Columbia Southern University Reviews - Information Technology

4.13 out of 5 stars
(3 Reviews)
100% of 3 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 3 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
samuelj - 8/28/2017
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2010
"I graduated with a BScIT in 2010 and I am currently enrolled in a 2nd BSc course (information systems security with a concentration in homeland security) The courses are definitely not easy. You are required to put in the work and you will EARN your degree. My instructors were helpful for the most part, with one or two exceptions. I have seen a few reviews complaining about the school, with those individuals listing their field of study as engineering. CSU doesn't offer engineering courses or any engineering degree, so I wouldn't lend too much weight to those reviews. I like the school. Otherwise i wouldn't being pursuing a 2nd degree."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Stephen smith - 12/19/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015
"This school is great if you like online classes. They have set rules for class an work that has to be done. If you like a brick mortar type school then you should search else where. Online class give you a freedom to work full time job an get work done around a house. No set tell when to study. But they have a set time an date when the assignments have to be in or it late."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Scott - 5/12/2016
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012
"I graduated from CSU in mid-2012 w/ a B.S. in Information Technology w/ a 3.8GPA. I was able to transfer in 75% of the credits needed thanks to my A.A.S. degree completed at a community college, several IT certifications I had and a couple classes from a college attended years earlier. I know for a fact getting a B.S. in IT helped me get 2 different IT-related jobs since 2012 and helped me switch careers after the recession. CSU is a nationally accredited school, which means it is 100% legit and fully-recognized by the United States Government as a legitimate, reputable university. CSU has now been around for decades at this point. CSU's classes, expectations and class structure/workload is consistent and well-crafted for it being 100% online. The biggest selling point for me was the # of credits they transferred in, the low cost per credit ($200 when I went) and the take-classes-at-any-time approach vs. needing to work full-time and figure out how to attend a real, physical school Mon-Fri. I think schools like CSU are the future for people because a regular state school can charge $20k/annually for tuition+room & board and frankly, they guarantee no better job than anything else. I would recommend going to a community college to get years 1 & 2 from face-to-face learning, for even cheaper than this ($100-125/credit hour) and then for years 3-4 going to a school like CSU. And for people whining about accreditation and not being able to go beyond, that's hogwash. Regionally accredited schools like University of North Alabama offer Master's Degree programs (which again can be taken online) to CSU grads and don't penalize/look down on them at all. So you can get the best of both worlds. If I had any complaints, it's that, having gone to a 4-yr. school years ago, you get ONLY the education stuff and none of the college life stuff. Second, it feels isolating never meeting classmates or teachers, so it's equivalent to self-study. Third, I wouldn't recommend doing all 4 years at CSU - just do 1-2 years at most. I think 120 credits at CSU wouldn't be a wise decision - just transfer in what you can from elsewhere - they take just about anything relevant."
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