Colorado State University Global Reviews

  • 86 Reviews
  • Greenwood Village (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
70% of 86 students said this degree improved their career prospects
62% of 86 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/21/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"If you want to simply fork over some money, do some stupid mindless busy work and get a degree, knock yourself out. If you actually want to learn, avoid like the plague. None of the courses are taught by actual academic specialists, nor do they seem to be taught by private-sector experts in the field. Instead they are taught by people apparently chosen off the street; I don't think either of the accounting courses I took were taught by people that knew anything about accounting. The courses are basically eight weeks of watching youtube videos, answering stupid questions in the weekly discussion board - seriously, you'd think that if 30+ people need to answer a question, it'd be a hard / tricky / dual-sided question that could generate debate. Nope - instead you'll have one obvious answer that everyone basically repeats using slightly different words. Then you have to respond to two people, so get used to 'yes, I really agree with you you answered that question in the only way it could be answered'. Quizzes are stupid and have little to do with the content. Homework assignments are busy work that are freely available online; many students were boasting of just copying / pasting the homework from online sources. The churn rate among the advisors is ridiculous, I spoke to at least six people in three months 'sorry that person doesn't work here any more' was a common refrain... Unbelievable waste of time. If getting a degree is just a box-checking exercise and you don't care who you give your money to, don't care about actually learning anything and don't mind mindless, annoyingly stupid busy-work homework assignments, this is for you. If you want to actually *learn* something, go somewhere else. For $1800 a class, you can literally attend Harvard, and you'll be miles better off than spending $1050 for one of the CSU courses. Avoid this craptastic place like the plague."
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2020
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"This is not a bad college, and I have nothing bad to say about the staff or the faculty. My academic advisors are helpful, engaging, and friendly and I have been very grateful for all of their help. Every professor I have had has been great. They are flexible with turning assignments in, and if you have a legitimate need to turn in an assignment late, they are very accommodating. This really is a college that helps active, working adults with families and other obligations earn a degree. Here is the problem, their tech support team, although very friendly and kind people, do not know how to help a student whose computers are not compatible with their software. What I can tell you, is if you are an Apple user and run into problems with their platform, you are not going to get the help you need from their tech support. Be aware of that when you enroll here. Outside of that, I have no issues, they are a good college and there are good people there that do want to help you succeed."
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2020
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"The university is a business above all else. The policies they choose to bend or break are set to advantage the enrollment interests of the school. Similarly, their heartless candor when it comes to student's ability to succeed reveals the true nature of this institution. They do not see your personal educational success as a goal. Have a disability? They won't accommodate you. Have difficulty with a class or a teacher? They'll refer you to 3rd party organizations or youtube. Fail to meet any one of their rigorous standards? They'll boot you out with out appeal, via an email. The icing on the cake being their sincere 'gratitude' that the poor mopes left out in the cold would be willing to delay their lives for 6 months just so they can MAYBE HAVE A CHANCE TO BE RE-ENROLLED into their abysmal program. tldr, CSU Global has a pretty wrapper and smooth salesman, but the product is trash."
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2020
  • Degree: Social Sciences
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I found CSU-GC to be a very good school that provided me with a quality education. This school allowed me to continue my education and obtain an MBA and pursue an EdD from the University of Southern California(2021). The CSU program certainly requires discipline to work in an online environment but does have a structure that helps keep you on track. I appreciated the fact that no matter the course, discussion, and responses were due on the same days and that I would have to write a paper each week and it would be due that Sunday. It does appear from reading some of the reviews that some things have changed but I was thankful for the structure that was provided to me. I do believe it takes a certain person to succeed in online education, and it is not for everyone. CSU allowed me the opportunity to develop the discipline necessary to finish my education, I wish it had happened long ago."
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2020
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"CSU - Global is not a good school to go to if you need to get an education. If you are aiming for a degree in a field you currently work in, and you are needing a degree to further your career this may be an option. If you're hoping to learn and develop skills for a field you are unexperienced with do not waste your time and money. As many people have already stated the teachers do nothing, and people who are argue that is what one should expect with an online school are missing the point. The teachers don't teach, they barely if at all respond to questions, they have little knowledge of how the school works, and I don't even think they really review your material. Most teachers I've had will either give you a 100% just for turning homework in, or I have had some that mark off points with no explanation given and are unwilling to clarify why they did. I want to really stress this point, the lack of teacher support does not make the programs hard to pass, but it makes the programs hard to learn. If you do the homework you are practically guaranteed to pass with a decent grade. For the majority of my classes there is only one exam (the final exam), but if you've done all the homework up to that point you could get a 0 on the exam and pass with a 'c' or 'b' in most cases. Also a lot of the course material is available for free already. My math classes (pre-calc and calc) were literally just the Khan Academy programs (which is completely free), and other classes the material is either on LinkedIn or Youtube. One last point to make about this school is that I have not seen anything anywhere about people finding a job with a degree from here. I strongly recommend that if you want an online education look elsewhere. It would almost be funny how bad this school is if it wasn't so frustrating."
