California Coast University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (66)
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.
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.
Staff is professional. Coursework has rigor. I never had a single problem with the school or curriculum.
Courses were very interesting and the staff and faculty were very helpful.
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
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.
I had a really nice experience at California coast university.Staff was nice tuition is fair and they don't charge interest, you study at your own pace all a plus to me.
I got my BA in psychology and I was accepted to a regional accredited school at university of New England Great school to me and affordable.
I have been enrolled in CCU since April, 09 and have had a very positive experience.
I contacted the state licensing board and was told that a DETC accreditation was perfectly acceptable to sit for the exam.
The staff at CCU has been very helpful but self motivation is the key to this avenue. I own several retail stores and work part time at a rehab center so, an actual semester schedule was out of the question. CCU is the best choice I could have made for myself. Also, two LMHC's who work at the same treatment center obtained their degrees from CCU.
Although I've had a wonderful experience with California Coast University, I have since learned that the national accreditation is not accepted at ANY OREGON COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. I received a B.S. degree in psychology, which helped me get a job right away in the human services field. But, I'm doing continuing education and they are not accepting any of my credits. What a low blow..I worked hard!
I have completed an MS Clinical Psy and my MBA-HRM from CCU. Both degrees were challenging and rewarding. I am an active duty military member that is due to get out in a few years. These degrees with my background will put me in a favorable position with just about any company.
I recieved my undergrad from a "regional university" so I have experienced both types of learning. Perhaps its because I am older and wiser, but I gained just as much from CCU doing the correspondence courses. As stated by other members, you will get out if it what you put in. I highly recommend this university to anyone looking to further their carrers.