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: 7/17/2018
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"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."
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"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."
Kelli Anderson
  • Reviewed: 6/1/2018
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"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."
Gail Scheibel
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2018
  • Degree: Human Services
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2018
  • Degree: Business
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2018
  • Degree: Business
"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."
Megan B.
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2018
  • Degree: Hospitality Management
"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."
2016 Grad
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"I'm a very late bloomer and decided to get my bachelors degree in my mid-40s. I loved the flexibility of working from home when it was convenient. I also think I learned and retained far more in this format because we were required to do so much reading, and so much writing. Rather than cramming for a test, I was immersed in the subjects by reading, and then wrote papers on the subject. Yes, so much reading and writing takes a lot of time, but as a college student--at ANY school--you have to be prepared to commit the time. My instructors were all very responsive and knowledgeable. I have recommended CSU-G to many people."
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2018
  • Degree: Information Technology
"This is the first time I am doing online course. I chose CSU- global campus because fees here was very low compared to other colleges & secondly there was no need to answer GMAT. Its just 4 weeks have completed in this college & I have started feeling this is my mistake that i opted for this college. It is the worst college, where all you to do is study on your own. There is no help from professors. every week we need o submit critical assignment , portfolio assignment, around 4-6 pages & at the end the grades which you receive are very low. they will deduct your marks for nonsense reasons. they will give more importance to the format of the paper than the content. i don't understand what type of English the professor expects , who will always deduct your marks saying the sentence is poorly framed. You have to study almost everyday & at the end you get so less marks. Worst part is you need to always give reference for each n every sentence you write. That means you cant give your own suggestions, infact when the question itself asks give your suggestions. I feel I am simply paying to this college for just reading the material from the book & internet. There is no involvement from the college or instructors in your studies."
S. Merino
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"This school has great advisers and supportive with extending financial payment due dates a few weeks. The classes are great, however some material repeat the first few weeks. It is fast pace and I would advise doing one at a time unless you know you'll have time to commit to the reading. Reading the material will help you retain the knowledge and the assignments reinforce many of the core topics. Some of the classes are more challenging than others. Another recommendation is to understand the course topics including for your specialization. If your specialization is the similar to your core classes, you'll face a lot of similar information. It's better to take a specialization that distinguishes your core classes from the specialization. The only thing I would score down is that the assignments sometimes, not typically, do not go deep enough into the subject. But overall, you learn plenty to succeed in finance. I would suggest an option for real estate finance also."
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"I read a review that said instructors did not give feed back and that the weekly essays are almost 6 pages long. I have been going to this school for almost 3 years and love it! Unfortunately online schooling is not for everyone and it is not easy at all! It is very difficult and needs a lot of time and dedication! I was able to still maintain my A GPA, but it took me doing homework almost every night and 8 hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Yes there is a lot that you have to read and yes essay are due for the first 6 out of 8 weeks, but they start at 3 to 4 pages until you get to 8 weeks which are normally around 8 to 10 pages average. Professor's do respond to your grading you have to go into your work that you submitted and that is where any feedback is located. I loved going to this school! I will graduate 12-3 and will be starting my Master's degree next year."
Matthew Mazurek
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"This is a Master's level program, and some students may criticize the lack of feedback, but I have found the feedback to be excellent. The courses are challenging and expectations high. It's graduate school and it's the students responsibility to self start and learn."
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I have 5 classes left to complete my graduate program and I regret it. Is a waste of money and time, I learned nothing, the professors doesn't even give explained feedback of the points taken out of my work. The way is set up is terrible, you ready 5+ chapters and articles a week for just one course, do a discussion that is not related to the reading as well as papers that are 4-6 pages long every week that doesn't even help on learning any subject. You can't just focus on the reading because you have papers every week that they will never be perfect grade because the professor deduct points without any feedback. I just took a class with the school dean and it was the worst. It was super obvious that he doesn't like or know how to instruct. I just regret staying with them for so long. Oh, I also was dropped from 2 courses because of a balance due that I never received notification on and wouldn't expect it since I'm using 9/11 GI Bill."
