Columbia Southern University Reviews - Emergency Management

3.65 out of 5 stars
(3 Reviews)
67% of 3 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 3 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.1 out of 5 stars
Disappointed - 2/20/2019
Degree: Emergency Management
Graduation Year: 2019
"Professors give no legitimate feedback. They use cut and paste responses. "Good job (student's name). Keep working hard." Professors add nothing to the pre-made courses - no video lectures, no supplemental material, nothing. It makes one wonder why they work in education since they have no knowledge to share. They are merely paper graders. "Professors" will nitpick you over APA and the appearance of your assignments rather than on the content. Many of the pre-made study guides were filled with errors and broken links to articles and videos they wanted you to view. When you contact the student resolution office, they play the game of "you didn't complete the complaint form" even though you wrote a lengthy explanation of your complaint via email. They will "conduct and investigation into your complaint" but not address any of your concerns. The professors are always "within the grading rubric", even though they don't actually read your assignments because it's a rubber stamp process, so making a complaint is pointless. Your complaints get escalated to a different person, but it's always the same generic response you receive. Administration has no genuine interest in student's concerns OR improving their program. Their goal is increasing enrollment only. This "college" was a disappointment. It is nothing more than a correspondence school, not a university. The tuition is low for a reason....very little human labor involved. You're paying for automated feedback and responses. The assignments are cookie cutter - meaning they are the same for each course. An essay, an article review, a powerpoint, and research project. Nothing original or unique...nothing to stimulate the student's interest in going deeper or allowing their creative juices to flow. Very boring courses and you come out feeling like you've learned nothing. It's probably better to go to the library and read books on the topics because you don't get much from the courses and there's no interaction with the professors to stimulate learning or discussions. This "university" does the bare minimums to get by."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Howard H. Walmsley - 7/14/2016
Degree: Emergency Management
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have attended Columbia Southern University to achieve a masters degree in emergency management. I am please to day, I love the school. The staff and professors are very knowledgeable and made it easy for me to begin my courses. My professors were all Doctorate level and very impressive. I learned a more than I thought about a subject I was already passionate about, and I found the school to be the best decision I ever made. I hate to leave after graduation. Go Knights!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Todd - 6/28/2016
Degree: Emergency Management
Graduation Year: 2016
"I have earned 3 degrees from CSU. My scholastic exposure to a higher education of my field from professionals in their field was phenomenal. It was hard work and the professors expected the hard work to come from me. While the expectations were high, so was the encouragement and ability to contact my professor with any questions I may have had. My experience was better than I anticipated. I would recommend this college to everyone. When it came to using the advisory staff for starting college and advancing through the degrees, I found them extremely helpful and always courteous where I found some colleges with a take it or leave it attitude. Everyone is friendly and helpful."
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