Columbia College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (17)
My experience at Columbia College was well-rounded and comprehensive. It was all I expected and wanted from an undergraduate experience, and more! The opportunities for intellectual development are facilitated by the twenty different libraries within a small radius that are open daily for students, all of which have a variety of electronic and paper resources for research and study. I had the great privilege to work with world-class faculty and a diverse group of motivated students. The core curriculum provides every student with a greater appreciation for literature, history, and science, irrespective of personal interests or major. There are an abundance of resources for personal growth and career advancement, in the form of career fairs, laboratory and internship work, study-abroad programs, and much more! Currently I'm studying computer science (I was previously studying biology) and I can personally testify and confirm the existence of "legendary" introductory classes, including Introductory Biology and Introduction to JAVA, which are a testament to the university's dedication to rigorous curricula and preparation of students for competitive and lucrative career positions.
I transferred to Columbia College after completing a few courses at my community college because Columbia College offered my degree 100% online while my community college didn't. Professors for online courses are all adjunct, and as such they have other jobs- 90% of the time this is obvious. While I didn't have to wait more than a week and the professors answers to students were often generic on message boards. I hated most of my professors and I do not feel the education I received prepared me for anything other than the ability to say I have an associate degree in something. It has not advanced my career or been of any real use. The only real change in my life of having my associate is my resume has additional education and I am $12,000 in debt. My community college education, 1/8th of the cost, was much more applicable to education I can and do actually use in my job field. I am seeking to return to college now and Columbia College is not one I am considering. All that negative, I will say there were 2 professors I do recall really enjoying (though sadly I can no longer recall their classes), and my academic advisers were responsive and helpful to the questions I asked.
Columbia college allowed me as a military to continue my education online even while I was deployed. I was able to finish my degree while continuing my work as a NCO and my professors knowing full well of deployment and training exercises were eager to help me when I had to miss class. They allowed me to bring in my college work and graded me fairly. I would strongly recommend this college to any Soldier or civilian. Top grade teaching and it definitely help me with my career in the military.
This school used to be great, but over the last few years they have become one of the worst. I used to think the University of Phoenix was bad, but Columbia College has proven to be an even bigger disappointment. They're very poorly organized and many of the instructors have no business teaching. If you want a quality education and a competent school, stay away from Columbia College. They only want your money, they couldn't care less about their students.
I picked this college when online MBA degrees were hard to find from non-profit colleges. Having an MBA from Columbia College double my earnings right after graduation. This is a great school, with great faculty and staff. But, like most online learning, it's really up to you, to determine how much you get out of your experience.
Some of these online classes are a sham, especially Working with Families by J.C. The system for online discussions rigged and will automatically deduct points from the rest of the class if everyone doesn't post or post late and you don't respond.Its a scam and when you ask the instructor, he will give you the runaround by "double talking." Then when you go to the supervisors they just deny and cover up. If you try to get records, they will not provide them to you. Bad accountability and very corrupt. You are really not learning anything as they are just out to get money, especially from military members. I wish I had never enrolled in this college. Do not take this class!
I appreciate my B.A. Degree I received from Columbia College. Yes, the courses were accelerated, and these types of classes are not meant for everyone. My courses were online, and in seat and I was able to grasps the concepts. I have nothing bad to say about Columbia College, and I would recommend the school to anyone. I was able to utilize my BA degree from Columbia to transfer to a top 10 university in my field of study to earn a Masters Degree.
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.
It was a great experience. The teachers were good and helpful and hands on. They answered questions and helped you learn.