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.
Broadview University offers the following options for its online degrees:
Mobile Application Development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.