Colorado State University-Global Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (22)
The last 17 month at CSU-Global has been the best decision I have made when it come to getting my Masters. I was at another school before switching over to CSU-Global where I was paying a crazy tuition and still felt like I wasn't learning what I needed to help me further my career. I just finished my Masters degree and will be graduating this coming Saturday June 10th 2017. I had a wonderful experience with the instructors, classmates and courses overall. The staff and faculty are super friendly,helpful, understanding, and polite. I have had some times where I needed to turn in work late and pass the deadline and there was never an issue. This is truly an online school meaning you have to be the type of person that can learn from doing a lot of reading and interaction with other classmates during the weekly discussion module. I found that the instructors are willing to explain anything you do not understand. If you want a quality online school try CSU-Global. The programs are truly designed for working adults with families.
I graduated last year with my MS in Organizational Leadership. The program itself was really well put together and I felt I really learned a lot. I did a specialization in Project Management and those classes were definitely challenging but I think the challenge of the material helped me learn more. Overall my instructors were approachable and nice. I was able to email or call them when I needed help or support. The flexibility of not being required to log in at certain times made a huge difference for me as a working mom. Overall I have no complaints! As for the other reviews, I thought I should speak to those. Several of these are not actually for CSU-Global Campus but in fact CSU in Ft. Collins. These are separate schools. Especially to the person who posted about his MBA- that is not even a program offered! Maybe that's why he was unhappy with his education, he didn't know which school he was attending!
Hopefully this review will help someone decide whether or not to attend this school. So my opinion is NOT to attend this school, it is very poorly organized and not set up to actually teach you anything! To put it a simple way, the teacher do not teach anything, you have a discussion post every week about a certain topic, which is actually just an assignment because you really don't discuss anything, then you have a critical thinking assignment every week, which the teachers do NOT tell you anything about the assignment, you just have to figure it out on your own! Not to mention they are usually long papers that you have to write, the class I'm currently taking, the assignment is a 4to 5 page paper, EVERY week! So basically you are not learning anything because you try and finish a 5 pg essay every week plus the other assignments, final review DO NOT go here!! Also most of the teachers are rude!
I enrolled in the global online MBA program Fall 2010. CSU increased tuition on me AFTER I had enrolled. I never even talked to or met my professors, had TA's for every class and they were not helpful in the least. Financial Aid department messed up my student loans constantly in the couple of months I was there, then when I withdrew from classes due to all by required date, they reversed a loan for my laptop so that I would be in the negative on my account to get back at me, then sent it to the state for collections so that I cannot attend another university until I pay them. I have two prior degrees, one of which is from a reputable private Christian university and graduated Magna Cum Laude. I am a twice widowed mother too. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The way I was treated speaks volumes of the morals, ethics, character of this school and those who caused all these issues for me.
I attended CSU-Global part time from 2012 to 2016. I took a total of 19 classes and I had a wonderful experience with each class and instructor. The staff and well as the faculty is friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a quality online school try CSU-Global. The programs are designed for adults with full time jobs and families. You can complete your degree and still be a mom/dad.
I am a current student at CSU-Global and this University's policy is setup to favor the University. I recently encountered a situation where I had to request an extension due to unforeseen circumstances. I followed CSU's Incomplete Request and the instructor failed to make the exam available. It is going on one month and the between the Instructor and faculty members this issues continues to be unresolved. Their lack of communication amongst one another is poor and they will try to put the blame on the student. Luckily, I am strong willed and I continue to stand my ground and advocate for current and future students. Run away and choose a more reputable University that treats its students with dignity and respect. The Instructors are not helpful and they also refer you to the internet instead of actually teaching the class. If you get stuck you'll have to depend of the internet as instructors declined to guide you through assignments. If I wanted to teach myself I would not have paid so much money to get the job done. Run, run, run, away fast.
The only thing I liked about the school is when the classes started. I haven't liked any of the professors. The advisors are just plain rude. They treat veterans like children and withhold veterans benefits as long as they can get away with it. Just an overall horrible school. If I hadn't already started with this program I would leave. Unfortunately this is my second degree and if I transfer I will have to take additional classes. So I guess I am stuck dealing with their horrible online format and horrible administration for one more year. Do yourself a favor and see if Trump University is up and running again, it's probably a better option than CSU Global.
I took a few accounting classes as a requirement for work and got my As. The online environment provided to the student deserves 5 stars. The instructors, though, deserve not more than 2 stars, most claim to have PhDs and one of them 3 Masters (?). Respectfully I believe they were just mere moderators, cheerleaders at the most but I do not know what they learned in their PhD programs. Every time that I asked a question for clarification on a subject I received a copied-and-pasted text from some source, may be from the instructor's manual, the internet, who knows, but never his(her) own. Not added value there. In addition often misinterpreted my question, e.g. Inflation vs Taxation, when asked for a 2nd time and advised to read my question carefully, wow one instructor went ballistic, took offense and told me to wait till I took a more advanced class. So basically this instructor was telling me that I would not be smart enough to understand the explanation if provided. NONE of them prepared their classes, clarified concepts with exercises, often they directed me to You Tube! But aren't I paying CSU Global for my edu? CSU Global can do better.
I loved the campus and the city. It was a great atmosphere. CSU offered a wide range of classes and majors. I felt very prepared going into the real world and my class work definitely applied to my career.
I competed the first 3/4 of my degree at the brick and mortar college at Colorado State University Pueblo. Currently I am completing the last 3 courses of my degree program. Having attended both the B&M University and Global University I would rate them as being even as far as academic rigor is concerned. This was my first experience with online learning and I must say that CSU Global surpassed my expectations. I am an adult learner who expects to be challenged and CSU Global did not disappoint! The coursework challenged me to think critically and to provide research based academic material that supported my work. Each of my instructors were PhD credentialed professors who provided excellent feedback that enhanced both my learning experience and personal growth. My only disappointment would be that they do not offer a Industrial & Organizational Psychology Graduate program! CSU Global is the first and only statutorily-defined 100% online, public university in the U.S. with independent, regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. I strongly recommend it!