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"The classes and instruction at CSU-Global were overall very good. Typical with all learning institutions that I have attended you will find some instructors and classes that are lacking. All in all I was very happy with what I learned and for information technology the hands on approach is the best way to go."
Adam S
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"A lot of adults assume that online classes are easy, they are not! Online learning is much harder than in-class learning. I got an Associate Degree in Science (Information technology) at a high quality community college, then enrolled at CSU since i move around a lot. The courses are very challenging and overloaded, writing three responses in interactive forums, weekly papers:4-5 pages a week, and a final project of 11-12 pages. Your professor would provide guidance if you ask, but nothing more. All of my courses (46 credits) i've taken here were all self efforts, reading material provided with the course and doing my own research. I sacrificed a lot when it comes to social life since i also work full-time as an engineer, but it is worth it. If you expect to get an "easy degree", look elsewhere, the curriculum is challenging here in a good way !!"
John S
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I wish I had thought to read reviews of this school prior to enrolling here. With that said; please be aware that this review is my opinion, and only one of many opinions, so please do your own research, and come to your own conclusions. First off, if you plan on having interaction with your instructors, you will need to look elsewhere. That's not an opinion just a simple fact, one I was unaware of prior to enrolling. I enrolled here mostly because of the lower tuition rate over my previous school; Colorado Technical University - Online. However; the money savings, is becoming questionable. I'm used to a more conventional education experience where you have an instructor/professor give a lecture, or presentation, or live chat, covering the material that will be studied for that week. Here, I have one class that has TWO, (yes 2) live chats scheduled over the ENTIRE 8 WEEKS! and my other class has NONE! I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of paying $350/credit hour to essentially do a bunch of book reports and teach myself. Granted, there is no such thing as a perfect school, CTU certainly had it's drawbacks, (aside from cost), but at least there the instructors held 2 live chats EVERY WEEK, not 2 in 8 weeks! As for the instructors, well I'm still a new student so I haven't been exposed to a large variety of instructors yet, (and it's looking like I never will be, aside from the occasional email). However, when I do email an instructor I've always gotten a response within 24 hours. Financial aid has been good in the fact that they explained everything to me, answered all my questions, and so far haven't given me any headaches. My biggest gripe is the fact that, like I stated above, I feel like I'm spending A LOT of money to be critiqued on book reports! For those who are curious this is the work load for a typical undergraduate course every week: Read Chapters 1, 2, & 14 in (insert book title), plus read these articles from 2 or 3 assorted websites. Then you Critical Thinking Assignment: Your well written paper should meet the following requirements: 3 - 4 pages in length, in addition to the title page and reference page, Formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, Cite a minimum of two scholarly sources, at least one of which is not provided in, or linked from, the course. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to find scholarly sources! Then you have your Discussion Board post, and project portfolio as well as your mastery exercises to complete. This is each week for EACH CLASS, so if you're like me and taking 2 classes each week, then you double the work I just described. All without instructor interaction, unless you reach out to them via email or phone call. In a nutshell, I don't feel like this is the right school for me, but for others it might be just what they are looking for. The key is to find the school you're comfortable with, can afford, and will provide you with a quality education that's accredited and recognized!"
Kat J.
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
"This school has been incredible!!!! My advisor was the best advisor I have ever had. I have been to a couple different in-person colleges prior to this, and CSU Global was by far my favourite. I learnt more from my classes than when I was attending school in-person. All of the interactions I had with any CSU Global staff were positive. I just finished, and I have been getting loads of interviews and furthermore, due to the content I have learned I feel prepared for these interviews and the positions I am applying for. I cannot wait to start my Master's. Choosing CSU Global was the BEST decision I have ever made for myself."
