Colorado State University-Global Campus Reviews
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Those who claim the education value is top notch at CSU Global must have a 5th grade education. This online University is an absolute JOKE and before you start classes here you better do some serious research. The universitys president Becky Takeda-Tinker wrote a book in 2018 regarding her idea of hiring instructors that have real life industry experience. Rather than hiring professional educators to teach at CSU Global. The idea was the instructors would then be able to have discussions on actual real life experiences and share them with the students. The problem I experienced along with all the students who were in the 20 some classes I took at CSU Global was the instructors were vertual nonexistent therefore, most of us taught ourself the course material. With instructors working within their specific industry full time, teaching at CSU Global was a side job. The last thing the instructors wanted to do after working in their respective careers 40 plus hours a week. The last thing they wanted to do was answer students dumb questions. Most often instictors were not engaged with the course and their weekly discussions for each student was copied and pasted within each students discussion. Instructors rairly imgaged in discussions with follow up responses. I was left to learn the course material on my own using the course text book and Google search. Because of the information that was provided by the school to the instructors and then shared with the student was worthless at best. It was up to the student to find the required information on their own every week in order to complete the weekly assignments. This took an absorbent amount of time each week to complete the assignments, not only were weekly discussions required per course, multiple page research papers were required. None of the instructors were provided with what an APA formatted paper should be formatted. Every 8 weeks when classes changed the instuctor would have their own idea of how an APA format should be written. This was problematic since the instructor would not provide the students with prior instructions outlining their idea of APA formatting. This is not an over exaggeration in any way, I know after the first week of a new course there would be a weekly discussion about the instructors APA requirements. It wasnt unusual that I would have to write week ones paper a second time because the process I had just spent 8 weeks using was not the right formate CSU Global required. I reported this to advisors on multiple occassions but nothing ever changed im nearly two years. The little bit of course material provided to students usually had multiple errors. Which could consist of bad URLs, conflicting instructions, missing information, spelling mistakes. The course syllabuses were full of mistakes and if brought to the instructor attention they would mostly ignore the post / email. Instructors do not have access to any of the course material, course syllabus, posted with in Schoolology Online Portal. Only CSU Global has the ability to update, change, or manipulate anything course related. Information would only be corrected every other year. Can you believe the amount of students that see the same mistakes within a given course syllabus before something is actually done. Of course no amendments are made or noted prior to any update. The instuctor cant even note it, within the course outline to proactively notify students of the known errors. This would be too easy for the student and God forbid they provide help. This education ended up costing me just under $35,000 and when I think about having to pay money for an education I did not get, it infuriates me. I laugh when I think about the education value, since I graduated with a 3.7 GPA. I would like to believe that I learned the marterial needed to earn the GPA, however, I am more than certain I was giving grades I did not truly earn considering many instructors only looked at assignments long enough to confirm the required information was discussed. As long as an attempt was made in the right format and required amount of pages had been completed it was an A paper. You couldnt copy from any other document because everything had to be checked by a similarity score simulator. There were many courses I took that the instructor never bothered to register the class and activate the program. I would bet it was overlooked because the instructor was not informed of the requirement by CSU Global. Students would never say anything if it was not activated because this meant they could plagiarize their assignments without question. Unless, it was an English course the instructor was never going to read a class of 30 students 10 page weekly assignments. In 8 weeks time they would be reading and grading 2,400 pages give or take. Haha, never going to happen especially while they are working a full time job and taking care of their family. The only thing this allows CSU Global is the opportunity to sell a would be instructor on how simple it is for them. Unlike an actual teacher or professor they actually have to work for the money they earn. Instuctor with CSU Global dont have to worry about the weekly lesson plan, everything is posted online and they dont have to worry about coming up with anything, everything has already done for them. CSU Global instructors are only required do one discussion post per week and post one weekly grade per student. You would have to be brainless to not want to be employed by CSU Global, they are basically giving money away and requiring little in return. They dont require their instructors to have any of the basic teaching qualifications as long as they individual Has real life industry experience. Anyone who is considerate, passionate, understanding, accountable, with ethical standards should not apply. Those who believe the school is all about the bottom dollar even though the school is supposed to be a not for profit university. Please dont make a 35 thousand dollar mistake like I did. Do research and make sure that you choose the absolute best education. Those wanting to pay for their degree this is essentially what their IT degree program requires. Be smart, Good Luck!
