California Coast University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (54)
With any education, you get out of it what you put into it. I have read many reviews both good and bad about CCU. I enjoyed my experience in their PhD program. Although I was unable to finish the program (I had to put a date in to get this review to publish, so I made it up), what I was able to learn and apply has been very helpful to my career. The course material was well thought out, the exams were a challenge. Yes, they were "open book" but don't let that fool you into thinking this is a diploma mill. Not a chance. Establish a relationship with the school, dig into the material, and perform your own self study. Personally, I found the program to be excellent - again, you are the one responsible for your own learning. Regarding accreditations, just do some research. Some organizations will not recognize your CCU degree but most will. Even so, just because they won't call you "doctor" doesn't remove the knowledge from your head.
I had a great experience with CCU. It took me longer to finish than I hoped but that was my own fault. It was afordable, challenging and well worth my time. I was promoted at my job after I finished my degree and left that job for a much better paying career shortly after that. I would not have been able to increase my earnings the way I did without attaining my degree. Might go back and get a masters!
I received 3 degrees at three different online schools. And CCU's program has been the most flexible and gave me the ability to complete my studies. CCU's financial payments, course/program offering and schedule was perfect for incorporation into my schedule. When I started at CCU I had evenings free to study, but a year into the program I changed jobs and my schedule. Without being able to complete courses when I had time, there was no way I would have been able to finish the degree. I couldn't attend traditional brick and mortar schools during their schedule. The idea of a "self-paced" program may initially make one think it's easier than traditional schools; but that thought will get you in trouble. People forget, when you are responsible for your education, that means "you are responsible". The school is there to help when you need it, but they treat you like an adult. You're responsible for completing your exams, essays and final tests, you are responsible for on-time payments, finding a proctor and completing your classes. If you are considering online education anywhere, you have probably heard, "You get what you put into it", and nothing more could be true of CCU and most other online schools. The tests and essays are challenging, as well as, being very well developed.
Decent Indeed. Great affordable school with solid education. Commitment makes you smarter. Helped me with my career. Needs improvements on there format, instructor-student interaction, media interaction and instruction, testing centers instead of proctors (at least for finals) and looking to further their accreditation. Not for everyone. Be aware that some schools don't accept their credit (especially GEs, Psychology and health courses) Be prepared to get doors shut since the degree is only nationally accredited and not regionally. I work for corporate so I did good. I would not go the Education, Psychology, or Health degree route. Business and Criminal Justice works. Ill ask employers first.
Due to my schedule, California Coast University was the only way I was able to complete my degree. I am currently working in the field of mental health and couldn't be happier with the education I received and being able to do it at my own pace was paramount to my being able to succeed. Thanks to all of the people at the institution I am now where I needed to be all along.
Excellent program-very helpful to my career. Very rigorous program-I have attended both regional and now CCU. I find this program to be superior in that the study guides and syllabus for each course extremely helpful. I have friends in programs in traditional MBA programs they use the exact same textbooks that CCU requires. I will end up with my degree and not be in debt-they will end up with their degree and be paying off their school debt for many, many years to come. CCU was the best decision I could have made-and my degree is from an accredited school.
An outstanding program. Quality and challenging material. Learned a lot. Now enrolled in the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at CalCoast.
The MBA program in Health Care Management at CCU is definitely for the self-motivated adult learner who knows what they want to achieve in an education. As an independent study program you are challenged to broaden research topics to succeed in the curriculum. My entire experience from application through matriculation and graduation solidified my decision to attend CCU. The school president provides continuous support and encouragement as you complete each course with superior results. A perfect fit for the full-time working adult with family and community responsibilities with very flexible open enrollment and completion options, unless you are sponsored by your employer or military/VA tuition payment programs. Overall, the educational experience at CCU is even or above par with my previous traditional experiences. The economic value is by far CCU's greatest incentive to attend for a fraction of the cost of a state public or private-for-profit institution.
The Staff at California Coast was always helpful in my studies and time at California Coast. I have 4 children that I sent through RA Universities that graduated. Their degree plans or work was very similar in scope and length to California Coast University Degrees. I'm very proud to say I earned a degree from this University.
I am indebted for the excellent guidance and advise of both my Field Advisor and the late-Dr. H., Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences during the years it took to complete my doctorate program in psychologyat CCU. The additional course work they recommended, and additional courses attended at the University of Washington, was an important complement to the balance needed to lay a solid foundation related to the field of psychology, beyond the Master's degree earned at the University of New Mexico. By attending CCU to earn my doctorate degree I was able to help raise my children and be with them during their formative years, while working full time at a research institute, without causing undue financial hardship to my family.