Colorado State University
Review Averages: 6.8 out of 10 (15 reviews)Colorado State University has been providing distance education since the 1970s. The school now offers online undergraduate degree programs in: agricultural business; fire and emergency service administration; human development and family studies; and liberal arts. Numerous master’s and doctoral programs, certificates, and non-credit courses are also available.
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges&Schools
Colorado State University Reviews:
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a great school and is becoming more prominant.
B.S. in Information Technology - August 5, 2014
In January of 2013 I found my employer would be closing down in May of 2014. Fearing I would have great difficulties finding a job I began researching online colleges so that I could finish my degree and be more appealing to prospective employers. I chose CSU-Global over various schools and can't say enough about the university. Within three weeks of applying I was accepted, approved for financial aid and began my first term. That was February 2013. Classes have been demanding but I have learned a lot! With the help of my student adviser (Kristina) I was able to plan coursework to expedite my graduation and finished my Information Technology program in June 2014. My company closed in May 2014 and I started sending my resume to various places (highlighting my pending graduation from CSU-Global). Within three days of creating a Linked In account and sending those resumes I started receiving requests for interviews and two weeks prior to graduation I had secured a Business Application Support Analyst position with a great company. My degree from CSU Global also helped me to secure a place in this Fall's Arizona State University's online MS- Information Mgmt program, which is very highly regarded. I can honestly state my future would not be as bright if I hadn't made CSU-Global my college choice.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good school for the money!
B.S. in Business Management - July 31, 2014
This school is great for the money. The online format and grading system requires students to participate and think critically to be successful. I find this more valuable than regurgitating information on exams. As mentioned by another reviewer, this school is heavy on writing and critical thinking, not such much on analytics or math. The 8 week rolling semesters allows new students to easy enroll at any time.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
BS-Business Management - July 15, 2014
CSU Global is a great online school. You will write a lot! Discussion board and quiz are freebies, but the writing assignments are not. This school works very well for those who work and/or have kids. You will encounter a bad professor and you will encounter grading that seems unfair. But if you can write, you will succeed at CSU Global.
10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Good in theory, not great
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - April 22, 2014
I was excited to attend an online college that was not a for-profit college. I have worked in the for- profit industry and that is not something I wanted to be a part of. Overall I did enjoy CSU-Global. I found that 95% of my classmates in the master's program were well educated and had real career experience. I learned from many of them. Though online college is supposed to be flexible it still is time consuming. There are reasons I have chosen to not attend my graduation this summer. CSU Global has a 90% acceptance rate per information found via Google. It is hard to feel like I accomplished something when really anyone gets accepted. I think I received "A" grades, but my work was more B quality and in some cases even C quality. Instructors have to use a rubric for grading and I understand it is important to have clear guidelines so students are graded the same, but the rubric grade is often all that is given, no additional feedback is provided. I do not feel prepared for my capstone and information received in prior classes seems to conflict with what is required. Instructors were very friendly, but no one pushes students beyond their limits. I have only attended CSU-Global so I can't compare to other colleges. If you are a true student of academia a this is not the college for you. This college is better for those that need to earn a degree in a short amount of time and avoid the negatives of for-profit colleges. Elementary kids are more likely to get graded harder than anyone at CSU-Global. Expect conflicting information regarding your capstone and pointless discussion posts -time wasters for the most part. Discussion posts are typical in online courses so I assume I would have the same opinion no matter what college I went to. I don't dislike CSU-Global, but I probably won't be rocking the alumni gear.
