Columbia Southern University Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
(179 Reviews)
86% of 179 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 179 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Quynh Trang - 1/14/2016
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2011
"It was tremendous learning experience ever with CSU. Great professors and staff. They provided support indeed and contributed lots of their working and living experience to the contents that helped understanding easily new concepts and definitions. Our professional career and understanding enriched with many updated business cases and sharp analysis from professors. The MBA changed my life at all!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Shawna - 1/13/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"I enjoyed this school. I had great advisors and professors. I was married shortly before graduation and needed my name changed. This way my name appeared correct on my transcripts to make it easier when applying for jobs. The first job I applied for after graduation, I got thanks to my degree! As far as those complaining about disbursement, don't count on student loan money. Work! I worked full time out of town 4 days per week while getting this degree."
5.0 out of 5 stars
P. Stanley - 1/2/2016
Degree: Fire Science
Graduation Year: 2014
"Great college! Columbia Southern gave me the opportunity to work, while I was in college. My hours are different than your typical 9 to 5 job, so I could complete assignments late at night, weekends, or early in the morning. The professors were encouraging and honest. This college was a wonderful experience for me."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Jeff Billups - 12/11/2015
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015
"I completed my degree at the age of 57. I am preparing to start the Masters program for Occupational Safety and Health. I started the bachelors program in 2010. This online program worked for me. It was challenging and informational. The support staff was of great help through out the process. Enjoy the challenge"
4.5 out of 5 stars
James - 12/9/2015
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"Great experience with CSU, especially after a negative experience with University of Phoenix. The tuition is very affordable compared to other online colleges and a fraction of that charged by UoP. My classes were much more challenging than what I experienced in the same program at UoP which seemed to be extremely team oriented and CSU was more focused on individual success. I am now considering returning for a Masters degree."
3.1 out of 5 stars
none - 12/6/2015
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015
"Instructors are very inconsistent. One instructor was extremely bias, would not return emails, made obvious errors in grading and the University would not make corrections. The administration surely must condone such action. I would definietly not choose Columbia Southern again, or at least Reed."
1.0 out of 5 stars
AG - 11/30/2015
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015
"Disbursement takes forever!! Do not go here if you're a struggling and think funds will help you out. You'll turn gray faster waiting for them to release funds. Classes are very easy and weren't that challenging. Once enrolled the "niceness" stops. My advisor was horrible about communication. I wish I went to my local college."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fran Kirby - 11/27/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"A tremendous learning experience. While not nationally know, the classes were challenging with a lot of work involved. The cost was reasonable and the instructors and staff were tremendous every step of the way. A great school to earn a degree for working people."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Overall, I'm pleased - 11/25/2015
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2015
"I'm very happy with my decision to go to CSU. I had great professors and staff that was willing to assist me in my journey. The only negative I can say is the disbursement process is extremely slow. A lot of students need funds to help while attending school. I've had to wait 3-4 weeks to receive funds after the semester has started. This week disbursements posted but because offices are closed wednesday until Monday of next week, nobody has received funds. The financial aid office just says we have 14 days to release funds. Let me tell you, they take full advantage of those days. There shouldn't be that much of a delay and it's unfair to students and needs to be changed. Other than that, it's a great school and affordable compared to other online schools."
4.7 out of 5 stars
L.Hernandez - 11/23/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"Columbia Southern university is a great school. I waited nine years to get back into college I was more worried about making money then owning money to the government. The school really helped me slide back into the groove. What I found amazing was the access I had to real people such as advisors and instructors to the ease of getting online to complete the work. I been working full time as a law enforcement officer and sorry to say completed some discussion boards in between dispatch calls. One story I like to share was I forgot about a discussion board, I completed the assignment with a kindle fire on the beach it took forever but it shows how easy access was (Computers, Kindle Fire). I learned a lot from the classes and read examples which matched real world issues in the field such as juvenile crime. My employers two sheriff offices and now the federal government all recognize my degree so don't worry its a real school with real results. In closing the school and college experience was great and I went back for the bachelor as a challenge. "Good Luck""