Colorado State University Global Reviews

  • 96 Reviews
  • Greenwood Village (CO)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,400
70% of 96 students said this degree improved their career prospects
61% of 96 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 5/21/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I am worried that this has been a huge mistake. I do not feel that I am being prepared to engage at the graduate level. The courses amount to very little to help develop competency in the subject matter. I am afraid that the expectation is for students to teach themselves and to present evidence of feedback through discussion forums so that CSU Global may claim that they are fostering a Socratic dialogue. Assignments are given in rapid succession with little review or feedback. Professor assistance comes most frequently in the form of links to instructional videos from other institutions."
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2020
  • Degree: Project Management
"I think CSU Global is a good school and I like their certificate programs. Therefore, this review is based on Financial Aid and how the school handles student accounts during the COVID-19 crisis. I had to withdraw from my final project management course due to the COVID-19 crisis, health issues, family and extenuating circumstances. Once I dropped the course funds were returned immediately to the DOE and my student account had an owed balance. I explained my circumstances and submitted a tuition appeal with a doctors note and my appeal was denied. After sending more emails to student services, financial aid, appeals department, student accounts and the president of the school who I could only find a Gmail for. CSU Global still handled my situation poorly and offered no resolution. I then called student accounts today and the student as the portal only offered 2 and 4 payment plans. Student accounts extended my payment plan to 12 months. Point of the review is I should have never had to go through so much stress and so many loops. This COVID-19 crisis, our loss of wages and circumstances should have been enough to approve the approve the appeal and remove the debt."
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I enjoyed my time with CSU-Global. I overlapped my courses and completed the program in 1 year. My advisor was always making sure my questions and issues were addressed. The instructors were good but one of my classes was with the Dean and it was quite bad."
Heath C
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
"The only reason I'm giving a 1 star review is that I cannot give them no stars. The Company is all about the money. The classes are not standard across the degree path one teacher tells you one thing another states something completely different. The support staff is utterly useless. I'm not sure why they call them advisers as they will only help to ensure you are in debt up to your ears. If you can get them to respond to you they are not going to help you other than to drag out the process hoping you will signup for another class. You will also quickly find that employers are not interested in a degree from this company. If you want to transfer to a real college they will tell you that most of your credit hours are not transferable. PLEASE DO USE THIS COMPANY. BUYER BEWARE!!"
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2020
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Current student in the IT program. Teachers are NOT teachers, they are facilitators. Complete the work and you are guaranteed to pass and graduate. The program for for the IT students, TestOut, is the biggest joke. You will repeat quizzes and labs in at least 3 or 4 classes. It does moves up in levels, but it is generally a repeat. Material and ans labs in the networking class are repeated in systems and security as well as intermediate networking. my god, then again in the enterprise class. ******, 'leader' for the it project mgmt class - what a joke. he will copy and paste comments over and over each week as he "grades" your work. it is a TOTAL waste. i have spent 21k for a BS in IT that in the end comes from a BS school, a BS program - this BS is real ... BS !!"
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2020
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I completed my MHA within two years and thoroughly enjoyed the coursework. Attending an online university calls for you to be a disciplined student. This was something I was already familiar with since I had completed my BS at a hybrid college. The instructors that I had were all experts in their field and made themselves totally available to me if need be. I was evident that they took an active role in reading all of the work submitted as the feedback was always beneficial in making my work stronger as the course went along. If I had to contact my instructor they always reached back out to me within 24 hours. I only graded one instructor poorly and this was a class within the specialization that we were required to take. Her assignments were often vague and she grade negatively based on instructions that weren’t there in the first place! The one thing I like about the school is that you do a massive amount of research and writing. With the exception of a healthcare finance class, every other class required you to write at least a 1,000 work research paper for 6 weeks, and a final paper of 3,000 words or more. With all of that writing and research you are bound to absorb new knowledge and apply it to your work life. The consistency with how classes are structured was also of enormous importance to me. The week starts on Monday for all classes with a discussion board due on Thursday. Papers and discussion replies are due on Sunday. No instructor is allowed to deviated from this which cuts down on all confusion about due date. Overall, CSU-Global is a great school that I was eagerly recommend to someone looking to meet their educational goals."