I've been very pleased with CSU Global. All of the administrative staff I have interacted with have been upbeat, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and quick to respond. I even won one of thier internal scholarships so regular people do win those. I majored in accounting for my BS. I feel the coursework was very in depth and comprehensive. My issue with accounting was that I had no background in it and stuggled to find relevance to my daily work life. By the time I realized I had no interest in accounting I was so far in I didn't want to change majors. I am currently attending for my MS in healthcare administration. I work in medical billing and my classes now are so relevant to my work it's amazing the difference. The reading materials and paper topics are exactly what upper leadership at my hospital discusses and I feel so in tune. This is a heavy reading and writing program but that's to be expected since it's online. My writing has improved. Some teachers give excellent feedback, others more meh. I have had no negative teacher experiences. If you're outside Colorado I can see people thinking this is just another random online school. If you're in Colorado though this school is well known and respected. I work for the largest healthcare provider in the state. I know several people attending this school and all are competent mid level staff and managers. Nobody has ever discounted my degree or CSU Global to my face. I won a scholarship at work and they knew I was attending here. If you're established in your career or industry this degree will enhance your resume. Nobody pretends it's a Harvard MBA but it doesn't need to be. Adults with full time jobs can really improve themselves at this school. I'm excited because my in-progress MHA has already made me a good candidate for promotions. Tuition is very affordable and there is so little red tape regarding admissions and financial aid.
Regret going back to complete my degree at CSU Global. Peers and employers dont view it as a valid institution, and I truly have to agree. The majority of your class work revolves around writing papers, and as long as you meet the bare minimum requirements (length, number of sources, address each point) you will get an A. I graduated with a 4.0 and can say I didnt learn a thing. Waste of time and money. Work hard at your job and you will end up better off than paying for a piece of paper that no one views as legitimate.
Highly recommended for self-motivated adult learners. I really have no idea what people are expecting when they attend college online. I see lots of reviews complaining about the fact that they have to provide research papers weekly and a longer portfolio project. Yes, this is true. Do they hold your hand? No, they do not. Are most professors highly approachable and friendly, willing to answer questions about the subject matter? Absolutely. Bottom line: If you attend CSU-Global you will do lots of research (reading -huge amounts-), answer discussion posts and prove that your studies paid off via the research report. AND you will be treated like an ADULT with EXPECTATIONS that you MANAGE TIME appropriately. Is it easy to write research papers? No, it is not. But you learn so much if you are willing to put in the work. Once you graduate, CSU-Global is HIGHLY committed to your success as well.
How is a student supposed to have faith in an online university if you can't access your assignments because of non-stop maintenance? 3/4 of the time I could not even login into the portal, and when I did get logged in, the portal had limited functionality. Because of this, I decided that I would withdraw as I didn't have faith in their online learning environment. When attending an online university, you should be able to access your assignments any time of the day Note: This was only my second week in and I plan on not re-enrolling. This was extremely frustrating, as I was really hoping to complete my Bachelor's degree.
Best decision I ever made. The school was awesome in every way. The fees were reasonable and as long as you did your work and turned in all assignments the professors helped you achieve your goals. I have not even received my diploma yet and got a huge raise at work just for completing my Bachelors. Please make a difference and change your life. Pick this school. You will not regret it.
Colorado State Universitys Global Campus is an online campus that allows for student everywhere to enhance their educations and continue their lives, while changing themselves for the better. It is an educational institution that prepared me well for perusing a higher education. The schools online format, and the accelerated programming, made learning easy and fun while allowing me to continue working. Without the availability of an online format, working full-time, and going to school full-time would not have been possible. My degree, in Human Services, was well presented. The school provided excellent materials to ensure I was adequately informed about my chosen field and would have relevant information to complete papers and other class assignments. Additionally, the professors were very knowledgeable and provided a great deal of insight, and many personal experiences, to enhance learning objectives. The professors gave great feedback on both assignments and discussions. They also maintained consistent and appropriate communication with the students in both the online classroom setting and through the personal contact, when needed. Both the faculty and the school were understanding of the stresses and dedication involved in earning an online degree. The school provided access to many literary sources, which was included in the tuition price. The cost of an undergraduate degree at this university is comparable to many other state schools and was offset by the many opportunities to receive Colorado State University Global Campus scholarships. Personally, these scholarships made it possible for me to continue my education and earn my undergraduate degree.
I have recently graduated with a bachelor's from CSU Global. Overall, it was a good learning experience that prepared me for a promotion at work. Taking classes here is not for those who cannot manage their time. You have to put in the work, every day. I have fallen behind a couple times, and it can be difficult to catch up. The professors are for the most part helpful, though I have had a couple who seem to be running on autopilot. Grading can vary, some are strict while others are not, similar to ordinary schools. It is all self taught, you have to put the effort in to learn, and do the research. The material is not going to be forced down your throat. A discussion board post is due each week with 2 replies to others posts. A 2-3, sometimes 3-4 page paper is due most weeks, with a 8-10 page portfolio project due by week 8.
I left before I graduated. The instructors are so poorly attentive. The level of instruction is not at a college level. They mark down papers and have to return the points they marked off due to their negligence. I do not recommend this college. It is not a scholarly environment.
I enjoyed this school. I had trouble with my adviser at the beginning, but that was rectified and have been satisfied since. The work can be intense, but it is only 8 weeks so that makes sense. I loved the tutoring site. It was a real asset for the essay reviews and math. I think it can be like many professors in brick and mortar schools, some give really good feedback and others it can be a struggle. You should be prepared to learn a lot on your own, and do a lot research because that is part of the online experience.