California Coast University
Review Averages: 7.8 out of 10 (57 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:
1 of 1 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 2 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.
2 of 3 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.
3 of 4 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.
6 of 16 people found the following review helpful
MS Psychology - 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.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
California Coast delivers
MBA - December 14, 2012
I completed my MBA in 1999. I worked very hard and the grading was very tough but fair. I was challenged by the comments given to me by the raters. All colleges, whether regional or national are really no better than the other. What truly makes the difference is the couse content and the student's efforts. If the materials, texts, and syllabi are sound, so is the educational experience. The resulting outcomes measured from the combination of this measurement is what truly signifies if any college has done a service or not. In my humble opinion, California Coast Delivered. It isn't a cake walk and believe me, there are plenty of regionally a credited universities that are allot less comprehensive. In summary, this institution has earned it's right to confer degrees and I was a controller for a world wide company and ran the US financial operations. When it came time to interview candidates, only your ability and experience was all that mattered.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
If you are bith self diciplined and motivated, this is a great program at a low cost.
MBA - 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.
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