J Lark
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I’m almost halfway with my final classes. I started in June 2019 with 59 credits. Their core classes equate to 10 classes totaling 30 credits and the accept up to 30 alternative credits (CLEP, Straighterline, prior experience, etc). I’ll finish the last of my core classes in early-mid feb and it will be up to me to finish the rest, which hopefully I can wrap up in about 2 months. I chose CSU-Global cause I thought the name recognition would look better than other schools in my price range. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t looking for a degree factory, but at my age (35-36) I just needed to finish. My prior credits were earned online through my local community college throughout several years. Some of these classes were terrible so when I transferred to an actual university I was really worried. Shortly after I started I realized the quality was a lot higher. You can make the course what you want If you really want to dive deep you can do all the reading, if you want to pass, you can just read the small section related to the assignment and go from there. Most of the time I was doing the bare minimum and my lowest grade so far has been an 89.2%, barely looking at the book. Another thing about the books, they are almost all e-books and while slightly outdated, they are fine. The most I paid for a book was about $50 and I’ve only had to buy one physical book. With only usually doing the minimum, I have noticed myself applying things I learned from the courses, so I am actually learning. Everything about the advisors is true, they don’t stick around but you don’t really need a relationship with them. I got used to just emailing them with my questions (rare) and then calling them up when I needed more classes. My initial plan was to take 2 classes at a time in five increments. After the first 4 classes, I bumped it up to 3 classes at a time so I can finish a little early. While I think these classes are easy it doesn’t mean you can float through them. There is usually a discussion you need to post by Thursday and a paper to write which varies from 2-5 pages. It takes time but it is doable. I highly recommend this school if you are a working adult and need a respected school to finish your degree. I was lucky to have great education benefits at work so so far I’ve paid $0 out of pocket to this school"
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2019
  • Degree: Human Resources
"I completed my MHRM in two years and I enjoyed the coursework. It is heavy research and you have to be disciplined to complete per the schedule. Many reviews stated instructors and advisors weren’t reachable, I did not find this the case. I always received a response within 24-48 hours. I did have a couple different advisors, however, each one that left emailed stating they were leaving due to moving to another area of the school and introduced me to the replacement. I honestly feel the communication was great. Many of the instructors had time scheduled to reach them directly due to different time zones. There was only one instructor I rated poorly, and that was due to her delayed grading. However, once I reached out to her and gave a gentle reminder, she corrected the issue. At first, I wasn’t sure how much I was learning due to the mass about of writing I did. Now that I’m done, I honestly believe I did learn and had to apply a lot of practical experience to my studies. If you’re looking for a program that will guide or prompt you, this may not be the one. I used a lot of my working knowledge as a way to formulate my research. I was then able to take the research and apply it to my work. They offered a military discount, which helped financially. Overall, I enjoyed the program."
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2019
  • Degree: Project Management
"I chose CSU-Global because I wanted to take online classes in Project Management. Great school, everyone helped any time i had a question, I filled out the financial package and was granted time too pay on my schedule. Great classes. I had only one class that i thought the instructor was unresponsive, but I passed the class without his assistance and wouldn't say his lack of abilities affected me. I wasn't finishing my degree to advance at work, just wanted to get to the next stage in my life. Enrolled again for my Masters in Management and think this is a great school, never had any issues, and the programs are research based not memorization for testing like some schools. You will learn how to write effectively and receive positive feedback most of the time."
K Quinn
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"This review is regarding the online Global Campus. All of the classes I took at CSU-GC contained material that was riddled with broken links, typos, and incorrect test answers. The professors do not seem to write the lectures or assignments, and most are unfamiliar with their content. They are not able to correct these problems. There are frequent library database outages that make writing essays more difficult. The general education classes were comprehensive. You should expect to spend 30-40 hours a week on each general ed class, about double the amount of time that the syllabus recommends. The other classes rely heavily on business or work experience, contrary to the information I was given when I applied to the first time freshman program. I have experienced poor communication with all departments, from professors to student accounts to advisors. I am deeply disappointed and frustrated about the lost time and money I have spent on this college. This is by no means an exhaustive description of my difficulties, which have reached the point where I cannot continue. I cannot recommend this school."
