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5 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Courses were relevant and thorough. The staff and faculty support was great compared to my previous college. Free course materials encourage students to enroll and pursue their educational goals with no hefty financial constraints. Educational quality matches any traditional brick and mortar school.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Graduation Year: 2016

CSU is a great school!!! The professors in the Business Management/Human Resources program were excellent. They offered informative feedback on written assignments. I would highly recommend CSU to anyone seeking a degree but still has to maintain a home and family.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I loved this school and really think it's the most affordable online degree program. Yes it requires a lot of writing and extensive research on most assignments but most of the instructors are lenient and understanding. They will work with you if you really want to achieve a good grade. In my opinion it's a great school to earn your degree and it's very doable with my busy full time job.

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5 out of 5
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Degree: MBA in Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2019

CSU is a good school. My professors have been excellent and I have learned a lot from all of my courses. The program does require a lot of work but it is worth the effort since there is so much knowledge to be gained. I went to a traditional brick and mortar school for my undergrad and have definitely needed to put forth more effort in this program. If you are considering furthering your education, I think CSU is a great choice.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 1999

I attended for 1 semester, when I transferred schools none of my credits transferred. The college algebra course I took wa actually Pre algebra. A waste of time and money. Don't let the free books and self paces course be the reason you attend this garbage university

2 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2017

This school is complete garbage! I know you will read this and sign up anyway but you too will end up regretting it. This school hires mediocre, self absorbed professors who grade you as if you are their colleague instead of their student. They have zero interest in teaching you anything but instead want to put you down to make themselves feel better. This school acts like they are on the same level as Harvard and NO ONE will even accept any credits you earn here. Complete waste of time. Financial Aid staff and enrollment staff are super nice but that's because they want you to enroll and then you are turned loose to deal with the garbage professors at this school. Don't waste your time and money!!

2 out of 5
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Degree: Project Management
Graduation Year: 2016

The curriculum was very mediocre. Basically just turn in assignments and expect a hundred on everything. I would advise anyone else to spend the extra money and go to a REAL school. These credits don't transfer to any legitimate colleges, although some some other bogus degree mills schools around the country will accept them.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

Please stay away from this school. It is a complete waste of time and money. It takes over 3 weeks for instructors to get back to you. A complete lack of professionalism. I have to file several complaints just to get a response from instructor. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2018

I have attended 5 colleges (3 online and 2 local while going to CSU). This school has never once let me down. I am amazed there is anything less than 4 abd 5 star reviews. The professors are great and provide real life knowledge and application to the curriculum. My advisor (Patty Russell) has been so helpful throughout getting my As, BS, and as I go into my MS. The professors have made themselves available to me both during and after I have completed their classes; I've even reached out to one for help with an OSHA inspection. I cannot say enough about this school.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Graduation Year: 2017

First and foremost, CSU is nationally and not regionally accredited. However, there are many schools that will take a direct transfer of credits including the University of Maryland University College, Grand Canyon University and Waldorf College. One of the common aspects that I see is that the courses are easy and many feel they are not working as hard as they should for their degree. I work with people that have graduated or go to Emery Riddle, Auburn and the University of Arkansas and really, none of the course work looks any harder or more intensive than CSU. Now, I'm enrolled at Arizona State as a junior working on a degree in Spanish while actively pursuing employment at the community college level.

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