Columbia College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (9)
The 8-week courses move so quickly you do not retain the information to get faster you must take two classes which is very difficult if you are a working adult when both classes you have research papers that must be 8 to 10 pages long You cannot have a family because you will be studying 7 days a week with these classes being at a 8 week course comma I would like to see it set at a three-month class and set instead of 8 weeks
The Communications and Organizational Leadership "department" is filled with a nasty attitude that needs to be dealt with. Several students in my cohort have been forced to go to other institutions to take classes because these "leaders" cannot give a straight answer to a simple question. Also, we had to FIGHT just to be advised which is sad. When we were advised, a complete stranger or "bodyguard " was there and recorded everything on his phone which was PATHETIC. I am completely disgusted with these two individuals. Also, how can Columbia College charge their fees when a student is forced to take a class at another University.
I attended Columbia College for my Masters in Business Administration. I found the classes informative and have been able to use the information learned in the classroom in my current job. This degree helped me qualify for a promotion which also came with a salary increase. I would recommend anyone looking for an MBA to include Columbia College in their search.
These guys are the best. When I made the commitment to continue my education in 2009, at age 38, I knew it would be a long road. Despite many deployments and a heavy operational tempo that comes with my job in the military, they worked with me ensure my successful completion of my AGS in 2012 and BA by 2014. This school is not just another for profit "degree in a box" foundation. It is a legitimate state college with a long-standing reputation and history. The tuition is within a price range that makes it completely covered by military Tuition Assistance(AA and BA levels). Their program set me up for success, as I am now in a graduate program at a prestigious university with a 3.9 GPA. Thank you Columbia, for helping to make my goals a reality.
Great school for non-traditional students. I was able to start the program with onsite classes and when my husband's career transferred us out of state I switched to online and finished without interruption. The terms are 8 weeks which means right when you start to get bored it's over. Totally affordable, let me say that again TOTALLY AFFORDABLE. I believe it was something like $220 per credit hour for online courses. Helped me get a leg up in the job market!
I'm halfway through my A.S. in Environmental Studies online. I read the complaints about the Eservices and I have not had the same issues. The registration is simple and my advisor helped me get a schedule set up which is helpful. Everytime I call I reach someone, and all my emails are responded to very quickly.
What a terrific experience I had with Columbia College. I attended for just over 3 years and completed my degree in Human Services with a 4.0 GPA. That wasn't an easy accomplishment. The format (8 week semesters) helps accelerate the process while keeping the classes rigorous. Academic advisers are responsive and committed to your success. Eservices does lack some functionality but there is help available. I developed real relationships with my professors, some of whom wrote graduate school recommendation letters for me! This is simply a terrific school with a great bricks and mortar campus, a large online presence, and the academics and integrity you want in a program. No, it's not a 'big name' school but it's respected. I wish I could go there for graduate school!
I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Human Services with a minor in Criminal Justice, from beginning to end, online with Columbia College. I am a working mother, and frankly did not have time to attend school where I had to go to a campus.
This college was affordable, and I feel like I got an outstanding education. The professor's were top-notch, and help was always available. I thought the online process would be difficult, but it was very easy, from registration & ordering books, to submitting my assignments.
I could not have asked for a better program! I miss it so much that I am going to enroll in one of their online Master's programs next!
Their online eServices leaves much to be desired. I've been a student of theirs for a long time off and on, but it has gotten increasingly difficult to register for classes to check your degree audit to make sure you are still on the right path and how many classes you have to go.
I am leaving this school because of the poor eService quality.