Columbia Southern University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (145)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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!
This is the best online university academically. However, they take forever to disburse refunds. They would have your funds sit in one spot until the last day they can hold it. I have been a student at CSU since 2010, so it is imperative that I get a good quality of education. Every school has some type of shortcoming, and CSU shortcoming is giving out refunds.
It is a good school. Classes were good and dealt with my field of study. Professors were knowledgeable and helpful. Only regret I have is they are not regionally accredited, only nationally accredited, that does not take away from the education I received. Just some employers require a regionally accredited school.
The courses are great! The format is presented professionally and follows easy! The professors are informed and experts in the field! The University staff is great! - I have NO complaints! I have been attending since 2013. I have attended several traditional Colleges/University schools, as well as attending several online Colleges, this format is by far the best! The professional improvement is clear and noticed by my coworkers, and managers. It has directly improved my professional standing and contributed to advancements in my career! You will need: Dedication, Time Management skills, Character and a 'Self starting mentality', and an ability to hit the ground runnning! the sessions are 8 weeks long and there is no time to 'catch up' - it isn't fair to you, your class mates, the professor's, or the University! Great School, Great staff and I am a proud Alumni! I am currently attending to complete my MBA and know the quality of that credential will be well accepted and applied in my professional setting! Good luck to all considering attending, welcome aboard and best wishes!