emphasis in Managerial Leadership

Career-Ready Focus with CareerPath

Broadview University helps its students save on their tuition and graduate faster with its CareerPath program. This innovative method allows students to maintain a predictable schedule while accelerating their course completion. Classes are blocked into two course per six week terms, allowing students to complete four courses per quarter and being enrolled full-time. Those enrolled in the CareerPath program can receive a discounted tuition of up to 25 percent.

CareerPath also accounts for past experience and students may be eligible to earn credit for previous life, military, or work experience.

The Bad

  • Missing Certificate Information
  • Confusing Data Regarding Job Placement Rates
  • Several Campus Locations Closed in 2016
  • Nationally Accredited Rather than Regionally Accredited

Missing Certificate Information

Broadview University is less transparent with its certificate program - Mobile Application Development, than it is with its other programs. There is little that is explained about the tuition and fees for this program, as is not the case with its other programs.

Confusing Data Regarding Job Placement Rates

Broadview University, like many of its competitors, offers job placement assistance to its graduates. The top institutions disclose data of the successful job placement for its graduates. Broadview University discloses the various formulas that it uses to monitor its job placement success rates, but does not disclose the data itself. These formulas give some information, but is not adequate if the data is not disclosed. The university would benefit from added transparency in this area.

Several Campus Locations Closed in 2016

While not necessarily an indication of future stability, it is notable that Broadview University closed several of its campuses in 2016. The Boise, Idaho, Orem, and Layton Utah campuses were all closed in 2016.

Nationally Accredited Rather than Regionally Accredited

Broadview University is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or (ACICS). While many might think that the stronger accreditation is national, the more respected degree programs are regionally accredited in many cases. The ACICS typically accredited for-profit schools, while regional accreditation is employed by nonprofit or state-run universities.

The Bottom Line

Broadview University has been focused upon preparing its students for employment upon graduation under several names since 1977. The university offers several programs that students can earn their degree online, and works hard to help its students maintain a balance between their jobs, studies, and families. With its unique CareerPath Program, student save time and money while being enrolled as full time students. Students can receive credit for their life experiences, military service, or employment experiences.

For those looking for a degree program with these foci, Broadview University merits consideration.

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