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2019
  • Degree: Business Analytics
"I am just about to finish up the B.S. in MIS & Business Analytics. My impression of this school is that its great for working adults wanting to make something of previous credits they started; or even new college students wanting to get started in a direction but really aren't sure about college in general. This school/curriculum is NOT for everyone. The amount of practical knowledge you will get out of it is entirely up to you and how much you are willing to put in, including extra time that isn't assignment focused. The modules are designed with pre-defined material, so if you are the type that requires a knowledgeable professor to hold your hand and explain the ABCs, this probably isn't a good choice for you. The majority of instructors I have had rarely get back to you via email in time for an assignment; but I have had about 15-20% of very exceptional instructors as well in terms of the course content. If you are willing to read, practice and spend extra time in understanding you will be just fine - they emphasize this very well in the registration process. If you have the patience/money/time to go to a local University, by all means do. I've tried both and this lacks a lot in terms of a traditional college experience. But if this is your key to finishing up and making something of the credits you've already earned - it's worth your time. Tuition Deferral: One reviewer complained of being dropped half way through a class. For those who have employer tuition assistance, if you file the proper paperwork they will defer tuition payments an entire 30 days AFTER you complete the course. If you aren't completing the correct paperwork, you will get dropped - being an adult is hard sometimes I guess. Overall, I'm satisfied with my experience. I wasn't expecting it to be anything other than what it is - online education. It emphasizes self responsibility an inevitably added value to my personal business while putting me in a position to get a job in R&D Engineering at my current day job + 15k in salary. Assess your situation/wants/needs from your college career, and choose the format that works best for you - this isn't for everyone."
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
"I would not recommend this school at all. They are a pain to work with. NO financial help was given while I was there only loans! No other options and they were not helpful when asked about other options. The classes are primarily writing. Things are timed basically meaning that you can not work ahead easily. Things are messed up in that they do not have a main page for looking at things. They also partner with other places online so you are then creating and signing in to several different webpages for one class. This should all be done from a main page, but since it is not you are switching between several screens and remembering several logins. This is also a privacy issue for myself and possibly others. The career center does not offer help. Basically you research and go at it on your own. They do not help point in directions or say based on this I recommend this ect. When I complained online about them they erased my comments. So I will be posting more on as many sites as I can find. DO NOT recommend this school at all."
Returning to school
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Returning to college after 20 years in the job market was definitely an interesting proposition. While I have managed to work my way up to an executive level role for a large IT company, I wanted to complete my degree to open a few more doors down the road, as well as impart to my kiddos the value of a degree. Let me be clear, steer clear of this program. I would have been much better served spending a little more time researching programs and choosing the right venue. This place is a disaster, and the joke of advisers that they provide makes me want to pour a large glass of dark liquid. The classes seem to have a set schedule, but truly they are a joke. This place, as I refuse to call it an institution, has ended up costing me about $12k over the last year and a half and I have found that no other accredited university to take these courses as a transfer. It has been one of the largest wastes of time that I have endured. Trust me, spend another hour or two and keep looking for a real education."
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2019
  • Degree: Computer Science
"I would not recommend this online school to anyone who plans on college reimbursement from an employer. I went through the Computer Programming courses and was kicked out of a class mid assignment. Imagine working on an assignment for hours and then everything just disappears. No warning, no email, nothing, just everything gone. It took me a day to figure out what was going on. One class ended Sunday night at midnight and Monday morning the next class started. They kicked me out because they didn't get their money on Sunday while the class was still running. I'm using the college reimbursement, so I couldn't know if I was getting reimbursed on Sunday until I received a grade for the class. These guys could use a lesson in being a decent college. I just want to get through these last few hoops and be done with CSC."
Michael Diamond
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2019
  • Degree: Business
"I am just returning to complete my degree with Colorado State University - Global. CSU Global took the vast majority of my transfer credits from another university. The process was simple and the staff members were extremely helpful in getting me on track to succeed. Many of the questions and concerns that I had about returning to school so late in my life were addressed in a clear and concise manner. My enrollment counselor was available to speak with almost every time that I called, and if I had to leave a message, he promptly returned my call. My enrollment counselor assisted me with the process of getting my transcripts, the information necessary to submit them to CSU as well as information about the current scholarships that were available to me. He also provided me with the information to apply for financial aid. I realize some of this is just common sense type stuff, but it made a huge difference for me as i was in the process of moving out of one house and into another (on the same day), working my 40-hour per week job and working overtime. Without his assistance, I probably would have put school of for a longer period of time. I truly appreciate the time my enrollment counselor took to help me succeed in pursuing and committing to my degree. I enrolled in two classes initially; it appears as though it will be a lot of work, but I am committed to completing my degree as soon as possible and then moving forward with a degree in Information Technology. Hopefully, the information I have provided will be helpful in assisting some of you reading this to take a serious look at CSU and CSU Global. I would definitely recommend CSU Global for new students, as well as returning students like me."
