California Coast University
Review Averages: 7.8 out of 10 (54 reviews)California Coast University takes a “guided independent learning” approach to distance education. The school offers interest-free financing and lets students make low monthly payments. Full degree programs and degree completion programs are offered in business administration and management, criminal justice, education, and psychology. Tuition discounts are available to military families.
California Coast University Reviews:
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Received Certification in two states for addiction counselor
August 8, 2012
I received my Master of Science in Psychology and did a capstone of addictions studies. With the completion of a clinical through another university, I have achieved certification as a masters level substance abuse counselor initially in two states, and now have reciprocity to all fifty. I learned a ton and it paid off in my career.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Doctoral Program in Educational Administration
October 27, 2010
I have an associates, bachelors, and masters from RA universities. I was enrolled in a doctoral program at an RA university. However, I switched to California Coast University, because they are alot more affordable. I am a high school principal, my primary concern was would I receive the doctoral pay increase when I completed the degree. Once I received the letter from the GA Professional Standards Commission, stating that I would receive doctoral level pay when I complete my Ed.D. in 2012, then I enrolled in CCU. I have just finished my first course, and there was absolutely nothing "easy" about the course. I look forward to completing my Ed.D. at California Coast University!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding program for a middle aged adult
August 22, 2011
I completed my first degree back in the late 80’s and early 90’s from what I believed was an accredited university program, only to find out years later their accreditation didn’t amount to anything. After finding out my degree was useless I decided to start over. I found CCU to be the perfect fit for my needs and requirements. It was both challenging and rewarding and it really fit my schedule and life style. Having to write four essays per course really helped my build my writing skills. CCU may not be for everyone, but for a middle aged adult looking to finish their degree it’s hard to beat!
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
If you are bith self diciplined and motivated, this is a great program at a low cost.
October 20, 2012
As a graduate of California Coast University's MBA program, I can contest that it was a very positive and rewarding experience to continue my education with CCU and I have only found it to be a positive experience. From correspondence with faculty, coursework curriculum and use of the various resources provided to me, I personally received a quality education that not only met my needs but exceeded my expectations. For anyone choosing to consider continuing their education through a online University format, one must have a desire to succeed, be self motivated and well disciplined in order to not only complete your program of study, but also to get the most benefits from the coursework and curriculum. I would strongly recommend to consider California Coast University.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Health Care Administration, B.S.
February 16, 2012
I researched online schools in detail and even called the Education Board in Washington to inquire about California Coast Degrees and legimacy. After being reassured, I enrolled to finish my degree that I previously started. I worked my but off and really used the study guides and bought my books and learned. I found a local college that proctored my exams. I learned a lot, wrote a lot of papers, and always called the school when I had questions. I liked that professors graded my essays and I was thankful for the feedback. My employer paid for my costs and it was well worth it. I did have to get a tutor to help me with Finance, however.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
January 29, 2007
The MBA Program at CCU is outstanding. I have taken graduate level courses at several other schools, at both Regionally Accredited and Nationally Accredited institutions, and I can honestly report that CCU is at least on par with the RA coursework, and far superior to the NA coursework that I’ve taken. The average MBA coursework consists of a Study Guide and Textbook(s). The Study Guide is provided by the school and is included with tuition (no extra charge). These Guides are organized in such a way that you receive a complete syllabus for each course along with instructional materials, which guide students chapter by chapter through the corresponding textbook. Each Study Guide contains an overview and summary of each textbook chapter, along with a listing of important keywords with definitions and self-tests on key points. Each of those items is referenced back to the specific learning objectives for the chapter, which allow the student to easily understand concepts or theories presented in that particular chapter. Study Guides contain 4 "Unit Test" equally spaced throughout the instructional materials, a brief writing assignment and the Final Examination. Textbooks can be rented from the school or purchased elsewhere. The administrators, faculty, instructors and staff are made up of some very fine people, and they are all only an e-mail or phone call away. And they are always happy to hear from perspective, current, and former students. What truly sets CCU apart from most other universities is their unabated commitment to the individual student and to student services in general. I can't say enough about how much this school has done for me, and the many other students I met through CCU. But please don’t take my word for it, call them for yourself and you will soon experience what separates CCU from the rest. Curt
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
April 24, 2010
THIS ACCREDITED BODY IS NOT ACCEPTED AT ANY OREGON UNIVERSITY. BEWARD!!!! I was very excited about the self-pace degree programs offered at California Coast. I have had a wonderful experience and have learned a lot from my B.S. degree program in Psychology.. until now. I decided to attend a local university to obtain my master's degree in social work. Unbeknownst to me, the accreditation isn't accepted at ANY OREGON UNIVERSITY. I look back and should've done more research. I guess you get what you pay for. Better to pay more and get more quality education. Also, the essays I submitted for sub-par. They didn't even look at them! No comments were given on them so I started writing them without any research and I still passed!
6 of 15 people found the following review helpful
April 14, 2013
I received my bs degree in psychology. The only thing I don't like is universities do not acknowledge your degree. The government does and a few smaller community college's but over all don't plan on getting a four year degree and going to another college to get your masters, "It aint happening. I can't knock open book testing, that is done at all major colleges. The good thing is it is cheap. If they ever do get fully accredited I will consider pursuing my masters degree online. BTW, my niece is an MD (UCLA) my son fulltime college instructor(possible chair of dept), my middle son MBA, youngest MS elem. education , a 5th grade teacher, and wife an RN.
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Excellent for my needs
March 24, 2012
Excellent for my needs as I can still work full time and study at my own pace at home.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Not what I thought it would be
December 9, 2009
I am about to complete the MS Psychology program. While independent studying isn't bad, I am disappointed with staff feedback, poor course designs (misspellings, possible incongruence with actually correct answers and content of literature), lack of timely information that this degree cannot be used for BOP/BBS registration, and staff support/academic advising. A private school ought to offer more. They are, however, quick to charge your credit/debit card. To assist the student and provide according feedback in the same, fast manner would be desirable. The department chair/dean is a joke! Thankfully I am almost done.
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