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Degree: Psychology, General
Graduation Year: 2013

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.

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Degree: MBA in Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2014

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.

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Degree: Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Graduation Year: 2013

An outstanding program. Quality and challenging material. Learned a lot. Now enrolled in the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at CalCoast.

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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2013

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.

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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2011

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.

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Degree: Psychology, Other
Graduation Year: 1992

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.

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Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2013

I completed my Bachelors at a Ashworth College and my Masters at California Coast University. California Coast University was a great choice to further my degree. I majored in Organizational Leadership and the course work was intense. DETC coursework is just as good as any regional school, and I have attended both. It helped me further in my career and I want to thank California Coast University!!!

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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2013

I completed my MBA in Health Care Management in 14 months with no break. CCU exceeded my expectations in both academic rigor and excellence. The support staff from admissions, faculty, and recognition by the president were all first rate and truly motivated me to stay the course. Having more than one option to receive course materials is a big plus and offers flexibility for those traveling while in school. I started a second Masters this year and look forward to completing it next year along with my spouse doing the same. One of the best educational experiences I've ever had bar none.

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Degree: Marketing

The MBA program is very good designed. It is not easy at all. You have to study seriously to complete the test and get good grade. This is very good course for mid career people. I'm in my mid career time and I also have a baby to take care of. This course give me chance to have a MBA degree. I do learn a lot from this course. I definitely recommend this school to my friend and I did that already.

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Degree: Educational Leadership

I have two Master's degree from major universities in our area. While both prepared me for my career in public education, I can say that neither prepared me for the rigor of academc writing required in the doctoral program at CCU. Challenging isn't a strong enought word....which in the sense of doctoral programs should be music to your ears. One should expect a doctoral program to be challenging and result in superior academic and personal growth.

My instructors were clear from the beginning (with my first failed graduate paper), that the entire doctorate program was designed to ensure that I could write a successful disseration comparable to any other doctoral disseration and second to none. I appreciated their candid feedback and committment to my success. I am in to the 5th course of my doctoral program and feel as thought I have made significant improvement, not only in my writing of critical issues, but also being able to reflectively analyze, evaluate and communicate an argument.

Afterall, such academic performance is what we are all seeking at this level. The doctoral program does not allow challenge exams or credit by examination. One must have a 3.0 to graduate, Each course is divided into 4 units. Each unit is a total of 4 written essays with 750-1000 words eah question. The final exam is a 100 question multiple choice exam to be proctored . By the time you have finished just one unit of one class..a student has written approxamately 20 pages demonstrating their knowledge of the material. Each paper must be accurately cited with fidelity or your grade reflects neglegence in this area. By the time doctoral student completes the coursework, he or she will have written 800-1000 pages of quality academic writing.

I'm looking forward to completing my degree at CCU. I highly recommend CCU to anyone needing a selfpaced yet rigorous curruiculum.

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