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4 out of 5
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Degree: Business

I enrolled in the Bachelor' in Business Administration Program. I was able to transfer every credit that I had received during my two years at a brick and mortar university.

I love the ability to test out of classes as well. It has been great to work at my own pace. I am always able to get an immediate answer when I call the university with any questions. While the school is not regionally accredited, it does hold national accredidiaton. In this day and age, just the fact that the school holds national accredidation seems to be enough for the employers I have spoken with. The best plus to the program is that the tuition was half tom a quarter that of comparable schools.

The only thing to watch out for: If you take the universities plan of $100/month, remember you will not get your degree until you have paid the university in full! Overall, an awesome choice for working adults!

3 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Is CCU a good choice? I have been doing a lot of research on Regionally vs Nationally accredited schools. Our Government recognizes both Regional and National accreditation. I am considering using CCU for my BS I have an Associates from a Regionally accredited school. If I move forward I know there are Regionally accredited colleges that will accept my BS from CCU and allow me to pursue my masters with regional accreditation. University of New England and Ashford University are just two.

In the grand scheme regional accreditation is more widely recognized but it's not a deal breaker. Most normal jobs should respect your diploma and if you pursue a masters from a regionally accredited school there should be no issue. If the degree gets you in the door it all comes down to you and what you can offer. I look at this way I plan on knocking my BS out in a year and moving on to my Masters. I will be done in less than 3 years with everything with regional accreditation for my Masters where as if I went regionally all the way through 4-5 years and ton more money.

Oh and to the guy crying about wanting to sue CCU because he did not know it was not Regionally accredited get a life. First off it does not cost money to sue if you have a case and a lawyer sees value in your accusation which clearly you have none. It did not take a lot of research to see what this school offers and for anyone crying about it after the fact shame on you for not digging deeper into it and I would imagine you probably have issues with other aspects of your life as well.

5 out of 5
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2005

Excellent MBA Program! Finished the MBA program back in 2005 and I have to tell you that it was both challenging, delivered well and it taught me a tremendous amount.

I had a very positive experience with both the faculty and overall curriculum. It's really how much time & effort you put into the program that truly determines your success & value of the program given the self-paced & self-learning approach. For those who can handle distance learning, their programs are well-designed and in the end will also equip you to advance in your career.

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4 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2012

I really needed a place where I could get this done as fast as possible at a resoniable price. My job depended on it. I am also a single mother and I did not want to be affected by high cost. My admission rep was Damian. He helped me so much from day one he wanted to know my goals and what I wanted and did not force enrollment upon me. From day one I wasnt a number I was a student. Thanks D. and CCU!

5 out of 5
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I thoroughly enjoyed graduate coursework in psychology at California Coast University (CCU). It is topnotch and uses critical tests that provide a meaningful understanding of human behavior. This is why I like and recommend California Coast University’s DETC accredited distant learning program.

Having done graduate work in psychology, attending classes at 3 different bricks & mortar universities, I will NEVER, EVER sit in another graduate psychology classroom and be forcefully indoctrinated into the latest pop fashion “theory du jour.” I do not need the classroom’s countless brainwashing of a theorem and methodology that I MUST follow.

I can only speak for myself and that is California Coast works and deserves to be recognized for the important role that they fill and the service they provide to the academic and professional community. BUT, you MUST have self-initiative and discipline, be a self-starter, and take responsibility for your learning and education in any distant learning program. But this is true in any endeavor in life among those who are a cut above and strive to get ahead.

CCU is ideal for a career person who is still growing, advancing, and always moving on to bigger and better career options. And, yes, the exams are open book and try as I might I never scored 100%--again to the credit of CCU for designing exams that are fully comprehensive and accomplish the goal of achieving results-oriented learning. I rate CCU’s required texts as extremely high quality.

Not only do they accomplish their goal, but impart information generally not available elsewhere. I was able to get these on inter-library loan through my federal workplace Library and I also purchased some for my personal library. In at least one course, I contacted the textbook author and made suggestions for a later edition.

5 out of 5
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I have been attending CCU for about 1 1/2, I take 2 classes a year. It is all I can fit into my schedule.

So far, I have found that I have learned more than I ever did at either traditional or typical on-line classes.

But it is not easy. The main difference seems to be that CCU requires proof that the material was learned. You cannot just cram, spit it back out and then forget it.

5 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2003

Staff is professional. Coursework has rigor. I never had a single problem with the school or curriculum.

5 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2011

Courses were very interesting and the staff and faculty were very helpful.

4 out of 5
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i am a financial with full time work, so i was searching online about online education to continue my education, then i found CCU.

In the first stage i was afraid to join CCU because i thought its a cheap school, so maybe the education level is so bad, but i give it a try to see it from inside.

Now i can tell that, CCU is one of the greatest universities ever, because of the cost and the education level, also CCU team is very friendly and helpful. they can stay with you to support you in any case.

i really appreciate this university and i hope they keep up the level of education and the support they provide.

Thank you CCU Anis

4 out of 5
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I started my BS/MS program with this university in 1985 when I was working in Kuwait. And due to lack of time but blessed by the own pace study policy of this university I managed to finish my BS in 1995 and believe it or not for my MBA it took me another 15 years and I never found this university backing off from their support. Although due to my job in UN for last 10 years , I almost decided to quit the studies and remained out of touch with this university but one day I thought let check if I can start again and continue for my MBA and I was so happy that I was told that you can pay only 200 USD for reinstatement.

I did and today I am waiting for my MBA degree which is completed. Let me tell you another great aspect of this university , when I started BS/MS concurrent program , I was asked to pay 3000.00 USD in installments but over all these years the tuition is gone way high but I was never asked to pay more. I as resident of third world country must say that California Coast University is the best and suitable for all sort of students.

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