5 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Not For African Americans
B.S. in Applied Social Sciences - April 18, 2014
I should have researched more into this school. The course are helpful, but some of the instructors are terrible. They are very bias and will grade you according to their views on matters. The advisors are a joke and clueless. If you receive financial aide, they will screw you out of what's entitled to you. So beware of this school, not all that it says it is.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good programs, terrible advisor and administrative support
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - March 3, 2014
I am not gonna lie, I chose this program to further my education and do so while working a job that requires around 55-60 hours per week. I just finished my Masters Degree at the school and overall I was impressed with the things I learned and were able to apply to my current job. Yes I had a few bad professors who seemed inclined to give out an A to anyone who took their class, but I had teachers like that in my undergraduate degree at a top rated brick and mortar university so you run into that anywhere you seek a higher Education. What really made me angry is the lack so support and help from my advisor.. Or should I say advisors. I think I had 6 different advisors during my 3 years at the school and none of them really cared about me or my success at all. The student billing department is a joke and any times I had issues with a professor and I consulted fellow students about it I was told to stop discussing it or I could be expelled! What!? The administration is not student friendly and the advisors are clueless and treat you like a number instead of a person. Overall I'd say the curriculum is good if you want to up your game for a new career or promotion at work, but be aware u are pretty much on your own once you start because you don't get much help from advisors or support staff. The teachers overall are great, at least most that I had at the school, but just be prepared to have a few who are difficult just like at any other school.
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
The Real Deal
Master of Science in Computer Science - May 20, 2013
Beware, do not take this school lightly, online or not makes no difference it is the same courses and requirements, it is serious stuff, quite difficult, be prepared to work your butt off. I am halfway through my Masters in CIS here and am BURNT. If you went to a for-profit type school before get ready to be rudely awoken. In fact if this is your case think twice about going here, this is the real deal and it is in no way pleasant.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Good Distance Learning Program!
Master of Business Administration - April 9, 2013
I am in my first semester as a graduate student in the online MBA program. Colorado State has a well-established online distance program that is well-run with helpful section coordinators and good professors. The section coordinators are accommodating to your work schedule and the classes are up-to-date. The technology in this program is user-friendly. I would recommend this school for working adults like myself who don't have the time to sit in a traditional MBA program.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Great value and support, highly recommended!!
M.S. in Organizational Leadership - March 4, 2013
I am in my final term and graduating in June. I have hopped around to several online and traditional schools including a traditional, very large and reputable state university. At another online school, just submitting the assignment would result in an "A" and I learned nothing. CSU is another story. The courses require a little work for me to pass - the academic quality is a little more challenging than the U of MN was, partially because there is nobody standing in front of me telling me to get my work done. My academic advisor is AMAZING!! Seriously, she deserves a raise for all she's done. Any changes to my degree plan, graduation plan, and so on were handled quickly and seamlessly. I never had any financial aid issues, and the team is proactive about making sure I have what I need. Now that Alicia is handling that too, I think the experience will only get better. I have not a single complaint about the school. It is not for everyone - online education in general takes self-discipline, but there are no better values online than this. It is seriously CHEAP and nobody has ever questioned the quality.
13 of 28 people found the following review helpful
As bad as Phoenix University and other online schools
Organizational Leadership - February 2, 2013
I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree from CSU-Global. Since then, I have applied for many jobs utilizing this degree, but pretty much everyone looks at it the same... "oh, an online degree, ok." I can accept that, it's an inherent issue with all of the diploma mill colleges going around these days, however my real problem with CSU-Global is their terrible administrative staff. To start, the billing and accounting staff is completely incompetent. You have to walk them through baby-steps to get simple documentation. You cannot get directly in touch with anyone that can actually solve your problem, which leads to a nightmarish game of phone tag and voice mails (they say they will contact you within 24 hours, but it's about a 50/50 chance that you'll receive a call back). The thing that has frustrated me the most is that they stopped honoring a tuition discount that I had been receiving. After spending nearly $20,000 on my Bachelor's degree with their school, they have the nerve to discontinue my discount, enroll me in my next set of classes without telling me the difference in rates, only to find out at the end that my tuition rate was raised by about 33%. As another reviewer stated, their bureaucratic appeal process is worthless and a waste of time at best. The education you receive from this school is mediocre at best, with nearly every weekly assignment involving a 10 question quiz and a 1 page paper. There's not much actual LEARNING going on here. Presently, I am stuck with my degree on a wall plaque, an unjust bill of over $1000, and my transcripts held hostage by the school. To top it off, the school won't do anything to make this right after being in contact with them on several occasions. Find a better university to attend; don't give these scam artists a single penny.
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