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
"First of all - my advisors go through revolving door so frequently - I never know who is my advisor. Whenever I email them, I get "out of office." My IT degree requirements were a joke, they wanted me to take "Accounting" for a "required course. Most of my instructors respond nearly a day later. So if you come home from work, as most of us do, you started asking question to your instructor, you won't get it until the next day when you come home from work. There goes time. Many of my instructors are super vague with their instructions, they expect you to be already all knowing that is why you are going to school to learn s*** you already know. Most of them are PhD, and yet they are super dull. They have no people skills. They can't teach."
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
"I highly recommend CSU-Global for a few specific reasons- 1. Online - I live in the Middle East but wanted an American master's degree. The freedom and flexibility that online schooling provides can't be beat when you work full time and can't move to where the college is. 2. Affordable - With scholarships and opportunities for discounts, my master of science in teaching and learning was surprisingly affordable. 3. Professors - Just like any brick and mortar school, some teachers and students care more than others. CSU- Global is no exception. I never had an careless instructors but I did experience some that cared more than others. This is natural and a reality of education in many ways. 4. Learning - With online learning you get out what you put in. In nearly 2 years I probably wrote over 50 papers, created a teaching toolkit website, completed several in-module assessments (not graded), and read so many research papers and watched hours of educational footage. I enjoyed the multi-faceted approach to learning and know I'm a better equipped and more knowledgable teacher than when I began."
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2019
  • Degree: Business
"warning!!! This university is fake and worthless. All they really car about money. I do not want to talk about the education quality and what do you really learn through their programs. I want to warn others that when it comes to real life and work force you would be depressed to find that taking similar or equivalent courses at a community college would look better on your resume and more respected. Not to mention it is a lot cheaper and they also have a lot of online courses as well. The school standard is very low and i could not transfer any credit to some other universities when i was looking for a second bachelor or a master program. To be fair, it would probably work if you are in a career and just needed a degree to help advance or promote to a higher level withing the same agency or company. Other than it is just a waste of time and money. Even their master programs do not require gmat or any other test to be qualified unlike any other university cause its business and money is the goal."
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Yeah... Good luck getting an official transcript if you ever need one. Paid my outstanding balance over 3 months ago now and they still won't release a transcript. Worst school I've ever been to on all levels. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT GO HERE"
MHA Student
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2019
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"At first, like many, I was very skeptical about taking online classes. I had finished my bachelors at a traditional 4yr school so online courses didn't really seem like they would be helpful. Boy was I wrong! CSU-global is organized, professors are attentive, and the learning experience is a lot better than the traditional in a class setting. A week's worth of work: 1 discussion post (must always have scholarly articles for support), two responses to classmates, and typically a 5pg paper. I'm working a full-time job and can manage this-its not that bad. The discussion post force you to interact with your classmates, which is excellent because it enhances the learning experience, and the professor gives you constructive criticism! I honestly love it.Another awesome perk1. Resume Review- you literally submit your resume a professor reviews it and send you the edits you need to make2. Internship: You can interchange a class for a course! great opportunity3. Financial aid is responsive, organized4. THE PRICE!!! You're not being charged an arm and a leg to further your education. 5. Scholarship opportunity- honestly haven't taken advantage of this but they do have excellent opportunitiesThis is only my 4th class with the school, so I will edit my review as I progress with my education. I wanted to post this review because as I was searching for the right college, I stumbled upon this site, which prevented me from starting a lot sooner. If you see the trend in the bad reviews its really just because of the work, why would you expect it to be easy? If something is just handed to you, is it worth earning? Stay committed, and think what will be the ROI if I go to this school."