Prospective Edison Students Voice Concerns
What is all the turmoil doing to the image of Edison State College? We spoke to prospective students at a college fair to find out.iPhoto: Video by fox4now.com
FORT MYERS-- It was open house at Edison State College for more than 50 high school juniors and seniors, eager to take their education to the next level.
"I like business so I want to get into a business field," said Billiejoe Bransfield, 17, a senior at Riverdale High School.
But Billiejoe has her share of doubts. She's concerned about Edison's bachelor's nursing degree accreditation problems and hopes other programs are legit.
"It affects it a lot. I'm also looking into FGCU and other colleges," said Billiejoe.
Prospective health care major, Jennifer Martinez, agreed.
"I don't want to be paying like school if it's not accredited," said Martinez. "I want them to transfer my credits. So, i want to graduate on time."
But the upheaval at Edison isn't fazing some students.
Island County High School Senior, Kassandra Garcia, 17, said she wasn't aware some of Edison's top officials are perhaps getting paid more than they should. "Well, I haven't heard about that but i guess it doesn't affect the students but if it does, it'd be a concern but so far it isn't," she said.
It's a concern Edward Hardy, 17, a senior at East Lee County High, doesn't have either. "Unless it's going to affect me, it really doesn't matter," he said.
Students say they had the opportunity to address any concerns they may have during orientation.
GABRIELLE SARANN - FOX 4 - email@example.com