Colorado State University-Global Campus Reviews
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Terrible. You pretty much study on your own with no help. Here is a sample of a weeks lessons. Click on this link by some other author and watch his 6 hour video. Click on these 3 other links by other random authors and read and then write an essay. I know how to write. Recently I rushed to write an essay. It was of very poor quality, citations incorrect, grammar, did not meet content requirement, I even had a duplicate sentence. I got an A on the essay and nothing was mentioned of all the errors. I don't think the professor even reads. I learnt nothing. Terrible school. This is side job for the professors.
Listen you can learn a lot from the program. Dont let the reviews on here fool you. However, what you learn is only up to you. All the content is there, but you arent actually taught anything by an instructor. They facilitate the course and grade for work. Thats it. You have to put in the work to actually retain and apply what you learn. I just finished my BS in Information Technology with a 3.75, and it was the easiest course load Ive ever taken. Most of the teachers dont even read the papers; I literally copied and pasted the same three paragraphs one time to make a 10 page paper and received a 95% (I forgot to cite). Its sad to admit but I wanted to see for myself if the instructor paid attention. Obviously they did not. This was true for almost every class I took. Sometimes Id completely bs a paper and get a 90-95%. The paper didnt even make sense. Long story short...you will take from this school what you want. Dont expect anything from the professors. I was told once that if I had questions that Id have to google them to help with a database issue for a program we were required to install on our computers. Enough said.
From the beginning I have had issues with enrollment, advising, academics, and disability services. This is not a real institution and should be condemned. There is a lack of morale and carelessness with the operations of the college. Go to the Harvard Extension School you will have a much better experience.
The comments here discussing how truly poor the instruction is are unfortunately true. I've had one good teacher. Amazing actually and it was evident they cared. Unfortunately, it is also incredibly evident that some instructors put zero effort into these programs and they are employed soley to roll cash. I've myself tried contacting instructors to verify assignment requirements. No response was ever given and the teacher gave me a bad grade. The classes often flow poorly and are rarely relevant to the course content.
I'm near completion of a BS in Information Technology and am very happy with my experience. I've earned a 3.96 GPA and had to work very hard for it. I've always treated my instructors with respect and they've done the same for me. Anytime I've had an issue or didn't fully understand something, my instructors or student advisor have responded to my questions in a timely manner. There have been very few technical difficulties since I started in September of 2015 and I don't regret choosing CSU-Global one bit. I moved from being a System Technician at a telecommunications company to being a Network Support Specialist II at a local university. My experience had a lot to do with that, but I know I wouldn't have been considered for the position without the courses I've taken. I also know that completing my degree increases the likelihood that I'll be able to move up in the future. You get what you put in and if you don't learn anything or you don't succeed, chances are it isn't the school's or anyone else's fault but your own. CSU-Global has the same expectations for all of their students from what I've seen. If you don't want to succeed, they won't make you and they won't do the work for you. I'm sure some people skate by and complete their degree without learning anything. I've seen some pretty poor work from other students and have often wondered if they passed or not, but I can say from experience that my work has always been graded fairly, whether it was good or bad. I will say that there is a lot of writing involved and if you don't improve your skills in that area quickly, you'll have difficulties in most of your courses. Some of the CLEP tests were extremely difficult as well and I wouldn't recommend them for everyone. My suggestion is to do your best work in the time you have, absorb as much of the material you can so that you can apply it to the real world, and don't be afraid to use their tutoring services and actually talk to your instructor. I know that when I complete my degree I will have learned a great deal, I'll be proud of myself for completing it, and I'll be able to apply my knowledge to my profession. If you just want a piece of paper, then CSU-Global probably isn't a good choice for you. If you want an education, I would highly recommend it.
Overall, I had a quality experience at the CSU-Global Campus. Like many other reviewers have said, you often get out what you put into it. The classes require lots of research and paper writing. This is a much more effective way to learn in comparison to simple regurgitation and testing, but it is challenging because doing a good job takes time. I transferred 90 credit hours into the program from a traditional state school. Between the two, I felt I learned the same amount in the CSU-Global classes as I had in my previous traditional college classes. Sure, there were some professors that I did not consider good, but this is consistent with every institute of higher learning. The trick for success is to be adaptable to each individual class, both in requirements and professor expectations. Most of my professors were excellent and guided me through many great academic learning experiences. Many of the negative reviews I read here are from people that do not grasp what a college level education is like, either they have outrageous expectations (classes are never about the success of one student) or they were not able to be successful and are therefore bitter (notice their writing). In terms of a degree being from CSU-GC and employer credibility, the individual must sell themselves and their degree. If an employer is unaware of CSU-GC they may brush off your degree, its up to you as the individual to change their mind. As the Global Campus is part of the same system as the Fort Collins and Pueblos Campuses, this is not hard to do. I cannot speak for other programs/classes within the school, but my teachers certainly graded to standard. No A's were handed out without proper justification. I highly recommend CSU-Global's undergraduate program, I found it on par with other traditional state school programs.
The professors are just facilitators. Most of them have at least two other jobs, so this is in no way their priority, and it shows. They don't create the content, they can't edit the content, and you're lucky if they even know the content. The content doesn't match the course description and is largely useless. There were numerous technical difficulties that the school created by launching new platforms before they were ready and then failed to fix, making what should have been an incredibly easy program unnecessarily difficult. The advisors will tell you that they're here to guide you, but they're not. They're here to manipulate you into staying and giving the school more money. This entire place is a scam. I got a 100 in my first class, which was a senior-level IT course, but I was made to feel too stupid to live by software that didn't work, professors that were rude and insulting, and advisors that don't care about students unless they're waiving the tuition money around. Some of the people do genuinely care, but for everyone else csu global is just another job that they'll half-a** at students' expense.
CSU Global is a great school! I finished my BS in Human Services earlier this month. The Professors are knowledgeable, kind, and helpful. My Student Adviser answered any questions that I had and returned my calls in a timely manner. The curriculum was very challenging and they had help available if you needed it. I've never had any issues with financial aid. The tuition is very affordable and, since I've been attending, has never increased. If you want a quality education for a great price then CSU Global should be your choice.
Very good school but Dont come hear if you need hand holding you will have a hard time. Also only experienced one toxic teacher but I just pushed through it and moved on. Good option for working individuals that can sit through a class and individuals that learn better solo both of which are true for myself. Thanks CSU Global Only wish you had cyber security degree then I would be return form my masters can win then all though.
I have taken a few classes here and it seems that for the accounting field they hire professional accountants. The problem is they are not teachers and do not do a very good job of explaining the material. The assignments are vague but you get points marked off for not having "superior" knowledge of a subject that you might have only studied a week or two. I am looking into another option that might actually prepare me for CMA or CPA testing.