Columbia Southern University Reviews

4.01 out of 5 stars
(176 Reviews)
86% of 176 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 176 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/7/2014
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2013
"I always had a doubt about online university, especially when the educational institution is accredited by DETC. However, Columbia Southern University (CSU) changed my view. Tuition was affordable and their generous book grant helped me a lot to get me a bachelor degree for my employer. Even though, my employer does not provide tuition assistance for nationally accredited university, I got promoted to a managerial position shortly after I got the degree of BS in Organizational Leadership from the CSU. Due to flexibility of CSU's online course, I was able to study around my busy work schedule. I definitely recommend CSU unless you are planning to go IVY league schools to land a job in White House or something."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/13/2013
Degree: Psychology
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"Tell us about your college experience.I have been to many school's and this is the first time I am writing a review about one of them. After searching for a while for an online school to get a different perspective (I have been to a lot of on-campus school's). I am going to be starting my second class with this school and so far, I love it. My academic advisor is extremely helpful, every time I email her, she either calls me back as soon as she can or emails me back as soon as she can. My student representative is also very good. I have emailed her a few times and she has also been very helpful. My first class, which I am about to end, is a good starting point for this school. At first I was a little annoyed with the teacher for not getting back to me but then I realized it was the weekend and he got back to me on Sunday night, not realizing the time difference. I enrolled in this school using the per course enrollment, just on the simple fact of if I didn't like this school but turns out I do. I just got my books for my second class, very fast and reliable. I am not military, I was just tired of going to campus and it just not seeming to get me anywhere. I choose this school because I want to start a family school and this school seems to fit me very well. I can download my assignments anytime and also submit my assignments anytime. It is a great school so far.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Yes I would choose psychology for my degree just because I am very passionate about psychology.What advice can you offer other students?My advice to students about college is to put yourself in school, try not to get burned out of school, push yourself to achieve great things and never loose faith in yourself."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Greg - 11/6/2012
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Graduation Year: 2012
"I am two classes away from a Bachelors in Occupational Safety and Health 40% graduation rate. I am active duty military and this is a great school for me. very flexible. I really enjoy this school because I can log on whenever I want to complete my classes. With my degree program my grade is not based off of group projects (this comes in handy if you really care about your GPA vs. joining other schools and joining someone who just wants to knock out a class).,Trust me, when you want to be marketable you want that GPA, it helps with the whole package. Also this school has group forums that are optional, I do not have to worry about logging on and putting in my two cents to someones comment in fear of not receiving participation point that will effect my GPA. What you put in, is what you get out.If you want the grade you have to work for it. The student services programs are very helpful and always there when you need them. There are plenty of programs within the school that will help you in your classes such as tutors, student success center, student forums, class forums, online libraries, etc... I hope you do your research and best luck with your educational choice."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Laverne Holden - 4/7/2012
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2014
"I am finishing bachelors degree in orgnaizational leadership from here. I must say this is the best college for the working military and family. They transfer alot of your work history or if you're military from your AARTS and any current course like opsec and security awareness etc. While online, I can tell you it's not as easy as some people may think. This college is meant for the working/family person that does not have the time to sit in a class room environment. As a military wife with childrena dn working full-time this is the perfect fit for me. I also chose this school because hands down it is one of the cheapest schools you will find hands down!The staff is friendly and work with you every step of the way through the school. I would highly recommend Colunbia Southern to anyone who is ready to excell and are motivated to complete this at an accelerated pace."
out of 5 stars
Anthony D Richardson - 4/26/2011
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"While working for the US Department of Justice in Miami, Florida, I decided to pursue my education.I found Columbia Southern University's program in the area of Criminal Justice very informative.Upon receiving a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice I am sure it assisted in furthering my career.Shortly there after I received a promotion in the area of Special Investigations."
out of 5 stars
James Lund - 3/12/2011
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"I am getting ready to receive my bachelors degree from here. First off this is the perfect college for the working military guy. They transfer alot of your work history off your smart transcript. I have completed 10 courses through their Business Administration degree and I can tell you its not as easy as some people think. I have written over 160 essays and 2 research papers in those 10 classes. Although they are not regionally accredited they are nationally and would not recommend them to an 18 year old high school grad. This college is meant for the working/family person that does not have the time to sit in a class room environment.The staff is friendly and work with you every step of the way through the school. If you are in the same boat as me than i would highly recommend them to you."
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