M. Blanchard
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2017
"I completed my undergraduate degree from a different online school. This curriculum is exceptional and the counselors are very responsive. I have enjoyed all of my professors in the Master's program and will be graduating in November, 2017. The professors have been very resourceful and responsive. The course work is challenging but very interesting. I am a non-traditional student in my mid- 50's and have found that this degree has increased my knowledge base tremendously, though I have been in a leadership position in healthcare for over 25 years. The information taught is up to date and very interesting! I would highly recommend this University!"
Eric E
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Despite what many of the reviews here say the educational quality of the school is fairly high. The setup with heavy reading and lengthy essays make students explore things in a very thorough manner. However, there are a large number of issues with their financial and student services. At the beginning I was told that I had room to fail or retake a few classes, however being a 3.88 GPA student luckily that hasn't been an issue. If it had been an issue I came to learn there's actually no extra room in my loans for any extra classes. I also found out that because so many classes are non-transferable there's not enough money left in my loans to even attend another school without paying out of pocket. Further I had to rework my loans myself to even be able to cover books ( they never tell you that there are terms you won't get your full grants). Coming to terms with this issue I decided to carry on. That is until yesterday, 2 weeks before finals, when my computer stopped working for no reason. Just like any other issue I had, the only solutions proposed to me or take more loans and fix it myself. They give no discounts for tech support they have no loaner computers for emergencies they have nothing to offer students in the way of services for really anything else either. The school seems to regularly use their distance to their advantage, so they can pass the buck back off to the student. I wouldn't recommend this school to anybody else, and I don't know what to do because I'm already stuck here, but all I know is I might actually fail a class because my computer broke and there was no way to get help."
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2017
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"Take each review with a grain of salt...everyone is different and has had their own experiences. I just completed my second course, and I would say that the program and school have been "okay". I previously attended community college (brick and mortar), and transferred to a private university (non-profit) for my bachelors in PH. My undergraduate degree program was also accelerated and fully online. I like that the classes are at least 8 weeks long, because it allows you to absorb the information. CSU Global also provides you an extra week to turn in essay assignments without penalty. The university really caters to working professionals. Life happens, and they understand that! I received an A- in my first class and an A in my most recent course. Do your work, put in effort, and you should receive no less than a B.I have had zero problems with financial aid! The university locks in your tuition so I have never had a price increase. I also received a 10% discount because my employer uses Ed Assist, so please check with your employer to see if they offer a discount! I am saving %150.00 on each course. I will outline what I like and don't like below: Pros: * Professors provide excellent feedback, timely responses, and generally seem well qualified to teach. All of my teachers have their PhD's from prestigious universities. * The CSU Global Library and student center is very helpful! They have templates for you to use if you need help with formatting. *My Advisor is always available when I need her. My Enrollment Advisor was even better! She was so helpful. *There are weekly assignments and you are given 1 week extra to turn in assignments without penalty. *The university is a part of the CSU System which has an exceptional reputation. *The program is quite affordable when compared to other schools. You do not have to pay any "out of state" fees. * Many programs to choose from and I love that there is an abundance of specialty's to also choose from. Cons: *There is no live lecture which I feel should be required. This provides students and staff the opportunity to clarify their understanding, which is how I typically learn. Since the school does not mandate lectures, you basically have to read on your own and figure things out for yourself. It is very much a "home study" program. * You're going to feel like a robot...all classes are essentially the same (discussion, weekly essays, and final portfolio essay) *The school lacks "real world experience" opportunities. Example, my friend attends a local university (brick and mortar) and for her MBA assignment, her school partnered with businesses so that they get "hands on" experience. It would be great if CSU Global could do this for their students, I am sure it would be challenging since students are all over the country, but they should try. It would bring great value! *The school lacks any type of traveling opportunities (at least from what I am aware). Example, my friend at UC Berkeley went to Peru and now the DR for educational purposes. * When scheduling a class, you can't see who the professor will be. I love to utilize rate my professor type websites. This provides me with the opportunity to weed out any professors that I believe are sub-par."