DO NOT ENROLL HERE- They embezzle Student Loans
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2020
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Do NOT enroll in this school if you need financial aid to pay for any of it. I was told that I would get financial aid and then the day of disbursement they sent me a note saying they didn't have all the verification. The day of disbursement is two weeks into the trimester and is too late to withdraw from the class since they are short 8 week trimesters. It is now week 8 and I have not received any financial despite them having all the qualified paper work two weeks ago. My trimester ends in two weeks. I was suppose to get my aid exactly a month ago. I planned on getting a computer with my financial aid and have not been able to complete my power point assignments because I can not afford a new computer (especially bc of Covid). No one will help you get your aid and they will keep telling you you will get it and you will not. The US of Department of Education websites reads that I have been given this aid and am paying interest on these loans I have not received. I told my admissions counselor that I will not go back to school unless I was 100% sure I was getting aid. The financial aid office said they had all the requirements had me sign the master promissory note and even the school website portal states I have received this aid and I have not. I would have never enrolled in school if I knew they would tell me I am getting them and then the day of disbursement tell me I didn't have everything when it was already too late to withdraw. DO NOT ENROLL IN THIS SCHOOL> THEY embezzle your loans and do not care about your success! Everything they have done with my aid is unethical and should not be legal. They should be held responsible for the inconvenience and upheaval they cause to their students by pretending they will give their students money and then take it for themselves. This has got to be embezzlement."
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2020
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"I’ve found my experience so far to be great. I am a bit upset to read some of the negative reviews on here. You have to understand, this is online learning and it will require you to be very organized and disciplined with your time. The whole idea about online learning is that the majority of the learning you will be doing on your own with some guidance from the instructor. Some folks can’t handle this type of learning, so please give it some thought as to whether this might be for you. I have always been the type to figure things out and learn on my own, so this style is something that doesn’t bother me. With any school, a big part of what you get out of it is what you put in. It does not matter if it’s an Ivy League School, if you’re not willing to learn or try then its a complete waste of everyone’s time. Some great things about CSU Global is that you get to study during your own times (asynchronous). Instructors are readily available, most of the time only a phone call away. Setting up a Zoom session could be set up within the same day or the next in most cases if you are having trouble in a specific area. The tutor section has been very helpful, and there is always the option of a “drop-in session” in which an instructor assists via a whiteboard and chat. Live options are also available by scheduling in advance via calendar. Their APA writing section is also great! Once you are done with an essay assignment it could be submitted for review and you will get feedback within 24 hours or so. This has helped me improve my writing and grades in the classroom, and gives me a chance to improve on it before sending it in for final grading As far as the online campus portal, all of the information is clearly laid out and easy to navigate. You can tell a great deal of effort went in to make this a good experience. Within the portal, I can easily navigate to my school finances, the canvas, writing section, tutoring section and general support / chat sessions, etc. If you’re on the fence, don’t be. This is a great school for anyone, but is particularly convenient for working adults who may have a full time job and a family, where setting your own schedule to learn is essential. On top of that, the class tuition is very affordable."
HES Alumn
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2020
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Courses at CSU Global share the same structure: Eight-week courses. Write a robust post each week on a discussion topic by Thursday, make a reasonably thorough response to two classmates by Sunday, submit a paper / project / worksheet by Sunday based on that week's topic or module. No assignment in week 7 (other than the discussion posts) because week eight is your final 'portfolio project' that is supposed to be fairly substantial, and will account for 30-40% of your grade. In theory, this should be a great setup. In practice, it's shambolic. A colossal waste of time and money. Instructors do literally nothing other than make one post a week about how 'you're all doing great!'. Modules are basically collections of Youtube playlists from random contributors - that's right, you're paying $1000 a course to watch free Youtube videos! Discussion topics are awful - rather than pick an interesting topic or question that could generate at least stimulating debate, the topic will be some generic question with only one obvious right answer, so be one of the first ones to post if you don't want to waste time trying to figure out how to say the obvious answer without copy/paste. Good luck trying to make a meaningful response to two posters that goes beyond 'great post, I really agree with the only obvious right answer you posted that was exactly the same as every other post this week'. If the assignments or quizzes were at least challenging it would at least be a saving grace, but alas - since many classes do not have text books, and it's hard to create exercises from Youtube videos, the assignments are recycled exercises from some old text book or test bank. All assignments are freely available online, copy/paste, upload, done. Complete waste of time. I have literally had far more rigorous courses on Coursera / edX. So my recommendation: a) If you *really* want to learn and don't care about credits, there are any number of excellent courses on Coursera, edX, Udemy. Many universities offer non-credit and for-credit courses that will be properly rigorous. Go do those. b) If you just need credits to get a degree, any degree (such as for exam qualifications etc) and don't need to 'learn', CSU will be a low-stress option, but seriously - it's over-priced for the joke of the 'education' they offer. There are cheaper options. c) If you want to pursue a degree and want to learn, why drop $15K for 15 classes at CSU when for $30K you can take 15 classes at Harvard Extension and come away from a degree from Harvard?"
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2020
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The majority of instructors provide a wealth of knowledge and are accessibile for further discussion. A challenge in truly preparing students for the field of practice is providing a realistic understanding of the Economics of Human Services. Economics is the FOUNDATION of all existing business models--both for profit and nonprofit, yet no preparation is provided for students entering the field of Human Services. Library access should be expanded as more recent articles were often behind paywalls or simply absent from library searches in general."
  • Reviewed: 5/30/2020
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"My experience here has been very disappointing. Classes and expectations are all over the board, you are at the whim of the assigned teacher who seems to have no regulations or accountability for their coursework. This school would like you to sit down, be quiet, and not share your opinion, just do what you are told and pay them. Tech courses have technical issues. Third party software and programs are necessary to complete the courses, CSU-Global does not have and does not intend to have the programs available that they require for class. You will be handing out your information to multiple companies throughout this course. Faculty is very disconnected from students. Your best bet is an occasional email that may or may not provide you with any answers. I personally requested assistance from a teacher for over a month in a class, even giving her my personal phone number, and was never contacted or helped in a meaningful way. Now I have to retake the class paying full out of pocket tuition as they have revoked all of my financial aid even after multiple appeals and documentation showing that the course didn't work and the teacher didn't help. There is no accountability here."