California Coast University
Review Averages: 7.9 out of 10
California Coast University Reviews:
B.S. - Management - January 6, 2016
Not sure why so many people gave bad reviews saying that the tests and papers are so easy and a joke. I work my butt off and I find everything very challenging. I highly recommend CCU to anyone and everyone that is interested in a self-paced education. I'm in the Bachelor of Business Management Program and it is no joke! I am very pleased with my education. They also are awesome with transfer credits. I received my Associates Degree in General Studies in high school and everything I had earned transferred and I only had to take 16 classes of the 42 to complete the program! If you utilize the ability to get in touch with the staff they are great. The only negative thing I don't like is the fact that they do not give you the answers to the pretests you take before you start the course. I feel that is a great learning tool that they should start doing.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Business DBA - November 30, 2015
I received a doctoral degree in business in 1978 when it was still Cal Western. My other degrees were from the University of Nevada, BA and MA in Economics and a master's in statistics from the University of Arizona. I retired from the Army Corps of Engineers and never had my degree questioned when hired. I expect the USA OPM (Office of Personnel Mgt.) did their due diligence and fully vetted out my degree.
M.S Engineering Mgmt-Positive Experience
Engineering (Management) - September 6, 2015
I earned a M.S in Engineering Management in 1999 and since then have not had one company question the value of my degree. The course work was very thorough and challenging. Due to my work schedule I took several years to complete the degree and CCU supported my over the time and while I worked is several foreign countries. I see they no longer offer the engineering programs, which is unfortunate as my experience tells me these programs were well worth the effort. I graded their "Use of Technology" low, but this was 15 years ago and I suspect they have caught up with available educational technology. VH Homer
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Best Available For My Situation - Update 2
Engineering (Management) - July 4, 2015
Jerry 1986 PhD Engineering Management retired again for the third time which is voluntary due to old age 69. Since my previous review I learned the Engineering program continued to operate at CCU for students who were already enrolled, but new students were not being accepted into the Engineering program by agreement with DETC. My CCU degrees helped me to succeed in corporate careers, and enabled me to work in a large central research laboratory where nearly everyone had a PhD. The CCU degree enabled me to find continuing employment when needed occasionally in old age and to continue working until I chose to retire. The CCU program works best for adults already established in a career, and for fast paced self motivated students who are looking to document their accumulated education or augment professional skills that have already been developed. Over the years I've noticed occasional criticism of CCU from traditional educators, and some of the complaints went to court, where CCU has a track record of wining judgments. For students I guess it means that CCU is legitimate, but college degrees from CCU might need to be defended. In 29 years I only got one question about my CCU degree and answered it by quoting documents from the State of California and a federal court decision, which ended the discussion. I did become better informed about topics on education than most people I met from traditional colleges. A lot of traditional colleges have added self paced programs similar to CCU. So the students may have benefited from pioneering work of CCU, even if they chose a traditional college.
MS Psychology - May 30, 2015
I have just completed my BS in psychology and say I really highly recommend CCU.I received lots of support from the student services dept. to the nice sweet Liberian .I am proud to say I couldn't of done it with without the complete faculty supporting and motivating me through the whole way.. However, some of the course I had to take we're hard and challenging along life situation challenges during my schooling at CCU.I have have small negative comment , some of the textbook for courses in the degree plan can be revised. I was very frustrated at times when the textbook s did not coincide with the course.i do highly recommend CCU although,the courses are tuff, it's not a fly by school as some other commenters have stated, but very educationally. I do agree with some of the alumni s of CCU, it's challenging ,but rewarding at the end. I wish everyone good luck starting their career path with CCU.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great business program
MBA - March 8, 2015
Great business program and a reputable school. I recommend it to anyone. However, I would stay away from the Psychology dept and Education. They don't qualify you for the state licenses.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic place to get your education
BSBA - March 8, 2014
Coming from overseas and working full time, I have nothing but great things to say about the BSc Psychology major program. With my limited time allocation for school I will graduate next year. If you are self motivated, a quick study and you make an effort to connect with faculty, you will thrive and succeed. The classes here are just as complex as the top traditional university I attended in Australia. I fully recommend CCU.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
MBA - December 26, 2013
I graduated from CCU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. My experience with this university was very positive. All their courses were very challenging. After I graduated, I decided to continue my studies and I started looking into some RA schools. All of the RA online schools that I looked into accepted my degree from CCU.I just had to choose which one I wanted to attend. After a lot of thought, I decided to enroll again into CCU. It works perfect for me. I start my MBA in Human Resource Management in January and I am very excited. I am very confident that I made the right choice. As a graduate from CCU and now a student again, I highly recommend this school to anyone that wishes to obtain an accredited and legit degree.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
My CCU Experience was gratifying
MBA - September 19, 2013
I am a Phoenix and I am a CCU graduate with an MBA in Healthcare Management. As a full time working adult with a family and home to maintain, CCU was a carefully researched and thought out decision for me. I completed my BS from the University of Phoenix and contemplated returning for my MBA until I discovered this "gem" called California Coast University in Santa Ana California. The entire matriculation process was seamless and handled with courtesy and respect from the registrar to the CCU Alumni lending library. I concur with those posts that independent study is challenging and the most rewarding experience I've had to date. I used Chapter 33 VA GI Bill benefits to attain my BS, MBA, and most of my MA in Organizational Leadership from CCU. The bottom line is that you get the most bang for the buck from CCU. My wife is completing her BS early next year as well, and I have recommended CCU to people at the office who will be students in the near future! Thanks again, CCU for making education attainable and affordable for working adults.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
BSBA - August 24, 2013
I am currently enrolled. The "self-paced" aspect is great. Married with two children and a full-time job. The accreditation is just fine. Anyone worried about an employer not honoring CCU's accreditation should check with the prospective employer. The corporations I have checked with are completely supportive of CCU's degrees. Complete your higher education ALL at CCU if you are concerned about another school not accepting credits. The other schools are not going to pay your bills, the corporations you work for will. Once again, be more concerned whether or not an employer will accept CCU, not wheter another school will. Philosophy is philosophy, whether you learn about it at CCU or at Harvard, it's still philosophy.
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