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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.

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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.

5 out of 5
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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

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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.

4 out of 5
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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.

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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 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
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 out of 5
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Degree: Human Resources Management and Services, Other
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.

5 out of 5
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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"

2 out of 5
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

I have never been so offended by a group of bias professors. These professors seem to forget that the students at this institution are working adults with many experiences. The professors are so bias about there own beliefs they will never open up to the generation of students that attend this place. Guess what CSU. Not all of your professors are as credible as they wish to make us believe. I spend my hard earned money to be ridiculed and to be told I have not had the experiences that I share with the class. If I was not on my last class to graduate I would drop this school right now!

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